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December — Christmas

Episode 12
UK: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Australia: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Written by Mark Brotherhood
Directed by Darren Ashton

Alex's Mum LOVES Christmas, but Alex has better things to do — namely, attending Nicola's beach barbeque party. If he can just speed up his family's celebrations, he might be able to do both! He encourages a rapid unwrapping of presents, then 'treats' the family to an early Christmas lunch at … the dodgy sandwich shack opposite Nicola's beach party.

In his eagerness to manage the day, he creates more chaos than cheer, and finds himself being chased around the kitchen by the waiter, electrocuting a fish, and upending his Mum's delicious pavlova all over himself — at the very moment that Nicola walks into the shack. But even worse, when his Mum realises he's ditched her special Christmas lunch to be closer to Nicola, she can't hide her tears and Alex is overwhelmed by shame.

Determined not to make the same mistake again, he embraces his do-over Christmas and tries to give his Mum the joyous, family-filled day she so desperately wanted, even if he has to overcome live turkeys, choking aunts and humiliating underwear to do it! Will his Mum miss out on the pleasure of her favourite day again or can Alex find a way to dig himself out of disaster to make her happy?


  • Ned Napier as Alex King
  • Tiarnie Coupland as Maddy Kent
  • Laurence Boxhall as Simon Birch
  • Lana Golja as Nicola
  • Kaiting Yap as Loren
  • Jessie Blott as Amy
  • Arielle O'Neill as Samantha King
  • Annie Jones as Mum
  • Jeremy Stanford as Dad
  • Anne Phelan as Auntie Ethel
  • Melanie Coote as Nicola's Mum
  • Bob Franklin as Sandwich Shack Waiter
  • Brendan Bacon as Beach Santa