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Homeless for the Holidays 

Mark and Kerry have to create a policy regarding HIV-positive employees, which leads to gossip amongst the nurses.


Davis Guggenheim


Michael Crichton (created by), Samantha Corbin-Miller (as Samantha Howard Corbin)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Edwards ... Mark Greene
George Clooney ... Doug Ross
Noah Wyle ... John Carter
Julianna Margulies ... Carol Hathaway
Gloria Reuben ... Jeanie Boulet
Laura Innes ... Kerry Weaver
Eriq La Salle ... Peter Benton
Jorja Fox ... Dr. Maggie Doyle
Lisa Nicole Carson ... Carla Reece
John Aylward ... Dr. Donald Anspaugh
Yvette Freeman ... Nurse Haleh Adams
Yvonne Zima ... Rachel Greene
Bruce Nozick ... Craig Simon
Gloria LeRoy Gloria LeRoy ... Beth Lang (as Gloria Le Roy)
Eamonn Roche Eamonn Roche ... Mr. Lang


It's not a happy Christmas for Dennis Gant. His girlfriend calls to tell him she wont be joining him for the holidays and then John Carter cancels his invitation to spend Christmas with the Carters when he gets the chance to spend time with Dr. Keaton. Drs. Greene and Weaver are ordered by Anspaugh to develop a policy on HIV-positive employees. Dr. Maggie Doyle treats a battered woman with a fractured cheekbone and helps her get into a shelter. Mark Greene's idea for a Christmas gift for his daughter doesn't quite work out as planned. Benton wants to do another rotation in pediatric surgery but Dr. Keaton won't give him a recommendation. Written by garykmcd

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christmas episode | christmas | See All (2) »


Drama | Romance


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 December 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jorja Fox, whose credit so far on the series was listed as Jorjan Fox, finally gets her name spelled correctly in the opening credits. See more »


Dr. Ross states that he is going home to watch the Channel 11 Yule Log. Later, when he shows up at Nurse Hathaway's home, she says "I thought you were going to stay home and watch the Channel 9 Yule Log". See more »


Dr. Maggie Doyle: I think your jaw is broken. The antibiotics will keep bacteria from getting into your bloodstream at the fracture site. But, looking at your chart here, I guess you know the drill, huh? Humerus fracture, 1993. Nasal fracture, 1993. Multiple visits for sutures, 1994, and your first broken jaw was in December 1995. I guess hubby thought he'd go out with a bang this year too, huh?
Beth Lang: It was an accident.
Dr. Maggie Doyle: Yeah. Your face got in the way of his fist.
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References Home for the Holidays (1995) See more »

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