Beverly Hills 90210

Gift Wrapped

Season 7, Ep 13, Aired 12/18/96
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  • Episode Description
  • David seeks his father's help in winning over Felice. Mel and Jackie invite David, Donna and her parents over for dinner. Felice makes snide remarks about the pre-prom incident from four years earlier, the fact that Jackie and Mel are not married, and David's mental problems. A furious Donna refuses to come to her parents' house for Christmas. Felice apologizes to David and asks him to arrange a truce. Kelly's father fails to show for dinner, but a young woman arrives in his place. She stuns Kelly by revealing that she is her half-sister, Joy Taylor. Kelly is angry to learn that her mother hid the truth, and she and Joy become friends as they compare notes about their absentee father. Chancellor Arnold immediately hits it off with Samantha at his Christmas party, making Steve and Clare uncomfortable. The gang picks names from a hat to decide who will exchange gifts. Brandon and Tracy struggle with their gift selections, as neither wants to send the wrong message. While shopping for Kelly's present, Valerie gets some help from a kindly woman collecting donations at the mall. Val and Kelly wind up exchanging identical journals.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tiffani Thiessen

    Valerie Malone (episodes 113 - 249)

  • Jennie Garth

    Kelly Marlene Taylor

  • Jason Priestley

    Brandon Walsh (episodes 1 - 247)

  • Brian Austin Green

    David Silver

  • Ian Ziering

    Steve Sanders

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  • Notes (2)

    • Nicolas Pryor and Christine Belford are married in real life. And they have both guest starred on '80s soap Dynasty.

    • Music: Jingle Bell Rock The First Noel Jingle Bells (played on xylophone) Hark the Herald Angels Sing (played on xylophone) O Little Town of Bethlehem Little St. Nick by the Beach Boys Joy to the World (performed by Nicholas Pryor and Christina Belford) Silent Night The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow (performed by Clarence Fountain and The Blind Boys of Alabama) We Wish You a Merry Christmas (performed by Clarence Fountain and The Blind Boys of Alabama)

    Trivia (5)

    • This one of the three episode of Beverly Hills 90210 that was written by Christine Elise who starred as Emily Valentine on the show, and dated Jason Priestley at the time.

    • In the scene were Brandon and Tracy are talking outside her dorm room the message on her erase board keeps changing within the scene. When they first arrive the message says "Trace, Merry Christmas, Love Julie" when Brandon leans in to kiss Tracy the message on the board suddenly says "Have a very merry Christmas. See ya when you get back. Rick". In the final shot of the scene the first message can once again be seen.

    • We first see Kelly's half sister Joy Taylor in this episode.

    • David did not receive tickets to a "monkey show". He received tickets to The Monkees Reunion Show. The Monkees was a band from the '60s.

    • Christmas gifts: Nat-Cookbook Steve-Thesaurus Joan-Handkerchiefs David-Tickets the Monkees Reunion Show Brandon-Fountain Pen Tracy-Earrings Donna-Fashion book Claire-Tickets to an Art show Valerie and Kelly-identical journals

    Allusions (1)

    • "Gift Wrapped" is a film featuring the voice of Mel Blanc.

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