All About Christmas Eve

Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.
"Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you."
Title “All About Christmas Eve”
Episode # 5.11 (103)
Season # 5
Original Airdate 12-Dec-2002
Writers Adam Barr
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

On Christmas Eve, Grace is torn when she has only two tickets to "The Nutcracker" musical and can't take both her best friend Will and new husband Leo — but her back-and-forth indecision leaves Will spinning like a Hanukkah dreidel between a dithering Grace and his previous holiday plans with Jack and Karen.


  • Eric McCormack (Will Truman)
  • Debra Messing (Grace Adler)
  • Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland)
  • Megan Mullally (Karen Walker)

Guest Cast

  • Harry Connick Jr. (Dr. Leo Markus)
  • Steve Paymer (Steve)
  • Mary McDonough (Mom)
  • John Grantham (Maintenance Guy)
  • Larry Michelson (Bellman)
  • Bette Rae (Maid)


  • Mary McDonough also appeared as a Mom in the episode "Humongous Growth".
  • This episode had a credit for production assistance furnished by The New York Palace Hotel.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

12/12/20029:00 PM10.7/17%#07
05/22/20038:30 PM07.9/14%#27
12/18/20039:00 PM06.9/11%#32