30 Rock (2006–2013)
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Secret Santa 

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.


Beth McCarthy-Miller (as Beth McCarthy Miller)


Tina Fey (created by), Tina Fey

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Fey ... Liz Lemon
Tracy Morgan ... Tracy Jordan
Jane Krakowski ... Jenna Maroney
Jack McBrayer ... Kenneth Parcell
Scott Adsit ... Pete Hornberger
Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy
Katrina Bowden ... Cerie
Keith Powell ... Toofer
John Lutz ... J.D. Lutz
Maulik Pancholy ... Jonathan
Cheyenne Jackson ... Danny Baker
Larry Wilcox ... Larry Wilcox
Julianne Moore ... Nancy Donovan
Teddy Coluca ... Stage Manager


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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Release Date:

10 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


First appearance of Julianne Moore as Jack's high school crush, Nancy Donovan, whom he describes as "the cutest girl at East Sadchester High School, class of 1976." See more »


Cerie's claim that her mother was born in 1976 is highly unlikely to be right. In season one she mentioned that her mother was around 38, making her born in about 1968 and a 1976 birth would only make her around 11 or 12 when Cerie herself was born. See more »


Toofer: Kenneth is doing a Secret Santa fun swap thing!
Frank Rossitano: Urgh, he takes the two worst parts of Christmas, giving and rules and combines them!
Kenneth Parcell: [Flash back] And then the person with the highest number gives the smallest gift to the tallest person and if they want to switch they cannot unless they do then everyone puts their head down except the murderer - oh wait, that's not right.
Frank Rossitano: The whole thing was so confusing I ended up getting my crappy gift back, like I need two copies of "Over 60 Vixens."
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References CHiPs (1977) See more »


O Holy Night
Music by Adolphe Adam
Lyrics by Placide Cappeau
Performed by Cheyenne Jackson
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one of my favourites
16 September 2011 | by antonswanSee all my reviews

This has been one of the most enjoyable 30 Rock eps I've seen. It felt a little bit slower than usual but Julianne Moore was stunning as always and I laughed out loud many times. "Shark Farts" caught me by surprise, and Tina Fey "proving" how creative she is to Jack was ROTFLMAO funny. Tina Fey, who wrote the episode is a genius and proves it. I'm not a X-mas episode fan and mostly give it a miss, even on some my favourite shows, like Community and The Office and even Family Guy, because of the mushy sentiment that is pushed into our throats. This was different and I'm glad to call myself a "Rockie". Danny (Cheyenne Jackson) should also get more screen time - he is funny and obviously talented. Watch it!! Before I get a Rage-Stroke!

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