Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

"Secret Santa" is the Christmas episode of the FOX sitcom The Last Man on Earth, produced and aired as the ninth episode of its second season.


As the Christmas season is approaching, Carol has gone overboard with decorating the Malibu house. Along with the decorations, she proposes a "Secret Santa" gift exchange. After drawing names, Phil convinces Erica to let Phil (II) move back into the mansion, which she hesitantly accepts. In order for Phil (II) to patch things up with her, Phil and Phil (II) switch names with Phil (II) receiving hers and Phil receiving his own. Meanwhile, Carol finds out that Melissa and Todd broke up and feels sympathy for her, as he and Gail continue to hide their fling from the rest of the group. As nighttime approaches, Phil (II) gives a speech and thanks God for being welcomed back into the house, as the group sings "This Little Light of Mine".

Phil attempts to help Phil (II) win Erica back by having him give her a Hope diamond. He soon rejects, but later accepts. The following day, the group exchanges their Secret Santa gifts. Carol and Gail receive their gifts, which they enjoy. Phil buys a yacht for himself, which he detonates, much to the dismay of the others. Melissa receives her gift from Carol, which she laughs at as it is crafty. Todd receives a heartwarming gift from Melissa, Phil (II) receives nothing but a wicker ball from Gail, and Phil (II) gives Erica a hospital bed with a sonogram. The group sees Erica's baby, which brightens everybody.

Phil is a little annoyed that Phil (II) did not give Erica the diamond, but finds forgiveness when Phil (II) invites him to have a drink. Meanwhile, Melissa has a change of heart with the Christmas season, and feels bad about breaking up with Todd. Revealing that she truly does love him, she gets on one knee and proposes to him. However, before he can answer, Phil (II) rolls onto the floor in desperate pain as the group attempt to find out what is wrong.

Meanwhile, Mike begins to suffer in space, as he has been there for over three years. He soon finds that Terry, his last worm, has died and sends him off into space. Deciding that he truly has nobody, he plans to release himself into space. While looking back into the station, he sees another worm moving. Attempting to abort the air lock, he finds the abort a failure and is released into space in a spacesuit.


Actor/actress Character
Will Forte Phil
Kristen Schaal Carol Pilbasian
Mel Rodriguez Todd
Cleopatra Coleman Erica Dundee
January Jones Melissa Chartres
Mary Steenburgen Gail Klosterman
Jason Sudeikis Mike
Boris Kodjoe Phil Stacy
Alanna Vicente (voice) Computer

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20th Century
Miracle on 34th Street (1955 remake) (1973 remake) (1994 remake) • Die HardDie Hard 2Home AloneHome Alone 2: Lost in New YorkGeorge Balanchine's The NutcrackerTrapped in ParadiseJingle All the WayHome Alone 4The Family StoneDeck the Halls12 Men of ChristmasHome Alone: The Holiday HeistJingle All the Way 2Home Sweet Home Alone
Television episodes and specials
20th Television
M*A*S*H "Dear Dad" • "Dear Sis" • "Death Takes a Holiday" • "All About Christmas Eve"
Tracey Ullman "Santa Baby" • "Kay's Gift" • "Merry Catnip"
The X Files "Christmas Carol" • "Emily" • "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas"
Malcolm in the Middle "Christmas" • "Christmas Trees" • "Pearl Harbor" • "Hal's Christmas Gift
Bones "The Man in the Fallout Shelter" • "The Santa in the Slush" • "The Goop on the Girl"
How I Met Your Mother "How Lily Stole Christmas" • "Little Minnesota" • "False Positive" • "Symphony of Illumination" • "The Over-Correction" • "The Final Page, Part 1" • "The Final Page, Part 2"
Glee "A Very Glee Christmas" • "Extraordinary Merry Christmas" • "Glee, Actually" • "Previously Unaired Christmas"
New Girl "The 23rd" • "Santa" • "LAXmas" • "Christmas Eve Eve"
The Mindy Project "Josh and Mindy's Christmas Party" • "Christmas Party Sex Trap" • "Christmas" • "When Mindy Met Danny"
Last Man Standing "Last Christmas Standing" • "Putting a Hit on Christmas" • "Elfie" • "Wedding Planning" • "Gift of the Wise Man"
Other shows "Christmas Story" • "The Worst Noel" • "Haus Arrest" • "Amends" • "Blue Christmas" • "A Christmas Story" • "Cookies for Santa" • "In God We Trust" • "Road to Tradition" • "Afternoon Delight" • "Christmas" • "The Glitch That Stole Christmas" • "Secret Santa"
20th Television Animation
The Simpsons "Simpson Christmas" • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" • "Marge Be Not Proud" • "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" • "Grift of the Magi" • "Skinner's Sense of Snow" • "She of Little Faith" • "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" • "Simpson Christmas Stories" • "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II" • "The Fight Before Christmas" • "Holidays of Future Passed" • "White Christmas Blues" • "I Won't Be Home for Christmas • "The Nightmare After Krustmas" • "'Tis the 30th Season" • "Bobby, It's Cold Outside" • "The Way of The Dog" • "A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas" • "Manger Things" • Feliz Navidad
King of the Hill "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying" • "Pretty, Pretty Dresses" • "Hillennium" • "'Twas the Nut Before Christmas" • "The Father, the Son, and J.C." • "Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane" • "Ms. Wakefield"
Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" • "The Best Christmas Story Never" • "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever" • "Rapture's Delight" • "A Cleveland Brown Christmas" • "Road to the North Pole" • "For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls" • "Murray Christmas" • "Season's Beatings" • "Die Semi-Hard" • "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" • "'Tis the Cleveland To Be Sorry" • "Minstrel Krampus" • "Christmas Guy" • "Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas" • "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin" • "How the Griffin Stole Christmas" • "Ninety North, Zero West" • "Gifted Me Liberty" • "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas" • "Santa, Schmanta" • "Christmas is Coming" • "Yule. Tide. Repeat." • "The First No L" • "Christmas Crime" • "The Return of the King (of Queens)" • "Family Guy Christmas for Hulu"
Futurama "Xmas Story" • "A Tale of Two Santas" • "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" • "I Know What You Did Next Xmas"
Bob's Burgers "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins" • "Christmas in the Car" • "Father of the Bob" • "Nice-Capades" • "The Last Gingerbread House on the Left" • "The Bleakening" • "Better Off Sled" • "Have Yourself a Maily Linda Christmas" • "Yachty or Nice" • "Gene's Christmas Break" • "The Plight Before Christmas" • "The Nightmare 2 Days Before Christmas"
Other cartoons "Hook's Christmas" • "A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman" • Olive, the Other ReindeerIce Age: A Mammoth Christmas • "The War on Grafelnik" • "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard" • "A Very Solar Holiday Opposites Special" • "Dip the Halls Adventure" • "Xmas with The Skanks Adventure"