The Middle

Season 2 Episode 10

A Simple Christmas

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Dec 08, 2010 on ABC
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While Frankie's parents Tag and Pat visit for Christmas, Mike is less than thrilled. To make matters worse, the Hecks have a disagreement with them over Frankie's idea to celebrate the holiday with presents that are meaningful instead of valuable.

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  • Massively entertaining and even funnier than last season's Christmas episode!

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    I'm a huge Middle fan, and this episode is a great example of its excellence. I'll try to keep it brief with just my favorite elements!



    1. The Axl/Brick relationship. These two are always hilarious together, and the igloo Christmas present was a perfect opportunity for hilarity to be unleased, and that it was.



    2. The orange's hysterical use at the end of the episode. The orange had a lot to do with the plot, but it's tie back at the end was just brilliant.



    3. The dialogue in general. My personal favorite line of the episode was "Hey, crazy" when Mike walked into their bedroom to find Frankie moping. Neil Flynn's delivery was brilliant, just as it was when the children announced that they would kill the neighbor kids to which he responded "Okay, have fun." 4. The feel-good ending where Mike sacrifices his personal preference for the good of the family. And good it 'twas.



    Overall, an excellent holiday episode on an excellent show!moreless
Jerry Van Dyke

Jerry Van Dyke

Tag Spence

Guest Star

Kurtis Bedford

Kurtis Bedford

Kevin

Guest Star

Jeanette Miller

Jeanette Miller

Aunt Edie

Recurring Role

Frances Bay

Frances Bay

Aunt Ginny

Recurring Role

Marsha Mason

Marsha Mason

Pat Spence

Recurring Role

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