Christmas Help Season 4, Episode 9 - Aired December 5, 2012

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Christmas doesn't seem so merry to Mike when he helps brother Rusty (Norm Macdonald) move some furniture into the Heck house garage and discovers that Rusty doesn't actually own the items. Meanwhile, Frankie hatches a plan to take a part time holiday job in a department store in order to get an employee discount to buy presents; Axl turns the garage with the stolen furniture into his own bachelor pad; and Reverend TimTom makes a bold choice by casting Brick in a holiday play and tasks an overly zealous Sue with baking cookies for the event.

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Guest Stars: Norm Macdonald as Rusty, Paul Hipp as Reverend TimTom, Nancy Lenehan as Penny, Julie Meyer as Woman, Samuel Gilbert as First Wise man, Jasmine Alveran as Mary

Writers: Jana Hunter (Teleplay), Mitch Hunter (Teleplay)

Director: Phil Traill

Viewers: 7.98 million Households Rating: 5.5/9 Adults 18-49 Rating: 2.3/7

 This episode features in the list Christmas Episodes.

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