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'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas 

The girls all plan to visit their respective families for Christmas, but their plans are ruined when they are held hostage by a man dressed as Santa Claus at the Grief Counseling Center.

Director:

Terry Hughes

Writers:

Susan Harris (created by), Barry Fanaro | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Bea Arthur ... Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Betty White ... Rose Nylund
Rue McClanahan ... Blanche Devereaux
Estelle Getty ... Sophia Petrillo
Terry Kiser ... Santa Claus
Craig Richard Nelson ... Thurber
Teddy Wilson ... Albert
Sam Anderson ... Meyer
Buddy Daniels Friedman ... Airport Mendicant (as Buddy Daniels)
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The girls all plan to visit their respective families for Christmas, but their plans are ruined when they are held hostage by a man dressed as Santa Claus at the Grief Counseling Center.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1986 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Unbeknownst to the actresses, several members of the prop department took photos of themselves in exaggerated erotic nude or semi-nude poses and compiled them into the prop calendar "The Men of Blanche's Boudoir." Filming ground to a halt when the Girls saw the calendar for the first time on set and promptly fell into hysterical laughter. Afterwards each woman received her own copy of the calendar, signed by the prop department. McClanahan's copy was auctioned after her death, selling for over $4000. See more »

Quotes

Blanche Devereaux: Did I ever tell you girls I met my husband George on Christmas Eve?
Rose Nylund: Oh, Blanche! How exciting!
Blanche Devereaux: Let me tell you just how exciting a Christmas Eve can be. I was home from college on Christmas vacation, when my best friend, Lisa Jane Biedler fixed me up with the most beautiful boy I've ever laid my eyes on.
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: George.
Blanche Devereaux: No, this was Richard Jay Wilde. And believe me, his name said it all! Huh-huh-huh! We must've pulled over on the side of the road five times on our way to that Christmas dance. Ha-hah!
Rose Nylund: ...
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Connections

References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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Surfin' Safari
Written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson
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