Are these freeze frames from the Alfred Hitchcock Presents Christmas episode?

For this quiz, think of the episode ''Santa and the Tenth Avenue Kid.''

Do you remember watching Alfred Hitchcock Presents and getting excited when the series participated in the holiday-themed episode trend? The show produced a few episodes about the jolly day, but they weren't the usual family-gathering plot like other series. However, one episode that focused on the gift of giving and not murder or something suspicious like the show's typical episodes was "Santa Claus and the Tenth Avenue Kid."

The episode aired on December 18, 1955, and follows the story of a paroled convict, the store Santa, who tries to bring light into the life of a troubled boy by stealing a toy airplane he wanted for Christmas. In the end, the boy got his gift, and the convict didn't go back to jail.

Are these images from "Santa Claus and the Tenth Avenue Kid" or a different Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode?

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  1. Is this freeze frame from the Christmas episode ''Santa Claus and the Tenth Avenue Kid''?
  2. Is this freeze frame from the Christmas episode ''Santa Claus and the Tenth Avenue Kid''?
  3. Is this freeze frame from the Christmas episode ''Santa Claus and the Tenth Avenue Kid"?
  4. Is this freeze frame from the Christmas episode ''Santa Claus and the Tenth Avenue Kid''?
  5. Is this freeze frame from the Christmas episode ''Santa and the Tenth Avenue Kid''?
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  8. Is this freeze frame from the Christmas episode ''Santa and the Tenth Avenue Kid''?
  9. Is this freeze frame from the Christmas episode ''Santa and the Tenth Avenue Kid''?
  10. Is this freeze frame from the Christmas episode ''Santa and the Tenth Avenue Kid''?

Are these freeze frames from the Alfred Hitchcock Presents Christmas episode?

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33 Comments

Jeffrey 1 month ago
''Here's the moment of truth. ---You got 6 out of 10" Santa wants to know how well you did on this quiz! Not too good. or bad either. 6 right.
Moody 1 month ago
9/10. Not bad for pure guess work.
CaptainDunsel Moody 1 month ago
Same here. (Except once I chose on #4, I knew the answer to #9.)
Maverick66 1 month ago
8/10. My best score on an "all guesses" quiz.
MrsPhilHarris 1 month ago
6/10 All guesses. I don’t recall the episode.
Big3Fan 1 month ago
It's beginning to look a lot like Guess-mas. Seven gifts and three lumps of coal.
Catman 1 month ago
I don't think I ever saw this episode; however, I managed a 9/10 based on coin tosses and yarrow stalk casting.
CaptainDunsel Catman 1 month ago
For Hitchcock, I would have thought reading entrails.
AllisonWunderland 1 month ago
😳…I’m getting pretty good at the ones I don’t know 10/10 🤭
teire 1 month ago
8/10. I was a really good guesser on this one.
Sway teire 1 month ago
Likewise 8/10
MrsPhilHarris teire 1 month ago
Not me. 😁
Andybandit 1 month ago
I got 5/10. I got #3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 wrong. For me, I did better than I thought. I just guessed. I never saw the movie.
cperrynaples 1 month ago
6/10! Technically, AHP had 2 Christmas episodes, the other being Home For Christmas! In fact, I believe the frame of Hitchcock bricking up the fireplace to trap Santa is from HFC! I know most of the wrong ones came from a specific episode, but I can't remember the title!
LoveMETV22 cperrynaples 1 month ago
Also " The Festive Season" S 3 E 31, but they covered that in another story:

https://www.metv.com/stories/alfred-hitchcock-knew-the-true-meaning-of-a-black-christmas
LoveMETV22 cperrynaples 1 month ago
The frame of Hitchcock bricking up the fireplace is from " Santa Claus and the 10th Avenue Kid "
Hitchcock says it in the episode intro:
cperrynaples LoveMETV22 1 month ago
Sorry, it's because seeing that image reminds me of how the killer in HFC buries his wife in the basement!
JHP 1 month ago
all I want to say is that

Thank you Me-Tv for this show on tv:) it is another one of my treats (like Cannon and Barnaby Jones:))
Peter_Falk_Fan 1 month ago
8/10 Not bad since I don't know this episode. It helped that I recognized some of the different episodes.
DocForbin 1 month ago
Perfect score, and I haven't even seen the episode in question. Goot Eeeeve-ning!
DocForbin DocForbin 1 month ago
And of course. . .
cperrynaples DocForbin 1 month ago
Yep, believe it or not, the Hitchcock theme Is a classical piece, probably selected because of public domain! Still, it's pretty catchy...LOL!
LoveMETV22 cperrynaples 1 month ago
Hitchcock remembered hearing the music in the 1927 film " Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans."
The music made enough of an impression on him that he chose it as theme music for his television series. Not sure if Hitchcock chose it based on it's " public domain " status, but it's possible.
cperrynaples LoveMETV22 1 month ago
He heard music in a silent movie? Technically, most silent movies had a live organist playing mood music, and some late '20's films had prerecorded music on records! And of course, The Jazz Singer with Al Jolson came out that year, so it's credible!
LoveMETV22 cperrynaples 1 month ago
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is a 1927 American silent romantic drama directed by German director F. W. Murnau.
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Murnau chose to use the then new Fox Movietone sound-on-film system, making Sunrise one of the first feature films with a synchronized musical score and sound effects soundtrack.
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The film incorporated Charles Gounod's 1872 composition Funeral March of a Marionette, which was later used as the theme for the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
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Don't write the historical background, nor challenging it's authenticity or technical points. As to whether it was public domain or whether it was chosen for that reason, it's possible.
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