What better way to kick off the holiday season than...work? As Christmas draws near, Jessica is off to Baton Rouge to begin filming for The Dukes of Hazzard, in which she plays Daisy Duke. Despite Nick's warning that it is well past time to leave...... Read Full Episode Summary »
What better way to kick off the holiday season than...work? As Christmas draws near, Jessica is off to Baton Rouge to begin filming for The Dukes of Hazzard, in which she plays Daisy Duke. Despite Nick's warning that it is well past time to leave for the airport, Jessica continues to rummage through her humongous closet. When she finally gets in the car she asks Nick to grab her perfume. Nick fails to locate it, and Jessica must head to the airport without it.
Jessica and Casey, along with Jessica's hairstylist and her trainer, move into a house the movie's production company has rented them. No sooner have they arrived than Daisy christens the house by pooping in one of the bedrooms. The girls get organized and stock up the fridge. They attempt to lug their suitcases upstairs and decide to ask Jessica's trainer, Mike, for some help.
Meanwhile, Nick is headed to the Big Apple to spend the holiday season with his family at the ultra-hip 60 Thompson hotel. Nick and his brother, Drew, inquire about having a live Christmas tree and are told that New York City's strict fire laws prohibit real trees. Although Nick tells the clerk they will settle for a plastic tree, he and Drew decide to sneak in a real one. The two head down the street to go tree shopping. Nick rejects the pricy Nova Scotian trees and garland in favor of a $175 tree from Tennessee with fresh, Brooklyn-made garland. The brothers successfully get the tree past the lobby, up the elevator and into the room. Drew teases Nick because he chose colored lights to decorate it with, and Nick defensively jokes that he was drunk when he was shopping for them.
While Nick gets busy trimming the tree, Jessica hits the gym to get in shape for her role as Daisy. She repeatedly complains to her trainer that she stinks but manages to get through the day's workout.
Nick's stepmom, father and younger brother, Isaac, come to New York. The family goes to FAO Schwartz, where Nick tells Isaac he can pick out whatever he wants for Christmas. A store representative gives them a tour and shows them some of their most expensive toys, including a $50,000 toy Ferrari and a $15,000 stuffed elephant. When Isaac can't decide what he wants, Nick tells Isaac to pick out a gift later and send him the bill. That night the family has a champagne toast, with Isaac drinking sparkling cran-apple cider.
The next day, Nick and Drew both tell each other that their gifts have been ordered and should be arriving soon. There is a knock on the hotel room door and Drew tells Nick to open it. Nick opens the door and finds Jessica standing there. She tells him she unexpectedly got two days off from filming. This calls for another toast. When Nick catches Jessica taking a sip before the speech, she spits it back into her champagne flute.