Unlike Kim, Joy Kringle undergoes general anaesthesia when she has her micro-liposuction done. Christian gave micro-lipo to Kim with local anaesthesia.
Real Life Comparison: Joy Kringle carries a "stone baby" for 17 years. This is actually a real phenomenon. It is called Lithokelyphopedions. They occur when a fetus dies during an ectopic pregnancy. In 2000, a 49-year-old fetus was found in a 76-year-old woman. In 1999, a 39-year-old fetus was found in a 67-year-old woman.
"Oh Holy Night" by Aaron Neville (at the end of episode)
"The little drummer boy" by Arthur Lyman (Sean examines Julia and talks with her about their Christmas plans)
"Santa's going to rock" by The Bellrays (Matt and Ariel dismantle the nativity scene at school)
"Hark the herald angels sing" by Jingle Punx (Matt and Ariel repaint characters of the nativity scene)
"Under Dark Rain In Our Room" by Russell Mills (Ariel puts prescription grade bleaching cream on her face, it burns her skin, Matt puts her in the shower to flush the chemical)
Despite her comments in a past episode of plastic surgery being the work of devils, Ariel comes to McNamara/Troy for aid.
Joy Kringle: By the time your kids have kids, Doctor, Santa will no longer be thought of as the fat man. He will be trim, tight and a little bit sexy.
Annie: Do you think Mary had sex with God?
Matt: Um.. Uh.. Well, my personal theory, is that Mary got it on with Joseph before the wedding and then when Jesus was born less than nine months later, she told everyone it was a virgin birth. That way no one would know she had sex before uh... she was married. That'd be pretty tough to get away with that today.
Julia: Matt, knock it off.
Christian: Not a bad way to spend the holidays.
Matt: Two single men, watching football, eating Chinese. That's America.
Wes Kringle: Has it all been a lie, Joy? Our entire marriage?
Joy Kringle: Of course not. But every day isn't Christmas. Sometimes I don't feel jolly, I feel like shit. I'm tired of being Mrs Santa Claus. I just want to be myself.
Wes Kringle: (on finding out his wife slept with another man) How could you do that, Joy?
Joy Kringle: He paid me some goddamn attention, Wes! After the doctors told us your sperm wasn't viable, you just jumped headlong into the whole Santa thing and all the little brats that worshipped you. And it was all about them and your career and I got a little lonely. I couldn't talk to you. I still can't.
Ariel: Do you love me?
Matt: Honey, I just stole the baby Jesus because you asked me to.
Quentin: Julia and I had a parting of the ways.
Christian: What was the problem? She didn't have a dick?
(as they operate on Joy Kringle, the music is the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah)
Christian: The Messiah? Liz, I thought you were an athiest.
Liz: I kinda go on the wagon around the holidays. You miss out on too much good music if you don't. And it puts me in a very forgiving mood.
Ariel: The story of the birth of Jesus is sacred, Matt. It's the foundation of all Christianity. Saying that Jesus was a mudbaby is like pissing on the Bible.
Matt: You're not supposed to take it literally. The story is for kids. Jesus is Santa Claus for adults.
Matt: (after Annie asks him if he thinks Mary had sex with God) My personal theory is that Mary got it on with Joseph before the wedding. And then when Jesus was born less than nine months later, she told everyone it was a virgin birth. That way, no-one would know she had sex before she was married. It'd be pretty tough to get away with that today
Julia: Matt, knock it off.
Matt: Although, come to think of it, you and I know someone a lot like the virgin Mary. Only she got pregnant by her husband's best friend before the wedding. She also told a great big whopper of a lie and everybody believed it for a very long time
Julia: Yes, but her baby was no son of God.
Joy Kringle: It's our sincere hope that by the time your kids have kids, Doctor, Santa will no longer be thought of as the fat man. He'll be trim, tight and a little bit sexy.
Joy Kringle: With childhood obesity rates the way they are today, fat is not an image we want to promote any more.
Wes Kringle: The holidays don't have to be about gluttony and over-indulgence. The true spirit of Christmas is about celebration and good cheer.
Christian: (about to perform lipo on Joy Kringle) All right, shall we suck the pringles out of the Kringle?
Julia: It's your baby, Sean.
Sean: I know.
Julia: Did you just call me?
Sean: Did I? Um...yeah?
Julia: Why did you hang up?
Sean: ...I was chicken?
(Christian and Sean enter, Joy Kringle told Wes Kringle about the dead fetus.)
Joy Kringle: I knew he wouldn't take it well.
Wes Kringle: Take it well?! She tells me how she walks around with another man's baby inside of her? Wha--What am I suppose to say? "Ho Ho Ho?" Well, let me tell you something, you are the god damn "Ho", Joy.
International Air Dates:
Czech Republic: October 29, 2008 on TV Nova
Brittany Snow is credited as a Special Guest Star
Brian Kerwin receives the 'and' credit
Although listed in the opening credits, Kelly Carlson does not appear in this episode.