The X-Files: Season 6, Episode 6

How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (13 Dec. 1998)
"The X Files" How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (original title)

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On Christmas Eve, Mulder and Scully stakeout a house that is supposedly haunted by the ghosts of two lovers who killed each other in a lovers' pact 81 years before. Inside, the agents find ... See full summary »

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On Christmas Eve, Mulder and Scully stakeout a house that is supposedly haunted by the ghosts of two lovers who killed each other in a lovers' pact 81 years before. Inside, the agents find two apparitions who are more than willing to give insight into the relationship and personalities of Mulder and Scully. Written by Muldernscully

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This episode takes place in December 1998. See more »

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The ACLU, at the supposed time of Maurice's and Lydia's death, was not called the ACLU. Founded in 1917, it was the National Civil Liberties Bureau. See more »

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Scully: The dark Gothic manor, the omnipresent low fog hugging the thicket of overgrowth... Wait. Is that a hound I hear baying out on the moors?
Mulder: No, actually that was a left cheek sneak.
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Referenced in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) See more »

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Music by Hugh Martin
Performed by Bing Crosby
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A must see even for everybody
11 December 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

For the first five years the X-files didn't have a Holiday episode. This is one of the best Holiday episodes that I've seen. I'm not going to write about the plot that I can say is marvelous. Let me tell you the the acting that is great, the music really wraps you in the mood for the episode, the lightning is very good, and yes: The plot is more than good. Wonderful performances by Edward Asner and Lily Tomlin spice the episode. Just four characters in a mix that really made a Merry Merry Christmas.

Mulder and Scully find themselves in a situation where they need to thrust themselves and maybe they have to find out about how much they care about each other and maybe how much they love each other. Of course the plot wouldn't have worked without previous knowledge about how Mulder and Scully think. Maybe if you see this episode as your first X files episode it wouldn't make sense, but if you are connected to the characters you will love this one, one of the best of season 6 an one of the best of the whole series.


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