1950 – The Ruggles Family Christmas Episode

You have to be a certain age  to remember these early television programs that began with the post-WWII baby-boom and  defined the ideal in the 1950s.  They were unabashedly decent.  Decency and godly morality were values that television actively promoted!

The Ruggles” ran from 1949-1952.  It starred veteran charmer, Charlie Ruggles, as the father of four.  As preschoolers, my sister and I were intent on the highjinks of the twins, Donald and Donna, played by Judy Nugent and Jimmy Hawkins.  My younger sister developed a huge crush on Jimmy Hawkins when he later played Tag Oakley on the Annie Oakley Show.   So, this post is dedicated to my sister, affectionately known as Little Linilulu.


One response to “1950 – The Ruggles Family Christmas Episode

  1. This was a beautiful story. If we had shows like this on TV the world would be a much better place.


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