Don whisks us to Jack’s home in Beverly Hills where Rochester sings as he trims the tree. How are Trudy the ostrich, and Carmichael the polar bear doing? Mary enters to comment on the gifts, and sale of ostrich plumes. Guests begin arriving when Dennis shows up with his mother. Don enters with six little gift wrapped boxes, trudy races through the room, then Dennis sings a medley including, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Noel, and Away in a Manger.
Waiting for Phil and Andy, Jack reveals that turkey hash is on the menu. Jack claims his sister, and other relatives may appear. When Phil arrives, he complains about Jacks gift last year. Jack offers to take Florence and Leonard to see his movie set, then it’s time to eat. Trudy still races around the house, then Phil plays,
he meal is in full swing, and Leonard is starting to lose his thrill at being in Hollywood. Andy arrives, and party games are to begin. News is revealed that Jack is to make a movie with Fred Allen. Jack phones the studio to try and clear the matter up, allegedly to protestInteruptions run rampant. Mr Billingsley, the boarder pops in, Trudy starpedes through, and more.
Note: Mary uses the term,Paper hanger. It’s a slang word for a forger, or writing bad checks. Florence, and her husband Leonard are actors, not actually Jack’s relatives.