"Christmas with the Addams Family" is the Christmas episode of the sitcom The Addams Family. It originally aired on ABC on December 24, 1965.


A hateful neighbor who had previously rained on some of the family's cherished Halloween beliefs has now told Pugsley and Wednesday that there is no Santa Claus. The family arranges for Uncle Fester to drop through the chimney, but he gets stuck, leading to a succession of less and less convincing Saint Nicks, courtesy of the family members.

Unsurprisingly, the sometimes way-off attempts to play Santa do not fool the kids at all, and when Uncle Fester (who had gotten soot blown on him from below) finally falls through, the kids are grateful but wish the real Santa could have come. To their shock, a very traditional (non-Addams) tree and gifts suddenly appear, replacing their idea of decorations, with the real Santa having snuck in and done this while their backs were turned. The family then joins and sings "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" as the episode ends.


MGM Home Entertainment made the episode available on The Addams Family: Volume 3 DVD set, released on September 11, 2007.

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Christmas Specials Based on Comic Strips
Peanuts A Charlie Brown Christmas • "The Play" • It's Christmastime Again, Charlie BrownCharlie Brown's Christmas TalesI Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown • "Christmas is Coming"
Garfield A Garfield Christmas Special • "Heatwave Holiday" • "Caroling Capers" • "Home for the Holidays"
Popeye Seasin's Greetinks!Mister and Mistletoe • "Spinach Greetings"
Dennis the Menace "The Christmas Story" • "The Christmas Horse" • "The Fifteen-Foot Christmas Tree" • A Dennis the Menace Christmas
Other comic strips The Captain's Christmas • "Hazel's Christmas Shopping" • "A Christmas Tale" • "Just 86 Shopping Minutes Till Christmas" • "Christmas with the Addams Family" • A Family Circus ChristmasZiggy's GiftThe Bestest Present • "North Pole Cat" • A Wish For Wings That WorkA Christmas Angel • "A Baby Blues Christmas Special" • "A Huey Freeman Christmas"