This is the first Christmas the Carmichael and Bagley families have celebrated at home together. Lucy usually takes her kids to visit her mother in Jamestown and Viv usually takes her kids to visit her uncle in Philadelphia.
Viv and Lucy met while serving in the WAVES.
Goofs: Lucy touchs an electrical power line with the antenna but gets no shock.
The sky in the background has several seams in it, and in one shot where the camera pans too high, you can see studio lights shining on the sky.
TV repairman Herb charges $8 for house calls, and $40 to install a TV antenna.
When the TV breaks, Lucy suggests they sing songs around the piano. The kids don't know their parents' selections: "There's a Long, Long Trail", "Down by the Old Mill Stream", and "Wait Til the Sun Shines, Nellie." The kids want to sing "Ahab the Arab" (by Ray Stevens) and "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" (a hit for The Rivingtons).
Vivian plays piano, just as Ethel did on I Love Lucy.
Lucy pulls out a violin, saying she used to play it in school.
Lucy was tops in her class when she went to secretarial school 15 years earlier; there were only two in the class.
Mr. Barnsdahl reads from Lucy's late husband's will which directs him not to give her small loans even though she will #1-wheedle, #2-lose her temper, and #3-cry.
Viv's ex-husband is named Ralph.
Lucy has overdrawn her checking account by $2.15.
In the pillow fight scene at the end, the child played by Desi Arnaz, Jr. gets to hit Lucy with a pillow.
Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr make uncredited guest appearances in this episode. Desi plays #63 on the same team as Jerry & Sherman. Lucie sits between Viv and Chris and is seen sucking on a lollipop.
Lucy wants to watch the old Greta Garbo movie Camille on TV.