30 Rock: Season 4, Episode 8

Secret Santa (10 Dec. 2009)

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Jack hooks up with an old crush who found him on a social networking site, the writers invent a religion to get out of playing Secret Santa with Kenneth, while Pete vows revenge on Jenna for not pitching in on a Christmas present.


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Jack's interest in a new social networking site unexpectedly reconnects him with a high school crush. Kenneth tries to organize a Secret Santa Fun Swap, but not without resistance from some of the staff members. Meanwhile, Liz battles the task of buying a gift that's good enough for Jack, and Jenna is horrified at the prospect of sharing her annual Christmas solo. Written by NBC Publicity

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10 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oscar Nominee Julianne Moore plays Nancy Donovan, a suburban mother, who went to high school with Alec Baldwin. She's got a thick Boston accident in this episode who reunites with him on a face book kind of site. Who doesn't love watching them at Rockefeller Center where there is the Christmas tree and ice rink. Anyway, Julianne Moore should nail an Emmy nomination for this appearance. While Jane Krakowski's Jenna is upset because she can't sing front-stage and the beloved studio page feels betrayed by the writers' who create a religion to throw him off so they don't do secret Santa. Of course, Liz is trying to find the perfect gift for her boss, Jack.

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