All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Christmas Day at the Bunkers' 

Archie is depressed at Christmas because his boss canceled his holiday bonus (purportedly for screwing up a work order) and he doesn't know how to break the news to his family.


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Episode cast overview:
Carroll O'Connor ... Archie Bunker
Jean Stapleton ... Edith Bunker
Rob Reiner ... Michael 'Meathead' Stivic
Sally Struthers ... Gloria Bunker-Stivic
Mike Evans ... Lionel Jefferson
Noam Pitlik Noam Pitlik ... Wilbur
Mel Stewart ... Henry Jefferson (as Melvin Stewart)
Isabel Sanford ... Louise Jefferson


It's Christmas Day and Archie refuses to be in a good mood, despite the family's attempts to cheer him up. All day he can't seem to get away from people who are either happy or want money. After much aggravation, plus a visit from Jeffersons, Archie finally admits that he didn't get his Christmas bonus because his team at work was fined because an order was suppose to be shipped to London, Ontario was instead shipped to London, England. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

18 December 1971 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


[Henry Jefferson is dressed as Santa Claus]
Archie: Santa Claus is white.
Henry Jefferson: Yeah well when I was a kid, the man filling my stocking was black.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (1989) See more »

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The first of several Christmas episodes of the series
31 October 2017 | by Jimmy_the_Gent4See all my reviews

Archie says he got no Christmas bonus this year, so Yuletide at the Bunker house is not very merry.

This is a good Christmas episode as Archie had sent a shipment to London England instead of London Ontario,causing his boss to cancel his Christmas bonus. There is a funny scene at the beginning as Edith is a bit sad saying it does not feel like Christmas. Mike agrees,saying he knows what she means,then talks about kowtowing to Madison Avenue and crass commercialism. A shocked Edith says "Oh my,did I mean all that?" Funniest scene is when Henry Jefferson arrives dressed as Santa,but with a black beard! Archie tells him that he looks more like a rabbi.

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