It's Christmas again and the Bunker's are preparing for their holiday meal with Archie's buddy Pinky. Mike's old friend David Brewster drops by unexpectedly and Mike is concerned because he is a draft dodger who has been living in Canada and is wanted by the FBI. Pinky comes by and Archie warns the family not to let him move the conversation toward his son Steven since Pinky is still in shock over his tragic death in Vietnam. During dinner Archie won't stop quizzing him about why he lives in Canada. David is so put out that he admits that he is a draft dodger, which insights a furious rage from Archie. He assumes that since Pinky, the "gold star father", has lost his son in Vietnam that he will join him in his outrage, but to Archie's shock, Pinky sides with David and wishes him a Merry Christmas. Dealing with the shock of this turn of events, Archie tells the family that he needs time to work this out. He goes to the door and tells a group of carolers that he doesn't want to have to ...
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Did You Know?
President Carter would pardon all Vietnam draft dodgers less than a month after the show airing. On 1/21/77 Carter issued an executive pardon to all those the evaded the draft or deserted from the military. See more
Anyway, little Stevie scribbled a note to Santa. And he said, "Please Santa, I'd like a punching bag for Christmas. And if I can't have one, I'll take a little sister."
Written by José Feliciano
Portion sung by Liz Torres See more