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The Old Man & the Tree 

Luke helps Phil try to reach Canada on his elliptical machine, Jay and Manny try to get a Christmas tree in the wild, Gloria is jealous of Claire and her mom, and a mix-up lands Cam and Lily with the homeless at Christmas.

Director:

Bryan Cranston

Writers:

Steven Levitan (created by), Christopher Lloyd (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ed O'Neill ... Jay Pritchett
Sofía Vergara ... Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Julie Bowen ... Claire Dunphy
Ty Burrell ... Phil Dunphy
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ... Mitchell Pritchett
Eric Stonestreet ... Cameron Tucker
Sarah Hyland ... Haley Dunphy
Ariel Winter ... Alex Dunphy
Nolan Gould ... Luke Dunphy
Rico Rodriguez ... Manny Delgado
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons ... Lily Tucker-Pritchett
Elizabeth Peña ... Pilar
Reid Ewing ... Dylan Marshall
Rachel Andersen ... Cindy
Charley Koontz ... Santa
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Storyline

Jay takes Manny out to cut down their own Christmas tree; and Gloria is on edge with her mother in town, but changes her tune when she sees her bonding with Claire. Elsewhere, Mitchell is forced to do last-minute shopping when they didn't get Lily the right gift, and Cameron takes Lily to a charity event where they experience the true meaning of Christmas. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The episode is titled after the Ernest Hemingway novel "The Old Man and the Sea". See more »

Quotes

[Haley and Alex have to flee and angry mob of kids seeking Santa Claus at a mall]
Haley Dunphy: We need to change into our regular clothes and sneak out. Who am I kidding? My eyes are unforgettable.
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Soundtracks

Oh Christmas Tree
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Ernst Anschütz
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