Peter Tork's untimely death in February 2019 was only 3 months after the release of the 2018 album the Christmas party.
I can't stand to see a grown bush cry.
In a number of second-season episodes, Micky Dolenz's hairstyle changes back and forth from a straight hairdo to a curly "permed" look. This was due to the fact that second-season episodes were filmed at two different times, the spring of 1967 (when a number of the actual episode storylines were filmed) and then later that fall (during which time all the song performances were filmed). During the summer break, Micky let his hair grow out. The difference is perhaps most notable in The Monkees: A Nice Place to Visit (1967), when at one moment Micky is performing a song with his hair curled, and is then seen leaving the stage with his hair straight.
The Monkees: The Christmas Show (1967) departs from the usual stills montage by ending with The Monkees giving the TV audience a Christmas wish of peace. The group then brings the crew-members on to the set and gives them all a very happy and raucous opportunity to give their loved ones at home a Christmas greeting, all while the closing credits play over this.
Various episodes when either shown in network reruns (i.e. the CBS run) or in syndication had newer songs replacing older ones on the soundtrack.