This is the Life (1950s) is a distinguished and belovedAmerican religious TV series featuring a cast of familiarHollywood faces. Each half-hour episode revolves aroundattempts by the Fishers, a typical then-contemporary 1950sfamily, to find a Christian solution to resolve a difficultlife issue that often involves someone they meet. Topicsoften were controversial: immorality, racism, bigotry,censorship, infidelity, juvenile delinquency, war, alcoholand drug abuse, etc. While most stories are serious, lightcomedy is also included in the stories. The Greatest Gift isa special Christmas episode. After the family exchangesgifts around the Christmas tree, Grandpa Fisher does hisbest to keep Christ in Christmas. He reads the Nativity toyoung Freddy, which is illustrated with famous scenes fromthe story.