Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

"Christmas" is the Christmas episode of the CBS sitcom Lou Grant (the third spinoff of The Mary Tyler Moore Show), produced and aired as the thirteenth episode of the show's 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 Christmas time thanks to Billie's story about a homeless family.


Casting by Fran F. Bascom

Actor(s)/actress Character(s)
Edward Asner Lou Grant
Robert Walden Joe Rossi
Linda Kelsey Billie Newman
Mason Adams Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon Art Donovan
Daryl Anderson "Animal"
Nancy Marchand Mrs. Pynchon
Verna Bloom Emily
Tim O'Connor Malcolm Findlay
Ben Hayes Walter Harper
Carol O'Leary Kay Findlay
Bob Basso Santa Claus
Vivian Brown Waitress
Allen Williams Adam Wilson
Patricia Van Patten Alma Findlay
Corrie Lyn Washburn Betsy
Kelly Farley Jimmy
Stephen Cassidy Wally
Charles Bracy Copy Boy
Ian Altman Butch
Gina Merrick Sweetie
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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