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The Addams Family

Season 2 Episode 15

Christmas with the Addams Family

Aired Unknown Dec 24, 1965 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Uncle Fester is chosen to slide down the chimney dressed as Santa Claus to prove the existence of St. Nick to the children. However, when Uncle Fester gets stuck in the chimney, the rest of the family put their own plans in motion and Gomez, Lurch, Cousin Itt, and even Morticia and Grandmama don red suitz and appear to the children as Santa.moreless

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  • While sweeter than Charles Addams' source material, the TV Addams Family still manages to put their own creepy-kooky stamp even on Christmas.

    A hateful neighbor who had previously rained on some of the family's cherished Halloween beliefs has now told Pugsley and Wednesday that there is no Santa Claus. The family arranges for Uncle Fester to drop through the chimney, but he gets stuck, leading to a succession of less and less convincing Saint Nick's, courtesy of the family members. Christmas with the Addams Family will be many things, but never dull.

    This is a nice fun little episode, one no fan of the 60's show would want to miss. The one problem is, you would think the Addamses would have their own twisted traditions, maybe an ancestor who did something infamous during the Holiday, and they seemed a little too delighted when (it is implied) the real Santa brightens up their ugly tree. But with Fester caught in the chimney and the others playing amateur Nicks quite badly, it still feels like a positively ooky Christmas, one not to be missed.moreless

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Wednesday: Either that's Grandmama, or Santa's a woman.
      Pugsley: Either that, or grandmama's a man.

    • Morticia: If a witch can come, so can Santa Claus.
      Pugsley: You mean he's going to come here tonight?
      Morticia: With all his lovely reindeer, Donner and Blitzen...darling what are the names of the reindeer?
      Gomez: Winkin, Blinkin, and Nod?
      Morticia: No.
      Gomez: Tom, Dick and Harry?
      Morticia: No, oh well it doesn't matter.

    • (Fester, dressed as Santa, presents a bow and arrow for Pugsley, and a doll for Wednesday)
      Both: Thank you, Uncle Fester.
      Fester: Uncle Fester? Who's he?
      Wednesday: That's you, and that's Mother and Father, and that's Grandma, and that's Lurch, and that's Cousin Itt.
      Fester: The jig is up!

    • Pugsley: Mr. Thompson say there is no such thing as Santa Claus.
      Fester: Next thing you know he'll be telling you there's no dragon.
      Wednesday: We wouldn't believe that.

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