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A Christmas Gift 

Mike tries to surprise Frankie with a dishwasher on Christmas Day, Sue tries to get Reverend TimTom to help Brick, who is struggling with believing the Bible, and Bob tries to befriend Axl after Axl gets a job for Christmas.

Director:

Blake T. Evans (as Blake Evans)

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
Paul Hipp ... Reverend TimTom
Jen Ray ... Nancy Donahue
Julie Brown ... Paula Norwood
Ginny McMath Ginny McMath ... Darrin's Mom
Pat Finn ... Bill Norwood
Brianne Howey ... Emily
Malcolm Foster Smith ... Dave
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Storyline

On a tipsy whim - and against Mike's wishes - Frankie decides to throw a Christmas Eve party at the house; Mike buys Frankie a much needed new dishwasher for Christmas, but has a hard time keeping it a secret when she begs him to replace the old one before the party; Sue calls on Reverend TimTom to explain the meaning of Christmas to Brick when he reads the Bible and begins to question it; and Axl gets annoyed with Bob when he tries too hard to be cool in order to befriend him while working together on a Christmas tree lot. Written by ABC Publicity

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christmas episode | christmas | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

At the end of his song, Reverend Timtom (Paul Hipp) says "...Christ, not X", in reference to the commonly used abbreviation Xmas in place of the longer 'Christmas'. The "X" in Xmas is actually the Greek letter chi, not the letter "x". Chi (pronounced as 'ch' in English) is the first letter of Christ in Greek, and has been used since ancient times in artwork and manuscripts as an abbreviation for Christ. Xmas should properly be pronounced 'Christmas', not 'eksmas'. This is a common mistake that a "trained" minister shouldn't make. See more »

Goofs

Axl is in Sue's room and views Bob in the front yard punching the snowman. The only windows to the front are the front room and the dining room, Sue's room faces the back yard. See more »

Quotes

Brick Heck: I'm sure you've never read the Bible in your life.
Axl Heck: Only 'cause I've got stuff going on. I'll read it when I'm closer to death like all old people.
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References Glee (2009) See more »

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The Twelve Days of Christmas
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Patricia Heaton
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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