Al has finally saved up a lot of cash to buy his family a ton of presents they want this year. Unfortunately, a mob of late customers in the shoe store prevents him from getting to the bank and retrieving the money he needs.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Angel (credit only)
Don Sparks ...
Franklin (as Tim Eyster)
Kristeen Buxton ...
Eve Smith ...
Norman Jablonsky (credit only)


On Christmas Eve, Al plans the best Bundy Christmas by withdrawing money from his secret savings account to buy the selfish and ungrateful Peggy and the kids presents. When Al can't get to Marcy's bank on time, he tries a ill-fated cash motivated plan for a day care center which leaves him sad and alone with no money. Written by Anonymous

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17 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Guest star Sam Kinison was the producer's first choice to play Al Bundy but they decided against it as they figured he was too raunchy. See more »


One of the partying bank employees is handing the already dead drunk Marcy another drink - but the glass is clearly empty. See more »


Peggy: Oh Al, come unwrap your Christmas present.
Al: Where is it?
Peggy: It's me, you feeb.
Al: Ah Peg, how do you expect me to get excited when you just re-wrap the same old junk I didn't play with the year before?
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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24 July 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, a masterpiece of television writing, quite likely the best "Married" ever. Almost every line made me laugh. Sam Kinison as Al's "Guardian Angel" was great, he was perfect- dealing with the existential question; What is the purpose of my life?...What would the life of my family and friends be like if I never existed?... a great truthful twist on the original Christmas movie; "It's a Wonderful Life"

  • Of course, in Al Bundy's interpretation, it's a horrible life.

A television masterpiece of comedy writing.

I doesn't get much better than this, right up there with the Seinfeld "masturbation" episode, or the "Hello Ball?" Honeymooners...

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