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On Christmas Eve, Mulder and Scully find themselves trapped in a haunted house with two ghosts who are determined to prove just how lonely the holiday can be. On Christmas Eve, Mulder and Scully stakeout a house that is supposedly haunted by the ghosts of two lovers who killed each other in a lovers' pact 81 years before.What was the smallest cast in The X-Files history?
At the time, "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas" featured the smallest cast in X-Files history, with only David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and the two guest stars interacting. Lily Tomlin, who played the part of Lyda, had originally approached The X-Files producers several seasons prior and asked to be cast in an episode.Who is John Asner?
Asner, a veteran of Chicago's comedy theater scene -- he was part of the Compass Players, a predecessor to Second City -- was a noted character actor before landing the role of WJM-TV news director Grant in "Mary Tyler Moore," which premiered in 1970.Where did The X-Files get the idea for the Christmas episode?
The origins of the episode stemmed from an idea Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz had featuring a haunted house. " How the Ghosts Stole Christmas " is the sixth episode of the sixth season of the science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network on December 13, 1998.