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Roman Holiday 

Blair's father comes home for the holidays with an unexpected guest; Jenny and Vanessa help Serena plan the best Christmas surprise ever for Dan.


Michael Fields


Josh Schwartz (developed by), Stephanie Savage (developed by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Lively ... Serena van der Woodsen
Leighton Meester ... Blair Waldorf
Penn Badgley ... Dan Humphrey
Chace Crawford ... Nate Archibald (credit only)
Taylor Momsen ... Jenny Humphrey
Ed Westwick ... Chuck Bass (credit only)
Kelly Rutherford ... Lily van der Woodsen
Matthew Settle ... Rufus Humphrey
William Abadie ... Roman
Robert John Burke ... Bart Bass
Margaret Colin ... Eleanor Waldorf
John Dossett ... Jack Roth
Susan Misner ... Alison Humphrey (as Susie Misner)
Connor Paolo ... Eric van der Woodsen
John Shea ... Harold Waldorf


Blair's estranged father, Harold, comes home for the Christmas holidays with an unexpected guest: his gay lover Roman. Both Blair and her mother, Eleanor, find it difficult to hide their disappointment while Blair hatches another underhanded plan to get rid of Roman for good. Meanwhile, Jenny and Vanessa help Serena plan the best Christmas surprise ever for Dan, who may have a surprise of his own in mind for Serena. Chuck phones Blair from Europe and informs her that Nate has joined him in Monaco, worrying Blair that Chuck may disclose the details of their hook-up. Also, Rufus refuses to remain the understanding husband any longer after Alison's former lover calls the house. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

19 December 2007 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Harold Waldorf mentions Blair's favorite movie in which a cat is called "Cat". This film is Blake Edwards' "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) starring Audrey Hepburn. The actress and the film are both huge influences throughout the first season with numerous allusions made about them. See more »


Blair Waldorf: Hey! Nice holiday spirit scrooge!
[trying to flag down a cab but it doesn't stop for her]
Serena van der Woodsen: Oh gosh, so it's gonna be a real Waldorf Christmas?
Blair Waldorf: Well a real Waldorf Christmas Eve. Eleanor drew the line at Christmas Day that's only for me, her, and Dorota.
Serena van der Woodsen: Well you still have a couple of days with your dad.
Blair Waldorf: Well it'll be more than just a couple of days, I'm gonna convince him to stay in New York.
Serena van der Woodsen: What about Paris and Roman?
Blair Waldorf: Roman is a phase my father belongs here with me, he only left New York to ...
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References Roman Holiday (1953) See more »


Written by Dan Finnerty, Jeremy Ruzumna, Dave Wilder
Performed by Dan Finnerty
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