Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:40:45
It’s Christmas in Mayberry so it’s time once again for our annual Christmas episode. The Andy Griffith Show only had one episode centered around a holiday and that was, of course, Christmas. We fans have watched that episode time and again as Ben Weaver tries to get himself arrested so he can spend Christmas in jail with the Taylor’s, the Muggins’, and Miss Ellie. It’s touched our heart every time.
Each year we try to bring back that feeling as we go through our Mayberry memories of Christmas time. We also make a new memory or two in the process. We have a special guest back again this year from over in Dodge City. His name is Festus Haggen and he has a really good story to tell about Santa. There’s a new story called “The Fife Before Christmas” by my friend Rik Roberts who played “Barney” in the Mayberry Man movie.
To close out the episode, we hear from Elinor Donahue about recording “Away in a Manger” with Andy then we hearing her sing.
God bless you and I hope you have a very merry Christmas.
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- Christmas in Mayberry by Ben Sandifer
- Mark Staggs
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