Christmas enthusiast, Lori-Jo embarks on an epic 3 day road trip with her workaholic best friend, Victoria to the town where it's Christmas all year round. They run into like-minded strangers Zach and Jason... and Kris Kringle?
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"Everything Christmas" originally aired November 10th, 2023. And it went a little something like this...
LJ is me if I worked at a real job. She's all in on Christmas, singing Christmas songs, rockin antlers. She leaves for Christmas tomorrow but her boss is like, “nah. you gotta work through the holidays.” So she quits via a post it note, which seems risky.
Her roommate is not excited seeing as how she pays half the rent. But LJ reminds her that when her grandma died, she promised her she'd do this special thing. It's been 4 years. This year is the year.
After some convincing, her roommate Tory decides to go with her to Yuletide Springs for some Christmas magic. It's a road trip!
It's apparently gonna take 3 whole days to get there - so they'll get there in 3 days. But LJ has it all planned out, that is until her car starts making a clunking sound and breaks down.
A hunky tow truck driver with a Christmas sweater shows up. His name is Zack, and he they have a vibe. They're into each other - so much so that they basically forget Tory is there. The belt is fried and he says he'll fix it. He heads into town to get a belt. While waiting, Kris Kringle in a red truck shows up. He magically has the right replacement belt in his truck.
When Zack comes up, he's shocked to see it's fixed. She is like, “well we gotta get to Chester,” and he's like, “that's real far away. You should just stay here tonight. Christmas festival is tonight.” She's like, “what the heck, we'll just leave early in the morning.” So they head into town and end up finding Kris who is playing Santa at the community center, doing magic tricks.
Tory bumps into an adult Harley Keiner from Boy Meets World and the sparks start flying as Kris watches on while LJ and Zack walk around the town Christmas market talk about where LJ is going and how it sounds magical. Kris ends up tracking them down and gives them a bunch of random things - a gift voucher for some random shop she's never heard of, a stamp, a fortune cookie, all totally normal things you'd give to someone on their way out of town.
LJ and Tory head on out when LJ realizes that she didn't give Zack her number! LJ is like it's ok - our paths will cross again if it's meant to be. They spot Kris on their way out of town. His truck has a flat, so they agree to give him and all of his presents a lift.
They end up in another small town where he delivers some presents, gives LJ some advice. Tori bumps into the Boy Meets World guy again AND then Zack randomly shows up! And Kris Kringle could not be happier.
Now that both of the women have strange men by their side, they are sent deep into the woods. It's dark and they find a box to turn on lights but they need a code. LJ is like, “well it's obvious - look at your fortune cookie.” It has a code and it works! The lights are gnarly! LJ and Zack are like this is wild but Tory is like, “he's a magician - it's a trick.” Whatever it is, it's great and they spend time taking selfies and just lookin at each other.
LJ asks Zack if he'll go on the rest of the trip but he's like, “I'm sorry I have a business to run.” Harley Keiner tags along and they end up making it to Yuletide Springs. It's more magical than she could've hoped.
She gets up on the ladder to put her grandma's ornament on the tree but falls off the ladder and the ornament breaks! She cries and runs off. Wouldn't you know it, but Kris is in Yuletide Springs.
She's like, “how did you make it here?!” He's like, “I know a wonderful tow truck driver.” She's like, “TOW TRUCK TOW TRUCK?!?!?!”
She heads to the tree to try and find Zack. They find each other! YAYYY!!!!! They made it back to Kris' truck and he's gone. Inside are 2 gifts that he left behind. They find out that his real name is Chris Bronstad. They ask the mayor about it and he's like, “yeah Chris is the best illusionist I know - he's the best Santa. you're not the first people to start to believe he's the real Santa.”
They find Kris and bring him his presents. They then stumble upon a store - it's the store they have the gift card from Kris of! Inside, they find an exact replica of her grandma's ornament. The gift card is the exact amount - $32.52. They put the ornament on the tree and LJ and Zack kiss good ones!
And that my friends was “Everything Christmas!”