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A Simple Christmas 

Mike and Frankie's plan for a simple Christmas are dashed when Frankie's parents show up and stay for 12 days, spoiling the children and never giving Mike a minute of freedom.

Director:

Elliot Hegarty

Writers:

Eileen Heisler (created by), DeAnn Heline (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck
Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck
Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck
Eden Sher ... Sue Heck
Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck
Chris Kattan ... Bob (credit only)
Marsha Mason ... Pat Spence
Jerry Van Dyke ... Tag Spence
Jeanette Miller ... Aunt Edie
Frances Bay ... Aunt Ginny
David Chandler ... Derrick Glossner
Parker Bolek Parker Bolek ... Wade Glossner (as Parker James Bolek)
Gibson Bobby Sjobeck ... Littlest Glossner (as Gibson Sjobeck)
Kurtis Bedford ... Kevin
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Storyline

The Hecks count down the 12 days of Christmas with Frankie's parents, Pat and Tag, when they come to town to spend the holiday with the family - much to Mike's dismay. But when Frankie decides that she wants to take the focus off of the gifts and make it a simple Christmas, Pat and Tag have other ideas. Written by ABC Publicity

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Pat Spence: I brought fudge.
Axl Heck: Awesome.
Sue Heck: Thanks, Grandma.
Frankie Heck: Okay, guys, just a couple.
Pat Spence: Oh, Frankie. It's fudge. It's Christmas.
Axl Heck: Oh, Mom gets out-mommed by Grandma. Merry Christmas to me.
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Connections

Spoofs How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn
Hummed by Eden Sher
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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