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The One with the Holiday Armadillo 

Ross wants to introduce Ben to Chanukah. In order to entice Rachel to move back into their refurbished apartment, Pheobe must drive a wedge between Rachel and current roomie Joey.

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Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Ben Geller (as Cole Mitchell Sprouse)
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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 KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance

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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 »

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Ross: Sorry, Ben, but Santa has to go now.
Ben: Why? I want him to stay.
Chandler: Because... if Santa and the Holiday Armadillo stay in the same room for too long... the universe will... implode...
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Features Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

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Tequila
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Written by Chuck Río
Performed by Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc
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The One with the Holiday Armadillo
22 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The story about holiday armadillo is pretty funny. It is interesting how Ross tries to tell Ben about Hanukka and when he finally decides to use the Santa Clause costume he can't find one. So he puts on a costume of a.....Holiday Armadillo. This is do funny, it is almost ridiculous. I also liked Monica's lines here. Also how Joey comes in with a Superman costume later! This must be the craziest Christmas Bene ever had.

Funny is also how Phoebe is worried that Rachel will want to stay living with Joey. All the things that gives Jory as a present were great ideas. And how she was hearing her grandma speak

I wonder why Monica couldn't slip in the money to the waiters if she knows so well how to do it. I guess it is because she has a big mouth and doesn't do much


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