After spending the holidays apart, the gang gets together to hear about Sheldon's and Amy's trip to his mother's, Leonard's and Penny's Christmas tree adventure, and Howard's and Bernadette's first days as parents.



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It's early January, 2017, and Leonard and Penny are hosting a regular dinner for their friends, the first time they've gotten together since the holidays. Each group has a story to tell which marred their holidays. Sheldon and Amy went to Texas to spend the holidays with Mary. Their issue revolves around the fact that, on Amy's initiative, they told fundamentalist Christian Mary about their cohabitation outside of wedlock. It is not only Mary's reaction to the news that has Sheldon irked, but also a secret that Amy divulges about that news. Leonard and Penny's story revolves around the day they ended up purchasing their Christmas tree, issues around which placed a pall on everything else that happened that day. And in the collective Wolowitz-Rostenkowski-Bloom household with Koothrappali thrown into the mix, they are still getting used to having baby Halley in their lives and the lack of sleep that she causes, especially in trying to get her to stop crying. It's not only the crying ... Written by Huggo

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5 January 2017 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Penny and Leonard finally get the tree into the apartment, they hear a creature lurking in it. The same thing happens in Christmas Vacation (1989), which also stars Johnny Galecki. See more »


When Leonard and Penny were in the car, they talked about Leonard using the axe to cut down the tree. When they were dragging it up the stairs the end is saw or chainsaw cut. See more »


Sheldon Cooper: [about his mother's worry he'd never find a mate] She's worried about me! And yet I have a brother and sister whose combined IQ couldn't generate enough wattage to power a potato clock! Even if I spotted them the potato!
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History of Everything (Instrumental version)
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credits]
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Stuart is a part of the group now?
6 January 2017 | by (India) – See all my reviews

If Raj being annoying wasn't sufficient, it seems like they have brought on Stuart too. Raj's scenes have become more and more skip-worthy every passing season and now with addition of Stuart to the group , given the amount of screen-timing he's getting, it looks like we'd be skipping half the episode.

The only good scene in the whole episode was the one at Sheldon's home in Texas.

The writers have completely run out of story and comedy. The show had always been sort of a nerdy rip off of FRIENDS but now with that scope going out of the hands too. It's important that they end this show soon.

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