FANDOM


m
Line 13: Line 13:
 
'''"Dwight Christmas"''' is the ninth episode of the ninth season of the American television comedy series "The Office" and the 185th overall. It was written by Robert Padnick and directed by Charles McDougal. It aired on December 6, 2012. It was viewed by 4.16 million people.
 
'''"Dwight Christmas"''' is the ninth episode of the ninth season of the American television comedy series "The Office" and the 185th overall. It was written by Robert Padnick and directed by Charles McDougal. It aired on December 6, 2012. It was viewed by 4.16 million people.
   
When the party planning committee drops the ball on the annual Christmas party, Dwight gets everyone to celebrate with a traditional Schrute German Christmas. Darryl fears Jim has forgotten his promise to take him along to the new job in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Pete teaches Erin about his favorite movie Die Hard.
+
When the party planning committee drops the ball on the annual Christmas party, Dwight gets everyone to celebrate with a traditional Schrute German Christmas. Darryl fears Jim has forgotten his promise to take him along to the new job in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Pete teaches Erin about his favorite movie ''Die Hard''.
  +
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
 
The party planning committee drops the ball on the annual Christmas party, and on the behest of [[Jim Halpert|Jim]], [[Dwight Schrute|Dwight]] gets everyone to celebrate with a traditional Schrute Dutch Christmas. He dresses up as the traditional winter Christmas gift-bringer figure Belsnickel, cooks Dutch food, and plays a game called "Impish or Admirable". Jim, however, has to leave the party early to arrive in Philadelphia for his sports marketing job; this causes Dwight to be visibly saddened. Dwight ends the festivities, and a "normal" Christmas party is started. Although [[Pam Halpert|Pam]] tries to cheer him up, only Jim's sudden return makes him feel better. During the party, [[Darryl Philbin|Darryl]] fears that Jim has forgotten to include him in the new job in Philadelphia. As such, he gets extremely drunk. When he goes to confront Jim, Jim—unknowing that Darryl was upset—excitedly tells him that he has arranged an interview for him. Darryl, appeased, turns around but passes out and crashes down on the catering table.
 
The party planning committee drops the ball on the annual Christmas party, and on the behest of [[Jim Halpert|Jim]], [[Dwight Schrute|Dwight]] gets everyone to celebrate with a traditional Schrute Dutch Christmas. He dresses up as the traditional winter Christmas gift-bringer figure Belsnickel, cooks Dutch food, and plays a game called "Impish or Admirable". Jim, however, has to leave the party early to arrive in Philadelphia for his sports marketing job; this causes Dwight to be visibly saddened. Dwight ends the festivities, and a "normal" Christmas party is started. Although [[Pam Halpert|Pam]] tries to cheer him up, only Jim's sudden return makes him feel better. During the party, [[Darryl Philbin|Darryl]] fears that Jim has forgotten to include him in the new job in Philadelphia. As such, he gets extremely drunk. When he goes to confront Jim, Jim—unknowing that Darryl was upset—excitedly tells him that he has arranged an interview for him. Darryl, appeased, turns around but passes out and crashes down on the catering table.
Line 20: Line 20:
   
 
==Cultural references==
 
==Cultural references==
*Dwight, who dresses up as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belsnickel Belsnickel], has one of the warehouse workers, Nate, dress up as Belsnickel's assistant, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet Zwarte Piet], before the office vetoes the idea, feeling that it is racist.
+
*Dwight, who dresses up as [[wikipedia:Belsnickel|Belsnickel]], has one of the warehouse workers, Nate, dress up as Belsnickel's assistant, [[wikipedia:Zwarte Piet|Zwarte Piet]], before the office vetoes the idea, feeling that it is racist.
*Dwight presents the camera with a picture of his brother and him celebrating Christmas, and a version of the same photo decorating in the style of the 1999 science fiction film'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Matrix The Matrix]''.
+
*Dwight presents the camera with a picture of his brother and him celebrating Christmas, and a version of the same photo decorating in the style of the 1999 science fiction film ''[[wikipedia:The Matrix|The Matrix]]''.
*Jim intentionally mispronounces one of the German character's names, calling him "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hufflepuff#Hufflepuff Hufflepuff]", one of the four houses of the magical school [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogwarts Hogwarts] from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Potter Harry Potter] book series.
+
*Jim intentionally mispronounces one of the German character's names, calling him "[[wikipedia:Hufflepuff|Hufflepuff]]", one of the four houses of the magical school [[wikipedia:Hogwarts|Hogwarts]] from the [[wikipedia:Harry Potter|Harry Potter]] book series.
*Creed mentions that, for this years party, he wants a "Tapas Swiss Miss"-themed party, which is a combination of Spanish [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapas tapas] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Miss Swiss Miss]hot cocoa.
+
*Creed mentions that, for this years party, he wants a "Tapas Swiss Miss"-themed party, which is a combination of Spanish [[wikipedia:Tapas|tapas]] and [[wikipedia:Swiss Miss|Swiss Miss]] hot cocoa.
*Erin confuses the main character [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McClane John McClane] from the movie ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Hard Die Hard]'' for former US presidential nominee [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCain John McCain].
+
*Erin confuses the main character [[wikipedia:John McClane|John McClane]] from the movie ''[[wikipedia:Die Hard|Die Hard]]'' for former US presidential nominee [[wikipedia:John McCain|John McCain]].
*Andy, via email, tells Erin that he saw the 2012 movie ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_of_Pi_%28film%29 Life of Pi]'', an adaptation of the book of the same name. He also notes that he wants to see the first part of Peter Jackson's 2012 film ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hobbit:_An_Unexpected_Journey The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.]''
+
*Andy, via email, tells Erin that he saw the 2012 movie ''[[wikipedia:Life of Pi (film)|Life of Pi]]'', an adaptation of the book of the same name. He also notes that he wants to see the first part of Peter Jackson's 2012 film ''[[wikipedia:The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]]''.
*Phyllis compares the party planning situation with the classic Christmas movie "''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_A_Wonderful_Life It's A Wonderful Life]''".
+
*Phyllis compares the party planning situation with the classic Christmas movie "''[[wikipedia:It's A Wonderful Life|It's A Wonderful Life]]''".
*A drunken Darryl starts seeing the resemblance between Meredith and actress [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Stone Emma Stone], who's known for her red hair.
+
*A drunken Darryl starts seeing the resemblance between Meredith and actress [[wikipedia:Emma Stone|Emma Stone]], who's known for her red hair.
   
 
==Connections to previous episodes==
 
==Connections to previous episodes==
Line 57: Line 57:
 
*[[Paul Lieberstein]] as [[Toby Flenderson]]
 
*[[Paul Lieberstein]] as [[Toby Flenderson]]
 
*[[Kate Flannery]] as [[Meredith Palmer]]
 
*[[Kate Flannery]] as [[Meredith Palmer]]
  +
 
===Guest Cast===
 
===Guest Cast===
 
*[[Robert R. Shafer]] as [[Bob Vance]]
 
*[[Robert R. Shafer]] as [[Bob Vance]]
 
*[[Mark Proksch]] as [[Nate]]
 
*[[Mark Proksch]] as [[Nate]]
  +
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery type="slideshow" widths="350" position="center">
 
<gallery type="slideshow" widths="350" position="center">

Revision as of 04:29, November 7, 2017

"Dwight Christmas" is the ninth episode of the ninth season of the American television comedy series "The Office" and the 185th overall. It was written by Robert Padnick and directed by Charles McDougal. It aired on December 6, 2012. It was viewed by 4.16 million people.

When the party planning committee drops the ball on the annual Christmas party, Dwight gets everyone to celebrate with a traditional Schrute German Christmas. Darryl fears Jim has forgotten his promise to take him along to the new job in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Pete teaches Erin about his favorite movie Die Hard.

Synopsis

The party planning committee drops the ball on the annual Christmas party, and on the behest of Jim, Dwight gets everyone to celebrate with a traditional Schrute Dutch Christmas. He dresses up as the traditional winter Christmas gift-bringer figure Belsnickel, cooks Dutch food, and plays a game called "Impish or Admirable". Jim, however, has to leave the party early to arrive in Philadelphia for his sports marketing job; this causes Dwight to be visibly saddened. Dwight ends the festivities, and a "normal" Christmas party is started. Although Pam tries to cheer him up, only Jim's sudden return makes him feel better. During the party, Darryl fears that Jim has forgotten to include him in the new job in Philadelphia. As such, he gets extremely drunk. When he goes to confront Jim, Jim—unknowing that Darryl was upset—excitedly tells him that he has arranged an interview for him. Darryl, appeased, turns around but passes out and crashes down on the catering table.

Meanwhile, Pete teaches Erin about his favorite movie, Die Hard; Pete displays serious devotion to the film by quoting a big majority of it, much to Erin's delight. Andy, who is still away in the Caribbean after sailing his family's boat, emails Erin and says that he thinks he is going to stay for a few weeks. Hurt, Erin decides to watch Die Hard with Pete rather than just hear him quote it. While watching the movie, Erin begins to cry and Pete tries to comfort her by placing his arm around her. Although Erin notes that she is still dating Andy, she tells Pete that he can continue putting his arm around her. In the meantime, Toby tells Nellie about the Scranton Strangler case he was on. After boring her for what is implied to be several hours, she hushes him, before gently kissing him. Toby then whips off his glasses and kisses her back.

Cultural references

  • Dwight, who dresses up as Belsnickel, has one of the warehouse workers, Nate, dress up as Belsnickel's assistant, Zwarte Piet, before the office vetoes the idea, feeling that it is racist.
  • Dwight presents the camera with a picture of his brother and him celebrating Christmas, and a version of the same photo decorating in the style of the 1999 science fiction film The Matrix.
  • Jim intentionally mispronounces one of the German character's names, calling him "Hufflepuff", one of the four houses of the magical school Hogwarts from the Harry Potter book series.
  • Creed mentions that, for this years party, he wants a "Tapas Swiss Miss"-themed party, which is a combination of Spanish tapas and Swiss Miss hot cocoa.
  • Erin confuses the main character John McClane from the movie Die Hard for former US presidential nominee John McCain.
  • Andy, via email, tells Erin that he saw the 2012 movie Life of Pi, an adaptation of the book of the same name. He also notes that he wants to see the first part of Peter Jackson's 2012 film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
  • Phyllis compares the party planning situation with the classic Christmas movie "It's A Wonderful Life".
  • A drunken Darryl starts seeing the resemblance between Meredith and actress Emma Stone, who's known for her red hair.

Connections to previous episodes

Amusing details/Trivia

  • This is the second episode to not feature Andy or Clark. Andy, portrayed by Ed Helms, left the show temporarily in the season's sixth episode, The Boat, in order to film The Hangover Part III, whereas Clark, portrayed by Clark Duke, left for a few episodes to film Kick-Ass 2.
  • The Toby Flenderson "Get Glue" sticker was released alongside the episode.
  • This is the only episode in the series to not include an Opening Sequence.

Cast

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

Guest Cast

Gallery

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.