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"The Christmas Story" is the first Christmas episode of the CBS sitcom Father Knows Best, aired as the twelfth episode of its first season.


Upset with his children's materialistic approach to the holiday season, Jim insists his family drive to the mountains to chop down their Christmas tree. His wish for a simple family Christmas becomes an unfortunate reality when their car gets stuck in a snow drift far from the nearest phone. They take refuge in a mountain lodge that's closed for the season and are befriended by a man, apparently the caretaker, who teaches the children the delights of a simple holiday.


Actor/actress Character
Robert Young Jim
Jane Wyatt Margaret
Elinor Donahue Betty
Billy Gray Bud
Lauren Chapin Kathy
William Traylor Les Turner
Wallace Ford Nick

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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