Connie trims her Friendship Tree with Christmas cards. Friendship tree? Wow, I didn’t think they had that much trouble with the political correctness police back then. Mrs Davis has to bow out of Connie’s Christmas party to visit her absent minded sister. Mrs Davis offers her own method for remembering things.
Mr Boynton had to cancel on the party to go to his parents. What about the Conklins, and Walter? They all had to put off a celebration with Connie until the day after Christmas. What’s a lonely english teacher to do? As Connie relaxes, she gets a visit from a kid who is selling Christmas trees. Miss Brooks is a softy for the sob story and buys a magic Christmas tree.
Connie is feeling low as she spends Christmas alone, without family or friends. She begins to notice the magic tree has a glow about it, and she dozes. Next thing she knnows, Walter visits, bearing a gift. He shares a deep, sentimental feeling with Miss Brooks. Next, the Conklins all visit. The frumpy Mr Conklin just might soften up a little at the encouragement of his wife. Maybe. Walter and harriot put the mistletoe to good use. Connie gets her best Christmas present when Mr Boynton makes his appearance. The backward Mr Boynton gets a little confused by the teenage slang from Hariot, but will he figure out what the mistletoe is for?
The Magic tree does its work, and a change comes over the gang. I won’t spoil the fun, but Connie gets her big chance with Phil Boynton, who suddenly takes on a more agressive approach.
It’s only a dream, though.
But when the gang actually do appear… Hmm… this could be an interesting day for Connie. Especially when that kid with the magic Christmas trees comes back around.
PS: One of my all time favorites from Our Miss Brooks. I posted the 1948 version of this last year, but this copy of the show has better sound quality.