C.J. takes a close interest in Becker's case involving a custody suit of her former lover, Maggie Barnes, whose past lesbian love affair with C.J. has threatened to take Maggie's children ... See full summary »

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C.J. takes a close interest in Becker's case involving a custody suit of her former lover, Maggie Barnes, whose past lesbian love affair with C.J. has threatened to take Maggie's children away and put them in the care of her ex-husband. Billy Castroverti is fired for his unsatisfying work performance. Low staff morale makes it difficult for Brackman to organize the annual Christmas party, so Benny and Castroverti take over the chores and intend to go all out. Meanwhile, Kelsey fumes as Markowitz is forced to go out of town to miss their son's 2nd birthday party. Zoey and Rollins quarrel over their plans for the holidays. A holiday card from the late Rosalind Shays brings a form of relief for both McKenzie and Grace. Also, a mentally unbalanced temp office worker, named Betty, drives everyone to distraction. Written by Anonymous

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19 December 1991 (USA)  »

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The title refers to the Clement Clarke Moore poem 'A Visit from St. Nicholas', more commonly known as 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'. See more »

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When Leland is seen leaving the office, there's a bust of Rosalind with a Santa hat on, but that bust had been shattered when Arnie and Roxanne fell through the ceiling and landed on it. See more »

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Arnie Becker: I'd like to help, but I got this TV thing here. Why don't you talk to Ann Kelsey?
Cara Jean 'C.J.' Lamb: Arnie, this woman needs a killer attorney. She needs you.
Arnie Becker: C.J., I am flattered, but my plate is pretty full right now.
Cara Jean 'C.J.' Lamb: It is not your run-of-the-mill custody case. When David and Maggie were divorced two years ago, the father was drinking. He never contested the mother getting the kids. Now he's in AA, a church goer, and about to get married.
Arnie Becker: He's cleaned up his act and he wants full custody
Cara Jean 'C.J.' Lamb: Arnie, it...
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