Airing during the special will be two episodes shown back-to-back with no commercial break between them. "The Christmas Episode," a clip show episode which has been rarely broadcast on television since its original airing, features flashback scenes (where Lucy and Ricky reminisce about how their lives have changed since their son Little Ricky was born) which will still be in black and white. However, the rest of the episode will be “colorized with a vintage look," according to CBS.
This episode, which originally aired in 1956, will then flow into the following 'I Love Lucy' classic episode, "Lucy’s Italian Movie," also widely known as "the one with the grape stomping."
The entire 60-minute Christmas special will air Friday, December 20th, so mark your calendar now.