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"Not a Creature Was Staying" is the second Christmas episode of the CBS sitcom One Day at a Time, produced and aired as the ninth episode of the show's ninth and final season. Its title is a reference to the line in "A Visit from St. Nicholas".


Sam secretly arranges with Max to take Ann on a three day Christmas cruise to help cure her of the blues caused by the rest of the family going out of town. But when the family members begin changing their plans to stay home, Sam has a change of plans too.


Actor/actress Character
Bonnie Franklin Ann Royer
Howard Hesseman Sam Royer
Pat Harrington Dwayne Schneider
Boyd Gaines Mark Royer
Michael Lembeck Max Horvath
Nanette Fabray Grandma Katherine Romano
Valerie Bertinelli Barbara Royer
Shelley Fabares Francine Webster

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