The Chi (2018) s05e03 Episode Script

This Christmas

[JADA] Previously on The Chi
Put it down, man. You know bet
- Stop, man. Stop!
- Get away from me!
[TRIG] Jamal, fuck!
So where's your brother?
Is he coming home?
Not unless he wanna go to jail.
So a reporter was asking
who they wanted
to see run for city council.
Guess who got an honorable mention.
- [TRIG] Are you serious?
- Yes, congratulations!
So I hear the people want you
to run for city council.
Tracy wants me to.
You might wanna consider a name change.
- that's my real name.
- [DOUDA] What do you want?
[TRACY] I need you
to clear Trig's record.
I'm gonna have to call in a favor.
I thought you had friends
in high places.
I got friends everywhere.
your parent is here to see you.
[PEACHES] Jacob?
[JAKE] Ma?
You can't just show up like this.
I don't have your number.
Look, we finally getting
our life together.
- Don't mess that up.
- [PEACHES] I won't.
One of our very own just made
her first NFT sale.
Simone Chase.
- Thank you.
- [KEVIN] I'm Kevin.
We danced at Maisha's party once.
- I don't know if you
- I know.
You wanna get together
and look at the moon sometime?
Sure, yeah.
Douda has somebody
he wants you to meet.
[DOUDA] This is Tierra.
She's my play niece.
Look, all you gotta do
is take a couple pictures
for the 'Gram, make it look good.
- What if I say no?
- Then it all goes away.
So if I don't do this, everybody loses.
I kissed Darnell.
What, you wanna be with him?
I don't know.
- So when you moving back in?
- I'm staying with a friend.
You can't be having my son
around no random dude.
[TIFF] He's me and Dom's weed supplier.
My bad. My son, uh
- He's already been picked up.
- Tiff got him?
Tiffany added a Robert Lafayette
to his pickup list.
[EMMETT] Give me my son.
[ROB] You and Emmett a'ight?
We live together.
He needs to deal with it.
[MARSHAWN] Join me in
my 40-day celibacy challenge.
Your dick deserves better.
Nigga, I'm ready.
Silent night ♪
Holy night ♪
All is calm ♪
Yeah ♪
All is bright ♪
Yeah ♪
Round yon virgin ♪
Oh, mother ♪
And child ♪
Yeah. Merry Christmas, Jada.
[SUEDE] Okay, so I was thinking
we could hit my folks' place first
and then Emmett's after that,
since we're gonna wanna spend
the rest of the day with the kids,
and, you know,
he's further down south anyway.
But after that,
if you're not too tired,
you know what I'm saying,
I was thinking we could come home,
sip on some spiked eggnog, of course,
and just spend the rest of the night
in each other's arms.
that sounds like a really long day.
I know, I know, but okay, so I believe
Christmas is for family
and New Year's is for you.
[JADA] Oh.
So I was thinking we could do Cabo,
just us.
What you looking at?
It's just
It's-it's-it's a it's a meme.
- It's a meme.
- [LAUGHS] Okay.
- [JADA] Yeah.
- Okay.
Wanna help me put the Black
angel on top of the tree?
Okay, it's the best part, now.
Ain't she pretty too?
[JADA] She is.
- [SUEDE] All right.
- [JADA] Well, you taller.
[MARSHAWN] Merry Christmas, my kings.
Merry Christmas.
Quick reminder,
it's cuffing season, uh-huh.
And these girls are gonna try
to suck your dick.
Mm-mm, repeat after me:
I won't fall for it.
- I won't fall for it.
- I won't fall for it.
I won't fall for it.
You must stay strong in your
celibacy journey during this, uh,
"Please fuck me just to take my
mind off my crazy family, please."
Uh-uh, repeat after me:
not this time.
- Not this time.
- [MARSHAWN] Not this time!
Not this time!
My dick deserves better.
My dick deserves better.
Happy holidays ♪
Oh, yes, it's that time of year ♪
Spreading of all your cheer ♪
What up, Tiff?
Hey, sorry I missed your call.
What's up?
Look, I want EJ over for Christmas Eve.
[TIFF] Oh, okay.
[EMMETT] Yeah, I want all my sons
waking up together Christmas morning,
and I already got all they presents.
All I gotta do is just
wrap 'em up and set 'em out.
Oh, so you really trying
to be Black Santa?
[CHUCKLES] Ho, ho, ho.
[EMMETT] Look, I'm having folks over
for Christmas Day,
and, um
I'd love for you to come.
Look, EJ ain't never had
to spend Christmas
without the both of his parents, so
I don't think this year
should be any different.
Well, if I come,
then I gotta bring Rob.
Oh, hell no, we at capacity.
Emmett, I can't just leave my
man at home and go be with my ex.
I'm not just your ex.
We have a child.
He your man now?
I thought he was just your supplier.
Look, it's new, okay?
And I gotta respect him.
just make sure he respects my house.
Boy, bye.
All right, class,
it's time to send your NF
to your Secret Santa.
I don't get it.
Well, it's like my way of saying
it's not the worst thing
in the world to be different.
You know, I know you feel
ostracized right now, but
st least you're not
blending in with the crowd.
Thanks, Kev.
No problem, bro.
[TRACY] Do you pray, Victor?
Not often. Why?
'Cause we gon' need a Christmas miracle
if we wanna feed
500 families this Christmas.
Five hundred?
That's how many RSVP'ed.
You told 'em first come,
first served, right?
You know I did,
but they still gon' show up.
I'm scared we're gon' have
to turn away more people
than we can help.
All we can do is the best we can do.
That's not enough.
Well, look, you-you-you
wanna pray right now?
- You serious?
- Hell yeah.
Dear Lord,
we need your help.
Our city needs a miracle.
Kids need coats.
And a lot of families need feeding.
Whatever you can do,
we'd be grateful.
Please continue
to order our steps, Lord.
And please show us a sign that
that we're on the right path.
And so it is.
[TRACY] Yeah.
Merry Christmas.
How'd you do all this?
[DOUDA] Has anybody ever told you,
"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth?"
What's the angle?
I don't need an angle.
I'm doing the same thing you doing.
Man, who paid for all of this?
Wait a minute, Victor.
Who do you think?
Reaching out for someone to hold ♪
We need the ROCK center
to remain clean.
We clean our money.
You're good.
Victor, maybe we shouldn't be
asking questions
when God's answering our prayers.
Thank you.
We needed it.
You're welcome.
[DOUDA] You give any more thought
to what we were talking about?
- I'm still thinking about it.
- Don't think too long.
We got a meeting set up
for later this afternoon.
Well, well, well, well, well.
Don't think this gon' get you some.
Wait a minute. Wait a minute.
I don't need to buy you things
to get that.
No, I, um
I did this out of the
kindness of my heart.
I care about this community.
Well, do what you gotta do
to help me keep it safe, then.
That's always been the plan.
I got the perfect stocking stuffer
- for you.
- Is that right?
- That's right.
- Mm.
- I just, um
I just need to know
where you want me to put it.
I think I'm in love.
- Again?
- Hey, you keep your eyes off this one.
Please, I got my hands full.
[LYNAE] Don't act like
you that easy to deal with.
Watch out. You don't even know me.
I got cousins just like you.
Like what?
Least my family ain't fucked up.
- Jake.
- Bro, chill.
[LYNAE] Your family
is fucked up, nigga.
We all got dysfunctional-ass families.
At least y'all get to be with
y'all families for Christmas.
You ain't link up
with your brother yet?
Not in a while.
He'll hit you. Don't worry.
I hope so.
I'm not running on a lie.
[DOUDA] As a public official,
your entire life
is gonna get scrutinized,
so you're gonna have
to give people a narrative.
Scrolling through your Instagram here,
and all I see is inspirational quotes
and college basketball stats.
'Cause real niggas
ain't on the 'Gram like that.
We wouldn't have to do that much.
We could start with a couples
photo shoot for Christmas.
Women voters, they love
a matching pajamas photo shoot.
Yeah, so I can buy you guys
a pair of matching pajamas.
I already got them.
- Not now.
- [DOUDA] Who is it?
Oh, I'm sorry.
I see y'all working.
I didn't mean to interrupt.
Oh, Peaches, c-come on in.
Ma, we-we in the middle
of something right now.
Oh, okay, well, damn,
I just brought you a plate.
- Thank you.
- Hi, I'm Tierra.
- I'm Victor's new girlfriend.
- Ah.
Well, you sure are
a sight for sore eyes.
Victor, why you keeping secrets
from your mother?
I, um
I just wanted to make sure
I knew what this was before
I told you.
This bitch is perfect.
My bad, I didn't mean
to call you a bitch.
It's okay.
Ma, we gotta get back to work.
You mind?
Okay, I'm going.
I never thought I'd see the day.
You helping your community,
raising your little brother,
looking out for Shaad
like you always have,
and you have a beautiful
Black woman in your life.
I'm proud of you.
And y'all look good together too.
Yes, they do.
This is the only Christmas gift I need.
Okay, now I'm going, okay.
[DOUDA] Yeah, you take care, Peaches.
[PEACHES] Good seeing you, Otis.
You made the right decision, Victor.
[TIERRA] I think we're going
to give a lot of people hope.
[KIESHA] It's gonna be you, Emmett,
and Rob together for Christmas.
- Girl, that's real progressive.
It's okay. Look.
It won't be just us.
It's gon' be Emmett's other kids,
his parents, and then they new boos.
Girl, it's gon' be a full house.
- He gon' barely notice us.
- Oh, he gon' notice y'all.
Look, it's not gon' be easy,
but we gotta blend this family
at some point.
I'm not trying to hurt him
or throw shit in his face,
for real, but at some point,
we all gotta move on.
I mean, yeah, if it's the past,
then let the past be the past.
That part.
Well, how you gon' feel if he
move on with somebody else?
Honestly, I don't think
I would give a shit.
For real, me and Emmett
been through hell and back.
Yeah, I know.
You know we signed divorce papers.
Yup, girl, we done.
Damn, guess it's the end of an era.
Yup, all things must come to an end.
Ain't that what you told Christian?
No, I told him we need to be friends.
And he read me for filth.
He did? What he say?
Girl, he was upset.
You know he was a gentleman
about it, though.
For real.
- Hey.
- What's up?
Well, it's nice to meet you.
I heard good things.
What I like to hear.
Rob, you know
we got the night off tomorrow.
Oh, yeah?
No kids?
[ROB] Shit.
I'm taking you out.
We ain't gotta go nowhere, though.
Look, if we ain't got no kids,
we might have to act like it.
- [KIESHA] I know that's right.
Anytime my mama watches Ronnie,
I take full advantage.
Okay, fine, y'all,
I'ma go put together an outfit.
Yo, who got us all this new stuff?
[VICTOR] Who you think?
- [KEVIN] Well, it is nice in here.
- Yeah.
Just trying to give y'all a
place to be rather than outside.
Shit, I ain't trying
to be outside noway.
It's cold as hell.
[LAUGHS] Yeah, it is.
I was wondering if you
could do something for me.
Depends on what it is.
Well, you think you could
get me in touch with Jamal?
Lynae's brother?
Yeah, I wanna surprise her
for Christmas.
Yeah, he's, um
He's laying low right now.
- I understand.
- Yeah.
I just know it'd mean a lot
to her and all that, so
Look, wait.
Let me see what I can do.
- For real?
- [VICTOR] Yeah.
I ain't making no promises, but
- Yeah, yeah.
- Yeah.
- Thank you, man.
- Yeah.
For sure, appreciate you, yeah.
Of course. Hey, stay warm, bro.
- Yeah, I-I will.
- [VICTOR] Yeah.
Thank you.
O come ♪
All ye faithful ♪
Joyful and triumphant ♪
[PAPA] Ready?
Oh, make sure the lens ain't smudged.
We can't have no blurry video. A'ight.
- Count me down.
- [MAISHA] Three, two, one.
What's up, y'all?
It's your boy Papa from Papa's Pulpit
here at ROCK, donating
a large platter of food
to their center's inaugural food drive.
That's right, me and the good
folks over at Smokey's,
but it was my idea.
This was just a small token
of love from me
to my amazing community,
a community I love very deeply,
and I'm happy to be a blessing
to the less fortunate on Christmas.
After all, Jesus is the real
reason for the season,
and I just wanna be as close
to Jesus as I can.
He laid the blueprint for us, so
we all deserve food, shelter, love,
and, most of all, forgiveness.
Happy holidays, everybody.
this has got to stop.
I know.
[MAISHA] I'ma go get some napkins.
[BAKARI] Fuck is you doing?
I was trying to be a Good Samaritan.
How that go?
How you think?
My bad, player.
Shit, you wanna smoke?
Fuck it, let's go smoke, then.
No outside clothes on the bed.
Oh, my God.
- [SUEDE] Hey!
- Hey, shit,
you just scared me.
My bad.
I was just wondering what you
were thinking for dinner tonight.
Uh, let's just order in.
- Shit, say less.
You good?
Yeah, you know,
I'm just I'm fantastic,
feeling the Christmas spirit.
All right.
Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells ♪
Jingle all the way ♪
[EMMETT] I'll tell you,
being a single parent
ain't for the weak.
Boy, stop.
[KIESHA] No, it ain't.
[EMMETT] I need one
four-hour nap, just-just one.
Shit, I'll take 15 minutes.
They should create an app
for single parents
so they can hit each other up
whenever they need help.
Yeah, it'd be called, like,
Co-Parenting or something.
I would use that shit all the time.
Me too.
How you been?
What you mean, why?
My bad, I-I guess nobody's
ever asked me that.
I'm single again.
I know.
Just trying to be
a better father to my kids.
I know that too.
I'm also trying this, uh
celibacy challenge.
- Wait, what? [LAUGHS]
See, that's why I wasn't
even gon' say shit.
No, I mean no, I think it's good.
- You do?
- Yeah.
Has it been hard?
Hell yeah, it's been hard, okay?
I bet it is.
[EMMETT] Not funny.
[NINA] Mm-mm-mm-mm-mm!
[JADA] Y'all turned up in here!
[NINA] Come on in!
- Hey!
- [DRE] Hey, family!
Hello, family.
[DRE] Close that door
'fore the hawk gets in here!
And this outfit too
Okay, so Tiff hooked us up
with some holiday pre-rolls,
some CBD eggnog, and cookies.
So we got the Christmas Tree
and the Holiday Hybrid?
- [JADA] Bet.
Yup, and I got this here snacks
'cause you know the munchies
about to be crazy
- 'cause Tiff don't play.
- Oh, we 'bout to be fucked up!
- Whoo, shoot!
- [NINA] Okay.
- [TRACY] This looks delicious.
- [KEVIN] Ooh, what's in the bag?
- [DRE] Ah-ah!
- [NINA] Uh-uh!
What are you two still doing here?
I told you we were having company
and you needed to find someplace to be.
- [TRACY] Y'all gotta go.
- That way, that way.
[NINA] It's a grown folks' party.
Going through my stuff.
Don't mess around. Merry Christmas.
[BOTH] Merry Christmas.
Oh, I got you ♪
[TRACY] Ooh, I party fouled.
I sipped before we toasted.
- My bad, y'all.
- That's okay.
[KIESHA] I'm out.
[DRE] Hey, where you going
with the baby?
- We'll be back.
- You better be.
Okay, but why don't you
just leave him here?
He was already asleep.
No, I got it.
Text me your destination
when you get there.
If you take too long,
I'm gon' call you.
- Have fun, Kiesha.
- Bye, Kiesha!
- Bye, Kiesha.
- Love you, Kiesha!
- Give me my lighter.
- We finna get lit.
Let's do it. And then puff, puff, pass.
This is how grown folks do it.
[TIFF] That was fun, though.
So your family doesn't mind
if you don't do Christmas with them?
They're not tripping.
Y'all not close?
[ROB] Let's just say
I'm the black sheep of the family.
I don't really fit in,
if I'm not at the holiday party,
don't really make a difference.
Shit, if I ain't go home for Christmas,
my mama wouldn't let me
hear the end of it.
But you can't stand your mama.
But I got a baby.
Grandparents don't play that shit.
Why do we buy into this idea
that just 'cause society says
we should spend holidays
with our families, we do it,
even if we don't want to?
I don't know. It's just how it is.
Fuck that, I'ma do what I want.
Boy, that's 'cause
you ain't got no kids.
When I have some kids,
I'm gonna make sure
they do what they want.
They can't just be out here
following the pack.
Oh, so that's what you think I'm doing?
I think you're good
at asking for what you want.
Even if I get judged for it?
People tend to judge
when they just scared
to do something themselves.
So do you judge me for not only
wanting to be with one person?
I'm not here to judge nobody.
Would you consider it?
I'm a traditional nigga.
What does that mean?
That means, um
that means I want you all to myself,
if you don't want that,
you need to say that.
So what say you?
I say I like this.
Now, hurry up. I'm hungry.
I just wanna thank you
for the moon again.
You're welcome.
So you're really into outer space, huh?
Yeah, this planet is boring.
[KEVIN] Hmm.
So, um,
you like video games?
Yeah, but not the violent ones.
- Which ones you like?
- Anime.
Oh, cool.
'Cause when I think of you ♪
I can see it's just fooling, baby ♪
Now I got you myself ♪
And you know I got you myself ♪
And a little me, a lot of you ♪
I can see it's just fooling, baby ♪
I see you don't talk as much.
I find that's something people say
when silence makes them uncomfortable.
Baby, this ain't nothing new ♪
I got you something.
Close your eyes.
Where I'll be ♪
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby ♪
Open 'em.
- I love her.
- Yeah.
I saw you reading one of her books
in class the other day, so
Thank you.
Hey, uh, maybe we could hang out
over Christmas break or something.
Sure, if my grandma says it's okay.
Okay, cool.
I got the first one off the shelf,
so I hope you like it.
I love it. Thank you.
[JADA] Aw, look at the two lovebirds.
What's y'all's secret?
It's really helped.
[DRE] Yeah, listen, I mean,
it hasn't been easy, but
Well, it hasn't
But we been learning a lot
about each other
and, you know, what we both need, so
I wonder if me and Suede
should do therapy.
Well, if you're both willing
to work at it,
it can be really helpful.
[DRE] Yeah.
Are me and Douda a couple?
- [LAUGHS] You don't know?
- [NINA] What, you don't know?
- What, you don't know?
- [BOTH] What, you don't know?
- What do you want it to be?
- Yeah.
I mean,
I-I wanna be like y'all.
- Ooh.
- [TRACY] I wanna be normal.
Yeah, good luck with that.
[NINA] Normal, really?
Do you love him?
And wonders of his love
And wonders, wonders of his love ♪
I don't know.
Well, maybe you need
to figure that out first.
[DRE] Yeah, if you don't know
what you want it to be,
you can't go to him
and ask for answers.
[NINA] Uh, and don't
start acting like a couple
before you really are a couple,
because you will be
acting like a couple
- [BOTH] For the rest of your life.
- Thank you.
Okay, well, he is married,
so then there's that.
- Part, see?
- There's that.
[TRACY] I know it sound crazy,
y'all, but I just
I keep falling deeper and deeper,
and I can't
Okay, see, so what maybe you need to do
is to, uh, go
to that individual therapy
before you get that couples therapy.
Oh, see, now you trying
to call me crazy, Dre?
- You know what?
- No, what I'm saying is,
you cannot try to go and define
a relationship with somebody else
until you define a relationship
with yourself first.
- Okay, Counselor.
- Okay, it's just the facts.
That'll be $250.
Y'all, I feel safe with him.
Well, maybe you might need
to unpack that.
Okay, pass me that CBD eggnog,
'cause see
You gon' try that.
- [TRACY] Yes, okay, fine.
- This is called help.
What's up, J?
I think Suede
is going to propose.
Girl, what you mean? W-w-w-what?
I found a ring.
Is it pretty?
- Is it a good ring?
- Babe.
- No, it's-it's beautiful.
- Oh, Jada.
So what you gon' say if he asks?
Okay, see,
you're taking too long, Jada.
You're taking too long.
Chill, Dre.
That is a big life decision.
- [DRE] I-I'm just saying.
- [NINA] Wait, I have a question.
Tell the truth, shame the devil.
Are you still thinking about Darnell?
Jada look at that! I called it.
- [DRE] Jada
- We called it.
- We called it.
- [DRE] Oh, my God.
No, come on, why you smiling?
- Jada, no, my gosh.
- [NINA] The big D!
Okay, so the big D sent a D pic
the other day, and
And you ain't put it in the group chat?
I feel left out.
Hell no, group chat?
Nobody wants to see
that man's old-ass dick.
- No, I do.
- No, no, no.
- Hell no.
- [NINA] Why?
[DRE] Talk about that.
[TRACY] That was it right there.
That was it. That was it!
What the fuck is this?
Oh, hell no.
- [EMMETT] Who that?
- [CHILD] What?
Who could that be?
I figured you could use some help.
This is why I love you.
Here, girl, let me hold that for you.
Yeah, what up, Ronnie?
Oh, he trying to cry on me.
Oh, he trying to
Okay, um, come on, let's watch
The Preacher's Wife.
- We got a show.
- Thank you.
Boom, yeah, there we go.
Who wants hot chocolate?
Me, me, oh, me!
That's what I thought
Boy, go make the snacks.
I got 'em distracted so we can
get cracking on gifts.
You're a blessing, you know that?
Oh, no, no, no, I got him. I got him.
Uh, you handle the snacks.
I-I-I'll get him changed.
What's up, man?
What's up, man? Ooh, what's this?
Love is in the air ♪
[TIFF] I'ma just follow
your lead and everything.
[ROB] Yeah, you should follow
my lead, let me drive.
[TIFF] Wait, who decorated?
[ROB] I might've had somebody
handle it while we was out.
I always thought decorations
was a family activity.
It is, but it's exhausting.
It's gonna use up time that
we don't need to be wasting.
But it's also a time for us
to bond and create memories.
Turn your frown upside down ♪
I kind of just wanted
to come home, chill.
And I can appreciate that,
but next year, we decorating ourselves.
Mm, so you already
we gon' be together for next year.
Just right ♪
I'm with it.
Seeing us just brings me new life ♪
Love is in the air ♪
I can smell it everywhere ♪
Prancing, glancing, ♪
light smiles in the Hamptons ♪
Oh ♪
Love is in the air ♪
[DARNELL] What's up?
Oh, shit.
Oh, damn.
Boy, soon as I find my earpiece,
I'ma let you have it.
Text Jada again, you gon' lose
more than that damn earpiece.
Oh, so, uh
So-so you what, you went
through her phone, huh?
I got her passcode.
Mm, that's why I don't believe in no
bitches having none of my passcodes.
Are you in love with her?
Man, why don't you ask her
if she's still in love with me?
I'm asking you, motherfucker.
Are you in love with her?
Yeah, I been in love with her
ever since I laid eyes on her
sophomore year in high school.
So why you waste
so much of her time, then?
Because I wasn't born perfect.
I had to grow to get here.
Well, it's too late.
Yeah, well, that ain't
for you to decide.
You lucky you caught me off guard!
Otherwise, I'd have knocked
your ass into next week!
[WINCES] Damn.
Merry Christmas, Mom.
[EMMETT] I'm tired, boss.
This is nice.
It is.
Merry Christmas, Kiesha.
Merry Christmas, Emmett.
I'm sorry. It's-it's-it's getting late.
Yeah, it is.
It is.
You-you need a ride?
No, we gon' take an Uber.
You-you sure? I could
[KIESHA] I don't want you
to wake those sleeping babies.
I just gotta get Ronnie together.
Deck the halls with boughs of holly ♪
'Tis the season to be jolly ♪
Each year, this time ♪
I'll spend my Christmas with you ♪
Mama's cooking, Daddy is lounging ♪
Snow is falling while
kids are shouting ♪
- Each year, this time ♪
I'll spend my Christmas with you ♪
Ooh ♪
Yeah, each year, this time ♪
I guess I been stuck in ♪
traffic trying to get home ♪
I've been waiting
for the day to pop up ♪
At your house and say it's ♪
been way, way, way too long ♪
And Granny's mad at me ♪
'cause I ain't even call ♪
Looks like Daddy's 'bout ♪
to put up all the lights ♪
Ain't trying to babysit my cousins ♪
All they wanna do is fight ♪
while I'm here ♪
You'd think we'd wait up all night ♪
Let's just say that Santa's coming ♪
So make sure them cookies right ♪
So later on, we'll conspire ♪
getting colder by the minute ♪
While we dream by the fire, ♪
happier with my peoples ♪
And the plans that we made, ♪
I'm blessed that I can say ♪
I'm here with y'all on Christmas Day ♪
Oh, deck the halls
with boughs of holly ♪
'Tis the season to be jolly ♪
Each year, this time ♪
I'll spend my Christmas with you ♪
Mama's cooking, Daddy is lounging ♪
Snow is falling while
kids are shouting ♪
Each year, this time ♪
I'll spend my Christmas with you ♪
[JADA] You good?
[SUEDE] I'm fine.
Each year, this time ♪
[BAKARI] So people online talking shit?
[SCOFFS] And you give a fuck?
'Cause I got feelings.
Man, fuck them people, a'ight?
Fuck 'em.
I ain't never got that advice.
Check this out.
When you stop giving a fuck
what people think,
you'll be much happier.
Merry Christmas, Bakari.
Whatever, nigga.
Each year, this time ♪
I'll spend my Christmas with you ♪
Mama's cooking, Daddy is lounging ♪
Snow is falling while
kids are shouting ♪
Each year, this time ♪
I'll spend my Christmas with you ♪
Ooh ♪
Yeah, each year, this time ♪
Deck the halls with boughs of holly ♪
'Tis the season to be jolly ♪
Each year, this time ♪
- Merry Christmas, baby.
Get up. I been waiting
on your ass to get up, man.
Come on.
What's-what's wrong?
You don't like your gifts?
[TIFF] No, I do.
I just feel like you went to the store
and bought a bunch of expensive shit
but didn't consider
what I actually wanted.
That's 'cause I did.
Who don't like a bunch
of designer shit?
It just feels basic.
What, though, like,
the brands or the bags?
I like thoughtful gifts,
not expensive ones.
I'm sorry.
Nah, don't-don't apologize.
You like what you like.
What you get me, man?
[CHUCKLES] A black sheep.
- You remembered.
- [TIFF] See?
It's not expensive,
but it means something.
I promise to never get you
a basic gift ever again.
Thank you.
Come here.
Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas.
You like it?
I love it.
- Coming!
- Darnell, what are you doing here?
- Just chill. Come here.
What happened your face?
Oh, no oh, don't worry about that.
Just some fool sucker-punched me.
Listen, woman, I
I love you.
Always have.
I just, uh,
you know, didn't know
how to love you properly
when I was younger, but
I've been-been hoping,
I've been praying
that I get a chance
to love you the right way.
Are you serious?
About as serious as I am
about this earpiece.
That's pretty serious.
Yeah, it is.
Ooh ♪
Deck the halls ♪
Merry Christmas, everybody.
[SHAAD] Peaches come through
with the Christmas breakfast!
All right, this looks great.
I'm 'bout to roll up
and make me about two plates.
[VICTOR] Damn.
I missed your cooking.
And I missed cooking for my family.
[VICTOR] Hey, I'm sorry I didn't have
enough funds to get y'all gifts this year,
[PEACHES] My family under one roof,
that's the only gift I need.
I got you something, Ma.
- Me?
- [JAKE] Yeah.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la ♪
Oh, my God.
This is us when you were a baby.
Where did you get this?
Uh, I had it in my drawer
ever since you left.
I wanted to get it framed
so you could have it.
Oh, my God, thank you, baby.
Let's promise
to take more pictures together.
- Wow, this is beautiful.
Oh, hold on, the doorbell.
- [SHAAD] Hey!
- [DEJA] Hey!
- [SHAAD] Come on in.
- [DEJA] Merry Christmas.
[SHAAD] Merry Christmas to you too.
This is a, uh a pleasant surprise.
Now, I know you ain't get me no gift,
'cause you know you are
all the gift that I need.
[DEJA SIGHS] Well, I wanted to.
See what this is.
Oh, hell no, girl, you finna have
me sharp out here like Steve Harvey.
Well, I knew you wouldn't
buy it for yourself, so
Well, you know I like
my little cargo pants
and FUBU jerseys.
[DEJA] I know.
Hold on, I got something for you too.
Ooh, wow, wow, a m
You made me a mixtape?
Yeah, yeah.
Well, don't worry. Don't worry.
He, uh
He got a cassette deck for you too.
- Yup.
- Okay, vintage, okay.
Merry Christmas.
[DEJA] Aw.
You trying to be funny?
No, I mean, I told you before that, uh,
you know, music means a lot to me.
I don't know when I was
locked up in the pen,
music was really just the only thing
that made me feel free, so I
You know, I put
these little songs together
I recorded off the radio
especially for you.
Now, never mind the DJ,
'cause sometimes he comes in
before the song ends, but,
- I mean, you get my point.
Oh, my God, this is
Wow, this is, like,
the most romantic gift
I've ever gotten.
- Really?
[PEACHES] Shaad done went
and found him a woman.
Mm-hmm, it's a Christmas miracle.
[SHAAD] Oh, I'm tripping.
We about to sit down and eat breakfast.
- Oh, okay.
- You wanna sit down with us?
- Yeah, yeah.
- Come on.
Let me introduce you to my family.
- Okay.
- [SHAAD] Hey, y'all.
It's Christmas time,
and I'm looking forward ♪
To seeing all of my family, yeah ♪
Mama made the collard greens ♪
Corn bread, mac and cheese ♪
Fried chicken with the yams ♪
You okay?
Christmas is always hard for me.
I can't help but to think about Jason.
Holidays are just hard
when you've lost someone, you know.
[DOUDA] Come here.
Come here. Come here.
It's all right.
You know, we're still here.
We're still together.
You know what?
Let's go make some new memories.
- Okay.
- Okay.
We need to talk about this.
You found it?
I didn't mean to.
O-okay, so
I mean, what you thinking?
I think [SIGHS]
we got a lot of things to figure out
before we get engaged.
This about Darnell?
This is about us.
I don't think
we should rush into something
just because we're in a-a rut.
That's what you think?
I'm sorry.
Merry Christmas, Jada.
[PEACHES] Merry Christmas!
Want some of these fabulous
greens and corn bread?
All right.
First Noel ♪
The angels ♪
Did say ♪
Was to certain ♪
Poor shepherds ♪
In fields ♪
As they lay ♪
In fields ♪
As they lay ♪
Lay keeping ♪
Their sheep ♪
On a cold ♪
[KIESHA] Oh, Octavia got Ronnie a gift.
Hang all the mistletoe ♪
[DRE] I got it. I got it. I got it.
Hey, Merry Christmas!
[LALAH] Hey.
- [LALAH] Merry Christmas.
[DRE] Good to see you. Come on in.
- [LALAH] This is for you.
- [DRE] Oh, thank you.
Hey, everybody, listen up.
This is my good friend Lalah.
She missed her flight,
so she's gonna be
spending Christmas with us.
- Come on in.
- Y'all got a record player?
Yeah, it's a little rusty, but,
you know, we'll make it work.
Ah, you brought the good goods.
- There you go.
- [NINA] Hello, I'm Nina.
- [DRE] Wifey.
- [DRE] Look at that.
Look at that. What you know about that?
Will be a very special Christmas ♪
For me ♪
- Hey.
- What's happening?
Happy holidays.
Happy holidays.
My world is filled ♪
Brought you some wine, G.
I appreciate that. Y'all come on in.
Hey, happy holidays. Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas.
Place look nice, yo.
[EMMETT] Appreciate that.
You did all this by yourself?
I had a little help.
We're caroling
- [TIFF] Merry Christmas.
- [EJ] Merry Christmas.
Okay, Cabernet, a'ight.
You know, I never thought
I'd see the day
when you were hosting Christmas.
First time for everything.
[CHUCKLES] Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas, Mama.
- [JADA] I'm so proud of you.
- [EMMETT] Love you.
I love you too.
[DRE] All right, everybody,
come on, let's eat!
[KEVIN] Looks like it's your gift.
- What is it?
- It's a surprise. Relax.
I don't like surprises. Just tell me.
All right.
I got Victor to find your brother.
- For real?
- Yeah.
Thank you.
Yeah, you know I got you.
How much fun it's gonna be ♪
Together ♪
- [KEVIN] Yo.
- [VICTOR] Hey.
[DRE] Hey, Merry Christmas, Vic.
- What's good?
- [VICTOR] 'Sup, Dre?
Merry Christmas, everybody.
Where's Jamal?
Will be a very special Christmas ♪
I tried, Kev. I tried to find him.
But the cops got to him before I did.
I'm sorry, Lynae.
Jamal's locked up,
awaiting a murder trial.
Hang all the mistletoe ♪
And I'm gonna get
to know you better ♪
[DRE] Lynae.
Hey, Lynae, hang on.
How much fun it's gonna be ♪
[VICTOR] Sorry, bro.
This Christmas ♪
The fireside is blazing bright ♪
[KEVIN] Thank you.
We're caroling ♪
Through the night ♪
- Hey, ho, ho, ho.
- Happy Kwanzaa.
[DARNELL] Good to see you, son.
- [EMMETT] Happy Kwanzaa.
- [DARNELL] Some stuff for the kids.
[EMMETT] Okay.
- [TIFF] Merry Christmas.
- [DARNELL] Hey, boys.
- [EJ] Hello.
- [DARNELL] Hey, Tiff.
- [ROB] What's good, bro?
- [DARNELL] All right.
Where's your boy?
He's not a boy.
He's not here.
- A shame.
- [JADA] Mm.
[EJ] Look, Daddy.
Grandma and Granddaddy
under the mistletoe.
Now they gotta kiss.
[EMMETT] Oh, no,
they ain't kissing, son.
Ey, ey!
Y'all take it easy!
We-we got kids in here,
and both of y'all are taken.
We're caroling ♪
[EMMETT] Oh, hell no,
I gotta capture this shit.
- It's crazy.
Look at this shit.
A very special Christmas ♪
Shake a hand, shake a hand, now ♪
Mm ♪
The fireside is blazing bright ♪
We're caroling through the night ♪
And this Christmas will be ♪
A very special Christmas ♪
For me, yeah ♪
Hang all the mistletoe ♪
I'm gonna get to know you ♪
Better ♪
This Christmas ♪
And as we trim the tree ♪
How much fun it's gonna be ♪
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