"A Miracle Happens Here"
Season 2, Episode 10
Air date December 14, 1995
US viewers 34.9 M
Written by Carol Flint
Directed by Mimi Leder
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"A Miracle Happens Here" is the tenth episode of the second season of ER. That episode first aired on NBC on December 14, 1995. It was written by Carol Flint and directed by Mimi Leder. Christmas has become a miracle for both the ER staff and the patients. Among the miracles is Carol Hathaway has her Christmas spirits lifted when she treats a man who looks like Santa Claus while Jeanie Boulet handles gang members whose beloved priest was shot to death and are planning revenge.


It's Christmas time in the ER and it's filled with miracles.

Hathaway hosts a Christmas party and receives a surprising gift when she treats a patient who looks like Santa Claus. A Holocaust survivor who was carjacked awaits word on her granddaughter.

Jeanie tries to stop gang members from seeking revenge for the murder of their beloved priest.

Greene spends Christmas in the ER as he copes with his wife's affair and the deposition of the Jodi O'Brien lawsuit.

NBC DescriptionEdit

HOLIDAY PROPOSALS: While his estranged wife asks to keep their daughter over the holidays, Greene deals with hospital attorneys. They're anxious to settle the malpractice suit with the husband whose wife died in labor last year.

A drunk zamboni driver levels a group of ice skaters and lands them all in the ER.

Lewis treats a priest while Hathaway treats a Kris Kringle look-a-like. Later, at a last minute caroling party at Hathaway's house, Shep proposes.

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  • Carol cannot get over how much her patient, Mr. Calus, reminds her of Santa Claus. Calus is an anagram of Claus.
  • Music: Mike Finnegan, "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"

Quotes Edit

Carol Hathaway: On the twelfth day of Christmas, / my true love gave to me... uhhh...

[all the other ER docs enter and start singing]

Dr. Doug Ross: 12 tone deaf doctors.

Dr. Mark Greene: 11 lords a lording.

Dr. Susan Lewis: 10 drummers drumming.

Dr. John Carter: 9 something something.

Nurse Lydia Wright: 8 maids a milking.

Malik: 7 swans a swatting.

Harper: 6 geese a gagging.

Everyone: 5 golden rings. 4 calling birds, 3 French hens, 2 turtledoves, and a partridge in a pear tree.


  1. "Nielsen Ratings: November-February 1996 " (PDF). USA Today. (May 22, 2015).

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