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A Very Sunny Christmas 

Dennis and Dee decide to teach Frank a lesson "A Christmas Carol"-style, and Mac and Charlie learn some shocking things about their childhood Christmas traditions.

Director:

Fred Savage

Writers:

Rob McElhenney (developer), Glenn Howerton (developer) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Day ... Charlie Kelly
Glenn Howerton ... Dennis Reynolds
Rob McElhenney ... Mac
Kaitlin Olson ... Dee Reynolds
Danny DeVito ... Frank Reynolds
David Huddleston ... Eugene Hamilton
Gregory Scott Cummins ... Luther
Sandy Martin ... Mac's Mom
Lynne Marie Stewart ... Charlie's Mom
Pablo Schreiber ... Ricky Falcone
Ryan Michelle Bathe ... Woman Office Worker
Mike Beaver ... Man Office Worker
Derek Waters ... Toy Store Clerk
Mark Povinelli ... Tiny
Preston Bailey ... Young Mac
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Storyline

After years of being mistreated by Frank during the holiday season when he buys gifts for himself, Dennis and Dee decide to teach him a lesson by contacting his old business partner, Eugene, for help to make the mean-spirited and nihilist Frank see the Christmas spirit of giving, rather than taking. Meanwhile, Mac and Charlie reflect on their childhood Christmases, and realize that they were not as joyous and wonderful as they remembered: from Mac remembering being taught by his career-criminal parents how to break into people's houses to steal their Christmas presents, to Charlie remembering his single, boozed-out, coked-up mother inviting a slew of "Santas"/clients over to her house. Written by matt-282

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Danny Devito was hesitant about the snowblower scene due to the possible danger. Charlie Day actually suffered bruised ribs from filming the scene. See more »

Goofs

When Frank is laying in the hospital bed the camera point of view changes a few times, during this Frank's foot is covered by a blanket and then uncovered after each pan. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Reynolds: If you guys love Christmas so much, why do you always wait until the last possible minute to put up the Christmas decorations? It is the day before Christmas.
Mac: That's our tradition.
Charlie Kelly: Yeah, that's what we do. We drink a lot of eggnog. We pass out. And then we don't put anything up, so we do it at the last minute.
Mac: Yeah, then we wake up at Christmas and celebrate by throwing rocks at moving freight trains.
Dee Reynolds: Why would grown men throw rocks at trains?
Mac: Why wouldn't we throw rocks at trains? It's beats ...
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Soundtracks

O Holy Night
(uncredited)
English words by John Sullivan Dwight, French lyrics by Placide Cappeau and music by Adolphe Adam
Performed by the cast
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Did any one notice Christopher Lloyd?
11 May 2020 | by yishai_nSee all my reviews

How did you get Christopher Lloyd for as an uncredited Santa. Respect !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Very Sunny Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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