Later, Reverend Gary plays a song on his acoustic guitar. Tracy has had enough: "This has got to stop now." The crowd starts to revolt. To calm and focus them, Kenneth plays a videotape made by Rev. Garry of his trip to Guatemala last year. In it, the Reverend hands out bricks to the local starving children who can't be more grateful. Then he shows them the wastebasket full of Christmas presents tossed out by the Ludachristmas revelers. Music in the background builds. They grow inspired: Frank wants to donate money to the kids; Cerie suggests foregoing gifts altogether; Josh wants to volunteer at a soup kitchen; Tracy wants to chop down the tree in front of Rockefeller Center. Yes! They all scream in agreement. It's the second great idea Tracy has had this episode, alongside cutting off his foot in order to drink. The group runs out of the room and heads for the tree as Kenneth humbly objects. Tracy smashes a fire alarm and grabs an axe along the way.
Down at the base of the Rockefeller tree, beautifully green-screened by television special effects people, Tracy gives his Christmas speech that ends with the words, "in order to stay sane, you have to go crazy." His ankle bracelet starts beeping. He's been drinking out of a flask shaped as the letters TJ adorned around his neck. Somewhere in Denver, the ankle bracelet security headquarters misses Tracy's alcohol violation, too busy with their own DMXmas.
In the other plot line, it's Christmas in Jack's office as Lemon pops in to wish him a merry one before leaving for the break. He offers a gift: the company's new handheld photo scanner/paper shredder. Lemon questions the design. "Won't people just end up shredding their photos?" Jack reassures her by pointing out the switch that flips from PS: photo scan to PS: photo shred. "So you see...oh."
Digressing, Lemon has big plans for the holidays. Her parents and brother are coming to visit. Jack expresses sympathy but Lemon is truly excited. Unlike Jack's Irish obstacle course of a family, Lemon's parents almost never fight. Jack, on the other hand, is counting his blessings; Mother Donaghy won't be making it up for Christmas on account of the Floridian hurricane she now lives dangerously in the eye of. Instead he plans on riding that tropical heavy pressure system all the way up to Vermont and visit his new girlfriend C.C. (hooray continuity!). Just then, Jonathan rushes in -- he's always rushing in -- carrying bags and a warning: "Jack, your mother is here. She got Jet Blue to take an Amtrak ticket." In walks Mother Donaghy singing Jingle Bells followed by that other timeless tune, Freudian mothering. She can't believe her son is still stuck in the same office and wonders what happened to his much talked about promotion. She turns her back to him and waits for him to take her coat. How sweet the comfort of a mother's love...