Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas
Peter needs help getting into the Christmas spirit.
Season: 16 Episode: 09
Total Episode Count: 298
Prod. no.: FACX07
First Aired: December 10, 2017
Guest Starring: Norm MacDonald, Jay Pharoah, Don Swayze
Also Appearing: Lois, Meg, Chris, Stewie, Brian, Joe, Quagmire, Cleveland, Donna, Cleveland Brown, Jr., Roberta Tubbs, Rallo Tubbs, Carter, Babs, Thelma Griffin, Ollie Williams, Opie, Angela, Stella, Fouad, Kanye Canes, David Wooderson, Frank, Holden, Lance, Karen, Norm MacDonald, Marley, Peabo Bryson, Robin Williams, Patrick Swayze
Musical Numbers: Jesus Child
Director: Jerry Langford
: Orlando GumatayWriters
: Danny Smith Storyboarders
: Won Ki Cho
, Helen Kim
, Michael Narren Plot
As Peter looks forward to enjoying the holidays at home, he finds that Lois expects him to participate in a number of other activities including vising a homeless shelter and spending
Christmas with her parents. When he complains, she decides to leave him at home alone and takes the kids with her. While watching a Patrick Swayze film, he falls asleep and awakens to find Swayze as his guide in order to help him find his Christmas spirit.
They visit his past where he spent a happy Christmas with his mom and peek in on several of the citizens of Quahog celebrating Christmas in the present. But in Peter's future, he finds he has died and is forced to exist only as an aged Brian's dog farts. He rushes to the Pewterschmidts to be with the family, but joins Patrick in a final dance to close out the episode.