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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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Undemanding Yuletide fare from the Cheers gang. See more (3 total) »


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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
Transportation Department
Gary Edelman .... production driver
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 »
Factual errors: During the news bulletin about Cliff throwing boxes of Chinese Food at an airline jet, the Anchor gives the name Boston Airport. The city's airport is actually named Logan Airport, and is never identified under the name Boston Airport.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 »
Deck the HallsSee more »


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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Undemanding Yuletide fare from the Cheers gang., 26 December 2015
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

It's funny that there are only two reviews written for this Xmas episode from the much beloved Cheers series, more so given that because both are unflattering reviews many have piled in with ticks of death! What's pertinent about that is the death tickers haven't thrown up there own positive reviews for us to peruse...

This episode is lazy, short on gags and the intended stabs at narrative messaging about the spirit of Xmas also fail to make a telling mark. That it's not a complete disaster is down to the cast and the characters they always bring so vividly to life.

But here's the crux of things, if a none Cheers fan turned on the TV and witnessed this as there first exposure to the show, would they be laughing out loud and be hooked in for ever?...

It's OK to be a Cheersphile (and I count myself very much of that number) and say it as it is when it happens to be a bad episode, and this is. So! Death tickers at the ready, Get Set GO! 5/10

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