This one of the three episode of Beverly Hills 90210 that was written by Christine Elise who starred as Emily Valentine on the show, and dated Jason Priestley at the time.
In the scene were Brandon and Tracy are talking outside her dorm room the message on her erase board keeps changing within the scene. When they first arrive the message says "Trace, Merry Christmas, Love Julie" when Brandon leans in to kiss Tracy the message on the board suddenly says "Have a very merry Christmas. See ya when you get back. Rick". In the final shot of the scene the first message can once again be seen.
We first see Kelly's half sister Joy Taylor in this episode.
David did not receive tickets to a "monkey show". He received tickets to The Monkees Reunion Show.
The Monkees was a band from the '60s.
David-Tickets the Monkees Reunion Show
Claire-Tickets to an Art show
Valerie and Kelly-identical journals
Nicolas Pryor and Christine Belford are married in real life. And they have both guest starred on '80s soap Dynasty.
Jingle Bell Rock
The First Noel
Jingle Bells (played on xylophone)
Hark the Herald Angels Sing (played on xylophone)
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Little St. Nick by the Beach Boys
Joy to the World (performed by Nicholas Pryor and Christina Belford)
The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow (performed by Clarence Fountain and The Blind Boys of Alabama)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (performed by Clarence Fountain and The Blind Boys of Alabama)
"Gift Wrapped" is a film featuring the voice of Mel Blanc.