American Dad! (2005– )

The Best Christmas Story Never 

Stan goes to the past to keep Jane Fonda from ruining Christmas, but he winds up creating an alternate future where the United States has been taken over by the Soviet Union.


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Mike Barker (created by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Seth MacFarlane ... Stan Smith / Roger the Alien / Greg Corbin / Alan Greenspan (voice)
Wendy Schaal ... Francine Smith (voice)
Scott Grimes ... Steve Smith (voice)
Rachael MacFarlane ... Hayley Smith (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Klaus (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Barker ... Terry Bates (voice)
Greg Berg ... (voice)
Chris Diamantopoulos ... Donald Sutherland / Robert DeNiro (voice)
Nat Faxon ... (voice)
Rick Hoffman ... Caroler #1 / John Hinkley (voice)
Lisa Kudrow ... The Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)
Matt McKenna Matt McKenna ... Alan J. Pakula (voice)
Sam Pancake ... Waiter (voice)
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... (voice)


When Langley Falls is prevented from lighting their Christmas Tree, and the "war on Christmas" hits the local mall, Stan sees his favorite holiday ruined. That night, Stan is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, who has come to show him the true meaning of Christmas. However, Stan escapes when the Ghost of Christmas Past takes him back to the seventies, and he becomes convinced that killing Jane Fonda will save Christmas. Written by BRo

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Animation | Comedy


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English | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

17 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the DVD commentary, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Martin Scorsese were offered the opportunity to voice themselves only for all three to decline. See more »


In Roger's office in 1974 is a picture of the Bee-Gees as they appeared on the Saturday Night Fever album, which did not come out until 1977. See more »


The Ghost of Christmas Past: I'm not going back to Tooth Fairy Duty, not after the way I quit! Did you know there's DNA in poo? 'Cos I didn't!
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References About Schmidt (2002) See more »


That's The Way I Like It
Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
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