Fans of the iconic show I Love Lucy are in for a special treat. Starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Jr., the holiday special will air on CBS, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, with two colorized back-to-back episodes. Fans are so thrilled for the Christmas special they have been talking about it on social media. The event will begin at 8 p.m. ET, and CBS will broadcast “The Christmas Episode” and “Paris At Last.” Both will be in color. CBS has played “The Christmas Episode” for the past six years and for some households, it’s become a holiday tradition.
CBS described the two episodes as follows.
“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy told Ricky she was pregnant, the time Lucy showed up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearsed taking Lucy to the maternity ward.
“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS on Christmas Eve, 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Long thought to be lost, the program was rediscovered by CBS in 1989.
In “Paris at Last,” the Ricardos and Mertzes arrive in the French capital, where Lucy encounters a sidewalk artist who sells multiple copies of the same “original” oil painting and a con man who offers a better exchange rate for her American dollars than the one offered in the banks. Later, her attempt to have a quiet lunch in an outdoor café finds her not only unwittingly ordering a plate of snails, but paying the check with counterfeit French francs. Next stop: the Bastille?
“Paris at Last” was originally broadcast on Feb. 27, 1956, and became an immediate viewer favorite.”
I Love Lucy has been a favorite show for over 50 years and continues to be one of the most popular comedy series of all time.
You may see a report about the I Love Lucy Christmas Special below.
If you love Lucy, you’d better mark your calendar for the I Love Lucy Christmas Special! 📅🎄 https://t.co/NUEVbsgWL8
— WBTV News (@WBTV_News) December 16, 2019
CBS owns the rights to I Love Lucy and CBS All Access subscribers can not only find the Christmas special on-demand but will also be able to watch the original I Love Lucy series on the streaming platform.
Lucille Ball inspired many people in the business and she is still an inspiration to comedians today. She was very close friends with Carol Burnett and even inspired Amy Poehler and Tina Fey with their brand of comedy.
Are you going to watch the I Love Lucy Christmas Special on Friday night?