Deal or No Deal

Season 4 Episode 16

Episode 417

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 25, 2008 on NBC
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Episode 417
Christmas special. Two-hour episode. Contestants: James Calhoun from California, and Matt Zedwick from Corrallis, Oregon.

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  • Christmas and raindeers...

    The Calhoun family had two high cases remaining with eight cases left. The Calhoun family declined the $72K bank offer with five cases left but opened the 100K case next. The Calhoun family took the $107K deal with three cases left and would have opened the 400K case next. Their case had $5 in it.

    Matt Zedwick opened the million on his first pick but still had four high cases in play with eight cases left. Matt took the $202K deal with four cases left even though the 400K/500K cases were still in play. He would have opened the 500K case next. His case had $400 in it. Matt won an additional $25K for finding all nine raindeer cases.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • It was mentioned that $880,000 was the highest declined bank offer ever on Deal or No Deal, and that cases #6 and #17 contained the top case value the most number of times (25 times each).

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  • NOTES (1)

    • The set had a Christmas theme with snow and skaters. The models wore white Christmas dresses with white boots and gloves. Instead of cases, Christmas gift boxes with different wrapping designs were used. The case value was on the inside of the box lid. Howie told each model to "OPEN YOUR PRESENT" or "OPEN YOUR GIFT".

      An extra $25,000 was awarded if the contestant completed the Raindeer Game. The nine lowest cases each had the name of one of Santa's raindeers. If all nine raindeer cases were opened before a deal was made, the contestant would win an additional $25,000.

      Three members of the Calhoun family rotated picking cases each round. The Calhoun family took the $107,000 deal with three cases left.

      Matt Zedwick took the $202,000 deal with four cases left. He won an additional $25,000 for completing the Raindeer Game, bringing his total combined winnings to $227,000.

      Various presents were given to everyone in the audience, including:

      Slingbox SOLO
      Mattel 2008 Holiday Barbie
      $100 gift certificate to Barbie Collector
      Diamond accented watch by Timex
      Microsoft Zune
      The Singing Machine
      VIP annual pass to Seaworld
      Five free days car rental from Budget Car Rental (worth $375)
      Queen-sized Sleep Number 5000 bed by Select Comfort ($2000)
      Sony Mylo ($300)
      Two tickets to LA premiere of Marley and Me
      $100 in cash
      Guitar Hero World Tour by Activision
      Xbox 360 from
      One year free service of Dish Network's Turbo HD Bronze ($600)