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The Christmas Show 

Danny helps Jordan with her pregnancy--but what ulterior motives does he have? Meanwhile, Matt tries to put together a Christmas-themed show without being too L.A.-phony, and Harriet gets a movie offer that could advance her career.


Daniel Attias (as Dan Attias)


Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay) | 8 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Perry ... Matt Albie
Amanda Peet ... Jordan McDeere
Bradley Whitford ... Danny Tripp
Steven Weber ... Jack Rudolph
D.L. Hughley ... Simon Stiles
Sarah Paulson ... Harriet Hayes
Nate Corddry ... Tom Jeter
Timothy Busfield ... Cal Shanley
Mark McKinney ... Andy Mackinaw
Merritt Wever ... Suzanne
Lucy Davis ... Lucy Kenwright
Columbus Short ... Darius Hawthorne
Nate Torrence ... Dylan Killington
John Mahon ... George
Josh Stamberg ... Luke Scott


Matt gets the Christmas Spirit (despite being Jewish). Jordan gets an OB exam. Jack gets upset over an FCC fine. Simon and Tom get pedantic about the origins of Christmas traditions, and take the writing staff with them. Cal gets coconuts. Harriet gets a major movie role and a kiss. Danny gets the courage to tell Jordan how he feels (Jordan gets a sandwich). Santa gets identified as a predator (sketch). Wilson gets what he's been waiting for all his life. New Orleans Jazz gets a few minutes of air time and a standing ovation. The viewers get a few laughs, a few tears, and a Merry Christmas. Written by norcekri

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Comedy | Drama






Release Date:

4 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Guest host is not named in this episode. The Guest Musical Act were performers from New Orleans. See more »


When they do the "To Catch A Predator" sketch they talk about it being at night, but outside the window it's day time. See more »


Danny Tripp: Why won't you tell me who the father is?
Jordan McDeere: You don't know him.
Danny Tripp: I don't want to know him.
Jordan McDeere: How do you know?
Danny Tripp: Cause if he was someone I wanted to know he'd be here.
Jordan McDeere: [pause] What makes you think I told him?
Danny Tripp: Cause I do know you.
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Crazy Credits

Snowflakes fall over the title cards in the end credits. See more »


References Brokeback Mountain (2005) See more »


(a musical Christmas tribute to the city of New Orleans)
English words by John Sullivan Dwight (uncredited), French lyrics by Placide Cappeau (uncredited) and music by Adolphe Adam (uncredited)
Arranged by W.G. Snuffy Walden, Patrick Rose and Randy Kerber
Performed by members of Tipitina's Foundation
© Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved
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We loved the show
14 January 2007 | by deklund-2See all my reviews

My husband and I loved the Christmas show because of the sweet interaction between the characters and the positive Christmas point of view. We think Christmas is a special time and your show reflected that. The casual conversations between Matthew and Brad were hysterical as was the visit to the Gyn office with Brad. The musicians were fantastic and we would like to know who they are so we can buy some of their CDs. Please reveal the music source. And please continue the show. Some of the episodes did not have the conversations that sparkle like this episode did. Please keep it on the air and could we please hear the musicians again? We have replayed this episode four times already.

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