Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

"Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" is the third Christmas episode of the FOX animated series Family Guy, aired as the eighth episode of the show's eleventh season.


As the Griffins prepare for Christmas by decorating their tree, Meg finds an ornament of the manger and Peter tells the story of Christmas.

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Joseph and his friend, Robby, spot Mary in their village and he introduces himself to her. After many dates, he is annoyed by her reluctance to have sex who admits she feels like there is something special intended for her. While working with the guys, she comes and asks to have a word with Joseph later. At her house, she tells her that God has blessed her with his child and she is pregnant. She tells of a visit by an angel who told her to prepare and Joseph accepts this.

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Back at the Griffin home, Peter and the family call their Aunt Helen although the call doesn't go well and Peter returns to the story.

On the way to Bethlehem, Joseph is skeptical about the baby. Elsewhere, three wise men receive a message and head to Bethlehem themselves. As Joseph and Mary arrive in town, the wise men cross the desert. They stop at King Herod's palace for water and tell him of traveling to see the coming messiah. He decides to protect his title by killing the baby. At an inn, they are unable to get a room due to a Cher concert until Mary's water breaks.

In the stable, Mary ponders what to call the new baby until the angel takes their list to God who stumbles onto an idea from the angel. The wise men argue on the way as they think they are following a plane and the doctor tells of an unsuccessful attempt with another messiah. They arrive with their gifts as the baby is born. With the drummer boy, the entire group is assembled as King Herod arrives and demands the baby. Stewie as Jesus creates a fighter from his manger that destroys King Herod's troops as Peter finishes his story. A pregnant couple arrives telling of their car breaking down and seeking aid but are given the cold shoulder by the family who threatens to call the cops.




The episode made its home video debut on the Family Guy Christmas: Ho Ho Holy Crap DVD, released exclusively ay f.y.e. in 2013.


Voice actor/actress Character(s) Nativity character
Seth MacFarlane Peter Griffin Joseph
Stewie Griffin Jesus
Brian Griffin Robby
Glenn Quagmire Wise Man
Carter Pewterschmidt King Herod
Dr. Elmer Hartman
Alex Borstein Lois Griffin Mary
Seth Green Chris Griffin Drummer Boy
Mila Kunis Meg Griffin Donkey
Mike Henry Cleveland Brown Wise Man
Consuela Virginity Coach
Bruce the Performance Artist Angel Gabriel
Johnny Brennan Mort Goldman Innkeeper
Ellen Albertini Dow Aunt Helen N/A
Stephanie Escajeda
Ralph Garman
Gary Janetti
Cleo King
Christine Lakin Joyce Kinney
Bruce McGill
Catherine Reitman
Ryan Reynolds Overweight Guy
Julius Sharpe
Danny Smith
Alec Sulkin Jesus
John Viener
Patrick Warburton Joe Swanson Wise Man

External links[]

20th Century
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 2Home Sweet Home Alone
Television episodes and specials
20th Television
M*A*S*H "Dear Dad" • "Dear Sis" • "Death Takes a Holiday" • "All About Christmas Eve"
Tracey Ullman "Santa Baby" • "Kay's Gift" • "Merry Catnip"
The X Files "Christmas Carol" • "Emily" • "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas"
Malcolm in the Middle "Christmas" • "Christmas Trees" • "Pearl Harbor" • "Hal's Christmas Gift
Bones "The Man in the Fallout Shelter" • "The Santa in the Slush" • "The Goop on the Girl"
How I Met Your Mother "How Lily Stole Christmas" • "Little Minnesota" • "False Positive" • "Symphony of Illumination" • "The Over-Correction" • "The Final Page, Part 1" • "The Final Page, Part 2"
Glee "A Very Glee Christmas" • "Extraordinary Merry Christmas" • "Glee, Actually" • "Previously Unaired Christmas"
New Girl "The 23rd" • "Santa" • "LAXmas" • "Christmas Eve Eve"
The Mindy Project "Josh and Mindy's Christmas Party" • "Christmas Party Sex Trap" • "Christmas" • "When Mindy Met Danny"
Last Man Standing "Last Christmas Standing" • "Putting a Hit on Christmas" • "Elfie" • "Wedding Planning" • "Gift of the Wise Man"
Other shows "Christmas Story" • "The Worst Noel" • "Haus Arrest" • "Amends" • "Blue Christmas" • "A Christmas Story" • "Cookies for Santa" • "In God We Trust" • "Road to Tradition" • "Afternoon Delight" • "Christmas" • "The Glitch That Stole Christmas" • "Secret Santa"
20th Television Animation
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" • "Bobby, It's Cold Outside" • "The Way of The Dog" • "A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas" • "Manger Things" • Feliz Navidad
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" • "Ninety North, Zero West" • "Gifted Me Liberty" • "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas" • "Santa, Schmanta" • "Christmas is Coming" • "Yule. Tide. Repeat." • "The First No L" • "Christmas Crime" • "The Return of the King (of Queens)" • "Family Guy Christmas for Hulu"
Futurama "Xmas Story" • "A Tale of Two Santas" • "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" • "I Know What You Did Next Xmas"
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" • "Have Yourself a Maily Linda Christmas" • "Yachty or Nice" • "Gene's Christmas Break" • "The Plight Before Christmas" • "The Nightmare 2 Days Before Christmas"
Other cartoons "Hook's Christmas" • "A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman" • Olive, the Other ReindeerIce Age: A Mammoth Christmas • "The War on Grafelnik" • "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard" • "A Very Solar Holiday Opposites Special" • "Dip the Halls Adventure" • "Xmas with The Skanks Adventure"