The Office: Season 3, Episode 2

Christmas Special: Part 2 (27 Dec. 2003)

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Tim's world is rocked when Dawn turns up at the office to say hello. Despite a stern warning from Gareth and wise words from Keith in Accounts, Tim can't help but get his hopes up again. ... See full summary »

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Tim's world is rocked when Dawn turns up at the office to say hello. Despite a stern warning from Gareth and wise words from Keith in Accounts, Tim can't help but get his hopes up again. Meanwhile, David Brent has been using the services of a dating agency and, in between making celebrity appearances in nightclubs, he meets up for drinks with a rather disappointing selection of single women. The office Christmas party kicks off like any other but there are a few surprises in store... Written by Anonymous

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The voice of the BBC interviewer, heard at the end of the episode, is that of Ashley Jensen, Ricky Gervais' co-star in Extras (2005). See more »


During the Christmas Party when David is talking to Carol about being "stitched-up", he makes reference to Series 1 Episode 4, "Training" and his impromptu guitar performance. He says he did a cover of Bob Marley's 'No Woman No Cry', and Oliver, "the office black guy" loved it, but the BBC cut it from the programme... Oliver wasn't in Series 1, he moved from Swindon in Series 2. See more »


Gareth Keenan: [Dawn has just returned to the party after opening her gift from Tim, a set of oil paints. She realizes that she and Tim belong together, walks up to him, and kisses him] Careful, she's got a fiancé.
Dawn Tinsley: [turns to Gareth] I haven't. Not anymore.
[Tim and Dawn kiss again]
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Featured in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) See more »


Merry Christmas Everyone
Written by Bob Heatlie
Performed by Shakin' Stevens
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This is definitely the best!!!
23 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The best end of any show I have ever seen. I almost cried. I won't give away any spoilers, but it does not disappoint in the slightest.

The acting, directing... all carry on beautifully from the show into the finale, which is supposed to be the reuniting of all of the characters from The Office a few years after their split. Dawn and her husband come back from America, David comes back from his colleague-imposed exile, and everything is--more or less--the same, with just as many difficulties as in the old days. Amazing, and nothing more to say of this. Dawn has annoyed tension with her husband, Tim and Dawn are both quite on edge around each other, Dave has tried to make it as a celebrity who does nothing, but has come out on the rough edge of things, and Gareth... is still the same old Gareth that we all love! I would definitely recommend a watch for anybody at all who was unsettled with the way the show actually ended. This is most definitely worth it!

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