"Home For The Holidays"
Season 1, Episode 11
Air date December 19, 1984
Written by Michael Jacobs
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Episode guide
"Friends and Lovers"
"Accidental Puppy"

Home for the Holidays is the eleventh episode of the first season of Charles in Charge. It originally aired on December 19, 1984.


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It is Christmas Eve and the Pembroke household is buzzing with activity. Grandma Irene, Stan's mother, is expected for her yearly three-week-stay with her grandchildren. Jill is cleaning an already immaculate house and wonders why her mother-in—law's visit still upsets her in the same manner it did fifteen years ago. Charles is trying to console Jason who is depressed and sad to see him go. Charles plans to go home for the holidays; he will spend his vacation with his parents in Vermont. The phone rings, and Charles' dad informs him that they are completely snowed in. This news makes Jason suddenly feel much better, but Grandma Irene becomes more and more jealous of Charles. She has a long conversation with her son, Stan, and both explain their feelings to each other. Stan succeeds in helping his mother accept that Jill has her career, Charles is an important part in the children's lives, and that by no means this arrangement should make her feel insecure towards the attention the kids give to Charles. Her grandchildren love her very much and always will.