Guest Stars: Nancy Walker, Allen and Rossi, Nancy Dessault and Durwood Kirby. Garry Moore was one of the most popular variety show personalities of the late 1950's and early 1960's, the predecessor to Carol Burnett and the real-life equivalent to the Dick Van Dyke Show's Alan Brady--his writers on this Christmas week show included Buck Henry. Moore has a dialogue with "Stanley," a 3-D cartoon figure. Marty Allen and Steve Rossi do a parody of TO TELL THE TRUTH and I'VE GOT A SECRET, with Marty Allen playing Columbus. Allen and Rossi also sing "Cottonfields."
The Garry Moore Fairy Tale Hour has Nancy Walker playing Rapunzel with a certain awareness of television hair-care, and Moore also does a stand-up bit discussing the idea of a zip code for Santa Claus. In "THE WONDER YEAR" sequence, Dussault sings "Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee" and "Forty Second Street," Steve Rossi plays Baby Face Nelson, and the cast does a comic tap-dance to "Shuffle Off To Buffalo." Commercials include Oldsmobile, Winston cigarettes, and Johnson's Pledge.