|The Christmas Show was filmed on November 22, 1956 and originally aired on December 24, 1956. Its Christmas Eve at the Ricardo apartment and Little Ricky, dressed for bed, grills his parents about how Santa works. Finally satisfied that his presents will be delivered, he goes off to bed. The Mertzes soon arrive with a beautiful tree. As the friends trim the tree, they reminisce about their times together. They remember when Lucy told Ricky she was pregnant, singing in a barbershop quartet, and the night Ricky was born. The next morning, the four adults are up early. Meeting up in the living room, they realize that they had all dressed as Santa. Not wanting to disillusion the boy, they run to hide in the kitchen where a fifth Santa joins them. Hesitantly, they pull the white beards off each other to reveal Ethel, Lucy, Fred, Ricky? They pull the last beard, whose wearer replies ouch! As the real Santa disappears before them, the amazed quartet turn to the audience and say, Merry Christmas, everybody!