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Sat Dec 25, 2021, 02:33 PM

It's a Monkees Christmas

The Monkees - Riu Chiu



The Monkees' Christmas Show

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Bonus:

The Monkees Christmas Episode with Butch Patrick!



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Sat Dec 25, 2021, 03:22 PM

1. This day, December 25, 1967.

Fri Dec 25, 2020: "Riu Chiu": On this day, December 25, 1967, the Christmas episode of "The Monkees" was broadcast.

I'd like to see that episode again, but "The Monkees" has disappeared from free, OTA (over-the-air) broadcast TV. Maybe it's on some network, but it's not one that shows up in northern Virginia.

The Monkees (1966–1968)

The Christmas Show

TV-G | 30min | Comedy, Music | Episode aired 25 December 1967

Mon Dec 24, 2018: One year ago: 1990 "Quantum Leap" episode with Scrooge-like character based on Trump airs on COZI TV

Sun Dec 24, 2017: 1990 episode of "Quantum Leap" with Scrooge-like character based on Donald Trump airs on COZI TV

{snip the "Quantum Leap" stuff and go right to "The Monkees"}

Yesterday, I caught the end of the Monkees Christmas TV show where they bring out all the crew members at the end. That's a good episode.

List of The Monkees episodes

Season 2, Episode 15. "The Monkees' Christmas Show"
Directed by: Jon C. Andersen
Story by : Dave Evans and Neil Burstyn
Teleplay by : Neil Burstyn
Aired: December 25, 1967

The Monkees try to instill the spirit of Christmas in a cynical little boy (Butch Patrick) who has soured on the whole idea.

Song: "Riu Chiu" (sung by the Monkees a cappella)
Notes: No laugh track. Instead of the standard closing credits, the Monkees appear on the set and invite many of the behind-the-scenes staff and crew members to appear with them on camera. The closing credits appear over the joyful crowd. As part of an elf costume, Davy wears Mike's iconic green wool cap.

Here's the tune:



The Monkees - Riu Chiu (Official HD Music Video)
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The Monkees perform "Riu Chiu" from Episode 47, "The Monkees' Christmas Show".

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{edited to add}

This brings up all kinds of videos:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Monkees+-+The+Christmas+Song

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Original post)

Sat Dec 25, 2021, 03:32 PM

2. Here's the entire episode. I don't know how long this link is going to hold up.

Fri Dec 25, 2020: Here's the entire episode. I don't know how long this link is going to hold up.

I don't know how long this link is going to hold up, but probably a while, because you have to sit through ads to watch the video.

That's Burt Mustin {not Bert Mustin} greeting the Monkees on the way in. We saw him just the other day in an episode of "The Twilight Zone."

Wed Dec 23, 2020: On this day, December 23, 1960, "The Twilight Zone" episode "The Night of the Meek" was shown.



The Monkees - The Monkees' Christmas Show
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The Monkees try to instill the spirit of Christmas in a cynical rich kid (Butch Patrick). Song: "Riu Chiu".

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