The One with the Creepy Holiday Card

Season 8, Ep 11, Aired 12/13/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Ross starts to panic when Mona gets an idea to send out a holiday card for the two of them, thinking that their relationship is starting to move too fast. Chandler's newly divorced boss tries to get Monica and Chandler to come out to dinner with him, but Monica can't stand him. Rachel's hormones start acting up due to her pregnancy, causing her to hit on almost every guy she meets.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bonnie Somerville


  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Shawn Christian

    Dr. Schiff

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller-Bing

  • Ashley L. Clark


  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • 811

    By Canogaparkcindy, Sep 11, 2010

  • funny

    By simpfan90210, May 05, 2007

  • Ross has problems with Mono and the hoilday card.

    By Black_Grace, May 05, 2007

  • A good episode, cleverly plotted and well written.

    By chris_friends, Aug 21, 2006

  • Ross manages to tangle himself in a web of lies.

    By LiamBolton, Mar 22, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Rachel: Okay, it's just, and this is really embarrassing, but lately with this whole pregnancy thing I'm just finding myself…how do I put this, um, erotically charged. Joey: Is that college talk for horny?

    • Rachel: (On the phone) I'll call you back. Joey: Who was that? Rachel: It's just the pizza place. Joey: You hung up on the pizza place? I don't hang up on your friends.

    • Phoebe: Hey. Ooh Ross! How'd the conversation go? Ross: Oh great, I live on the street. Phoebe: Where?

    • Rachel: You gave her a key to your apartment?! Ross: Not just a key, I gave her the only key! I am now a homeless person in a very serious relationship.

    • Rachel: Look at that guy by the window, wow! Phoebe: He's awfully short and I think he's talking to himself. And to be completely honest, he's not that good in bed.

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    Notes (6)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui ne voulait pas aller plus loin (The One Who Didn't Want To Take Things To The Next Level)

    • Joey, played by Matt LeBlanc, did not have his own story line in this episode.

    • This is the final appearance of Sam McMurray as Doug. Doug was in 3 episodes of Friends.

    • Alternate Title: The One With Ross's Step Forward

    • It is not known whether "The One with the Creepy Holiday Card" or "The One with Ross's Step Forward" is the correct title for this episode. In fact, in the DVD packaging, it's "The One with Ross's Step Forward" while on the DVD itself, it's "The One with the Creepy Holiday Card".

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    Trivia (5)

    • Continuity: Ross says he gave Mona the only key to his apartment. That can't be true. Many of the other friends has been in his apartment without him being there, such as Phoebe and Rachel in the episode "The One with Unagi."

    • Continuity: In "The One with Phoebe's Cookies" Chandler states that they're not having an engagement party, so Phoebe shouldn't have to get them a gift. But, in this episode, Monica talks about how Chandler's boss acted at their engagement party.

    • Goof: In the tag scene Rachel takes a bite of her ice cream and then lowers the carton. When the shot changes, she takes the spoon out of her mouth and lowers the carton again.

    • Goof: When Phoebe brings Roger over and takes two drinks out of the fridge, she has water in her left hand and a beer in her right. When the shot changes, she has the water in her left hand, and the beer under her left arm.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a honeyeater and flowers

    Allusions (3)

    • Chandler: It was like It's a Wonderful Life with lap dances. It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 film based on the short story, "The Greatest Gift" written by Philip Van Doren Stern.

    • Phoebe: I remember trying to steal a cardboard cutout of Evander Holyfield from a Foot Locker. Evander Holyfield is an American professional boxer who was a world champion multiple times.

    • Rachel: (On the phone with the pizza place) Is the cute blonde guy delivering tonight? Very Abercrombie & Fitch? The Abercrombie & Fitch clothing chain is known for using clean-cut attractive young people in their advertisements.

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