The Joey Bishop Show (1961–1965)
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Very Warm for Christmas 

Joey's mom buys Santa and reindeer lawn decorations at an auction and wants to leave them up year-round to remind everyone of the Christmas spirit.

Director:

James V. Kern

Writers:

George Carleton Brown (teleplay) (as G. Carleton Brown), Frank Gill Jr. (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Joey Bishop ... Joey Barnes
Warren Berlinger ... Larry Barnes
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Barnes
Marlo Thomas ... Stella Barnes
Willard Waterman ... Jonathan Flint
Joe Besser ... Leonard Jillson
Ellen Corby ... Judge
Fuzzy Knight ... Deputy Sheriff
Frank Cady ... Mr. Andrews
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Storyline

During a March heat wave, Mom wishes the spirit of Christmas could be felt year-round, and she has Joey place a Santa and His Reindeer display on the front yard. The neighborhood isn't pleased with all the attention Santa receives, so a grievance committee led by neighbors Flint and Jillson takes the Barneses to court.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Trivia

Although Joe Besser plays a character named Jillson, it is clearly not the same Jillson he played after the show underwent a format change. Either Bishop or Kern no doubt remembered his performance and suggested he be brought back as a regular. See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Music and lyrics by James Pierpont (as James Lord Pierpont)
Played occasionally as underscoring
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1962 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bellmar Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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