Phoebe brings in her late mother's Christmas memorial candy dish, shaped like a skull. Ben stays with Ross for the holidays who intends to teach his son about their Jewish heritage. He feels Ben is only exposed to Christmas traditions. Ross certainly makes his mark on Ben but the idea of a year without Santa sounds like a serious punishment. Chandler presumes that Rachel wants to stay living happily with Joey but Monica wants her to go back to Pheobes so gives Joey drums to drive Rachel out. That doesn't work so they try a tarantula which scares Joey but not Rachel who had one as a kid. Chandler's wait for a restaurant table means he might miss a theater performance; tipping the host doesn't work either as he can't find the paper money. Ross, wants to surprise Ben but can't rent any Christmas suit this late, so he invents Santa's Tex-Mex friend: the Holiday Armadillo. The Armadillo explains about Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights but Chandler appears as Santa to help out Ross. Ross ... Written by
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It is revealed throughout the show that both Ross and Monica are Jewish. However, Jewish ethnicity is only passed down by the mother, implying that their mother Judy is Jewish. 'Geller' is presumably their dad's real surname, although being typically Jewish itself. Either both parents had to be Jewish or this is a minor flaw. See more
Sorry, Ben, but Santa has to go now.
Why? I want him to stay.
Because... if Santa and the Holiday Armadillo stay in the same room for too long... the universe will... implode...
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Written by Chuck Río
Performed by Jennifer Aniston
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