"'Twas the Fight Before Christmas…" is the Christmas special of the NBC drama McCloud, produced and aired as the second episode of its seventh & final season on Boxing Day 1976.


The final "Alamo" episode is set during the Christmas holidays, as McCloud helps a suicidal woman on a window ledge, deals with a psychotic stalker, and tries to rescue "Santa" Clifford and Chris, who are held hostage in a children's ward at a hospital by three drug thieves.


All uncredited


Actor/actress Character
Dennis Weaver Sam McCloud
J.D. Cannon Chief Peter Clifford
Terry Carter Sgt. Joe Broadhurst
Diana Muldaur Chris Coughlin
William Sylvester Jason Howard
Henry Olek Stranger
Linda Gray Kate O'Hannah
Robert Weaver Scott
Dean Stockwell Pete Lancaster
Robert Ellenstein Capt. Maxwell Hellman
Ann Dusenberry Peggy
Sandy Champion Officer Washington
Ken Lynch Sergeant Grover
Grayce Spence Mrs. Howard
Dan Barton Sergeant
John Furlong Officer
Lance Lindsay Matt Peterson
Betty Cole Lady
Bella Bruck Joanne Newman
Tom Pedi Santa Claus
Jodie Mann
Uncredited actors
Peter Paul Eastman Hospital Orderly
Ralph Montgomery Hospital Official
Michael Pataki TV Reporter

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Universal Studios
Movies Merry Christmas, Mr. LawrenceThe Munsters' Scary Little ChristmasHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)Love ActuallyThe HolidayKrampusAlmost ChristmasThe Grinch (2018)Last ChristmasBlack Christmas (2019)
Direct-to-video films The Life and Adventures of Santa ClausBarbie in a Christmas CarolA Very Monkey ChristmasBarbie: A Perfect ChristmasBeethoven's Christmas AdventureAll I Want for Christmas is YouMy Adventures with Santa
Live-action television episodes "The Day They Captured Santa Claus" • "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas…" • "Christmas Presence" • "Home for the Holidays" • "Yule Laff" • "Christmas Brains" • "Seoul Mates" • "A Christmas Secret" • "Christmas Party" • "Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa" • "A Benihana Christmas" • "Mr. Monk Meets His Dad" • "Moroccan Christmas" • "Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa Claus" • "Ludachristmas" • "Christmas Special" • "Secret Santa (30 Rock) • "Christmas Attack Zone" • "Secret Santa" (The Office) • "Classy Christmas" • "Christmas Wishes" • "Josh and Mindy's Christmas Party" • "Mr. Monk and the Miracle"
Animated specials and episodes "Dickens of a Christmas" • A Wish For Wings That Work • "For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls" • "A Christmas Peril" • "Ms. Banshee's Holiday Hits" • "Fright Before Christmas" • "A Very Woody Christmas" • "It's a Chilly Christmas After All" • "Yule Get Yours" • "The Twelve Lies of Christmas" • How Murray Saved Christmas • "ChristMess Eve"
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