JAG (1995–2005)

A Merry Little Christmas 

Harm's petition for a guardianship meets ups and downs; Mac tries hard to help. The admiral has trouble with a gift for Meredith, and Coates lends a hand. Sturgis stews, and he meets a new friend; his father preaches a Christmas sermon.


Bradford May


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Stephen Zito




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... Harmon Rabb, Jr.
Catherine Bell ... Sarah MacKenzie
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Bud Roberts, Jr.
John M. Jackson ... A.J. Chegwidden
Karri Turner ... Lt. Harriet Sims
Scott Lawrence ... Sturgis Turner
Zoe McLellan ... Jennifer Coates
Kay Lenz ... Judge Smith
Hallee Hirsh ... Mattie Grace Johnson
Erica Gimpel ... Varese Chestnut
Michael Bellisario ... Midshipman Mike 'Mikey' Roberts
John Walcutt ... Tom Johnson
Joan McMurtrey ... Donna LeMoyne
Shashawnee Hall ... Morgan Watley
Bill Cobbs ... Chaplain Matthew Turner


Just before Christmas bad financial news arrives at Mattie's hangar, then Harm and Mattie run into resistance to the petition for a guardianship. Mattie's father reappears; the hearing becomes an emotional contest; Mac makes a surprise appearance on behalf of Harm; the court takes the matter under submission. Later Mac speaks with Mattie's father, and he agrees to take a course of treatment and to withdraw his objection to Harm's petition. The admiral's first gift for Meredith becomes destroyed, but PO Coates tries hard to make everything work out. Sturgis continues to deal with his own thinking, and he meets a new friend. Chaplain Turner preaches a Christmas sermon, then the gang returns to the HQ to watch a video feed of the USO show in Iraq. Mac takes Mattie to the Vietnam wall, and Mac gives some good news and some bad news. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

12 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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