In each episode of this holiday decorating competition, airing over three Mondays, four families have 21 days to give their homes an extreme transformation in hopes of winning big money. Two people who know the E word -- Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" -- judge their efforts.
A lanky mailman with the voice of Fred Astaire explains Santa's origins in this 1970 animated special, which sidesteps the St. Nicholas part. In this version, the future jolly old elf is a foundling adopted by the Kringles, a family of toymakers. He grows up with toys in his blood, so to speak, and feels called to give them away to the local youngsters, but mean old Burgermeister Meisterburger will have none of that.
A small galaxy of Canadian celebrities, including Alan Thicke, Alex Trebek and Geddy Lee -- is on hand for this episode, in which Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) discovers a lost episode of Robin's (Cobie Smulders) TV show "Underneath the Tunes" from her days as Canadian pop star Robin Sparkles. Lily and Marshall (Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel) think that Ted's (Josh Radnor) new girlfriend (Abby Elliot) might be a stalker in "P.S. I Love You."
During a bonding trip to Palm Springs, Carlton confronts Kyle about a series of issues. Later, Brandi reveals that she and Carlton made out, and Carlton admits to being a practicing Wiccan. Joyce gets her back up when Brandi repeatedly calls her by the wrong name in the new episode "Palm Springs Breakers."