On "Tool Time": Tim gives a Yuletime tip - never plug in a frayed wire - and grunts "Jingle Bells". He also demonstrates his great invention, a rotating Christmas tree, with the usual ... See full summary »

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On "Tool Time": Tim gives a Yuletime tip - never plug in a frayed wire - and grunts "Jingle Bells". He also demonstrates his great invention, a rotating Christmas tree, with the usual results. At home: Tim has decided to beat Doc Johnson in the neighborhood Christmas decoration contest. The competition soon gets out of control. Jill is upset that Randy did not get the part of Joseph but rather the inn-keeper in the school Christmas pageant, and decides to make Randy stand out by making him an outstanding costume. Mark learns a shocking secret from his brothers: There is no Santa Claus... Or is there? Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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The title is a play on a line from the classic Christmas song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie in 1934: "You better watch out, you better not cry." See more »

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Jill pulls the cookies right out of the oven and takes them off the pan, looking perfect. They would crumble being right out of the oven. See more »

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Tim Taylor: I notice you don't decorate *your* house at Christmas, though.
Wilson: Well, actually, Tim, I decorate within - I have a tree in my heart, a wreath in my mind, and a star in my soul.
Tim Taylor: And you plug it in your belly-button.
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The Twelve Days of Christmas
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Sung by Earl Hindman
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Home Improvement's First Christmas!
22 December 2009 | by (Washington, United States) – See all my reviews

Christmas episodes were always one of Home Improvement's specialties and this first one is no different. There are three different, hilarious, plots in this episode. I'll start with the most minor one: Randy has to prepare for a Christmas play at school and Jill buys him a ridiculous, but hysterical, costume to wear. The second storyline that is in between is the storyline of Tim competing in the yearly Christmas lighting contest against Doc Johnson. The third, best, and most focused on storyline was that Brad and Randy tell Mark that Santa Claus is dead, and Mark then has many doubts about Santa's existence, leading to many laughs.

Home Improvement's first Christmas episode isn't the best of all of them, but it is a remarkable episode that will get you into the holiday spirit with lots of laughs and joy. Great "introduction" to some of the series' future Christmas masterpieces, and one of Season 1's best episodes for sure! 10/10 easily!


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