Though Ben received a dog for Christmas, it simply vanished, never to be seen or mentioned again.
Walter: I'm going to kill myself and you offer me eggnog?
Mike: Well, it says here, "festive for all occassions."
The German episode title is "Der unfreiwillige Weihnachtsmann", meaning "The Unwilling Santa Claus"
This episode's title comes from the 1983 movie A Christmas Story.