Christmas Break

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (8)

  • Karen: (to Olivia) Seems like just yesterday I was holding you in my arms and then frantically passing you off to a nanny.

  • Jack: I kind of like eating dinner without Grace. There's enough for seconds and nobody stabs my hand with a fork when reaching for a lamb chop.

  • Rosario: This year, I'm making your figgy pudding with rat poison and Ajax. Karen: But no raisins.

  • Rosario: Oh, Miss Karen can I stop for a minute? My back is hurting. Karen: Keep going, I didn't hear anything snap.

  • Olivia: What are you doing? Karen: I'm hanging out with my step-daughter. Olivia: You're embarassing me! And that's hard to do. I was dropped off at school by a 700-pound man.

  • Karen: There go my Christmas plans of sitting in a dark room and drinking! Jack: And there go my Christmas plans of turning you so you don't choke on your own vomit.

  • Grace: Okay, Al-alright, I, I need to think here. Think Grace, think, think. Will: Interesting that you have to remind yourself to do that.

  • Rosario: Ms. Karen, we have a little visitor. Karen: Oh for God sakes, I'm not your mother. You know where the tampons are. Rosario: It's your step-daughter Olivia, you Ghost Of Christmas Passed-Out. Karen: Oh Rosie, I love it when your slams turn seasonal.

Notes (3)

  • Paolo Presta, who won a guest appearance on "Will & Grace" from Oprah on her "Oprah's Wildest Dreams Show," appears in this episode.

  • The episode was originally titled "E-Mail Trouble" The reason was the old story included the plot point quoted as "an e-mail gaffe dogs Grace, fearful that she missent a nasty note to Will's mom."

  • This episode was the FIRST episode of Will & Grace to ever be filmed and shown on NBC in HDTV.

Trivia (1)

  • After seven seasons of being mentioned by name only, we finally get to meet Karen's stepdaughter Olivia.

Allusions (2)

  • Rosario: It's your step-daughter Olivia, your Ghost Of Christmas Passed-Out. This is a funny reference to the 1843 book by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, in which Scrooge is visited by various ghosts, including the Ghost of Christmas Past.

  • Karen: Smack the bitch up!
    A quick and funny reference to the song "Smack My BItch Up" from the band Prodigy.