The doorbell rings, and Sandy and Kirsten answer it together. It's Caleb and Julie. Sandy addresses them as "the Grinch, and Lady Grinch." Julie tells Kirsten that she brought fruitcake, and then drops her coat into Kirsten's arms. Caleb asks Sandy if they can talk. Sandy: "It's up to you."
Julie enters the kitchen with her fruitcake. Oh, my mistake -- Jimmy is already in the room when she arrives. He practically has his face shoved into a Chinese takeout container as he stuffs food into his mouth with his hands. He looks like a pig rooting for truffles. He looks up at Julie and starts to tell her how delicious the orange chicken is, but she just grabs his face in her hands and starts kissing. She tells him that she couldn't stop thinking about him all day. He breaks off the clinch for a second: "Still chewing." He tells her that he felt the same way, and suggests that they meet in the bathroom in about ninety seconds. Well that won't be obvious at all. Just then, Kirsten walks into the room, calling ahead of her to ask Julie if there's room in the refrigerator for something or other. Julie shoves Jimmy away, and tells him, "Keep you fingers out of the food until we eat, Jimmy. God, no manners." He apologizes, and tells them that he's going to go wash up. I can't quite tell from Kirsten's look whether she's on to them or whether she bought the act.
Renee and Aunt Lindsay drive up to the front of the house. Aunt Lindsay thanks her mom for the ride, kisses her on the cheek, and starts to get out of the car. Renee asks Lindsay if she's really sure she wants to go to the party: "I mean, we hate the holidays. That's our pact." But Aunt Lindsay thinks it may be "time to get over that -- get over Dad." Renee tries to tempt Aunt Lindsay with a double feature at the movies, but to no avail.
Kirsten opens the door for Aunt Lindsay, who -- true to her word -- is holding a half-gallon of egg nog. Kirsten asks Aunt Lindsay if she's "Seth and Ryan's friend." Aunt Lindsay: "Yeah, right. Me and Ryan are more like lab partners, really." And she and Seth are more like aunt and nephew, really. Kirsten invites her in. Renee has watched all of this from the car.
Summer and Seth are playing a videogame, and Marissa is coaching Summer to get more aggressive. Ryan is sitting about four feet away from Marissa on the couch. She tells him, "You know, you can sit a little bit closer. I don't bite." Well, clearly. Her teeth have probably atrophied from lack of use. Aunt Lindsay walks into the room, saying "Happy Chrismukkah," and holding a small wrapped parcel in her hands. Everyone gives everyone else an awkward look as they scope out the scene. Seth breaks the silence, awkwardly: "I love the holidays. Bringing everyone [pause] together."