The Nanny (1993–1999)

The Hanukkah Story 

While excited about celebrating her first Hanukkah with her new husband and family, Maxwell, C.C., and Gracie have to drive to Boston in a snowstorm. Fran is worried sick when they don't arrive on time after they run off the road.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Fran Drescher ... Fran Sheffield / Young Sylvia Fine
Charles Shaughnessy ... Maxwell Sheffield / Young James Sheffield
Daniel Davis ... Niles
Lauren Lane ... C.C. Babcock
Nicholle Tom ... Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield
Benjamin Salisbury ... Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima ... Grace Sheffield
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia Fine
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Rachel Chagall Rachel Chagall ... Val Toriello
Ray Charles ... Sammy
Sophie Ward ... Jocelyn Sheffield
Dona Hardy Dona Hardy ... Sister
Chris Marquette ... Young Maxwell Sheffield (as Christopher Marquette)
Jamie Renée Smith ... Young Fran Fine (as Jamie Renee Smith)


It's the December holiday season. Maxwell's sister Jocelyn drops by unexpectedly from London to meet up with a new boyfriend, a meeting which doesn't go as she hopes. Meanwhile, Maxwell has made plans to go to Boston for a one-day business trip on the first day of Hanukkah. Fran is upset that he forgot about spending what she considers the most important day of the holiday season with the family. But the entire family won't be at home for the first day of Hanukkah either as, in addition to C.C., Maxwell is taking Grace with him to Boston. On the first day of Hanukkah, both Fran and Maxwell individually remember back to their respective childhoods about what the holidays were like. This remembrance is enough for Maxwell to realize that he'd rather be home. As Maxwell, C.C. and Grace are driving along during a blizzard, Maxwell calls Fran on his cell phone to tell her that they're on their way home. But Fran overhears what she thinks is Maxwell accidentally driving off the road. She's ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance







Release Date:

16 December 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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