The O.C.

Season 1 Episode 13

The Best Chrismukkah Ever

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 03, 2003 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Seth says he has Jesus and Moses on his side, due to his innovative combining of Hanukkah and Christmas. However, in the Jewish faith, Judah Maccabee is the figurehead of Hanukkah, not Moses; Moses is the big guy of Passover.

    • When Ryan and Marissa get pulled over, the officer asks for the license and registration... Ryan pulls both out of his jacket pocket. Although, since it's Marissa's car, why would Ryan have the registration for her car?? It would normally be in the glove compartment!

    • When Kirsten (Kelly Rowan) opens the door for Jimmy you can hear her say "Hi Tate" which is the actor's name (Tate Donovan) not the character (Jimmy Cooper).

    • Goof: There is a scene that opens with 2 gifts on the table and Kirsten working at home. The 2 gifts are for Ryan and in another scene Seth gives these 2 gifts to Ryan and tells him they are from Trey and his mom. He never opens them.

    • Goof: When Marissa steals from the mall, the security guard empties her purse revealing a watch, lipstick and some sort of earings. Later on in the episode when Seth asks Ryan how things are going, he says that Marissa stole a few things. But when Marissa and Ryan are alone at her home, she says that she only stole lipstick.

    • Goof: In the scene where Seth is sitting on Ryan's bed wrapping Anna and Summer's Christmukkah presents, as the camera angle switches from Ryan to Seth it is obvious that each time Seth is shown he is holding a different type of ribbon. Lightning fast. Physically impossible.

    • Goof: When Anna shows up at the Cohen's to ride with Seth to the party she kisses him on the cheek, he has then some lipstick on his face, but in the next shot it's totally gone.

    • Goof When Marissa went to her locker, she opened it right away, but it had a pad lock. How could she gain access to the locker without unlocking it first?

    • Goof: When was the Chrismukkah picture taken? They're wearing the same clothes from the beginning of the episode, but Ryan's stocking is already hung up, which happened at the end.

    • Goof: Was Marissa's accident a hit and run? She's underage, drunk and crashes a car at a party and she just leaves?

    • Goof: When we see Marissa walk into the psychiatrist's office, she sits down and puts her jacket to her right over the couch arm. When the shot changes and she gets up to leave, she picks up her jacket from her left.

  • Quotes

    • Seth: Well the ladies laid down the law, it's over.
      Ryan: What're you gonna do?
      Seth: I have no idea, I don't know. No female has ever really offered me a, uh, a choice per se. I really only know how to handle rejection and ridicule, I have a really good handle on ridicule. How was your night?
      Ryan: Marissa got drunk and we got pulled over by the cops with an open container of Vodka.
      Seth: Hey, that Marissa, she's really making life interesting for you.
      Ryan: Yep, we got in a fight.
      Seth: What about the cop?
      Ryan: Got a radio call, let us off with a warning for a busted tail light. Now you see why I hate Christmas?
      Seth: Hang on a second, Ryan, it seems to me that what we have here is a Chrismukkah miracle. Thank you! Think about this for a second the old Ryan Atwood what woulda happened? He woulda got busted, for sure, but this time ya had Jesus workin' for ya, right, and then you also had Moses, workin' together, the super team, fightin' for you to keep you safe and give you a second chance!

    • Seth (to Ryan): Alright man, another Chrismukkah convert!

    • Ryan: There's drinking, crying, cops. Well, then it must be Christmas.

    • Marissa (to Ryan): Stop, okay? You're scaring me!
      Ryan: Good. You're scaring me.

    • Summer (to herself): Way to go, Wonder Whore.

    • Caleb (to Sandy): C'mon Sanford, it's a party. Get back to your Berkeley days. Maybe you can smoke the tree.
      Sandy: Smoke the tree. Funny.

    • Jimmy: Marissa and I were just trying to work out an appropriate punishment.
      Julie: Oh really? Well way to rule with an iron fist, Stalin.

    • Seth: How was the mall?
      Ryan: Eh, weird.
      Seth: Yes. You've really painted a picture for me. I feel like I was there.

    • Ryan (to Seth): You're really starting to scare me.
      Seth: I'm okay with that

    • Seth: C'mon, man. Lighten up! (Ryan doesn't lighten up.) Stay dark. Dark works for you.

    • Ryan: What are you wrapping?
      Seth: Two Seth Cohen Starter Packs. We've got Death Cab, we've got Brighteyes... and we've got The Goonies. It's not just for kids, Ryan.

    • Seth: Hey, yeh, I don't judge okay, I only mock.
      Kirsten: That you get from your father.
      (Feeling his eyebrows)
      Seth: Oh my god! There coming in?

    • Ryan: You better hope for a Chrismukkah miracle.
      Seth: I got Jesus and Moses by my side, man.

    • Seth: Dip a toe in the Chrismukkah pool, buddy. There's room for all of us!

    • Seth: You can't ruin Chrismukkah. It's got twice the resistance of any normal holiday.

    • Sandy (talking to Ryan): You're here with us now. You don't have to be the parent anymore.

    • Kirsten: We didn't really know how to raise Seth.
      Seth: Yeah. So I raised myself. And in doing so, I created the greatest superholiday known to mankind. Drawing on the best that Christianity and Judaism have to offer.
      Ryan: And you call it Chrismukkah?
      Seth: (gasps) Just hearing you say it makes me feel all festive. Allow me to elaborate. You see, for my father here, a poor struggling Jew growing up in the Bronx, well, Christmas, it meant Chinese food and a movie. And for my mom over here, Waspy McWasp, well it meant a tree, it meant stockings and all the trimmings. Isn't that right?
      Sandy: We're very proud.
      Kirsten: I'm not a Wasp!
      Seth: Sure, you're not.

  • Notes

    • Music:
      "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by The Ventures
      "Maybe This Christmas" by Ron Sexsmith
      "(You Come In) Burned" by The Dandy Warhols
      "Hannukah Lights" by Firstcom
      "Winter Wonderland" by Peggy Lee
      "Silent Night" by Firstcom
      "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt
      "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" by Firstcom
      "Blue Christmas" by Bright Eyes

  • Allusions

    • Seth: Oy Humbug.
      The expression 'ba humbug' comes from the classic "A Christmas Story". Seth adds oy to bring a Jewish feel to the expression.

    • Kirsten: I'm not a Wasp!
      Wasp: an upper- or middle-class North American white Protestant, regarded as a member of the most powerful social group.

    • Oliver: Kurt Cobain, yeah, he wanted to hurt himself.
      Kurt Cobain was the lead singer and guitarist of the band, Nirvana. Due to his struggle with manic depression, which started when he was a teenager, he committed suicide on April 5, 1994.

    • Seth: You can never have too many copies of The Goonies.
      The Goonies is an adventure film about two brothers who learn that greedy developers are forcing their family to move, which makes them and their friends decide to have one last adventure together. With the help of a treasure map they found, the group, known as the Goonies, go in search of buried gold hoping that if they find it, the brothers will succeed in keeping their home.

    • Julie: Well, way to rule with the iron fist, Stalin, but it's not up to her.
      Joseph Stalin was a revolutionary and a political leader in the Soviet Union. Under him, the Soviet Union was transformed from a peasant society to a major world industrial power by the end of the 1930s.

    • "Trask"
      Oliver Trask's name likely comes from the classic X-Men villain, Bolivar Trask, just one of the many comic references spinkled throughout the series and an indication of the direction Oliver's character would take.

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