Several studios have begun to release DVDs of the best Christmas episodes from various TV shows. Warner Home Video is releasing CLASSIC TV CHRISTMAS COLLECTION through the Warner Archive.
This 4 DVD set contains Christmas episodes of various Warner TV series from the 60's up until the 1990's. The episodes in the set are:
DR KILDARE "An Exchange of Gifts" (12-24-64)
THE COURTSHIP OF EDDIE'S FATHER "Gifts Are For Giving" (12-23-70)
WELCOME BACK KOTTER "A Sweathog Christmas" (12-15-77)
EIGHT IS ENOUGH "Yes, Nicholas, There Is A Santa Claus" (A two parter airing 12-14-77)
ALICE "A Semi-Merry Christmas" (12-18-77
CHiPS "Christmas Watch" (12-15-79)
PERFECT STRANGERS "The Gift Of The Mypiot" (12-16-88)
MAMA'S FAMILY "Mama Gets Goosed" (12-23-88)
SUDDENLY SUSAN "The Walkout" (12-19-96)
VERONICA'S CLOSET "Veronica's Christmas Song" (12-18-97)
All the episodes look good. As with most Warner Archive titles, there are no extras.
The only problem, seeing shows like EIGHT IS ENOUGH and ALICE on DVD makes you wish that the full series was available. Just hearing the theme songs again, for shows that were all over syndication in the 80's but haven't been seen since, makes you want to watch the show again. Maybe we will see those in the Warner Archive in the future.
THE CLASSIC TV CHRISTMAS COLLECTON is available now through the Warner Archive.