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Christmas 

In the company of his peers at a bar with other Santas, mall Santa Al recalls Christmases past when he managed to avoid buying gifts for Peggy, Kelly, and Bud by turning them against one ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerry Cohen

Writers:

Ellen L. Fogle, Michael G. Moye (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ed O'Neill ... Al Bundy
Katey Sagal ... Peggy Bundy
Amanda Bearse ... Marcy D'Arcy
Christina Applegate ... Kelly Bundy
David Faustino ... Bud Bundy
Ted McGinley ... Jefferson D'Arcy
Shane Sweet Shane Sweet ... Seven
Dennis Cockrum ... Ray the Bartender
Fred Sanders ... Iskowitz
Kevin Thompson ... Elf
Ed Morgan ... Street Corner Charity Santa
Matt Leavitt Matt Leavitt ... Matt
Samantha Leavitt Samantha Leavitt ... Samantha
Monty Hoffman Monty Hoffman ... Santa
Kristen Martin Kristen Martin ... Freckled Girl

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In the company of his peers at a bar with other Santas, mall Santa Al recalls Christmases past when he managed to avoid buying gifts for Peggy, Kelly, and Bud by turning them against one other (shown in a pseudo-flashback to 1974). But this year the family shows a united front and give Al the gift of a list of job he must take to get Christmas-gift money. One of the jobs is playing Santa at the mall, which becomes another opportunity for Marcy and Jefferson to taunt and browbeat Al. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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The Sony CDP-101 was the world's first commercially released compact disc player. The system was launched in Japan on October 1, 1982 at a list price of 168,000 yen (approx US$730). See more »

Quotes

[a very drunk Al is passed out at the Santa Bar]
Al Bundy: It was all worth it... it was all worth it...
Bartender: Hey, wake up buddy. It's closing time. Five o'clock.
Al Bundy: Oh, I was dreaming. I gave my son breasts.
Bartender: That's a very cool dream, sir.
Al Bundy: Well, uh... how much do I owe you for all these beers?
Bartender: Nothing. You already paid... for everybody. Well you were unconscious, and the other Santas lifted your wallet while you were out. But I figured that you wanted to pay for all of them, you being Santa and all.
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Connections

References Aladdin (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Love & Marriage
(Theme Song)
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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Santa Al!
11 December 2009 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

When the family decides to get jobs, Al couldn't be more happier but the jobs are all for him including working as the mall Santa Claus and dealing with the kids and Mrs. D'Arcy who has a sing-a-long to remember regarding Al Bundy's life. He goes to the Santa Bar where he insults an elf. The bar has a no elves policy. He almost gets into a fight with volunteer Santa who say "If you do good for others, you will get back ten-fold." One of the other Santas holds Al back and jokes "You can't help it, he pushed you." Anyway, Al finally has the money to buy them nice presents like breasts for Bud, a watch for Peggy, a television for Kelly so she never has to read, a bike for Seven, and nothing for Buck as usual. This episode features a flashback to when the family was younger except the kids just act younger.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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