That Girl (1966)

Season 1 Episode 16

Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid

Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Dec 22, 1966 on ABC

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  • As far as sitcom Christmas episodes go, this one is surprisingly touching but not overly sentimental episode. Marlo Thomas' Ann is sweet as she stays behind in a school she is teaching at to stay with a student who has nowhere to go

    In this flashback episode with Ann being Santas'a helper, Ann tells Donald how she spent Christmas with an 8 year old student whose parents were away for Christmas (In a job she had before becoming an aspiring actress). After being told by the school that she can't take the boy to her parents's house, Ann stays behind and tries to give the kid a memorable Christmas. Her father is uncharistically supportive of her decision. (The kid was all over the place in the 60's, playing Linus and Lucy's son in "Yours Mine and Ours".) Overall, a very good Christmas episode.
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