The Andy Griffith Show


Some of these I’ve listed before, but I try to change it up a bit every December. You’ll find some vintage Christmas episodes free to stream at CTV’s Throwback channel. Hamilton’s CHCH is also holding a daylone Christmas sitcom marathon Dc. 24 and 25th. Here, in chronological order (and heavy on the ’60s) is my

If you love classic Christmas episodes, Hamilton, Ontario’s CHCH has a two-day marathon that is the perfect holiday gift. One Tuesday Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25, they’re offering a “Have yourself a Retro Little Christmas” holiday marathon. The superstation pulled every holiday-themed episode from their daytime rotation of sitcoms and dramas from the ’60s,

What are the best regular series Christmas episodes ever? I wrote a story this week for The Canadian Press listing 10 of the best-ever Christmas-themed episodes. The hook was Monday’s episode of Murdoch Mysteries, a two-hour Christmas special featuring guest stars Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey) and TV legend Ed Asner. Even Peter Mansbridge gets in on

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July this week than with Andy and Barney. Here Barney demonstrates his unique mastery of the preamble to the U.S. constitution.As a kid, I laughed always at Don Knotts as bumbling Barney Fife, but never really appreciated what a superb straight man Andy Griffith made. Two life-long

OLIPHANT, Ont.–The news that Andy Griffith had died arrived like a dark cloud here at the unplugged cottage. Neighbour Jim got word off his satellite radio while listening to The Dan Patrick Show. It was a perfect place to take it. Sheriff Taylor and Opie would be right at home up here, fishing poles in