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.
Did You Know?
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
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...
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?
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?...
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
Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller
and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer See more