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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This episode has the lowest number of people in the cast of any X-Files episode. See more »

Goofs

The ACLU, at the supposed time of Maurice's and Lydia's death, was not called the ACLU. Founded in 1917, it was the National Civil Liberties Bureau. See more »

Quotes

Lydia: [Mulder moves Lydia aside] Masher.
Mulder: Frump.
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Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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If you love Mulder and Scully, don't watch this episode
27 September 2010 | by Camille BOURGSee all my reviews

Let's be clear: this episode is NOT bad, actually it is even one of the best, but I really don't like it. I think that people who occasionally watch X-files and love Mulder and Scully characters shouldn't watch this episode, as what disturbs me most in it is that it completely ridicules them. Story is clever, acting is excellent, directing, picture and visual effects are impressive, but I hate the image of the series it shows. It is too wordy, demonstrative, exaggerated, off-board, out-of-character, light-hearted, without an investigation, without suspense, without darkness, without thrills: not X-files. I can't believe in ghosts shown and given for real, these ghosts are very unpleasant to me, I don't like the way they torment Mulder and Scully and the harm they say and do to them, and I don't like the way Mulder and Scully behave and react. So, it's clear, this episode that is not an X-files episode and in which Mulder and Scully are not Mulder and Scully could not suit me.


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