Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Season 3 Episode 12

Holiday Wishes

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 11, 2005 on ABC

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • Amazing

    I think this was a fantastic idea. The majority of the designers get together and go and visit all the families they have already helped and make their wishes come true. It is amazing to see that their houses havent changed one bit. From having help themselves they have wanted to help othres around the community get a better way of life like sweet alice and the doctors. i absolutely loved this episode and could watch it over and over again. The families are shocked to see the designers come back and visit them. What a fantastic idea. Love it!!!!!
  • Holiday wishes - revisiting past recipients and having them participate in giving back to other needy people

    Overall the show was touching as it always is, except for the part where Preston practically shoved a few homeless dogs away from the house in Mississippi, which I found to be extremely upsetting. At the bare minimum the crew could have given them some water, at best called animal control to have them taken to a shelter. I almost turned off the show at this point and will have to reconsider watching in future. If the cast members are to be portrayed as such caring individuals, this showed another side.

    Paula P
    Martinez, CA
  • Pay It Forward - What a wonderful concept!

    I've seen a few complaints on the boards about product placement in this episode. I couldn't have cared less. This was a great episode no matter what. You got to see several of the families that you saw before, and you got to see them help other people in need.
    I loved when all the kids who couldn't be in the sun got to go to Disney World at night, and ride the rides, and see all the characters. I felt so bad for Robin, whose home in New Orleans had been damaged by Katrina, but all she wanted to do is give the refugees clothes and other things so they could survive a few more days. You couldn't give people a greater gift, whether it was really the holidays or not! Way to go once again, Ty and crew!
  • This was a very special episode indeed.

    I like this episode because it was the mother of all episodes. I like the fact that this show has become more meaniful, its not just giving people a house but getting to know people on a deeper level. I like the ways they title it Pay it forward. If paying it forward was a disease we all should catch on to it and spread it around.