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The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't 

Friends, festivities, eight days of gifts, another day with a whole lot of gifts. Seth's formula for the perfect Chrismukkah may come undone when Caleb's confession rocks the Cohen world.

Director:

Tony Wharmby

Writers:

Josh Schwartz (created by), Josh Schwartz | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Peter Gallagher ... Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan ... Kirsten Cohen
Ben McKenzie ... Ryan Atwood
Mischa Barton ... Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody ... Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Cooper-Nichol
Rachel Bilson ... Summer Roberts
Alan Dale ... Caleb Nichol
Tate Donovan ... Jimmy Cooper
Shannon Lucio ... Lindsay Gardner
Kathleen York ... Renee Wheeler
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Storyline

Seth plans yet another Chrismukkah. This time, Ryan has drama with the ladies. If Marissa comes by, then his new interest Lindsay can't come. If Lindsay comes by Marisa can't. Well, Ryan invites Lindsay, but Seth invites Summer and Marissa. At the same time, Julie is having an affair with Jimmy and Caleb and Renee still haven't revealed the secret. In the third act, it all comes to a head when all the pieces come together with everyone in the kitchen of the Cohen house. Kirsten is devastated to learn Lindsay is her sister, Julie is angry, Seth's holiday is ruined and Lindsay wants nothing to do with Ryan or any of his family. Ryan talks with Kirsten, while Seth talks to newly-known Aunt. The new family member is introduced in a loving, caring way by Sandy and Kirsten. Written by Kris Hopson <kris.hopson@hotmail.com>

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christmas episode | christmas | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

Seth makes a reference to writing a Chrismukkah song to the tune of a song by Death Cab For Cutie, entitled "A Lack Of Color". Not only is this one of Adam Brody's favorite bands, but the song has been featured in the show before in "The Goodbye Girl". See more »

Quotes

Summer Roberts: Whoa, Coop, I cannot believe your dad lives on a boat. That is SO Miami Vice.
Marissa Cooper: You've seen Miami Vice?
Summer Roberts: Repeats. My stepmom finds the pastel colors soothing.
Marissa Cooper: She's on some interesting drugs these days.
Summer Roberts: I'll tell her to keep them away from you.
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References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

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Performed by Har Mar Superstar
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