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A Vision of Sugar Plums
Season 1 and 2, Episode 15
Series Episode 15 and 51
Airdate December 24, 1964
December 23, 1965 (repeat)
Written by Herman Groves
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Episode Guide
Season 1
"Samantha Meets the Folks"
Season 2
"Speak the Truth"
Season 1
"It's Magic"
Season 2
"The Magic Cabin"

A Vision of Sugar Plums is the fifteenth episode of the first and second seasons (and the fifty-first episode of the series with the repeat in season two) of Bewitched. The episode was completed by November 12, 1964.


Seven year old Tommy Becker, who lives at Westridge Orphanage, is happy to spend Christmas with Gladys and Abner Kravitz. Ten-year-old Michael, also an orphan, derides Tommy's belief in Santa Claus. When Samantha and Darrin bring him home for the holidays, their efforts to get Michael to share in the festivities of the season fail.

After Michael admits that he would believe in Santa Claus if he really existed, Samantha takes Michael and Darrin on her broomstick to the North Pole, where Michael meets Santa Claus. Later, back at home, Darrin and Michael awake. Although both feel they have dreamed the trip, Michael now believes in Santa Claus.

On Christmas morning, Gladys overhears Michael tell Tommy he has met Santa Claus. When she tries to pin Tommy down, he denies that Michael has ever mentioned it because he promised Michael he would keep his secret. Mrs. Grange, the director of the orphanage, comes to the Stephens home with Mr. Johnson and his wife. At the Kravitz home, both Gladys and Abner, who are about to return Tommy to the orphanage, express their wish to have someone like Tommy permanently. When Michael leaves with Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, Samantha and Darrin know Michael has found two loving parents. [1]


The episode was originally broadcast on Christmas Eve in 1964 and then again on December 23 a year later. The repeat included a new introduction, where Samantha and Darrin receive a Christmas card from Michael, a boy they took in for Christmas the year before. An episode-long flashback of the previous year then runs for the remainder of the episode.




"The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads."
See also Santa Claus (cultural history).


  • Agnes Moorehead (as Endora) did not appear in this episode and received credit only.
  • This is Sara Seegar's first of ten appearances on Bewitched. Mrs. Grange is also the only Bewitched character she played that was purely dramatic.
  • The actor who plays the elf answering the door was uncredited.



See Also[]


  1. Episode summary, Bewitched, Season 1, on iTunes Preview. Retrieved on June 4, 2013. Edited on November 30, 2020.