|Happy Days originally ran on TV from 1974 through 1984.|
|The gang meet at Arnold's to exchange gifts.|
|Richie walks in on Fonzie eating ravioli from a can, alone on Christmas Eve.|
On Christmas Eve, Howard and Richie have car trouble and ask for Fonzie's help. The Fonz fixes the Cunningham's car but then insists that he has to close the garage and catch a bus to join his own family for Christmas. But when Richie returns a few moments later to give Fonzie a Christmas gift, he finds the car mechanic sitting alone, eating food from a can. Clearly, Fonzie doesn't really have anywhere else to go on Christmas Eve.
|Awkwardly, Fonzie insists he has to catch a bus to join his family for Christmas.|
|Oldest sibling Chuck is home for Christmas!|
When Howard and Richie return to knock on Fonzie's door, the loner still insists that he has plans for Christmas. Not wanting to embarrass their friend, Howard and Richie plead with Fonzie to come to the house in order to help them repair the broken mechanical Santa Claus they have in the front yard.
|The robotic Santa Claus that pulls a gift from the bag over his shoulder swings wildly out of control, striking Richie in the head over and over!|
Fonzie repairs the Santa Claus as well as the Christmas tree lights. However the hour is late and Fonzie has missed the last bus out of Milwaukee. Now he's obliged to stay at the Cunningham home for the evening. Joining the family in their traditional celebration, Fonzie happily pops popcorn and even offers to read the poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' out loud for everyone. It's touching that the Fonz may not have felt comfortable asking to be included in the Cunningham home on Christmas Eve--perhaps he didn't want to feel like a charity case or to be pitied for being alone. However, Howard and Richie were sensitive enough to see this and allow their friend to join their family celebration on his own terms.
|Aware that Howard knows about his ruse, Fonzie leans into the fireplace next to Howard and thanks him.|
|Talk about traditional--the Cunninghams asks Fonzie to say grace before their Christmas dinner. Fonzie simply states "Hey God--thanks!"|