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Where to watch I Love Lucy colorized special for Christmas 2021

Darcy Rafter December 21, 2021
Where to watch I Love Lucy colorized special for Christmas 2021
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The I Love Lucy Christmas Special 2021 returns with some colorized classic episodes and fans can’t wait to see the show in full colour. Many viewers are curious to know how, when and where to watch the 1950s classic.

I Love Lucy was a sitcom that aired from 1951 to 1957 for a total of 180 episodes. CBS is bringing the classics back but, this time, they won’t be in black and white. The sitcom centres on a housewife who wants to get into the entertainment industry and her husband who tries to put her off it.

Let’s discover where and when you can watch I Love Lucy as the colorized specials have been released this holiday season.

Where to watch I Love Lucy

You can watch I Love Lucy the colorized special on CBS this Christmas 2021. You can also watch I Love Lucy on Amazon Prime or Hulu Plus but the colorized versions are not available yet.

The show was originally released in black and white but CBS has treated fans with an early Christmas gift, presenting us with a coloured version. Since 2013, CBS has been airing newly colorized episodes of the show during the holiday season.

Of course, we will be able to watch the Christmas classic, The Christmas Episode, which features the Ricardo and Mertz families enjoying Christmas Day around the tree and reminiscing about Lucy’s pregnancy. This episode originally aired on Christmas Eve 1956 and was rediscovered by CBS in 1989. The original Christmas episode was in black and white but the channel has now colorized this episode and brought the narrative to life.

The other episode that aired yesterday (20 December) is Paris At Last, which originally aired in 1956. The episode shows the two families venturing to Paris, where Lucy runs into scammers and fake money.

When to watch I Love Lucy this Christmas 2021

You can watch I Love Lucy on 20 December 2021 at 8pm ET.

I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, and their neighbours Ethel and Fred Mertz, played by Vivian Vance and William Frawley. The four are best friends and navigate life together. Vance and Frawley are the couples’ landlords and the group get up to lots of fun.

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were actually married for 20 years before they divorced. They spent six of those years together as an on-screen duo on I Love Lucy and another spin-off, Lucy And Ricky Ricardo.

Lucille and Desi had two children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. The couple co-parented their children until Desi passed away in 1986. Lucille died in 1989.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.