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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Perfect example of a "bottle" show episode. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the show when the camera pans towards the fireplace, you can clearly see someone removing the carpet on the floor to make sure the dolly cam can make its turn. 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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Merry Christmas
10 August 2008 | by koalablue_1993See all my reviews

This episode had excellent cinematography and really creepy ghost special effects. I love how it begins with Mulder narrating to Scully the ghost story. I like it how Scully finally comes to admit the house their in is really haunted. This episode revolves around Mulder and Scully's love for each other and how the ghosts are aware of that love. It is kind of like a metaphor. The last 5 minutes where really suspenseful and had me biting my nails even though this is more of a comedy episode. The ending is really cute with Scully and Mulder exchanging gifts on Christmas eve. A rather touching and extremely weird episode.


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