For some reason, this has been on my mind for a bit this year…and I’m not sure I’ve thought about it in years before that. It’s the first season Christmas episode of The Wonder Years. In this episode, young Kevin and his brother have united forces to try to get their parents to spring for their first ever color television set, while Kevin wonders what he should get Winnie Cooper for Christmas, after she has given him a surprise gift (which he doesn’t know what it is). Kevin waffles — he wants to get her perfume, but settles on a snow globe — and then he goes to give it to her, but she isn’t home. Her family has gone away, because this is their first Christmas since Winnie’s older brother died in Vietnam.
This is the episode’s final sequence. Sorry about the dodgy video, but…the point comes through.