Episode 2.16 - A
Family Game Night Christmas
It's Christmastime at
Family Game Night. We've spent two weeks getting ready for this
occasion. We hope you like it.
ANILEE (sings holiday
KARLI JO (ah, an origami fan)
JODI (mom, nimble toes)
KARL (dad, what Chris Elliot would look like he lifted weights)
TOMMY (not a
neat freak at the table)
NICHOLAS (not a freak about brushing his teeth)
MARICHELLE (mom, you're getting your picture taken, period)
JACK (dad, grilling away, as long as Tommy isn't bugging him)
It's Christmas, so we have to give
away the BIG money: $25,000! Hey, we had the time to stash it away.
SONIC WHAMMY'S PREDICTION: HAT
But at the same time, we've got a nice Christmas getaway for the
winners tonight, because they'll be going to New York City to see
the Rockettes at Radio City!.
Cranium Brain Break: Dad-A-Pult
The game's what it always is, but the catcher's outfit is a giant
Christmas tree for the occasion, of course.
It's a scramble to decorate the trees. So much so, that we finish in
a 5-5 tie. The tie goes to whoever landed the first ornament, and
that goes to Tommy.
ANILEE'S CARD: BATTLESHIP
This game fits with the holiday. The shopping part of it, anyway.
And the Santa hats adorn the sliders.
Let's start with the prize dots. Tommy's got his on the 1-3 border due
SSE, and Anilee has hers in the 1 zone due northwest. Tommy will go
Anilee's slider bounces back to just touch the 3 and miss the danger
dot, while Tommy nets a 1. Karli-Jo pushes her way too soft, but a hard
push by Nicholas bumps Anilee off the wall and back into the 3... on the
danger dot. And with Tommy's 1 just hanging on, that's a win.
FINAL SCORE: 1-0 Tommy
Time for the parents. Marichelle starts with a curve bounce on the 3,
while Jodi JUST misses the bullseye and a push. Jack DOES push them back
to the 1 and snags the prize dot. Karl pushes back for a 3, but he
knocks his other red out, and the yellow slider bounces right back to
the prize dot and just tags the 3 zone underneath.
FINAL SCORE: 3-3 TIE
That tie seals the win for Tommy.
TOMMY'S FAMILY WINS: A Peavey guitar AND an internet-ready Blu-Ray
TOMMY'S CARD: WHEELBARROW
I feel like these games fit the theme totally. After all the bumping
in the malls, you are left a little dizzy, aren't you?
It's nip and tuck early on, with no one building a lead right away. A
freeze by Marichelle puts then behind a little, and they're racing to
catch up for the next 10 cards. But with 2 cards to go, Karli-Jo can't
find anywhere to place her 2. Tommy's family manages to capitalize with
their final 5 cards before Anilee can race in with her 5.
TOMMY'S FAMILY WINS: A trip to Pirate's Dinner Adventure
TOMMY'S CARD: SODA
And the theme continues. Well, I mentioned
the Christmas tunes on the piano a few weeks ago...
Tommy and Anilee will face off first. Tommy will make the first note.
Tommy tries to leap for the 5 like Anilee did, but forgot the 2 before
SCORE: 10-0 Anilee
Nicholas VS. Karli-Jo now:
Nicholas got too caught up in the skipping that he too went for the 5
before the 3. He hit the 4 anyway, so it didn't matter.
SCORE: 20-0 Anilee
Marichelle VS. Jodi:
The skipping just caught everyone in Tommy's family tonight, as
Marichelle skips the 3 to go for the 5 and hits the 4.
SCORE: 40-0 Anilee
TROUBLE POP QUIZ
OK, I don't have anything to fit the Christmas theme for this one.
Well, the questions are Christmas-themed. Outside of that, I've still
Tommy sends Jack moving first, and he makes it home 2 moves later.
Marichelle almost makes it to the finish immediately, and a comeback by
Anilee is thwarted in 2 questions.
TOMMY'S FAMILY WINS: A Rhinoplay deluxe 2-person basketball arcade game
TOMMY'S CARD: CELL PHONE
Now that's Todd's got his hearing back from
having Anilee and Karli-Jo scream for the game before the break, we can
play. And yes, Christmas is green, "Green" Scream, I got it.
Tommy's chosen to go first, so he and Nicholas are gonna get wrapped up.
We've got 1:30 on the clock, and there's no categories tonight. It's
just holiday images for everyone.
Tommy: Wreath, Gingerbread house, Fireplace, Snowman, Christmas lights,
Turkey, Reindeer, Mittens (PASS), (TIME UP!) Fruitcake
Anilee: Stocking (PASS), Mistletoe, Candy cane, Ornament, Nutcracker
(PASS), Cookies, Sled, Santa (PASS), (TIME UP!) Scarf
The mittens stopped the roll that Tommy's parents were on, and they just
missed Fruitcake before the buzzer got them. Didn't matter, because
Anilee's folks couldn't pick up the images.
TOMMY'S FAMILY WINS: A Southern California CityPass
TOMMY'S CARD: PLANE
MONOPOLY CRAZY CASH MACHINE
The games are over, and Anilee's tree is a
little empty. She's got a 2-5 disadvantage, but there could still be a
Christmas miracle waiting.
Tommy will lead off. Let's see what those 5 cards have in them.
CELL PHONE: $715
So this is what it boils down to. Big money or bust. Go, Anilee.
Wow, that Battleship gotcha thinking for a moment. But I'm still glad
they got it, because they walked away with some very nice money.
WINNERS: TOMMY'S FAMILY
Tommy will ring the bells in the Big Apple. As they celebrate, we find
that the big money was where?
$25,000 CARD: CANNON
I want to think there's a Christmas trick to that one, too, but I can't.
Well, enjoy the holidays, everyone, no matter what you celebrate. Just
make sure, as we always do here on Family Game Night, that the moments
matter. We'll see you soon.
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