I’ve spent the day undecking halls
And scraping blue tack off of walls.
Angels no longer heard on high,
To the fir tree I’ve waved goodbye.
Santa’s expected no time soon.
With boxes my garage is strewn.
My floors survived a tinsel storm,
My home now blandly uniform.
Out with the old, in with new things
Ready for all that next year brings.
Episode #79:Modern Family (1x10): ‘Undeck the Halls’
Original Airdate: December 9, 2009
Summary: The Dunphy kids are in trouble again, but this time Claire and Phil are threatening to take Christmas away.
Phil: Memo to New Year’s and Easter - watch your back!
Phil: Here’s another one for Luke. It looks like a book. Luke: I already have a book.
Gloria: Look, every country has their own traditions. In our culture, for example, the baby Jesus is the one that brings the gifts, not the Santa Claus. Jay: But that doesn’t make sense. How could a newborn baby carry all those presents? They don’t even know where their hands are. Manny: At least a baby can fit through a chimney. Jay: How would you sit on the baby Jesus’ lap? You’d squish it.
Phil: Goodbye, Dunphy Christmas. Haley, I guess you’re not getting that car. Haley: I was getting a car? Phil: No, I was lying, because that’s what we do now. Dunpheys are liars.
Manny: In Colombia, they open presents at midnight and stay up until morning. Jay: I’m sure they do. But as you may have noticed by the absence of goats in the street, we’re not in Colombia.