"Mel's Christmas Carol" is the third Christmas episode of the CBS sitcom Alice, aired in the show's sixth season.
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Everyone at Mel's Diner is the Christmas spirit, that is, except Mel who has turned into a modern day Ebenezer Scrooge, begins using "humbug" as a Christmas greeting, refuses to give the girls Christmas bonuses, and tries to force them to work on Christmas Eve. After they quit in a huff, the ghost of Mel's old partner scares the dickens out of him.