The Christmas Tree Season 5, Episode 9 - Aired December 11, 2013

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When Axl comes home from college for Christmas vacation but would rather spend time with his friends over family, he and Frankie must come up with  a time management agreement that will satisfy both of them, Meanwhile, Sue's severe allergic reaction to the Christmas tree threatens to ruin her holiday, and after it’s discovered that Brick lied to the school about his Christmas wrapping paper sales, he finds himself running a mini Ponzi scheme in an attempt to pay back the debt.

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Guest Stars: Brittany Ross as Courtney, Natalie Lander as Debbie, Eddie Perino as Joe, Valorie Hubbard as Joe's Mom

Writers: Tim Hobert

Director: Lee Shallat Chemel

Viewers: 8.08 million Adults 18-49 Rating: 2/6

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