|The series ran from 1994 through 2000.|
|L to R: Julia (Neve Campbell), Bailey (Scott Wolf), Claudia (Lacey Chabert), young Owen (Jacob Smith), and Charlie (Matthew Fox).|
This is one of those sad and sentimental storylines that are popular at Christmas time on television dramas but commonplace on Party of Five. But that's the strength of this teen drama--it was a dependable vehicle for exploring touching storylines as well as the emotional lives of its characters. This particular episode is another where Carroll O'Connor shines--as Jake seeks one last connection with the remaining Salinger family while trying to spare them further loss and grief over his own certain death.
|Carroll O'Connor (1924-2001)|
|O'Connor on the Christmas episode of 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea'|
This Party of Five Christmas episode can be viewed on DVD and at Netflix. It is located on the third season's disc 3. You can also watch in on my Youtube channel, Tisthe SeasonTV in the 1990s playlist. Both All in the Family and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea are available to watch on DVD and at Netflix as well.