Bonanza

A Christmas Story

Season 8, Ep 15, Aired 12/25/66
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  • Episode Description
  • Ben puts Hoss in charge of the annual Oprhan's Christmas Benefit and he gets Andy Walker to return and sing. Andy's uncle and manager, Thaddeus Cade, is a real wheeler-dealer who gets Hoss to give him ten percent of the proceeds. Ben hits the roof and begins to suspect that Thaddeus is going to skip town will all the cash. Also, Ben tells the orphans a version of A Christmas Carol.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dan Blocker

    Eric "Hoss" Cartwright

  • Lorne Greene

    Ben Cartwright

  • Michael Landon

    Joseph "Little Joe" Francis Cartwright

  • Thomas Thompson

  • Gerd Oswald

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (2)

    • Wayne Newton previously played Andy Walker in the episode The Unwritten Commandment.

    • German episode title: "Der Manager", meaning "The Manager".

    Trivia (2)

    • Newton sings "Home Is Where I Wanna Be On Christmas" and "Silent Night".

    • There is a reference to Adam in this episode.

    Allusions (1)

    • Silent Night - words by Josef Mohr (circa 1816-1818) and music by Franz X. Gruber (circa 1820)

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