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How the Ghosts Stole Christmas 

On Christmas Eve, Mulder and Scully find themselves trapped in a haunted house with two ghosts who are determined to prove just how lonely the holiday can be.

Director:

Chris Carter

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Lily Tomlin ... Lydia
Edward Asner ... Maurice
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Storyline

On Christmas Eve, Mulder and Scully stakeout a house that is supposedly haunted by the ghosts of two lovers who killed each other in a lovers' pact 81 years before. Inside, the agents find two apparitions who are more than willing to give insight into the relationship and personalities of Mulder and Scully. Written by Muldernscully

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Trivia

This was the cheapest episode of the sixth season. See more »

Goofs

Just as Mulder begins prying open the floor, the lightning causes a person's shadow to appear behind him and Scully that does not correspond with either of their positions or movements. See more »

Quotes

Maurice: You've probably convinced yourself you've seen aliens. You know why you think you see the things you do?
Mulder: Because... I *have* seen them?
Maurice: 'Cause you're lonely men. A lonely man chasing para-mastabatory illusions that you believe will give your life meaning and significance, which your pathetic social maladjustment makes impossible for you to find elsewhere. You probably consider yourself... passionate, serious, misunderstood. Am I right?
Mulder: ...Para-mastabatory?
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Connections

Features A Christmas Carol (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Music by Hugh Martin
Performed by Bing Crosby
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The Halloween and Christmas episode.
12 December 2016 | by staciarose20See all my reviews

This episode is one of my favorites because it's Halloween and Christmas rolled into one, and they pulled it off perfectly. There is the old house, a tale of a lover's pact long ago, Mulder being Mulder and searching for ghosts on Christmas Eve (of all days), and Scully dragged along when she really wanted to be somewhere else. I liked the addition of Lily Tomlin and Ed Asner as the ghosts. They weren't what you expected, and they weren't what Mulder expected, either. Scully: "You know what's weird? Mulder, she's wearing my outfit." Mulder: "How embarrassing." Scully: "Well, you know what? He's wearing yours." And then they're off in this huge house that's a tricky maze.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1998 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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