Cue Testosterone Guitar. In the School Without Classes the bell rings so that everyone can walk in the hall. Ferret is making my ears bleed by thanking Meghan for the Ani DiFranco Import. "HEEI HI HIIE!" Meghan says it's no big deal. Ferret hands Meghan her gift. It's a photo. Meghan only opens it halfway so that we can see just Meghan and Ferret in the picture. "It's from the wedding," Meghan says, and then opens the other half of the gift so we can see that Meghan's arms are around both Ferret and Clay. "The frame is handmade," Ferret ferrets. Slut Girl Jodie walks up behind them. "Thank you, Amy, it, it, it's beautiful." Ferret sees Clay at his locker. So do Meghan and Slut Girl. There's an awkward moment where Sharon feels that Rayanne might be imposing on her relationship with Angela. Ferret says she'll see Meghan at work. Slut Girl asks if Meghan really traded her Christmas vacation for a job. Meghan says she's gift-wrapping "at Bloomies." "The two of you? Together? Merrily wrapping presents? Now that's classic." "Why?" Meghan asks. "Oh, I don't know, maybe it could be because you only stuck your tongue down her boyfriend's throat at the 'Rave'?" Meghan asks why she tells Slut Girl anything. She says that they've talked it over and that they're just friends. Slut Girl reminds Meghan that they were avoiding each other. Meghan says that they go to the same school, and since it never has classes they were bound to bump into each other every once in a while. Plus they went jogging together. Meghan stops her bratting to see Clay and Ferret sharing a -- "Who's on my back? Is that you?" -- moment that would bring a tear to John Hughes' glass eye. "Jogging?" Slut Girl asks. "Shut up!" Meghan retorts.
Elizabeth is pulling things out of a box as the opening credits are still rolling. She holds up some manger thing. She says it was her mother's, and it was "blessed by some Pope -- Pius...or John..." St. Clare, the patron saint of Television, asks me politely to turn the television off. Her soul is aching. Sorry, Clare, I've got work to do. Five people rely on my recaps every week to get them through their day. I can't let Kisle and wigbee down. Clare argues with me that she's saved over three thousand people, so she really has some seniority. I give her the stink-eye. Anyway, back to the less interesting conversation, Elizabeth suggests putting her manger thing on the mantle as a centerpiece. Mitch says that would be fine, but Elizabeth looks up and sees the Menorah there already. With a look that says, "Oh, right. The Jew," she says that he's already got something there. She says that this is his house and she doesn't want to put the Baby Jesus next to his Menorah. He says that this is her first Christmas with them, and that if it would make her feel better to put the manger up then it'd be fine. "Besides, Baby Jesus was a Jew," he says, and Elizabeth puts the manger up. She gives the manger a little shove so the Menorah gets pushed a bit off-center.