The Office: Dwight Christmas, 9.09

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 | 89 comments


The Office: Dwight Christmas Belsnickel

Writer: Robert Padnick, Director: Charles McDougall

Summary (NBC): When the party planning committee drops the ball on the annual Christmas party, Dwight gets everyone to celebrate with a traditional Schrute German Christmas. Darryl fears Jim has forgotten his promise to take him along to the new job in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Pete teaches Erin about his favorite movie Die Hard.

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The Office Dwight Christmas extras


In a poll conducted December 6-10, 2012, Tallyheads rated this episode: 8.00/10

The Office Dwight Christmas quotes

Manually transcribed by tanster :)

Jim: So you know my job has something to do with sports, but you don’t the end of the word “Philadelphia.”

Dwight: Don’t wear the blue striped shirt. It makes your neck look like an old mop handle.

Oscar: I didn’t realize how many of Angela’s opinions I agreed with. Until she tried to have my kneecaps shattered for sleeping with her husband. She makes a lot of very sound points.

Meredith: We’re out there, sweating our balls off every day, busting our balls. We deserve a Christmas party!

Kevin: Mini cupcakes, as in the mini version of regular cupcakes, which is already a mini version of cake, honestly, where does it end with you people?

Dwight: What about an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas? Drink some gluhwein, enjoy some hasenpfeffer… enjoy Christmas with St. Nicholas’ rural old German companion, Belsnickel!

Stanley: I want tropical Christmas.
Meredith: Topless Christmas.
Creed: Tapas Swiss Miss. Spanish tapas and Swiss Miss hot cocoa. What’s so hard to understand.

Dwight: The sepia tint is from an app on my phone. This is the same photo, Matrix style.

Jim: Am I the only one who wants to try hufflepuffs and schnauzerhosen, and meet this glenpickle guy?

Erin: German terrorists? That’s oddly specific.

Stanley: I love Philly. Dirty town.

Toby: You know who’s not going to get to work on some exciting new startup this year? George Howard Skub. Aka, the alleged Scranton Strangler.

Stanley: See you next Christmas.

Toby: I would start at the beginning, but I think I need to go farther back.

Pam: Dwight, there is one rule that you need to take very seriously. And that is, that there are no rules.
Dwight: You have never been cooler.

Jim: Best. Christmas. Ever.
Pam: You’re welcome.
Jim: Thank you.

Dwight: That is gluhwein, otherwise known as glow wine. Also used to sterilize medical instruments.

Dwight: This is the very spoon that guided my soft skull through the birth canal. When I was born. Enjoy.

Dwight: Somebody’s found the hog maw!

Dwight: This is celebrating Christmas for all of the right reasons.

Dwight: Have you ever tasted a shepherd’s crook?

Dwight: Excuse me. I have to run to my car to take a dump.
Kevin: Wish my car had a bathroom.

Pete: That is transcribed by some fan. They make mistakes.

Toby: Here’s the thing about moonlight. It’s not sunlight.

Kevin: I love this hog mama.

Dwight: I was born to be Belsnickel.

Jim: So he’s kind of like Santa. Except dirty. And worse.

Jim: It’s my favorite part of Christmas. The authority.
Pam: And the fear.

Dwight: The Belsnickel will decide if you are impish or admirable.

Jim: Now I’m going to be all whipped for my first day of work.

Jim: That was the perfect last Christmas party.

Dwight: You quit on Christmas, Christmas quits on you.

Toby: Forget everything you thought you knew about fingerprinting.

Darryl: Meredith’s a little cute, I’m just realizing! She got like an Emma Stone thing.

Erin: I’m still Andy’s girlfriend. But you can leave your arm.

Dwight: No thanks. I’ll just have another Dumatril.

Pam: What happened? Did you miss your bus?
Jim: No. I just missed my wife.


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  1. 89. Lissette  

    Am I the only one who started crying ;_; when Dwight hugged Jim- without any shame, just love for his friend???

  2. 88. Dunder Mifflinite  

    Great episode! Classic office humor, playing on Dwight’s goofy childhood. Jim and Pam’s marriage developing, very cute. I think becoming manager has really gone to Andy’s head. His self-absorbed rich boy tendencies used to be squashed by the fact that he was just your average, terrible salesman, and that allowed us to see his good qualities. But now he’s the new Roy, and Erin and Pete are the new Jim and Pam. Looking forward to how their story line will develop, especially after this episode.

  3. 87. Holly  

    Just saw the Hobbit and Andy’s reference to seeing the Hobbit reminded me that Dwight is a huge LotR fan. Martin Freeman, who played Tim on the original Office (the character Jim is based on) plays Bilbo. There could be a line in one of the future episodes about how something annoyed Dwight about Bilbo and made him feel oddly sentimental at the same time (Jim is starting his new company and Dwight will obviously miss him on some level).

  4. 86. Crentist  

    They’re showing a rerun of the xmas episode AFTER xmas? Fail, NBC. Fail.

  5. 85. Apollo  

    Get it Toby!!!! FINALLY, poor Toby gets lucky! Nellie, great match, knew it would happen. A little disappointed otherwise. We need the gorgeous Jan Levinson back and Michael. Enough with Jim and Pam all sappy. Dwight was his old self anyway.

  6. 84. Jimmy  


    Clark is with Jan.

  7. 83. George  

    I loved the episode. That’s the final process for Christmas on the show. Both Dwight, Jim and Pam (and Darryl) really delivered. For someone who’s glad Andy is gone, don’t be, he’ll be back. Besides, there’s a lot of the final season going on.

  8. 82. KatchProFILMS  

    Classic. (Simply just that.)

  9. 81. Angela Bernard Schrute  

    I loved this episode. I was actually glad that Andy was gone, gave it a bit of a retro feel. A real Jim, Pam and Dwight episode. Makes me all warm and fuzzy.

  10. 80. Limey  

    @74 Yeah, me too. I found it quite a slow episode. Dwight hugging Jim was a nice moment, but it made no real sense. Jim was just leaving an hour or two early – why would that upset Dwight so much? Also, I thought there would be more obvious antipathy between Angela and Oscar. In one scene they stood side-by-side looking at Oscar’s phone together. She wanted to have him kneecapped last week!

    Where has Clark gone? It’s really bothering me! Is he coming back?

  11. 79. RKE  

    I love the references to Michael in this episode! Darryl and Jim at the end and Die Hard (In Season 4, Michael is reviewing Die Hard for all of his telemarketing friends.)Can’t wait until Jan (punny?) 10th.

  12. 78. YG  

    Guess it’s a love/hate situation with this one. 1 for me

  13. 77. TobyFan  

    So excited to hear they are repeating this episode on December 27th – the perfect post-Christmas present to me!

  14. 76. ascribe  

    Great episode, like “Christmas Wishes” one of the best of its season. Getting back to basics in the office and a refreshing change after last week’s silliness.

    First Andy and now Jim is leaving for a while too? Kind of sad but I guess this show really is winding down. It was good to see the whole Jim/Dwight thing going again. Let’s face it we know deep down these guys are friends.
    I thought the scene with Erin and Pete watching Die hard (excellent choice!) was quite sad. Erin has matured but definitely has abandonment issues. But I was pleasantly surprised that Erin stayed true to character and the writers didn’t go down the easy path of having them just jump immediately into some sort of affair. “I’m still Andy’s girlfriend” was a pretty good moment, she handled it well.

    I do feel a bit bad for Andy though, his character has been turned into a complete jerk presumably for the sake of giving Helms time off for other things!

    Great performances all round here. It shows how a good script helps.

  15. 75. Kyle  

    @Snailman, The other guy left to be Jan’s loooove toy.

  16. 74. stacy  

    I am very surprised by these comments, I have to say. I gave this episode a 2 out of 10. Neither Dwight or Jim acted like themselves. Everyone sitting around with a bowl acting like children was unbelievable, not funny, and a big disappointment. Too bad, because I have really liked the season up until now.

  17. 73. Tallanasty  

    hahahahha loved this episode
    also loved the ending reference to Michael when Darryl says “I shall come at your convenience” and Jim says “thank you sir” in the exact same Michael way!!! :D

  18. 72. Terrarium  

    It has taken me 9 episodes to buy into a possible Pete/Erin romance… Even after 2 1/2 seasons I hadn’t bought into the Andy/Erin romance. Not sure why that is, but anyway great episode! Makes me want to go watch Die Hard now…

  19. 71. RJC  

    Nice episode. Fun to watch, I had to watch it twice. I don’t like the fact that Andy is leaving Erin this way, since he seemed to be pretty much in love with her. Remember he went to get her back when she was in Florida?

    I liked Dwight running to hug Jim when he returned to the party and drunk Darryl talking about Meredith

  20. 70. OfficeEpic  

    This is my second favorite Christmas episode :) (my first is the one from season 6 where Michael dresses as Jesus lol)

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