Christmas Episode


December 22, 1993

Written by

Peter Marc Jacobson & Fran Drescher

Directed by

Lee Shallat-Chemel

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Christmas time is here. Mr. Sheffield has to go to Washington for the holidays, leaving his children with Fran. Counting on a fat Christmas bonus, Fran buys gifts for everyone, but Mr. Sheffield surprises her with a present instead. Fran has no option but pawn her late grandmother's watch to pay for the gifts. Niles tells Mr. Sheffield, who at the last minute leaves C.C. at the airport to help Fran. He accidentally sits on the vase he gave Fran and is taken to the hospital, where a man dressed as Santa is also admitted (he was hit by a blonde at the airport). Gracie thanks the man for her gift: her dad home for Christmas. When Fran decides to invite him to celebrate Christmas with them, he's gone, and Christmas bells are heard outside the window.

Cast Edit

Main Cast Edit

Recurring Cast Edit

Guest Cast Edit

  • Lawrence Mandley as Nurse #1
  • William Palmieri as Nurse #2
  • Kort Falkenberg as Priest
  • Richard Roat as Santa
  • Allan Rich as Pauly the Pawnbroker

Quotes Edit


Fran: Niles, you old Scrooge. Get into the Christmas spirit.
Niles: Spoken by one who doesn't have to clean it all up.
Fran: Oh, that's the thing about Hanukkah: eight candles and a Menorah. No fuss, no muss.
Niles: Is it too late to convert?
Fran: Never! We'll get you a Bar Mitzvah and of course a circumcision.
Niles: Suddenly I'm filled with the Christmas spirit.

(in Church, Fran decides to go to the confessionals)
Grace: (whispering, to Brighton) Where's Fran going?
Brighton: (to Maggie)Grace wants to know where Fran went.
Maggie: (to Niles) What's with Fran?
Niles: She went to confess.
Maggie: (to Brighton) She went to play chess.
Brighton:(to Grace) She went to undress.
(Grace has a confused look on her face)

Fran: Forgive me father, for I have shopped.
Priest: Well, you could say 10 Hail Macy's.