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A Christmas Gift 

Mike tries to surprise Frankie with a dishwasher on Christmas Day, Sue tries to get Reverend TimTom to help Brick, who is struggling with believing the Bible, and Bob tries to befriend Axl after Axl gets a job for Christmas.


(as Blake Evans)


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On a tipsy whim - and against Mike's wishes - Frankie decides to throw a Christmas Eve party at the house; Mike buys Frankie a much needed new dishwasher for Christmas, but has a hard time keeping it a secret when she begs him to replace the old one before the party; Sue calls on Reverend TimTom to explain the meaning of Christmas to Brick when he reads the Bible and begins to question it; and Axl gets annoyed with Bob when he tries too hard to be cool in order to befriend him while working together on a Christmas tree lot. Written by ABC Publicity

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7 December 2011 (USA)  »

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Brick Heck: I'm sure you've never read the Bible in your life.
Axl Heck: Only 'cause I've got stuff going on. I'll read it when I'm closer to death like all old people.
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Trivializing Faith
14 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

They trivialized belief in God. How can you compare the importance of being a follower of Justin Bieber to being a follower of God? It was hardhearted to say it's fine not to believe in God. What about hell? We should care about our family's souls! Tim Tom was heartless! How can you stop trying to save someone from hell? From eternal torture? There are no consequences when I don't like Justin Bieber's music but when I do not believe in God the consequence is so monumental that it's scary to think about. This episode was crappy. It does not matter to God if I listen to Justin Bieber's songs but it matters to God if you reject his existence.

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