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'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas 

The girls all plan to visit their respective families for Christmas, but their plans are ruined when they are held hostage by a man dressed as Santa Claus at the Grief Counseling Center.

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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
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Meyer
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Airport Mendicant (as Buddy Daniels)
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The girls all plan to visit their respective families for Christmas, but their plans are ruined when they are held hostage by a man dressed as Santa Claus at the Grief Counseling Center.

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20 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Two of the prop men on the show used to play practical jokes on the cast and once took nude and semi-nude pictures of themselves and put them into the Blanche's Boudoir calendar which was used on the episode "'Twas The Nightmare Before Christmas". See more »

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Rose Nylund: We could have an old-fashioned Scandinavian Christmas.
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: Rose, I am not going to drink eggnog while wearing a metal brassiere.
Rose Nylund: We don't do that at Christmas, Dorothy, we do that at Easter.
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Surfin' Safari
Written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson
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'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas (#2.11)
14 January 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The girls are planning to go to their families to celebrate Christmas. But then they are held hostage by a guy in the crisis center dressed as Santa who wants someone to celebrate Christmas with him. After they leave and get to the airport they find out that they are stuck in Miami because all flights are cancelled. So the end up in a diner where the realize that the already are with a family.

Not a bad episode, but a bit weird in organizing,there seems to be no real story. We jump from presents to hostages to airports cancellations. What excited me was Sam Anderson in his pre-Lost days.I actually realized that he is also the principal on Growing pains, never saw it in him when I saw Bernard, he really did change! His character Myer was very entertaining though!


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