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Mad Men: Christmas Comes But Once a Year

A last minute visitor threatens to spoil the agency's Christmas party.

Source: AMC

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x2
Airdate: Sunday August 01st, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Sep 15, 2010
AU (SBS ONE) Apr 08, 2013

  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alexa Alemanni
As Allison
Alison Brie
As Trudy Campbell
Blake Bashoff
As Mark Kerney
Cara Buono
As Faye Miller
Christopher Stanley
As Henry Francis
Darren Pettie
As Lee Garner Jr.
Deborah Lacey
As Carla
Jessica Paré
As Megan
Joel Murray
As Fred Rumsen
John Aylward
As Geoffrey Atherton
Laura Regan
As Jennifer Crane
Matt Long
As Joey Baird
Nora Zehetner
As Phoebe
Peyton List
As Jane Sterling

Co-Guest Stars
Beth Hall
As Caroline
Jared S. Gilmore
As Bobby Draper
Marten Holden Weiner
As Glen Bishop
Main Cast
Jon Hamm
As Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss
As Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser
As Pete Campbell
January Jones
As Betty Draper
Christina Hendricks
As Joan Holloway
Jared Harris
As Lane Pryce
Rich Sommer
As Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka
As Sally Draper
Robert Morse (1)
As Bertram Cooper
John Slattery
As Roger Sterling


It is Christmas time for those of Mad Men. Don is not remotely happy, though. He is drinking a lot more than he usually does and is definitely wasted throughout his whole entire waking life. It isn't hard to see that he is suffering a lot. Sterling is throwing a party trying to make the heir to Lucky Strike. Unfortunately, Roger is going to really meet some serious demands thanks to that. He doesn't want to, but he is going to simply have to and he knows it...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.47 Million Viewers

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMatthew Weiner
Executive ProducerMatthew Weiner  |  Scott Hornbacher
Co-Executive ProducerMaria Jacquemetton  |  Andre Jacquemetton
ProducerBlake McCormick  |  Dahvi Waller  |  Jonathan Abrahams  |  Dwayne L. Shattuck
Co-ProducerKeith Huff
Consulting ProducerJanet Leahy  |  Lisa Albert
Production DesignerDan Bishop
EditorLeo Trombetta
CastingLaura Schiff  |  Carrie Audino
MusicDavid Carbonara
Director of PhotographyChristopher Manley
Warning: Mad Men season 4 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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