The Christmas season is in full swing, but that only compounds the problems for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Feeling the company still financially insolvent, Lane will only allow a meager office Christmas party, with no spouses or partners. Roger makes a unilateral decision to change that directive from Lane to keep their one major client, Lee Garner Jr. of Lucky Strike, happy. Roger wants the company to appear cheerful and busy to those in the outside world that matter. The company's fortune may change for the better when ex-Sterling Cooper fired employee Freddy Rumsen, now clean and sober for sixteen months, walks through their doors, he who brings with him a lucrative contract with Pond's cold cream. One of his two major stipulations is that he comes with the contract. Peggy, who has been Freddy's biggest supporter in the past, may regret what she wished for as she and Freddy butt heads over the concept for Pond's. Also to assist in improving the company's fortunes, Bertram ... Written by
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After Roger gets off the phone with Lee Garner Jr., having discussed the Christmas party, the camera reveals a quick shot of his office bar, which includes Stolichnaya vodka. The episode is set in December 1964, but Stoli wasn't exported from the then-Soviet Union until its 1972 deal with Pepsi. See more
There's been a small adjustment to the scale of our Christmas party.
Lower or higher?
Lee Garner Jr. will be joining us. I trust you'll make the appropriate improvements.
Well, I don't. We need to change its rating from convalescent home to Roman orgy.
References The Wizard of Oz
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
Written by Tommie Connor
Performed by Teresa Brewer See more