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The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't 

Friends, festivities, eight days of gifts, another day with a whole lot of gifts. Seth's formula for the perfect Chrismukkah may come undone when Caleb's confession rocks the Cohen world.



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Seth plans yet another Chrismukkah. This time, Ryan has drama with the ladies. If Marissa comes by, then his new interest Lindsay can't come. If Lindsay comes by Marisa can't. Well, Ryan invites Lindsay, but Seth invites Summer and Marissa. At the same time, Julie is having an affair with Jimmy and Caleb and Renee still haven't revealed the secret. In the third act, it all comes to a head when all the pieces come together with everyone in the kitchen of the Cohen house. Kirsten is devastated to learn Lindsay is her sister, Julie is angry, Seth's holiday is ruined and Lindsay wants nothing to do with Ryan or any of his family. Ryan talks with Kirsten, while Seth talks to newly-known Aunt. The new family member is introduced in a loving, caring way by Sandy and Kirsten. Written by Kris Hopson <>

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16 December 2004 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Seth uses the phrase "You're a Cohen. Welcome to a world of insecurity and paralyzing self-doubt" to welcome Lindsay to the family. He uses the same phrase to welcome Ryan to the family in the first season (1x04) episode "The Debut". See more »


Lindsay Gardner: When I was little, all my friends were waiting for something from Santa, and I was just hoping for something ... anything, from my dad.
Ryan Atwood: Still waiting?
Lindsay Gardner: Not anymore. Every kid grows up and stops believing in Santa. I stopped believing in my dad.
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »


Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus
Performed by Guster
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The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't (#2.6)
10 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It is Chrismukkah time and it gets even crazier than last year. Seth invites Marissa and Summer over and Ryan invites Lindsay. Then they find out who Lindsay's dad is but it doesn't work to uninvite anymore and the whole confession happens in the middle of the evening which almost ruins Chrismukkah, but luckily only almost.

A great holiday episode. They made it both dramatic and yet so positive and happy at the end.

I usually don't like neither Lindsay nor Summer but they were pretty great in this episode both making some great contributions to save and improve Chrismukkah.

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