Ratings: 9.3 million viewers
Chris Carmack (Luke) does not appear in this episode.
This episode was rated #42 on the Futon Critic's 50 Best Episodes of 2003 article.
Seth: You can't ruin Chrismukkah. It's got twice the resistance of any normal holiday.
Seth: Dip a toe in the Chrismukkah pool, buddy. There's room for all of us!
Ryan: What are you wrapping?
Seth: Two Seth Cohen Starter Packs. We've got Death Cab, we've got Brighteyes... and we've got The Goonies. It's not just for kids, Ryan.
Seth: How was the mall?
Ryan: Eh, weird.
Seth: Yes. You've really painted a picture for me. I feel like I was there.
Caleb: C'mon Sanford, it's a party. Get back to your Berkeley days. Maybe you can smoke the tree.
Sandy: Smoke the tree. Funny.
Summer: (to herself) Way to go, Wonder Whore.
Ryan: There's drinking, crying, cops. Well then it must be Christmas.
In the family picture, they're wearing the same clothes from the beginning of the episode, but Ryan's stocking is already hung up, which happened at the end.
When Marissa gets to the the waiting room, she puts her jacket over the arm rest of the chair. When she picks up a magazine, her jacket appears next to her on the couch.
At school, Marissa opened her locker right away. Since she has a pad locked locker, that couldn't be possible.
Kirsten: I'm not a WASP!
WASP is an abbreviation for white anglo-saxon Protestant.
Julie: Well, way to rule with the iron fist, Stalin, but it's not up to her.
Joseph Stalin the leader of the Soviet Union in the 1930s, said to have 'ruled with an iron fist'.