Bewitched (1964–1972)

A Vision of Sugar Plums 

When an orphan visits the Stevens' for Christmas who doesn't believe in Santa Claus, Samantha takes him to the North Pole to visit the real Santa Claus. (Repeat of episode 1.15)


Alan Rafkin


Herman Groves, Sol Saks (created by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Samantha Stephens
Dick York ... Darrin Stephens
Agnes Moorehead ... Endora (credit only)
Alice Pearce ... Gladys Kravitz (archive footage)
George Tobias ... Abner Kravitz (archive footage)
Kevin Tate Kevin Tate ... Tommy Becker (archive footage)
Sara Seegar ... Mrs. Grange (archive footage)
Bill Daily ... Mr. Johnson (archive footage)
Gerry Johnson Gerry Johnson ... Mrs. Johnson (archive footage)
Cecil Kellaway ... Santa Claus (archive footage)
Bill Mumy ... Michael (archive footage) (as Billy Mumy)


During this Christmas season, Samantha and Darrin reminisce about last Christmas in light of Samantha's pregnancy and receiving a Christmas card from the guest they hosted last year. The story... The local orphanage has a program where families in the neighborhood take home one of residents for the Christmas holidays. Samantha and Darrin are assigned Michael, who is seen as a problem child because of his cynicism about life, which is not helped by Christmas, a holiday in which he doesn't believe. He tries to convince the other children that Santa Claus is not real. His outlook has even prevented him from being adopted, which he would have been otherwise. Purely because Michael is considered a problem, Samantha is even more convinced that they should take Michael home and try and make his Christmas a merry one. But all the typical ploys that parents use on their children to make Christmas merry do not work on Michael, who is as sullen as ever by bedtime on Christmas Eve. So Samantha ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

23 December 1965 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode is a repeat of Bewitched: A Vision of Sugar Plums (1964) with a new cold open introduction, perhaps due to Elizabeth Montgomery's maternity leave. See more »


[first lines]
Samantha Stephens: Darrin?
Darrin Stephens: I'm right here, sweetheart.
Samantha Stephens: Oh, hi there.
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Alternate Versions

Also shown in computer colorized version for syndication and DVD release. See more »


Features Bewitched: A Vision of Sugar Plums (1964) See more »


Joy To The World
Written by Isaac Watts (uncredited) and Lowell Mason (uncredited)
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