The O.C. (2003–2007)
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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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Seth makes a reference to writing a Chrismukkah song to the tune of a song by Death Cab For Cutie, entitled "A Lack Of Color". Not only is this one of Adam Brody's favorite bands, but the song has been featured in the show before in "The Goodbye Girl". See more »


Julie Cooper-Nichol: [In bed] It's been so long since we've done this.
Jimmy Cooper: It's like riding a bike ... Well, an incredibly toned and, you know, evenly tanned and limber bike, you know, with a really sharp mind and an incredible sense of ... interior design.
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It's Chrismukkah again!
15 March 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

It's Chrismukkah once again in The O.C. and this year, Seth wants to take it global. As Caleb is faced with the looming prospect of going to prison, Sandy convinces him to come forward and reveal the truth about his involvement with Renee. Julie and Jimmy spend some quality time together. Caleb's confession shocks the Cohen and Nichol family to the core, and nothing will be the same again.

In this episode, I really hated Seth's sweater with rein-deers. He was looking like a total looser&geek... plus like he had the hotness of a seven year old...

Julie and Jimmy are getting along better then they did when they were married.

Both Ryand and Seth don't have the heart to uninvite Lindsay and Summer, because they were feeling so good about the Chrismukkah dinner with the Cohens.

But all's well when it ends well so stay tuned!

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