Phil of the Future

Season 2 Episode 15

Christmas Break

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Dec 02, 2005 on Disney Channel
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Christmas Break
When Christmas Eve rolls around, Phil tells the story of when his family first came to Pickford and how he met Keely. Lloyd also decides to tell the story of how they got the house.

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  • Flashback evidently to Christmas 2003 and the first time Phil met Keely.

    This episode first aired on 2 December 2005, but Phil discusses a time before the Diffy family was stranded in 2004 Pickford. So while the setting is likely Christmas Eve of 2004 (otherwise it originally aired 22 days early), the flashbacks are clearly to Christmas of 2003. A very sweet story of the first time the family visits 21st century Pickford and how Phil meets Keely the Yuletide Star Princess. It explains not only why the Diffy family is stranded in Pickford, but why in "Future Jock" Pim refers to Keely as "Little Miss Sunshine." One of my alltime favorites!moreless
  • Christmas!

    This Christmas episode is about phil and his family getting stuck in Christmas, 2003 and when they decide what mall to go to they flip a future coin but, it rolls around and lands in the middle of Keeley's shoe she picks it up and leaves! To retreive it Phil and Pim follow her and they end up in H.G. Wells cafeteria and steal the coin but Pim and Phil start a fight over the package with the yueltide star in it and it breaks! To fix that Phil goes back in time and takes it before it breaks again! Will Phil fix it? This episode is great!moreless
  • The Diffy’s accidentally stop near Christmas, 2003 and decide to go to the mall to shop. Keely picks up a coin they dropped and proceeds to school. Phil and Pim must retrieve the coin. Phil helps Keely by rescuing the Christmas star from breakage.moreless

    “Christmas Break” may have two meanings. First, the cast may have been going on break after the episode was finished (the next new episode does not air until January), and second, the Christmas star, in Keely\'s care, keeps breaking.

    This is a prequel to the first episode “Future Tutor”. Phil is attracted to Keely, not just for her appearance, but for her good deed. She, barley notices him.

    Unfortunately, this episode has several flaws relating to time travel and the show’s continuity. Since Phil and Pim visit the inside of the school before “Future Tutor”, they should know the proper dress and behavior. Keely sees Phil (in his future uniform) at the Christmas tree lighting but does not recognize him in “Future Tutor” even though it was probably less than a month later. Further, Keely is not part of a clique in this episode. She also seems more mature. The biggest time travel flaw is when Phil removes the box with the intact star so that he can replace the broken one. Where did the broken one come from? If Phil removed the box, there would be no star to break and she would be looking for it instead.

    The episode also had a glaring flaw in that Phil and Pim were as good as invisible at the school. They would have stood out in their uniforms; especially when there were two Pims and three Phils. This episode was definitely a Pheely episode (like the finale) with dressing (story of buying the house) on the side. I rated it 9.8 because despite the flaws, it furthered the “Phil of the Future” storyline and the Phil / Keely relationship.moreless
  • It messed up the show really bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This messed up the show because at the begining of the tv series it didnt mention anything about it being christmas or it didnt show the diffys in caveman suits and it never mentiond them buying the house or going to a christmas thing or a school in my point of veiw it messed up the show really really bad its definly not my faviorte episode I did not like it that much it was kinda funny but thats it I did not like it.moreless
  • ooooh this episode is so sweet, it showed that phil liked keely since he first saw her. and that if she was never there then the diffy's would have never been stuck in the past---maybe that's a good thing they had to stay. my favorite episode!!!!moreless

    ooooh this episode is so sweet, it showed that phil liked keely since he first saw her. and that if she was never there then the diffy's would have never been stuck in the past---maybe that's a good thing they had to stay (for phil and keely at least). but what i dont get is that it was clear that keely also noticed phil i know that i would remember someone like him, because they did very clearly lock eyes and phil did ngive one of his cute smiles. i guess this episode proves that love at first sight does exist, i do love this episode, so sweet!!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Goof: In the first scenario when the yuletide star is broken, Vice Principal Hackett says the school's parent company is the Pickford Landfill Corporation. In the last scenario, he says the parent company is the Pickford Rubber Horse Factory. Although this dialogue might have been intentional for sake of humor, it's really unlikely what Hackett said would have changed since it was Phil and Pim going back and forth to make the change to prevent the star from getting broken.

    • Goof: In Curtis' flashback, he has a lot more facial hair than in his first appearance in "Meet the Curtis".

    • Goof: At the beginning of the episode when Keely comes in, the door is left open. After she hangs the ornament on the tree, the door is mysteriously already closed.

    • Goof: When Phil and Pim go back in time to when they were fighting over the star Pim tells the Past Pim that Phil is crushing on "some girl" and the Past Pim is excited and jumping up and down. But when Phil goes back in time to that situation again we hear in a V.O., Past Pim reacting to what Future Pim said and her reaction sounds different, it still is said "I knew it" but she speaks it in a different tone of voice when it should of sounded the same.

    • Goof: When Phil and Pim first came into the cafeteria to get the coin from Keely a student trips and his lunch flies everywhere. Then Phil and Pim fight over the star. But the next few times Phil goes back in time to fix the star, the student trips after Phil and Pim are already fighting over the star.

    • Goof: Phil was supposed to recalibrate the temperal pump valve after each time trip. However, this part was not even on the time machine. The temperal pump valve was the piece that Phil found in the caveman exhibit in Mummy's Boy.

      Question: Could the temporal pump valve simply have been *damaged* by Phil, then dislodged during a subsequent trip to the Stone Age?

    • Goof: In Phil's final attempt to save the star, he starts out by taking the star, then moving forward in time to where it had already been broken. If he took it, how was it broken?

    • Goof: It is stated in Team Diffy that Friar Fred is the founder of Pickford. However, in this episode, Keely tells that Ezekiel Pickford is the founder.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Phil: So I actually saved us?
      Lloyd: I guess so.
      Pim: Woah woah woah So, he's the bad kid for 10 seconds and thats it?
      I will not stand for this injustice!!
      Barbra: Wanna put the star on top the tree?
      Pim: *Sweetly* Kay.

    • Diffys: Oh Robotree, oh Robotree. You're programmed just to thrill us. Oh Robotree, oh Robotree. Please do not try to kill us. We didn't mean to make you frown. Release our kids and put them down. Why didn't we buy that Astrotree. It's programmed not to kill us. Or your money back.

    • Lloyd: Wait...after each of your little joy rides in the time machine, did you remember to recalibrate the temporal pump valve?
      Phil: No. Was I supposed to?
      Lloyd: Yes, but you didn't. Did you? No, and that's why the engine burned out, and you know what that means.
      Pim: It's Phil's fault we're stuck here! Phil, that guy. Hahahahahaha.

    • Lloyd: Look at all the aluminum foil!
      Barbra: Lloyd, put it back.

    • Keely: I guess I have a guardian angel up there watching over me.
      Pim: Hey time boy, that's you.

    • Keely: Phil Diffy you are the most wonderful boy I have ever known.

  • NOTES (1)


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