Two stories — one on a homeless family, and one on a politician — take unexpected turns. Season One, Episode 13 of the Lou Grant show, starring Ed Asner. This was a spinoff of the Mary Tyler Moore show.
Mary’s elaborate holiday plans are cancelled when she learns she must work on Christmas Day.
s the Emerson family moves from New England to the southwest, they miss the Christmas they had back home. Judy, the young daughter, becomes determined to prove that Santa is real and sets a trap to capture him. Upon his successful capture, the police arrest this “stranger”.