"Mel, the Magi" is the second Christmas episode of the CBS sitcom Alice, aired in the show's fourth season.
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The girls worry about having enough money to buy gifts for everyone for Christmas and Flo proposes that each one just buys one gift for someone. However, each person's sacrifice of something dear to them to buy a gift for another turns sour (a la "The Gift of the Magi"). Meanwhile, a power outage at the diner leads to an unexpected visitor...Santa Claus.