I Love Lucy Christmas Special: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz share Holiday joy

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The I Love Lucy Christmas Special has viewers making time for TV on Friday night right before Christmas. Lucy and Ricky Ricardo are once again welcomed into homes around the country to celebrate one of the biggest holidays of the year. The Ricardo family has made a splash every year around the holidays as CBS continues to air the Christmas special (along with another episode) for fans to enjoy.

The humor of I Love Lucy hasn’t just crept into the culture of TV, it’s a special part of everyone’s lives. For years, the fans have referenced the funny moments from this show long after the series ended in 1957. The show and the main star (Lucille Ball) has shared her brand of humor with us all and that hasn’t been forgotten. The Christmas Special not only has the humor, but finds ways to express the heart of the holidays, which has viewers coming back year after year.

Compared to other classic Christmas TV shows like Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer or Frosty the Snowman, Lucille Ball has found a place in the holiday season. Even youngsters, who weren’t even born in the 1950s are drawn to the humor that transcends the span of time.

For classic TV fans, it’s always intriguing to see how the traditionally black and white sitcom has come to life with colorization. This process, (which is sometimes controversial) reflects how the show might have looked if it was filmed with today’s technology. It brings the show to a whole new dimension. CBS gives the viewers another reason to check out the fun by seeing the show in a whole new way.

I Love Lucy Christmas Special: A Family Show

The performances of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have stood strong in the test of time. The classic Christmas episode (which is one half of the special) was broadcast in 1956 with a look at how the Ricardo’s celebrated the holiday season. Including a look at life as the Ricardo family grew after Lucy’s son was born, the show is very relatable. It’s a timeless reflection of the holidays that returns every year to television.

The Christmas Special is one half of the special, this year CBS has included another episode from the series to complete the hour. Another beloved episode called The Fashion Show, reflects how Lucy handles the opportunity of appearing in a motion picture after Ricky pulls some strings for her to play a showgirl. The new musical doesn’t go quite as planned. The headdress is cumbersome and causes some humorous issues coming down the staircase. In only a way that Lucy could share, she does her best but not without making too big of a scene in front of the audience.

The I Love Lucy Christmas Special airs on CBS on Friday night and it will be followed by another classic, The Dick Van Dyke Show which will also be shown in color. Many fans will be enjoying an evening of wonderful performances by TV legends. The other viewers? They will love reliving the experience of seeing some of the groundbreaking moments that helped make TV what it has become today.

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