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A Benihana Christmas 

Trouble among the members of the party planning committee results with the office having two competing Christmas parties, but Michael isn't interested in celebrating because he has just broken up with his girlfriend.


Harold Ramis


Greg Daniels (developed for american television by), Jennifer Celotta | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Michael Scott
Rainn Wilson ... Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski ... Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer ... Pam Beesly
B.J. Novak ... Ryan Howard
David Denman ... Roy Anderson
Leslie David Baker ... Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner ... Kevin Malone
Kate Flannery ... Meredith Palmer
Mindy Kaling ... Kelly Kapoor
Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin
Paul Lieberstein ... Toby Flenderson
Oscar Nuñez ... Oscar Martinez
Phyllis Smith ... Phyllis Lapin
Creed Bratton ... Creed Bratton


In a special one hour Christmas episode, Michael sends out an inappropriate Christmas Card which lands him in hot water with his girlfriend Carol. Meanwhile tensions mount on the party planning committee between Angela, Pam and Karen. The resulting tension leave the office with two competing Christmas parties. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

14 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Benihana Christmas See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Aside from being completely different actresses than the 2 waitresses at Benihana that were supposed to be "checking out" Michael Scott and Andy Bernard, the actresses who arrive at the Christmas party have makeup on when they first arrive...and then have no makeup in every subsequent scene. See more »


The "missing" cable for the karaoke machine is an IEC cable, which could be found on the back of any computer monitor or any computer desktop. See more »


Michael Scott: [Carol exits office after breaking up with Michael] I'd like everybody's attention. Christmas is canceled.
Stanley Hudson: You can't cancel a holiday.
Michael Scott: Keep it up, Stanley, and you'll lose New Year's.
Stanley Hudson: What does that mean?
Michael Scott: [voice starting to break] Jim, take New Year's away from Stanley.
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References Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) See more »


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i can't hear you..
11 January 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Office

A Benihana Christmas

Definitely a good news for the fans since the pranks on Dwight are back and this time they are more awesome and on Michael's side a hint of secret and also the 'Asian' girl confusion is hilarious.

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