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"Cheers" Christmas Cheers (1987)

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Cheers: Season 6: Episode 12 -- Sam buys a last minute Christmas gift for Rebecca from another shopper.


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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
17 December 1987 (Season 6, Episode 12)
It's the Christmas season. Frasier is in a anti-Christmas bah-humbug mood much to Lilith's chagrin. Norm has a part-time job he fails to mention... See more » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
James Burrows 
Thomas Lofaro 
Writing credits
Glen Charles (created by) &
Les Charles (created by) and
James Burrows (created by)

Cherie Steinkellner (written by) (as Cheri Eichen) &
Bill Steinkellner (written by)

Produced by
David Angell .... producer
Tim Berry .... co-producer
James Burrows .... executive producer
Peter Casey .... producer
Glen Charles .... executive producer
Les Charles .... executive producer
Mary Fukuto .... associate producer
David Lee .... producer
Original Music by
Craig Safan 
Cinematography by
John Finger 
Film Editing by
Andy Ackerman 
Casting by
Jeff Greenberg 
Art Direction by
Dahl Delu 
Set Decoration by
Laura Richarz 
Makeup Department
Bruce Hutchinson .... makeup artist
Marilyn Patricia Phillips .... hair stylist
Production Management
Linda McMurray .... unit production manager
Richard Villarino .... executive in charge of production: Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian James Ellis .... first assistant director
Elizabeth Ward .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Pete San Filipo Sr. .... production sound mixer
David Scharf .... sound effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Armstrong .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Stephen Kolzak .... original casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheryl Beasley Blackwell .... costumer: women
Robert L. Tanella .... costume supervisor
Daniel Weinberg .... set costumer (uncredited)
Music Department
Judy Hart-Angelo .... composer: theme music
Gary Portnoy .... composer: theme music
Gary Portnoy .... performer: theme music
Chips Swanson .... music editor
Other crew
Rick Beren .... assistant: Glen & Les Charles
Danielle Bodenhorn .... assistant: Glen & Les Charles (as Danielle Veerman)
Bruce Bryant .... main title design
James Castle .... main title design
Peter Chakos .... assistant: Glen & Les Charles (as Peter J. Chakos)
Christine Connor .... assistant: Glen & Les Charles
Bob Ellison .... executive script consultant
Ahuva Fogel .... assistant: Glen & Les Charles
Bill Fraley .... technical coordinator
Sheila Guthrie .... assistant: Glen & Les Charles
Sue Herring .... assistant: Glen & Les Charles
Gabrielle James .... script supervisor
Carol Johnsen .... main title design
David Lloyd .... creative consultant
Lori A. Moneymaker .... assistant: Glen & Les Charles
Carol Navratil .... assistant: Glen & Les Charles
David Reid .... assistant: Glen & Les Charles
Bill Steinkellner .... executive script consultant
Cherie Steinkellner .... executive script consultant (as Cheri Eichen)
Phoef Sutton .... executive story editor
Barry Zajac .... assistant: Glen & Les Charles

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Burrows  created by
Glen Charles  creator
Les Charles  creator

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Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

In later episodes, Lilith would be an observant Jew (like Bebe Neuwirth, the actress who plays Lilith), but in this episode, Lilith celebrates Christmas with the rest of the Cheers gang.See more »
Woody Boyd:I landed a part in our children theater's production of "The Story of Snow". I play the King of the Flakes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946)See more »
Auld Lang SyneSee more »


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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Very Yuppie Christmas, 29 April 2011
Author: Bolesroor from New York, NY USA

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Cynical and sweet, witty and stupid, "Christmas Cheers" is the ultimate 80's holiday thrill-ride, in which Sammy learns the true meaning of Christmas: stealing gifts from a semi-retarded woman is alright as long as you give them to your frigid corporate supervisor in an attempt to bang her. Norm is Santa for for no particular reason and Frasier spends the episode feeling the bitter sting of the consumer culture until a corny, inexplicable change of heart sends him rushing to the piano to pound out "Deck The Halls."

Cliff is stuck in one of the most poorly-written B-stories in the series' run: he's competing in a canned-food drive against rival mailman Walter Twitchell, but we never see the canned goods or Twitch himself... the whole story is told through heavy exposition and a clunky TV News broadcast. The one saving grace here is Jayne Modean, the lusciously-adorable guardian angel who agrees to a lingerie fashion show on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


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