This Christmas we’ll experience a story from Mayberry’s local “Scrooge,” store-owner Ben Weaver, manages to have harmless bootlegger Sam Muggins thrown into jail on Christmas but the Mayberry folks manage to celebrate Christmas with Sam in a most unusual way. Even to this day the Andy Griffith Show explores the moral morale of just some small town folks way of life and how these principles apply to home and community. Mayberry might seem like some Hidden Ranch Valley made up for TV but in reality the characters believe in moral responsibility, in the story this even shines true for old Ben who is pulled in by a celebration of Christmas Spirit he doesn’t feel but knows something is there, even for him. As the theme goes the good man Sheriff Andy Taylor sees this and feels the others need, as a viewer you get the message and wished you had a slice of Aunt Bee’s apple pie.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays