Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

"The Christmas Story" (also known as "Dennis and Christmas") is the first Christmas episode of the CBS sitcom Dennis the Menace, originally aired as the eleventh episode of the show's first season.


It's Christmas time and Dennis is going around the house looking for his presents. Henry tells Alice that the package from Grandpa with Dennis' sled arrived. Henry is going to hide some more presents in the trunk in the attic. When he gets there, he finds Dennis and Tommy trying to unlock the trunk. Henry asks Mr. Wilson if he could hide the presents in one of his closets. Dennis keeps trying to find where the presents are hidden. Dennis got Henry an alarm clock as a present. He sets it for later in the day. He hopes his mother will put it with the other presents and when it goes off, Dennis will know where they're hidden. It's four o'clock and Dennis doesn't hear the alarm. The clock alarm goes off in George's closet and he thinks it's the doorbell. George and Martha come over to the Mitchell house to help them decorate their tree. Everyone sings Silent Night and Dennis finishes the song himself. Dennis figures it out where the gifts are when he goes over to the Wilson's house and opens the closet door.


The episode was made available on the Dennis the Menace: Season One DVD set, released by Shout! Factory (under license from Sony Pictures) on March 29, 2011.

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Christmas Specials Based on Comic Strips
Peanuts A Charlie Brown Christmas • "The Play" • It's Christmastime Again, Charlie BrownCharlie Brown's Christmas TalesI Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown • "Dear Santa Claus" • "Christmas is on Its Way" • "Christmas is Coming" • It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown • "Happiness is the Gift of Giving" • "Happiness Is Holiday Traditions"
Garfield A Garfield Christmas Special • "Heatwave Holiday" • "Caroling Capers" • "Home for the Holidays"
Popeye Seasin's Greetinks!Mister and Mistletoe • "Spinach Greetings"
Dennis the Menace "The Christmas Story" • "The Christmas Horse" • "The Fifteen-Foot Christmas Tree" • A Dennis the Menace Christmas
Other comic strips PalsThe Captain's Christmas • "Hazel's Christmas Shopping" • "A Christmas Tale" • "Krazy's Krismas" • "It's Better To Give" • "Just 86 Shopping Minutes Till Christmas" • "Christmas with the Addams Family" (1965) • Rupert and the Christmas ToffeeThe Monica's Gang's ChristmasA Family Circus ChristmasB.C.: A Special ChristmasZiggy's GiftThe Bestest Present • "North Pole Cat" • A Wish For Wings That WorkRupert and Billy Blizzard • "Peace on Earth" • A Christmas Angel • "Christmas for All of Us" • Rupert and the Missing SnowLittle Orphan Annie's A Very Animated Christmas • "Rupert's Christmas Adventure" • "The Night Before Christmas" • "Oh Christmas Tree" (Little Lulu) • "Santa's Snowman" • "Christmas with the Addams Family" (1998) • "Oh Christmas Tree" (Fly Tales) • "A Baby Blues Christmas Special" • "A Glacial Christmas" • "Eternal Christmas" • "The Strange Christmas of Mr. Paddle" • "A Huey Freeman Christmas" • "All I Want for X-Mas" • "Rupert Saves Christmas" • "The Christmas Tree" • "Pretty Christmas Night" • "The Twelve Rings of Christmas Bells" • "Christmas Eve" • "Bug-A-Booo in: A Different Christmas" • The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales...
Sony Pictures
Columbia Pictures 1941Christmas with the KranksThe HolidayArthur ChristmasPaul Blart: Mall CopThe Night BeforeThe Star
Screen Gems This Christmas
Direct-to-Video Buster & Chauncey's Silent NightThe Nuttiest NutcrackerThe Swan Princess Christmas