Frasier (1993–2004)
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Frasier Grinch 

Frasier eagerly awaits a visit from Frederick for Christmas, but a crisis occurs when the gifts he has mail-ordered go astray. He has no choice but to fight his way into the mall on Christmas Eve.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Dan Butler ... Bulldog Briscoe
Luke Tarsitano Luke Tarsitano ... Frederick Gaylord Crane
Edward Hibbert ... Gil Chesterton
Tegan West Tegan West ... Jack
Luck Hari ... Waitress
Becky Ann Baker ... Marge
Klee Bragger Klee Bragger ... Ned
Ray Liotta ... Bob (voice)


On Christmas Eve, Frasier learns that the shipment of educational toys he ordered for his son, Frederick (guest star Luke Tarsitano), has been delayed. Frasier and Niles must then go where neither man has ever gone before - a shopping mall - in search of toys to put under the tree. Meanwhile, Niles announces that his estranged wife, Maris, has cut off his funds, and Martin proves his style of decorating for the holidays is lovely and cosy.

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After the caller, Bob, is finished explaining his issue, Frasier replies, 'Mele Kalikimaka, Bob.' which is Merry Christmas in Hawaiian. See more »


In the toy store, Niles says Frederick will be arriving "in 22 minutes if he picks up a good tail-wind." Everyone knows that the jet stream only goes west to east, so it would be impossible to pick up a tail-wind coming from Boston. See more »


Bob: [v.o] Doc, I'm at the airport, and I'm having a lot of trouble getting on the plane.
Dr. Frasier Crane: Now Bob, statistics prove that we're safer in the air than on the ground...
Bob: That's not it. I'm supposed to be flying home to Newark for Christmas, but the flight the next gate over has a flight to Maui. I'm telling you, it's calling me, Doc.
Dr. Frasier Crane: Why are you hesitant to go home?
Bob: Because it's the same thing every year. I travel three thousand miles to sit down at the dinner table with my family, and what do we talk about?...
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" is on screen, in the usual accompanying silhouette of Seattle The Space Needle has a Christmas tree star at its top and is decorated with colored lights hanging from wires. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Live and Learn
2 October 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Frasier is so wise in some ways and so clueless in so many others. As Niles continues to confront Maris and battle with her to his own detriment. Frasier wants Christmas to be on his terms, as an educational experience, and so he bumbles all over the place. But there is a message here that is quite beautiful. By the way, we get to meet Frederick who has a mind of his own.

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19 December 1995 (USA) See more »

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