"Life With Father" is the first Christmas episode of the CBS drama Falcon Crest, aired in the show's eighth season.
As Christmas arrives in Tuscany Valley, Frank agonizes over whether or not to leave his family to mine emeralds with Libby. Ben turns against Nick for lying to him about his mother. Unaware of Richard's assistance, Maggie is delighted with the overwhelming response to her special advertising offer. Richard offers to back Pilar's failing consortium through a blind company for a controlling interest. When Daniel Cabot discovers Emma's true identity, he abandons her. Although Angela celebrates the holiday by surrounding herself with family, Pilar's holiday is spoiled when she spots her brothers, Tommy and Paco, being chased by security officers. However, Christmas dinner at Pilar's home brings Nick and Ben closer together and the former to admit his love for his father.