"The Ball" is the first Christmas episode of the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, aired in the show's first season.


Ray discovers, after many years, that the autographed Mickey Mantle ball he got as a kid from his father is not authentic. Feeling hurt by the fact that his father was not truthful about it, he decides he is going to tell Ally the truth about Santa Claus.


  • Ray Romano as Ray
  • Patricia Heaton as Debra
  • Brad Garrett as Robert
  • Doris Roberts as Marie
  • Peter Boyle as Frank
  • Madylin Sweeten as Ally
  • Sawyer Sweeten as Geoffrey
  • Sullivan Sweeten as Michael
  • Andy Kindler as Andy

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