When an officer dies after drinking poisoned wine sent to Captain Stottlemeyer as a Christmas gift, the captain suspects Frank Prager, who tried to shoot him outside a bar several months earlier. Searching the crime scene for clues, Monk notes that the bullet holes seem to form a pattern, but neither he nor Stottlemeyer can figure out the message they're intended to convey. To solve the case, Monk is forced to go undercover... as Santa Claus. Written by
Did You Know?
[17:19]The Spot, which is the bar where Frank Prager shot at Captain Leland Stottlemeyer, was filmed only ½ mile (800 meters) south of a scene in Commando
(1985) where Cindy rescues John Matrix from the paddy wagon. Commando starred Dan Hedaya
who also appeared in Monk: Mr. Monk Meets His Dad
(2006) (#5.9 November 16, 2006) See more
When Monk, Natalie, and her daughter go out to look at the snow, Monk closes the door, then it's shown open, and then closed again. See more
[During the gift exchange, Alice gives Monk a whisk broom and dustpan combination
Alice, this... this I love.
Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
Sung by Tony Shalhoub
and Traylor Howard See more