"Frasier Grinch" is the second Christmas episode of the NBC sitcom Frasier, aired in the show's third season.


It is Christmas Eve and Frasier is excited as Frederick is coming to stay with him for the first time since his parents' divorce. Niles believes he and Maris may be reconciled soon, but then he discovers that she has cancelled his credit cards, not to mention his mobile phone service. Back at KACL, Frasier is giving his Christmas broadcast which includes an inspiring Christmas story, but Gil and Bulldog try to distract him by wrapping him in tinsel and bringing in the Christmas party stripper, Candy Cane. He arrives home later to find that Martin has decorated his apartment just as it was when he was a child, much to his annoyance. Then he discovers that, instead of the educational toys he ordered for Frederick, he has instead received one of Franklin Crane's presents, which included a Barbie doll and kitchen set. This means the pressure is on for Frasier and Niles to ensure, in very little time, that Frederick still has a happy Christmas, and although to Frasier this means educational gifts, Martin is less convinced. 


The episode was included on the Frasier: The Complete 3rd Season DVD set, released by Paramount Home Entertainment on May 25, 2004.

See also

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White ChristmasA Very Brady ChristmasThe Kid Who Loved ChristmasAll I Want for Christmas
Television episodes
Happy Days and related shows "Guess Who's Coming to Christmas" • "Richie Branches Out" • "Christmas Time" • "White Christmas" • "All I Want for Christmas" • "Oh Hear The Angels' Voices" • "O Come All Ye Bums" • "Christmas Show"
Cheers and Frasier "The Spy Who Came In for a Cold One" • "A House Is Not a Home" • "Christmas Cheers" • "Love Me, Love My Car" • "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street" • "Frasier Grinch" • "Perspectives on Christmas" • "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz" • "The Fight Before Christmas" • "Mary Christmas" • "We Two Kings" • "High Holidays"
Other shows "The Voice of Christmas" • "A Full House for Christmas" • "Get Me Through the Holidays" • "A Christmas Story" • "A Keaton Christmas Carol" • "Miracle in Columbus" • "A Christmas Story" • "A Terminal Christmas" • "The Customer's Usually Right" • "Happy Holidays" • "Insanity Claus" • "Twas the Heist Before Christmas" • "All About Christmas Eve" • "Christmas" • "Have Yourself a Married Little Christmas" • "Here Comes Santa Claus" • "A Class Act Christmas" • "X-Mas" • "Everybody Hates Christmas" • "Christmas!" • "Everybody Hates Kris"
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