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Homeless for the Holidays 

Mark and Kerry have to create a policy regarding HIV-positive employees, which leads to gossip amongst the nurses.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gloria LeRoy ...
Beth Lang (as Gloria Le Roy)
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It's not a happy Christmas for Dennis Gant. His girlfriend calls to tell him she wont be joining him for the holidays and then John Carter cancels his invitation to spend Christmas with the Carters when he gets the chance to spend time with Dr. Keaton. Drs. Greene and Weaver are ordered by Anspaugh to develop a policy on HIV-positive employees. Dr. Maggie Doyle treats a battered woman with a fractured cheekbone and helps her get into a shelter. Mark Greene's idea for a Christmas gift for his daughter doesn't quite work out as planned. Benton wants to do another rotation in pediatric surgery but Dr. Keaton won't give him a recommendation. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Romance





Release Date:

19 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Jorja Fox, whose credit so far on the series was listed as Jorjan Fox, finally gets her name spelled correctly in the opening credits. See more »


When the paramedics bring one of the patients (with the blue dress) into the trauma room, Carol looks directly at the camera for a second. See more »


[Jeanie puts a star on top of the ER's Christmas tree]
Dr. Maggie Doyle: It looks good. Where'd you get it?
Jeanie Boulet: My ex-husband brought it by. It came off our first Christmas tree.
Dr. Maggie Doyle: That's an heirloom. You should put it on your family tree.
Jeanie Boulet: [smiles] I just did.
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References Duke Nukem (1991) See more »

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Homeless for the Holidays (#3.10)
23 December 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It was interesting to watch the story of Jeanie develop. For once it was great to see the discussions between Mark and Kerry. Mark is such a character that one sees that he was not being bigoted even as one disagrees with him. And the moment when he lets Jeanie give him stitches was beautiful. So well thought through and executed. So was conversation Carol had with Jeanie. It is actually beautiful how it folded out, a great Christmas episode.

Also I am glad Mark got that adorable doggie now. And there is nothing wrong with mixed breeds! Don't support breeders, better adopt those wonderful dogs out there who may die in shelters because some people want to make money on breeding dogs and others care more about the brand even when it comes to a living being.

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