The O.C.

The Best Chrismukkah Ever

Season 1, Ep 13, Aired 12/3/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Ryan, and the World, are officially introduced to the bi-religious holiday Chrismukkah, thanks to Seth. And Seth insists he has TWO Godly forces helping him as he plays TWO girls. Marissa has some 'discount shopping' to do, and finds herself in an embarrassing situation, or two, or three. Kirsten does something that could cost her more than just her job. Summer and Anna each have very special gifts for Seth, but which one will he like the most? And a new boy enters the Newport scene.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ben McKenzie

    Ryan Atwood

  • Mischa Barton

    Marissa Cooper

  • Adam Brody

    Seth Cohen

  • Peter Gallagher

    Sanford "Sandy" Cohen

  • Kelly Rowan

    Kirsten Cohen

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, Jun 06, 2010

  • The power of Jesus and Moses, who would have thought?

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Nov 10, 2009

  • My favorite OC episode and favorite season 1 episode!

    By martooo_m, Apr 11, 2008

  • Christmas is a time for celebration, but for some of us, it brings out more problems.

    By Dark_Davis, Jul 22, 2007

  • Definitely not my favourite episode from season 1.

    By aplourey, Jun 16, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Seth: Well the ladies laid down the law, it's over. Ryan: What're you gonna do? Seth: I have no idea, I don't know. No female has ever really offered me a, uh, a choice per se. I really only know how to handle rejection and ridicule, I have a really good handle on ridicule. How was your night? Ryan: Marissa got drunk and we got pulled over by the cops with an open container of Vodka. Seth: Hey, that Marissa, she's really making life interesting for you. Ryan: Yep, we got in a fight. Seth: What about the cop? Ryan: Got a radio call, let us off with a warning for a busted tail light. Now you see why I hate Christmas? Seth: Hang on a second, Ryan, it seems to me that what we have here is a Chrismukkah miracle. Thank you! Think about this for a second the old Ryan Atwood what woulda happened? He woulda got busted, for sure, but this time ya had Jesus workin' for ya, right, and then you also had Moses, workin' together, the super team, fightin' for you to keep you safe and give you a second chance!

    • Seth (to Ryan): Alright man, another Chrismukkah convert!

    • Ryan: There's drinking, crying, cops. Well, then it must be Christmas.

    • Marissa (to Ryan): Stop, okay? You're scaring me! Ryan: Good. You're scaring me.

    • Summer (to herself): Way to go, Wonder Whore.

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    Notes (1)

    • Music: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by The Ventures "Maybe This Christmas" by Ron Sexsmith "(You Come In) Burned" by The Dandy Warhols "Hannukah Lights" by Firstcom "Winter Wonderland" by Peggy Lee "Silent Night" by Firstcom "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" by Firstcom "Blue Christmas" by Bright Eyes

    Trivia (11)

    • Goof: Seth says he has Jesus and Moses on his side, due to his innovative combining of Hanukkah and Christmas. However, in the Jewish faith, Judah Maccabee is the figurehead of Hanukkah, not Moses; Moses is the big guy of Passover.

    • When Ryan and Marissa get pulled over, the officer asks for the license and registration... Ryan pulls both out of his jacket pocket. Although, since it's Marissa's car, why would Ryan have the registration for her car?? It would normally be in the glove compartment!

    • When Kirsten (Kelly Rowan) opens the door for Jimmy you can hear her say "Hi Tate" which is the actor's name (Tate Donovan) not the character (Jimmy Cooper).

    • Goof: There is a scene that opens with 2 gifts on the table and Kirsten working at home. The 2 gifts are for Ryan and in another scene Seth gives these 2 gifts to Ryan and tells him they are from Trey and his mom. He never opens them.

    • Goof: When Marissa steals from the mall, the security guard empties her purse revealing a watch, lipstick and some sort of earings. Later on in the episode when Seth asks Ryan how things are going, he says that Marissa stole a few things. But when Marissa and Ryan are alone at her home, she says that she only stole lipstick.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Seth: Oy Humbug. The expression 'ba humbug' comes from the classic "A Christmas Story". Seth adds oy to bring a Jewish feel to the expression.

    • Kirsten: I'm not a Wasp! Wasp: an upper- or middle-class North American white Protestant, regarded as a member of the most powerful social group.

    • Oliver: Kurt Cobain, yeah, he wanted to hurt himself.
      Kurt Cobain was the lead singer and guitarist of the band, Nirvana. Due to his struggle with manic depression, which started when he was a teenager, he committed suicide on April 5, 1994.

    • Seth: You can never have too many copies of The Goonies.
      The Goonies is an adventure film about two brothers who learn that greedy developers are forcing their family to move, which makes them and their friends decide to have one last adventure together. With the help of a treasure map they found, the group, known as the Goonies, go in search of buried gold hoping that if they find it, the brothers will succeed in keeping their home.

    • Julie: Well, way to rule with the iron fist, Stalin, but it's not up to her.
      Joseph Stalin was a revolutionary and a political leader in the Soviet Union. Under him, the Soviet Union was transformed from a peasant society to a major world industrial power by the end of the 1930s.

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