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The O.C.: The Best Chrismukkah Ever

Seth, staying true to his unique self, created his own holiday by combining Hanukkah and Christmas into Chrismukkah. And this Chrismukkah will be one to remember as Anna and Summer force Seth to choose between them. Ryan is reluctant to celebrate due family problems during past holidays, but ends up helping Marissa, who as turned to alcohol, cope with her own family issues. Meanwhile, Kirsten tries to take her first vacation in years while Sandy continues to work on the case against Caleb's company.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 176512
Airdate: Wednesday December 03rd, 2003

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Pro7) Apr 06, 2005

  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alan DaleAlan Dale
As Caleb Nichol
Mark Daniel CadeMark Daniel Cade
As Guard
Melinda ClarkeMelinda Clarke
As Julie Cooper
Rachel BilsonRachel Bilson
As Summer Roberts
Samaire ArmstrongSamaire Armstrong
As Anna Stern
Taylor HandleyTaylor Handley
As Oliver Trask
Todd SherryTodd Sherry
As Waiter
Main Cast
Peter Gallagher
As Sanford "Sandy" Cohen
Kelly Rowan
As Kirsten Cohen
Benjamin McKenzie
As Ryan Atwood
Mischa Barton
As Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody
As Seth Cohen
Tate Donovan
As James "Jimmy" Cooper
Episode Notes
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.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bright EyesBlue Christmas 
The Dandy Warhols(You Come In) Burned 
Eartha KittSanta Baby 
FirstcomHannukah Lights 
FirstcomSilent Night 
FirstcomWe Wish You a Merry Christmas 
Peggy LeeWinter Wonderland 
Ron SexsmithMaybe This Christmas 
The VenturesSanta Claus is Coming to Town 

Episode Quotes
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.

Episode Goofs
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.

Cultural References
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'.

Warning: The O.C. season 1 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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