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Uncle Barky's Countdown to Christmas -- Episode 7

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Readers of a certain vintage -- or younger, latter day devotees of retro TV -- will remember Elinor Donahue as oldest daughter Betty “Princess” Anderson on Father Knows Best.

But she also played Sheriff Andy Taylor’s first girlfriend, pharmacist Ellie Walker, on Season One of The Andy Griffith Show.

The below video is from the “Christmas Story” episode, first telecast on Dec. 19, 1960. A uniformed Andy strums his guitar and then joins Ellie in singing “Away In A Manger.” It’s all very homey and simple. And it’s still quite affecting, too.