Cameron is hoping to keep everyone happy for their annual Christmas dinner as he hides and prepares for his big interview for a head coaching position out-of-state. Meanwhile, Haley is excited to be finally be reunited with wine and Mitchell is suspicious of Cam’s holiday trip to visit his family in Missouri. Also, Claire tries to dodge Jay's job offer to work at his dog bed company and Luke has to deal with the consequences of kissing Manny's ex-girlfriend, Sherri
(The characters struck out do not appear in this episode)
- Jay Pritchett
- Gloria Pritchett
- Manny Delgado
- Joe Pritchett
- Claire Dunphy
- Phil Dunphy
- Haley Dunphy (Haley Marshall)
- Alex Dunphy
- Luke Dunphy
- Mitchell Pritchett
- Cameron Tucker
- Lily Tucker-Pritchett
- Dylan Marshall
- Josh Pins as Evan
- Julia Fowler as Midge
- This marks the first episode since New Kids On The Block in which all characters are present.
- The seventh and final Christmas episode, after "Undeck the Halls" (2009), "Express Christmas" (2011), "The Old Man & the Tree" (2013 also broadcasted on December 11th), "White Christmas" (2015), "Snow Ball" (2016, though it is not really a christmas episode but rather a winter episode) and "Stuck in a Moment" (2018).
- Seasons 2,4,6 and 9 are the only seasons without any Christmas episode.
- Both episodes First Days and Red Alert previously dealt with Jay's suggestion to have Claire work with him and Integrity also focused on a love triange, between Luke, Manny and an another girl.
- Both this episode and Dear Beloved Family featured a running competition between two "minors (underaged characters).
- Both Evan and Midge return from Pool Party