Season 2 Episode 11

The Twelve Songs of Christmas

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Dec 19, 1987 on NBC

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  • The church board is not able to agree on which Christmas song to perform for a special holiday song fest competition. Choir director Lorenzo decides to combine all their choices into one magnificent medley.

    Each season 'Amen' did a special Christmas-themed episode. This is one of the best. The entire second act is devoted to the musical performance of this gifted cast and a guest choir from St. Stephen's Baptist Church. But leading up to the concert are some very humorous arguments about whose idea is best. Thanks to Lorenzo (the final appearance of Franklyn Seales on the program), they manage to set aside their differences and work harmoniously. There are also a few cute scenes between Jester Hairston and Rosetta LeNoire, as late-in-life newlyweds Rolly and Leola. They have some very affectionate moments at the beginning of the episode, but then, they have their first argument as a married couple. Of course, they learn that it's a season of love and a season to celebrate the birth of Mary's boy child (the title of a song composed by Jester Hairston).