The Golden Girls

Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas

Season 5, Ep 12, Aired 12/16/89
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  • Episode Description
  • It's the Christmas season and the girls are fed up with Christmas shopping in a heat wave. So they decide to buy gifts for the one person they pick from a hat. Later, the girls decide to serve Christmas dinner for the homeless, including a recently homeless Stan.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Tom Whedon

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A preachy holiday episode

    By readysetgo88, Aug 10, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Rose: You know, I've been thinking. Blanche: That would explain the beads of sweat.

    • Stan: What if I told you, I'm going to make all you ladies wealthy? Dorothy: How come when my ship comes in, it's leaking?

    • Rose: As we say in St. Olaf, Christmas without fruitcake would be like St. Sigmund's Day without the headless boy!

    • Blanche: Sophia, you were just kidding about the eels, right? Sophia: It wouldn't be Christmas in Sicily without eels, eels and larks. Blanche: Honey, larks aren't eating birds, they're singing birds. Sophia: They don't sing long in Sicily.

    • Dorothy: Come on, Stan, you've always been able to turn a bad situation around. Remember the Christmas we were so broke that you convinced the kids that Christmas was actually December 26th? You went out and got a tree from somebody's garbage and decorated it with gum wrappers and pull tabs and put on Jim Thorp, All American, and told them it was King of Kings. Stan: And they believed it. Dorothy: Right up to where Jesus got His olympic medals taken away for playing professional baseball.

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    Notes (1)

    • None of the girls want to receive Rose's gift; however, it turn out to be very nice!

    Trivia (2)

    • Viewed by 31.2 million people, and ranked #4 for the week.

    • In the opening scene, Stan's gift to Dorothy goes from sitting on the corner of the coffee table in one shot to disappearing altogether in the next shot, even though none of the girls go near it.

    Allusions (1)

    • "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is a song written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, made famous by Judy Garland.

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