Steve's guests are Tony Bennett, Jonathan Winters, and Clara Ward and Her Gospel Singers. Ingrid Bergman and Curt Jurgens appear on film.
--Tony Bennett sings "Love, Look Away" and "By Myself."
--Clara Ward and Her Gospel Singers sing a medley: "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen," "Glory Hallelujah" and "Swing Low Sweet Chariot."
Finale: Tony Bennett sings "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Steve Allen and the series regulars sing "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
--Jonathan Winters (comedian) - interviews the "Unidentified Flying Objects," a (phony) beatnik band consisting of Allen, Knotts, Harrington, and Nye.
--On film, Ingrid Bergman and Curt Jurgens are interviewed on the UK set of their movie The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. From the studio, Steve replaces the original interview questions with new questions that make Bergman's and Jurgens' replies sound ridiculous.
--Steve appears as "The Answer Man."
--Harrington plays a barber who shaves Knotts with a straight razor to classical music.
--Steve sings "A Yule That's Cool" with sexy female "reindeer."