ALF

Season 2 Episode 12

ALF's Special Christmas (1)

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 14, 1987 on NBC
9.3
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ALF's Special Christmas (1)
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ALF and the Tanners prepare to spend Christmas in a cabin. When the owner comes to visit them, ALF accidentally jumps into his trunk and he is taken to a hospital and given away as a Christmas gift to a little girl.

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  • It's a Wonderful Life meets My Favorite Martian

    9.4
    Imagine my surprise to find myself tearing up over an episode of ALF! Hats off to the writers on this one; the humor and the dialogue were stellar, but the underlying message of the episode was even better. When ALF talks to Tiffany, a little girl who knows she won't live to see another Christmas, and she tells him about her fears of soon having to leave this world and go live in another, it's enough to make your heart melt into a puddle within your chest. ALF assuring her that he can relate, and later leaving her with tears in his eyes was extraordinarily touching. The added tragedy of knowing that Mr. Foley, the gentleman who plays Santa to Tiffany, only recently lost his wife, makes this a particularly bittersweet Christmas special. I thought that the writers did a remarkable job of weaving comedy with heartache, and showing the human side of this beloved alien.moreless
  • Simply one of the best ever

    10
    This was a Christmas equal to any still shown on TV today.

    Alf learns the true meaning of Christmas,and continues to touch the hearts of millions. From the Tanners, to Santa\'s, almost sucide,to the little girl lying in the hospital dying. I think this should be shown several times each year. It is a true classic.
Liz Sheridan

Liz Sheridan

Raquel Ochmonek

Paul Fusco

Paul Fusco

Gordon "ALF" Shumway [Voice/Puppeteer]

Andrea Elson

Andrea Elson

Lynn Tanner

Benji Gregory

Benji Gregory

Brian Tanner

John LaMotta

John LaMotta

Trevor Ochmonek

Anne Schedeen

Anne Schedeen

Katherine Daphne "Kate" Halligan Tanner

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