The High Holiday is the tenth episode of the fifteenth season of the NBC medical drama series ER. It premiered on December 11, 2008.

"The High Holiday"
Season 15, Episode 10
  1. 319
Air date December 11, 2008
US viewers 8.92 M
Written by Shannon Goss
Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter
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A package for Morris from his deceased father is delivered to the ER. Sam has some anxiety over Alex being removed from the ventilator. A woman with a high risk pregnancy worries that she will be deported. An old friend returns to celebrate the holidays.

Cast and Characters


Parminder Nagra as Dr. Neela Rasgotra

John Stamos as Dr. Tony Gates

Linda Cardellini as Nurse Sam Taggart

Scott Grimes as Dr. Archie Morris

David Lyons as Dr. Simon Brenner

Angela Bassett as Dr. Cate Banfield


Abraham Benrubi as Jerry Markovic

Leland Orser as Dr. Lucien Dubenko

Perry Anzilotti as Perry

Dinah Lenney as Nurse Shirley

Nasim Pedrad as Suri

Courtney B. Vance as Russell Banfield

Troy Evans as Frank Martin

Dominic Janes as Alex Taggart

Amy Aquino as Dr. Janet Coburn


  • This marked the 15th and final Christmas episode of the series, as well as the return of the lovable desk clerk Jerry .
  • Music: "Jingle Bells," Brian Setzer Orchestra; "Christmas Prayer," Aaron Neville


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