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"A Kosher Christmas" is the 10th episode of the third season of Pepper Ann. It aired on December 18, 1999.


A school assignment prompts Pepper Ann to think whether she enjoys Christmas with her father or Hanukkah with her mother.


Following the holiday season, Pepper Ann gives an oral report in Mr. Finky's class on what she learned during the break. Pepper Ann celebrates Christmas with her father and Hanukkah with her mother and thus chooses to represent both holidays for the school pageant, much to Ms. Stark's concern. She learns that Nicky plans to be charitable for the holidays, but this backfires with her unwillinglly losing everything and not getting anything in return while Milo plans to travel to Hawaii to see his dad, but after his step-father injures himself, he has to fill in as a delivery person for his mom's bakery instead of going.

Pepper Ann starts to notice holiday overlap from both sides of her family which she feels is impeding on her practicing for the pageant. As the night of the performance comes, Pepper Ann comes out as a menorah, but accidentally begins singing a Christmas song; derailing the play. She begins to feel bad about it, especially after seeing Grandma Lillian hyperventilating during the performance and overhears her parents saying that "she" will have to choose by the time Christmas comes around. Her reflection convinces her that her parents are making her choose a holiday to celebrate.

Not able to make a decision, Lydia tells Pepper Ann to make a pros and cons list, though Pepper Ann is discreet on the subject. She proceeds to go back and forth between Lydia and Chuck's houses and celebrating both sides of Christmas and Hanukkah. While at a soup kitchen, Pepper Ann sees Nicky having lost her charitable spirit after a basket of muffins gets donated in her name and Milo helps out a group of homeless people and introduces them to Crunch Pod. Pepper Ann has an internal argument with the personifications of Christmas and Hanukkah and comes to the realization that she loves both holidays because of family and decides not to choose.

Pepper Ann returns home to tell her family that she will not decide on which holiday. Confused, they reveal that they were mostly concerned about Lillian as she was the one who needed to choose which doctor to go with after seeing what she thought was a rat; explaining her hyperventilating. Pepper Ann begins to hyperventilate over her mistake. Back in school Pepper Ann wraps up her story when Sherrie Spleen comes in to announce that Milo was the most charitable person during Christmas, frustrating Nicky. Milo wins a trip to Hawaii, but gives it to Nicky who admits that she had been selfish. Spleen splits the prize among them, with Pepper Ann shoehorning herself in, as all their families go to Hawaii.


Desk Gag

"No way! Frosty! ...Oh well..."


  • Only appearances of Grammie Pearson and Milo's biological dad.

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Season 1: "Ziterella" • "Romeo and Juliet" / "Food Barn" • "Old Best Friend" / "Crunch Pod" • "Psychic Moose" / "Doll and Chain" • "Megablades of Grass" / "Family Vacation" • "The Big Pencil" / "Sani-Paper" • "Uniform Uniformity" / "Snot Your Mother's Music" • "The Environ-Mentals" • "Crush and Burn" / "Soccer Season" • "Thanksgiving Dad" • "Sketch 22" / "Manly Milo" • "Have You Ever Been Unsupervised" / "The Unusual Suspects" • "Nicky Gone Bad" / "In Support of"

Season 2: "Quiz Bowl" / "License to Drive" • "Cocoon Gables" / "Green-Eyed Monster" • "Hazelnut's Finest" / "Cat Scan" • "An OtterBiography" / "GreenSleeves" • "Vanessa Less Tessa" / "Peer Counselor P.A." • "A 'Tween Halloween" / "Mash into Me" • "Presenting Stewart Waldinger" / "P.A.'s Life in a Nutshell" • "Like Riding a Bike" • "Radio Freak Hazelnut" / "Framed" • "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Milo" / "The Sisterhood" • "Impractical Jokes" / "Cold Feet" • "Doppelganger Didi" / "Pepper Ann's Day Off-Kilter" • "A No Hair Day" / "That's My Dad"
Season 3: "You Oughta Be in Musicals!" • "Dances with Ignorance" / "Girl Power" • "Beyond Good and Evel" / "One of the Guys" • "The Wash-Out" / "Def Comedy Mom" • "The First Date Club" / "Unicycle of Life" • "A Kosher Christmas" • "Effie Shrugged" / "Mom Knows What P.A. Did Two Nights Ago" • "The Spanish Imposition" / "Single Unemployed Mother"
Season 4: "Burn, Hazelnut, Burn" / "Career Daze" • "G.I. Janie" / "Miss Moose" • "Pepper Shaker" / "Flaw and Order" • "Baggy Bean Buddies" / "The Beans of Wrath" • "The Velvet Room" • "One Angry Woman" • "The Sellout" / "The Telltale Fuzzy" • "A Valentine's Day Tune" • "Sammy's Song" / "Permanent Record" • "Live and Let Dye" • "Remote Possibilities" / "Considering Constance" • "To Germany with Love" • "Bye, Bye Trinket" / "P.A.'s Pop Fly" • "My Mother, Myself" • "The Amazing Becky Little" • "The Untitled Milo Kamalani Project" / "Guess Who's Coming to the Theater" • "The Great Beyond" / "Jaybirds of a Feather" • "The Way They Were"
Season 5: "The One with Mr. Reason" / "Sense and Senselessness" • "Forging Ahead" / "Reality Bytes" • "Carmello" / "Strike it or Not" • "Complimentary Colors" • "The Merry Lives of Pepper Ann" • "A is for Average" / "Alice Kane Went Down to Calcutta" • "Spice of Life" / "T.G.I.F." • "Dear Debby" / "Too Cool to Be Mom" • "Moose in Love" / "Two's Company" • "Zen and the Art of Milo" / "That's My Mama Destructo" • "Unhappy Campers" / "Searching for Pepper Ann Pearson" • "The Word" / "The Perfect Couple" • "The Finale"

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