A Christmas Gift Season 3, Episode 11 - Aired December 7, 2011

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On a tipsy whim - and against Mike's wishes - Frankie decides to throw a Christmas Eve party at the house; Mike buys Frankie a much needed new dishwasher for Christmas, but has a hard time keeping it a secret when she begs him to replace the old one before the party; Sue calls on Reverend TimTom to explain the meaning of Christmas to Brick when he reads the Bible and begins to question it; and Axl gets annoyed with Bob when he tries too hard to be cool in order to befriend him while working together on a Christmas tree lot.

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Guest Stars: Chris Kattan as Bob Weaver, Paul Hipp as Reverend TimTom, Jen Ray as Nancy, Julie Brown as Paula Norwood, Pat Finn as Bill Norwood, Malcolm Foster Smith as Dave, Ginny McMath as Darrin's mom, Brianne Howey as Emily

Writers: Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter

Director: Blake Evans

Viewers: 8.72 million Households Rating: 6/10 Adults 18-49 Rating: 2.8/8

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