The Office

A Benihana Christmas (1)

Season 3, Ep 10, Aired 12/14/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Michael sends out an inappropriate Christmas card which lands him in hot water with his girlfriend, Carol. Tensions mount on the party planning committee between Angela, Pam, and Karen. The resulting tension leaves the office with two competing Christmas parties.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rainn Wilson

    Dwight Schrute

  • John Krasinski

    Jim Halpert

  • Jenna Fischer

    Pam Beesly

  • B.J. Novak

    Ryan Howard

  • Kate Flannery

    Meredith Palmer

  • Fan Reviews (22)
  • At whom are we laughing here?

    By charliesmom4, May 19, 2012

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    By Canogaparkcindy, Oct 04, 2010

  • Christmas at The Office!

    By Wade3Gordon7, Dec 16, 2006

  • "I accidentally ran over it. It's a Christmas miracle!"

    By sophistiquated, Jan 05, 2007

  • What a fantastic episode! Merry Christmas.

    By ackermaniv, Dec 15, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Michael: This is an old adage, but they say when you find true love, you know within the first 24 hours. With Carol, I knew within the first 24 minutes of the second day I met her.

    • Angela: Where's Dwight? Benihana Waitress: Is he the hot one or the giant baby? Michael: The giant baby.

    • Michael: Bros before hos. Why? Because your bros are always there for you. They've got your back after your ho rips your heart out for no good reason. And you were nothing but great to your ho. And you told her she was the only ho for you. And that she was better than all the other hos in the world. And then.. suddenly she is not your ho no mo'.

    • (After Roy leaves the vending machines area) Karen: (to Pam) He's cute. You should date him. Pam: Oh... Yeah, maybe...

    • Angela: Phyllis, I need you to pick up green streamers at lunch. Phyllis: I thought you said green was whorish. Angela: No... orange is whorish.

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    Notes (4)

    • When Phyllis comments that Angela said "green was whorish" this is referring to when they planned a birthday party for Meredith in Season 1's episode "The Alliance."

    • The French episode title is "Noël au bureau (1)", meaning "Office Christmas (1)". The Italian title is "Festa di Natale (1)", meaning "Christmas (1)". The Spanish title is "Navidades a la japonesa", meaning "Japanese Christmas".

    • This, along with part two, originally aired as an hour-long episode.

    • Music: "Spinning & Reeling", a song that the real-life Creed Bratton, himself a musician, wrote and released; "Deck the Hall" sung by Michael Scott

    Trivia (2)

    • When Michael first enters the office, asking Pam where the gifts go, Pam's screen changes twice during the dialogue.

    • Though the characters act like it's right in town, the nearest Benihana to Scranton, PA is 48.9 miles away in Pennsauken, NJ.

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