Thursday, December 3, 2015

Countdown to Christmas: The Christmas Story (Dragnet, 1967)

In season 2 of the revival of Dragnet, Jack Webb pulled out a script used previously in the original radio & TV incarnations of the franchise.

"The Christmas Story", which was replayed the next two seasons, is a remake of "The Big Little Jesus", but not quite as violent as the original TV version. The story, though, is the same. A Latino child "borrows" a figurine of the Baby Jesus from a church's Nativity scene for his poor family for Christmas.

Keep an eye open for a pre-Brady Bunch Barry Williams in a small role.

Rating: A.

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