“Pawn Stars” season 8, episode 19: “Another Christmas Story, Part 1” airs tonight on the History Channel.
In tonight’s episode, get into the holiday spirit with the Pawn Stars as the guys compete in a Christmas card competition. With a giant prize on the line, how far will they go for the win? Then, an original puppet from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop comes in the shop. Will Rick pull some strings in order to make a deal? And later, a guy steams in with a Lionel train set from the 1920s. Will Corey and Chumlee keep this negotiation on track, or have they bitten off more than they can choo-choo?
“Long before banks, ATMs and check-cashing services, there were pawn shops. Pawning was the leading form of consumer credit in the United States until the 1950s, and pawn shops are still helping everyday people make ends meet. ‘Pawn Stars’ takes you inside the colorful world of the pawn business. At the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas, three generations of the Harrison family–grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey–jointly run the family business, and there’s clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. The three men use their sharp eyes and skills to assess the value of items from the commonplace to the truly historic, including a 16th-century samurai sword, a Super Bowl ring, a Picasso painting and a 17th-century stay of execution. It’s up to them to determine what’s real and what’s fake, as they reveal the often surprising answer to the questions on everyone’s mind, “What’s the story behind it”? and “What’s it worth?”.”
“Pawn Stars” season 8, episode 19: “Another Christmas Story, Part 1” airs Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. on the History Channel.