It's the Christmas season 2006, and as usual, Lily, who loves the festive nature of the holidays, is the chief decorator, which everyone else in turn loves and appreciates. On Christmas Eve, Lily finds the old answering machine that was unplugged during the summer while she was gone. It was unplugged because Marshall, still despondent over his and Lily's break-up, would listen to Lily's old messages. Ted and Lily decide they can once again plug it in. However, one of the old messages that Lily hears on the machine is from Ted to Marshall, in which Ted calls Lily a bad name (using the word "grinch" as a euphemism when the story is later told). Ted is sorry, but he refuses to apologize to Lily, since in his mind, she really was a grinch for what she put Marshall through. Although Ted later tries to make it up to her, Lily already has taken her revenge on Ted. Again for Marshall's sake, Ted has to try to make up with Lily before Marshall comes home, he who is secretly running his own ... Written by
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Title derives from Dr. Seuss
' book "How the Grinch stole Christmas". See more
When Ted goes to visit his religious cousin in How Lily Stole Christmas, the little boy who plays the role of one of his cousin's kids is the same kid in The Stinsons episode, who also plays the role of Barney's son. See more
[During his break-up with Lily
Yeah. No, you're right. Lily would laugh at anything.
She'd give it up for a bad pun. I'm telling you, she's a laugh slut.
Remember that time we heard her laughing and we thought she was watching Weekend At Bernie's, but it turned out she was watching Weekend At Bernie's *2*?
And her art? "I'm Lily, I'm an artist." She doesn't even own a beret.
References Weekend at Bernie's
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