Cheers

Season 6 Episode 12

Christmas Cheers

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 17, 1987 on NBC
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Christmas Eve is depressing at Cheers as Sam rushes to find Rebecca a gift, Rebecca makes everyone work late, and Norm's Santa Claus buddies gather to celebrate the end of the season.

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    Rhea Perlman

    Rhea Perlman

    Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec

    George Wendt

    George Wendt

    Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson

    Ted Danson

    Ted Danson

    Sam "Mayday" Malone

    Bebe Neuwirth

    Bebe Neuwirth

    Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane

    Kirstie Alley

    Kirstie Alley

    Rebecca Howe

    John Ratzenberger

    John Ratzenberger

    Clifford C "Cliff" Clavin, Jr

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • During the "It's a Wonderful Life" scene as Norm turns back to the bar talking about his days as an accountant, his beer switches hands between camera shots.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Sam: Hey Carla. I got a present for Rebecca.
        Carla: I see you picked up a little package for yourself, too.
        Sam: Hey, why not? I've been a good boy, and it's just what I asked for.

      • Carla: Ah, well don't feel bad Sam. Just because everybody else got her something. The pretzel salesman, the beer distributor, the relief bartender, the guy she fired after one day.
        Sam: Yeah, yeah. Wait a minute though. All those guys were just trying to get her into the sack.
        Carla gives Sam a stare.
        Sam: I've got some shopping to do!!

    • NOTES (1)

      • This is the first episode that Woody does the "Cheers is filmed before a live studio audience" announcement at the start of the episode.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • When it cuts to credits, Woody says, "God bless us, everyone." This is a reference to the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, first published in 1843. This was, of course, Tiny Tim's line.

      • In the teaser scene, the movie It's a Wonderful Life is playing on the TV. This movie was released in 1946. It starred James Stewart and has become such a classic that it's traditionally shown every December as a television event for the whole family.

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