Sam Muggins brought into the jail by town skinflint Ben Weaver - on Christmas - the Christmas Story episode of The Andy Griffith Show

Christmas Story [The Andy Griffith Show]

Christmas Story – The Andy Griffith Show season 1, Original airdate: December 19, 1960

Synopsis

In Christmas Story, Andy and Barney give a Christmas party in the jail for a prisoner and his family, and in doing so melt the heart of the town scrooge.

The Andy Griffith Show episode guide season 1

The Andy Griffith Show episode guide

The Andy Griffith Show episode guide – seasons 1 through 5

The Andy Griffith Show is one of the classic television series.  It deals with the live of a small town Sheriff, Andy Taylor, played by Andy Griffith.  Sheriff Andy’s a likeable, laid-back fellow, who’s typically correct with his homespun wisdom – but not infallible.  He’s a widower, raising his son Opie (Ron Howard), with the help of his Aunt Bea (Frances Xavier).

The cast is rounded out by his overly serious, bumbling, loyal, and likeable deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts), and a large cast of recurring characters.  These include Gomer (Jim Nabors), Goober, Ellie, Helen Krump, and many more.  Life in Mayberry is normally quiet, and the episodes reflect that, with minor issues being dealt with enjoyably.