The Addams Family

Season 2 Episode 15

Christmas with the Addams Family

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Aired Unknown Dec 24, 1965 on ABC
9.0
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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 suits and appear to the children as Santa.

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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.

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    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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    • Fester: Oh, for crying out loud, Gomez. Don't you know the difference between Morticia and me?
      Gomez: I do now. You're a lot softer.

    • Morticia: Dear Uncle Fester. He's such a sentimental softie, but he tries to hide it.
      Gomez: Has plenty of room to hide it in.

    • Morticia: The astronauts have a backup team. We'll have a backup Santa Claus.
      Gomez: And jolly.
      Morticia: And jolly.
      Gomez: Someone who knows children.
      Morticia: And can talk to them on their own level.
      Fester: Golly, I wish I knew somebody... I got it. Lurch!
      Gomez: No, he's a little too tall.
      Fester: Cousin Itt.
      Morticia: A little too short.
      Fester: I got just the one. Pugsley! No, that's no good.

    • Fester: Oh, Morticia, this is silly. I'm not the Santa Claus type. I'm too young and glamorous.

    • Gomez: Tish, you sing like a robin.
      Morticia: Gomez!
      Gomez: Sorry, I meant like a raven.

    • Wednesday: Either that's Grandmama, or Santa Claus is 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 be here tonight?
      Morticia: With all his lovely reindeer, Donner and Blitzen... darling, what are the names of those reindeer?
      Gomez: Winkin, Blinkin, and Nod?
      Morticia: No.
      Gomez: Tom, Dick, and Harry?
      Morticia: No.
      Gomez: Well, the point is, children, there is a Santa Claus. Isn't there?

    • (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 that's Father, and that's Grandma, and that's Lurch, and that's Cousin Itt.
      Fester: The jig's up!

    • Pugsley: Mr. Thompson said there is no Santa.
      Fester: Next thing you'd be telling me is there no dragon.
      Wednesday: Oh, we wouldn't believe that.

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