I was surprised to learn that a Christmas-themed episode was coming so soon, but it payed off with a satisfying storyline, and another great episode of this series. I guess we won't be getting a real Christimas episode then, huh? Never mind.
I'm glad Vicky and Joel got more to do in the episode; I just loved Vicky's need to show off her legs in the Christmas card - the reactions were hilarious as well. Joel was fun as the typical dad, while Maddie dominated the rest of the episode by fighting for Ben. Ben really is a great character as well, and Mia and Casey fit in well because they're more "young" than the others. Dare I say, more stupid.