"The Christmas Present" is the Christmas episode of the ABC sitcom The Patty Duke Show, aired in the show's first season.


Cathy is excited as Christmas approaches. Her father is going to join her for the holidays. The day before Christmas, Martin learns that Cathy's father, a foreign correspondent, has been imprisoned in a foreign country. How can he break the news to her the day before Christmas?


The episode was made available on The Patty Duke Show: The Complete First Season DVD set released by Shout! Factory (under license from MGM) on September 29, 2009.

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