Friday, December 24, 2010

30 Days of Christmas: 'Happy Days'...

What would the holidays be without a little story-telling? In the 1974 Christmas episode of Happy Days, Fonzie (Henry Winkler) sets out to talk about how an unexpected visitor turned Mr. Cunningham (Tom Bosley)'s plans for a traditional family holiday upside down.

"Guess Who's Coming To Christmas" was the first holiday special this soon-to-be classic sitcom ever aired but it was also the last time Richie (Ron Howard)'s brother ever appeared as a part of the Cunningham family. Not your usual holiday cheer? Well, it's okay because where one brother disappears, another is born. It was this episode, after all, in which Fonzie really became an honorary member of the family.

For a sitcom, it's actually quite a sad episode, but then again, Christmas seems to bring that out in shows.

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