30 Rock: Season 3, Episode 6

Christmas Special (11 Dec. 2008)

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Liz has to spend Christmas without her family for the first time in her life. As compensation she participates in a 'Letters to Santa' charity program and buys presents for poor children. ... See full summary »



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Liz has to spend Christmas without her family for the first time in her life. As compensation she participates in a 'Letters to Santa' charity program and buys presents for poor children. Jack accidentally hits his mother with his car just before leaving to Rio. Now stuck with her in New York, he decides to force the cast of TGS into putting on a live Christmas Eve special so at least he won't have to go home. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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When Jack hits Colleen with his car, the shot of her legs sticking out from behind his car clearly mirror the shot of the legs of the Wicked Witch of the West after Dorothy's house lands on her. See more »


When Liz Lemon visits the neighborhood for the second time and offers tickets for the Live Christmas, in one shot her lips and audio are not synchronized. See more »


Colleen Donaghy: Exhibit A: You're cell phone bill. You made a call to 911 at 8:16 AM. Exhibit B: The watch that my son gave me for Christmas. Not the one I wanted by the way. You had just set it before it broke of course when you car rammed into me down in Florida. And it stopped at 8:08. Exhibit C: 16-8=8! Numbers, unlike children, don't lie. What kind of son...
Jack: What kind of mother tells her son that John Kennedy died because he talked in church? Or tells her son when he was voted captain of the diving team, ...
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Tormé
Performed by Jane Krakowski, Alec Baldwin and Elaine Stritch
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A Good Holiday Episode!
19 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the sixth episode of the third season of 30 Rock and while it doesn't reach the height of previous episodes, it manages to be a fun watch. Plus I love holiday-themed episodes, so naturally I would like this. However, the jokes are not as strong but the plot itself is in good shape. Also, we get ourselves another guest appearance by Elaine Stritch.

In this episode, "Christmas Special," Jack accidentally runs over his mom in Florida, so now she is spending the holidays with Jack who forces his crew to put on a Christmas Special because he does not want to be home. Maenwhile, Liz is not celebrating Christmas with her family for the first time ever. So she decides to do a "Gifts from Santa" charity which she eventually thinks may be fraud.

Overall, this is a good episode. The jokes seem weak at times and even mean-spirited, but I enjoyed the overall tone. I had some good laughs, but not as much as usual. I had a good time though. I rate this episode 8/10.

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