John may find himself home alone over Christmas when he lets his resentment of actor Macaulay Culkin impact the holiday. Meanwhile, Lou learns that his network-host rival is planning a yuletide special to compete with his; and Andre gets mistaken for a puppet.moreless
Motif is put out and turns to his three girlfriends for support when John and Jane refuse to add him to the lease on the apartment. Meanwhile. the stooge Lou plants in his audience demands to be put under contract.moreless
John gets a visit from his devoutly Catholic parents. Meanwhile, Jane starts taking a certain medication to impress a guy, despite the unpleasant side effects.
Mulaney wonders why Jane dislikes all of his girlfriends; and Lou asks for help planning a dignified death.
John's neighbor Lapidus dies, and to honor him, John decides to use Lapidus' jokes for Lou's monologue.
John starts dating a doula who helps him deal with his fear of childbirth. Meanwhile, Lou's outrageous on-screen behavior warrants John's attention.
Live from New York, it's... the New York City Children's Choir!
Sketches include "Silent Night," "A Tony Bennett Christmas," "The RoyalGynecologist," "You're a Rat Bastard, Charlie Brown," "What Up With That?" "Restoration Hardware," and "Pageant Audition."
Paul McCartney performed "My Valentine," "Cut Me Some Slack" (featuring Nirvana), and "Wonderful Christmas Time."moreless
Ted's spat with Garrison Cootes, Barney's encounter with a crazed divorcée, and Mickey's basement apiary all throw kinks into Marshall and Lily's housewarming party.