"Manny: I want you to dump Ashley. It's time know... and I've been patient, but I cant—"
Craig: I can't make that choice.
Manny: ...I think you just did.
Manny making Craig choose between her and Ashley

Holiday (1) is the eleventh episode of Season 3 of the Canadian television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. It originally aired on December 17, 2003 on CTV Television and on December 19, 2003 on The N. The episode was written by story editors James Hurst, Shelley Scarrow and Aaron Martin and directed by Phil Earnshaw. It shares its title with the song by Madonna.


The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you're Craig and you're hooking-up with two beautiful girls, while neither of them have a clue. And they'll never find out the truth. Never! Sure. Meanwhile, Caitlin loves seeing Joey happy. Just not happy and with Sydney.

Main Plot

Craig is losing interest in Ashley, as Manny was the only one who comforted him through his hard times. He then cheats on Ashley with Manny while Manny knew that Craig and Ashley were still going out. Craig now has a problem on his hands: Ashley or Manny? Or can he keep them both?

Sub Plot

Joey and Sydney's relationship is still going strong. Until Sydney's jealousy comes between the two of them.

  • This episode is named after the song "Holiday" by Madonna.
  • In the beginning on the TV version of this episode, it has the Craig and Ashley snowball fight. However, in the beginning on the DVD version of this episode it does not.
  • The original title for this episode was "Do They Know It's Christmas? (1)".

  • Manny and Craig continue their affair.
  • Caitlin mentions her ex-fiancé, Keith, who she broke up with back in season 1 episode Mother and Child Reunion (2), when she says that she doesn't date men in "the biz" anymore.

  • Craig: "No, no, it's sweet -- just like you."
    Manny: Good, because all I want for Christmas from you is one thing."
    Craig: "Alright, let me guess. Um.. Diamonds? New car? What? Chihuahua?"
    Manny: "No."
    Craig: "What? What do you want?"
    Manny: "I want you to dump Ashley."
  • Manny:"I want you to dump Ashley. It's time, and I've been patient. I can't..."
    Craig:"I can't make that choice."
    Manny:"I think you just did."
  • Craig: "Manny, stop, come on..."
    Manny: "It's just, I love you Craig, and I thought you felt the same way."
    Craig: "I do, it's just..."
    Manny: "It's Ashley, I know. And she might love you, but not as much as I do."
  • Craig: "I made a huge mistake. You're the one for me. Okay, look, NOT Ashley. I'm going to tell her that, okay? It's you. It's always been you."
  • Manny: "You're late! And I'm freezing, so you need to warm me up."
    Craig: "I can do that."
  • Spinner: "What's it like being a stud?"
    Craig: "Nerve-racking."
    Spinner: "You have Ashley: gorgeous, smart, like a fine wine. Then you have Manny: cute, adorable, hot, like ice cream. But hot. Very hot."
  • Spinner: "Not to mention you're a big stud."
    Craig: "Well, I get around."
  • Joey:"Where's our roaring fire?"
    Caitlin:"I'm a city girl, alright?"
    Joey:"So you can't light a match?"

  • "I'll Spend Christmas With You" by Jake Epstein & Melissa McIntyre
  • "March" written by P. Tchaikovsky
  • "Waltz Of The Flowers" written by P. Tchaikovsky

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