That '70s Show

The Best Christmas Ever

Season 1, Ep 12, Aired 12/13/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Red gives Eric 40 bucks to buy a Christmas tree and says that he can keep the change for his party. So Eric, Hyde and Kelso cut down a tree off the interstate and keep the money. They spend the money on beer and Kelso buys Jackie a Christmas present. Laurie spikes the punch with rum and Jackie's friend's are all attracted to Fez all of the sudden. Red has to work on Christmas Eve and not long after he gets home cops show up at his door telling him that his Christmas tree was illegally obtained and that they have to confiscate it. Also Hyde has a thing for Donna.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mila Kunis

    Jackie Burkhart

  • Rich Tabach

    Writers' Assistant

  • John L. Schwab

    Writers' Assistant

  • Ashton Kutcher

    Michael Kelso

  • Chris Peterson

    Writers' Assistant

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Hilarious-I wish I could have gone to that party.

    By AnnieClare13, Apr 15, 2013

  • Christmas Review #52

    By tigerdude22, Dec 26, 2011

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, Jun 07, 2010

  • Red gives Eric forty bucks. He is to use it to buy a Christmas tree, and use the leftovers for a party he's throwing in the basement. But if the gang illegally cuts down a tree, then there'll be more money for beer!

    By pudgebyrd722, Oct 27, 2009

  • A Christmas special!

    By Canogaparkcindy, Oct 06, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Hyde: Mrs. Pinciotti? Look, I was thinking about getting a present for... this girl. And, um, you know, she's about Donna's age, so I was kind of wondering what Donna likes? Midge: Perfume. Donna wears White Shoulders. It's not just for shoulders; you can wear it anywhere! Hyde: Really. Midge: Sure! Like your neck... or the mall.

    • Hyde: Look, Jackie, I know this girl, right, and I want to get her a Christmas present. Jackie: Oh my god, it's Donna! Hyde: It's not Donna. Jackie: Okay, it's not Donna. So, how much do you have to spend? Hyde: Six dollars. Jackie: You don't deserve a girl like Donna for six dollars! Hyde: I'm not trying to get Donna! Jackie: Good, 'cause you won't for six dollars.

    • Hyde: So what'd you get? Eric: ID bracelet. Hyde: Cool. Your name on it? Eric: Yeah. What'd you get? (Hyde opens his gift) Hyde: Tube socks. Eric: Good! I mean... Tube socks are good.

    • Eric: Ah, come on, Hyde, did you have to write your name in the snow so close to the tree?

    • (Donna is reaching up to trim the top of the Christmas tree) Donna: Guys, how does that look? (Hyde and Eric look at Donna's butt) Hyde: That's great. Eric: Yeah, that's fabulous, great.

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    Trivia (4)

    • Red: I sold a set of hot rollers, Bob. And a Pong game. Pong was one of the first home TV-video games released by Atari in 1976. However, the version that Red and Kelso are playing, with the individual, hand-held controllers, was not available until 1977.

    • The scene in the basement in which Kelso jumps over the couch to talk to Laurie, but crashes into the table almost knocking over the punch bowl was an accident. Kelso was supposed to jump over the couch, but crashing ito the table was an accident, and Ashton Kutcher hurt himself doing this. Lisa Robin Kelly is caught off guard at this moment and starts to laugh, but Kutcher just keeps going with the scene.

    • The music used in this episode was: White Christmas (1947) by Bing Crosby; Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (1970) by Jackson 5; The Little Drummer Boy (1958) Christmas Time Is Here (1965) by The Vince Guaraldi Trio.

    • Eric: Hey, what is it? Donna: It's a picture of me and Hyde. In the wide-shot that includes Donna, Hyde and Eric, Donna is holding the picture right-side up; when the angle changes to the shot of only Donna and Hyde, she is holding the picture upside-down.

    Allusions (5)

    • Kelso: You know what my favorite gift of all time is? Lite Brite! It's fun making things with Lite Brite... (he looks around) Well, it is. "It's fun making things with Lite Brite" was the television advertising slogan for the toy.

    • The TV program that Red is watching while alone in Bargain Bob's on Christmas Eve is The Little Drummer Boy, a 1968 animated Christmas special, still shown every year.

    • Kitty: What are you guys doing watching cartoons? Holiday Inn is on. Holiday Inn is a 1942 movie starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire which features many Irving Berlin songs including "White Christmas".

    • Donna: Man, the Grinch has a big butt! The gang is watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas, a 1966 animated Christmas special based on the book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. It is still shown every Christmas.

    • Lisa (to Fez):You know who you remind me of? Freddie Prinze. Jenny: No! Ricardo Mottleblonde! Freddie Prinze was the star of Chico And The Man, a half-hour weekly sitcom that ran from 1974 to 1978. He was Puerto Rican American. Ricardo Montalban was the star of Fantasy Island, a one-hour weekly drama that ran from 1978 to 1984. He is Mexican.

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