THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL REVIEWED
“The Andy Griffith Show: Christmas Special” is a repackage of the first two Christmas timed episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. Released to CBS TV as a colorized package during the 2015 Holiday season, you can now enjoy it at home. The two adventures range from helping a Bootlegger’s family to dealing with Aunt Bee’s kerosene pickles. Everybody has a good laugh and that’s about all there is to it.
It’s a fun romp with two of the show’s best early episodes. The only kick is that the colorization feels off. I always hated colorization efforts because it feels like an attempt to appease an audience that was never going to watch the show in the first place. Still, pick it up.
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
RELEASE DATE: 10/4/16
The Plot Thus Far
Bring the heartwarming joy of Mayberry into your home with The Andy Griffith Show Christmas Special, as broadcast on CBS (12/25/2015). Also included are unedited versions of the two episodes contained therein, both colorized and in black and white. THE CHRISTMAS STORY (Original air date: 12/19/60): Local ‘Scrooge’ Ben Weaver manages to have harmless bootlegger Sam Muggins thrown into jail on Christmas, but the good folk of Mayberry have a unique plan of their own. THE PICKLE STORY (Original air date: 12/18/61): Aunt Bee decides to enter her homemade pickles in the annual county fair contest – only they taste like “kerosene cucumbers”!
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