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.
Did You Know?
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
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
I'm sure you've never read the Bible in your life.
Only 'cause I've got stuff going on. I'll read it when I'm closer to death like all old people.
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Performed by Patricia Heaton See more