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Frasier Grinch 

Frasier eagerly awaits a visit from Frederick for Christmas, but a crisis occurs when the gifts he has mail-ordered go astray. He has no choice but to fight his way into the mall on Christmas Eve.

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Frederick Gaylord Crane
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Frasier eagerly awaits a visit from Frederick for Christmas, but a crisis occurs when the gifts he has mail-ordered go astray. He has no choice but to fight his way into the mall on Christmas Eve.

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19 December 1995 (USA)  »

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The celebrity caller in this episode is Ray Liotta. Liotta plays Bob, who calls from the airport during Christmas, unsure whether he wants to fly home, or hop on an open flight to Hawaii. After Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) counsels him, Bob says he has reached a decision, to which Frasier replies darkly "Mele Kalikimaka, Bob" See more »

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The automated Santa in Frasier's apartment fails to say "Ho! Ho! Ho!" the second time Frasier enters the living room and when Niles leaves for the evening. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Frasier Crane: [in a toy store, buying toys for Frederick] First, The Living Brain.
Little boy in toy store: Living brain? What kind of dork wants that?
Dr. Frasier Crane: With any luck, the kind of dork who will be operating on your prostate someday!
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" is on screen, in the usual accompanying silhouette of Seattle The Space Needle has a Christmas tree star at its top and is decorated with colored lights hanging from wires. See more »

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Featured in Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter (2004) See more »

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Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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"Mele Kilikimaka, Bob!"
1 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is without question my favorite Christmas episode of "Frasier". Everything from the phone call, to the office party, to the last minute mall rush shopping, to the revelations in act three.

Frasier, the masculine fop that he is, holds stalwart during another family holiday crisis; specifically what to get his son, and how to deal with his brothers marriage tumults and his father's misgivings and a- polar taste in holiday decor.

Challenges of holiday togetherness abound. The high brow quips and emoting are well timed and exceptional. The punchlines and deliveries that require a thought or two are delivered with a zest that makes the remarks condescendingly funny as well as true.

Our favorite snobs, Frasier and Niles, are brought back down to Earth from their self made high societal orbit when they must endure the unthinkable, mix with the rest of us commoners and brave the throngs of working stiffs who have rushed out for last minute Christmas shopping.

Things work out, but there is a price to pay. Literally. In the end everything works out, but not without the usual comeuppance that is suffered by both Frasier and Niles. Even so, a merry Christmas is had by all. But truly, the man who probably had the best time in this episode is the caller at the beginning of the episode.

Or, as Frasier so aptly put it; "Mele Kilikimaka, Bob!"


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