"Christmas" is the Christmas-themed episode of CBS/MTM Enterprises' developed-for-television sitcom Lou Grant (the third spin off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show), produced and aired as the thirteenth episode of its first season.


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In a timespan between December 15 to Christmas Eve, 1977, the public sends a lot of money to the Tribune at Christmastime thanks to Billie's story about a homeless family.


Casting by Fran F. Bascom

Edward AsnerLou Grant
Robert WaldenJoe Rossi
Linda KelseyBillie Newman
Mason AdamsCharlie Hume
Jack BannonArt Donovan
Daryl Anderson'Animal'
Nancy MarchandMrs. Pynchon
Verna BloomEmily
Tim O'ConnorMalcolm Findlay
Ben HayesWalter Harper
Carol O'LearyKay Findlay
Bob BassoSanta Claus
Vivian BrownWaitress
Allen WilliamsAdam Wilson
Patricia Van PattenAlma Findlay
Corrie Lyn WashburnBetsy
Kelly FarleyJimmy
Stephen CassidyWally
Charles BracyCopy Boy
Ian AltmanButch
Gina MerrickSweetie
Bob Harks
Norman Palmer
George Simmons


The episode was made available on Lou Grant: The Complete First Season DVD set, released by Shout! Factory (under license from 20th Century Fox) on May 24, 2016.

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