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"Christmas Guy" is the fourth Christmas episode of the FOX animated series Family Guy, aired in the show's twelfth season. It marks the last of the series' three-part story arc of "Life of Brain".

Plot

Looking forward to the Christmas carnival, the Griffin family heads to the Quahog Mall but finds that the festivities have been canceled, annoying Stewie and causing him to go on a destructive streak. Vinny checks and discovers that it was Carter Pewterschmidt that canceled the carnival. Peter confronts him who tells him that it was canceled because he hates Christmas and Peter vows to help him find his Christmas spirit. He tries a fake story letter, making him drink eggnog and having him masturbate without luck. But when he accuses him of acting Jewish he reverses his position on the carnival.

However, the carnival fails to raise Stewie's spirits. When he answers Santa's question of a Christmas request, Stewie realizes he wants Brain back, despite Santa's skepticism. Vinny tries to pretend to be him, complete with pretending to be an intellectual and a writer but it fails to win Stewie over, even when giving him his gifts. Trying to raise his spirits, they go to the mall again. He spots himself buying a toy that he purchased just prior to Brian's death and realizes he has to get his hands on the time return pad and enlists his help. Appealing to Stewie's vanity, Vinny gets him to take off his backpack so Stewie can retrieve the time pad and prepares to save Brian. As Stewie says his goodbyes to Vinny, he admits his actions will result in their never having met as Vinny bids him well.

In the past ("Life of Brain"), Stewie arrives in time to save Brian and he explains what had happened. Stewie sends the time pad back to the present. Having altered the time line, Stewie fades from existence as Brian is grateful for his actions.

Back in the present, Brian is alive and well and can't thank Stewie enough for saving him.

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20th Century Fox
Movies
Miracle on 34th Street (1955 remake) (1973 remake) (1994 remake) • Die HardDie Hard 2Home AloneHome Alone 2: Lost in New YorkGeorge Balanchine's The NutcrackerTrapped in ParadiseJingle All the WayHome Alone 4The Family StoneDeck the Halls12 Men of ChristmasHome Alone: The Holiday HeistJingle All the Way 2
Television episodes and specials
Live-action shows
"Dear Dad" • "Dear Sis" • "Death Takes a Holiday" • "All About Christmas Eve" • "Christmas Story" • "Santa Baby" • "Kay's Gift" • "Merry Catnip" • "Christmas Carol" • "Emily" • "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas" • "Amends" • "Cookies for Santa" • "The Santa in the Slush" • "A Very Glee Christmas" • "Extraordinary Merry Christmas" • "The 23rd" • "Glee, Actually" • "Santa" • "Previously Unaired Christmas"
Animated shows and specials
The Simpsons "Simpson Christmas" • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" • "Marge Be Not Proud" • "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" • "Grift of the Magi" • "Skinner's Sense of Snow" • "She of Little Faith" • "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" • "Simpson Christmas Stories" • "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II" • "The Fight Before Christmas" • "Holidays of Future Passed" • "White Christmas Blues" • "I Won't Be Home for Christmas • "The Nightmare After Krustmas" • "'Tis the 30th Season"
King of the Hill "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying" • "Pretty, Pretty Dresses" • "Hillennium" • "'Twas the Nut Before Christmas" • "The Father, the Son, and J.C." • "Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane" • "Ms. Wakefield"
Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" • "The Best Christmas Story Never" • "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever" • "Rapture's Delight" • "A Cleveland Brown Christmas" • "Road to the North Pole" • "For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls" • "Murray Christmas" • "Season's Beatings" • "Die Semi-Hard" • "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" • "'Tis the Cleveland To Be Sorry" • "Minstrel Krampus" • "Christmas Guy" • "Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas" • "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin" • "How the Griffin Stole Christmas" • "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas"
Bob's Burgers "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins" • "Christmas in the Car" • "Father of the Bob" • "Nice-Capades" • "The Last Gingerbread House on the Left" • "The Bleakening" • "Better Off Sled"
Other cartoons "A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman" • Olive, the Other Reindeer • "Xmas Story" • "A Tale of Two Santas" • "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
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