IT'S CHRISMUKKAH IN NEWPORT BEACH ON 'THE O.C.' AIRING
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, ON FOX
Seth has combined both Hannukah and Christmas into his own, perfect holiday called
Chrismukkah. It looks like this holiday season is going to be another smashing success until Summer and Anna force him to
choose between them.
Ryan is weary of the holidays knowing that every other Christmas
has involved family fights and watching his mom hit the bottle. He won't have to watch his mom drink this holiday season,
but Marissa is having problems coping with her family situation and turns to alcohol to drink the holiday away.
Kirsten, fed up with her father's antics, takes her first vacation
in years while Sandy continues the battle against Caleb's company in the fight to save the Heights. It's Chrismukkah in Newport
Beach when "The Best Chrismukkah Ever" episode airs on THE O.C. Wednesday, Dec. 3
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The Best Chrismukkah Ever December 3, 2003 Happy holidays Seth is initiating Ryan into the joys of Chrismukkah, a hybrid holiday that combines the best of Christmas and Hanukkah.
Ryan is unconvinced, but Seth is sure he'll come around.
Meet the Grinches Ryan really doesn't like the holidays
- they tended to involve drunken tantrums and beatings in his house. Sandy announces that Chrismukkah is ruined anyway, since
Caleb refused the latest settlement offer. Over at Jimmy's apartment, Marissa suggests they just skip Christmas, since holidays
just make people depressed. Jimmy jumps on the D word and brings up therapy, but Marissa claims everything is great.
in the middle Ryan warns Seth that the Anna-Summer-Seth triangle will end in disaster, but Seth is confident that the
spirit of Chrismukkah will prevail. He's almost derailed when Anna and Summer both ask him about the Party of the Week, but
he squirms out of it by suggesting they all just meet there.
Vacation time Kirsten confronts Caleb about
the settlement. Caleb refuses to budge. Kirsten gets pissed enough to take a Christmas vacation. Her version of vacation,
however, involves taking all the accounts home. She finds reference to a suspicious survey in the accounts, and finds out
Caleb is up to no good. Shocking! She shows the paperwork to Sandy, who says the deal he negotiated with Caleb is now void.
hits the fancy-schmacy mall to look for Chrismukkah presents, but everything is out of his price range. Marissa admits that
she's no longer rich enough to shop there either, but waxes poetic about how perfect everything is there. A security guard
stops them and demands that Marissa empty her purse. Seems she helped herself to some of the merchandise. Julie is furious
that Marissa would do this on the day of the party, and insists that she goes into therapy. Marissa says she can handle it
on her own. No such luck.
Surprise! Seth presents Ryan with his own, personalized Chrismukkah stocking. Ryan
is pleased but unsure. Seth is equally pleased when Anna appears at the door with mistletoe followed by Summer, with more
mistletoe. Doh! They all ride to the party together in steely silence. At Jimmy's apartment, Marissa is furious that Ryan
thinks therapy may not be a bad idea. She steals a bottle of vodka for the road.
A party they'll never forget After
a fight with Julie, Marissa stalks off to the bathroom to indulge in some of her smuggled alcohol. Sandy corners Caleb and
confronts him with the document Kirsten found - a geological survey that proves the heights are impossible to build on. Sandy
announces he'll buy back the heights for $1. Caleb caves and announces he's giving the heights to the nature conservancy.
Anna gives Seth her gift - a hand-drawn comic book entitled "The Adventures of Seth Cohen and Captain Oats." Summer pulls
him aside to give him her own comic-inspired present - she strips down to a Wonder Woman costume. Anna walks in on them, and
the girls realize that this is a battle that neither of them can win. Seth has to choose.
Blue Christmas Ryan
confronts Marissa about her about her drinking - "It's like my mom all over again." Marissa tries to drive away, but smashes
into the car behind her. Ryan drives her home, but gets furious when Marissa pulls the vodka out and loses the cap. They get
pulled over for the broken tail light, but the cop gets called away before he finds the bottle. Ryan freaks, throwing the
bottle away and slamming the door in frustration. "I left this behind," he tells her. "I am not doing this again."
miracle? Seth thinks the fact that Ryan didn't get busted is a Chrismukkah miracle. He's confident that a similar miracle
will occur when he talks to Anna and Summer. But when he tells both of them that he adores them but just wants to be friends,
both girls announce "I don't want to be your friend." Sorry, Seth.
Aftermath Caleb blows up at Kirsten for
exposing him: "It was dishonest, calculating and ruthless. We just might make a real estate mogul out of you yet." Sandy persuades
Ryan to let Marissa go through therapy alone: "You're hear with us now - you don't have to be the parent anymore." Ryan hangs
his stocking up with the rest of them. Marissa finally goes to therapy, where she meets a similarly screwed up rich guy.