"Christmas Story" (1960)
Did you think "The Andy Griffith Show" wouldn't be on the list? This is the series' only Christmas episode, and it aired during the first season. Ben Weaver is a nasty old Scrooge who gets a moonshiner thrown in jail on the holiday. But Ben secretly doesn't want to spend Christmas alone, either, and Andy comes to the rescue in his dignified manner. The best scene: The moonshiner, Andy, and both of their families celebrating Christmas at the courthouse, singing "Away in a Manger" while Ben watches from a window.
Pictured: Andy Griffith.