Ted calls Lily a harsh word (censored as "Grinch"). The two fight and nearly ruin the gang's Christmas. Barney catches a cold.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these movies...

Love Actually

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This Movie is referred to by How Lily Stole Christmas part of How I Met Your Mother Season 2
When the friends come to rescue Ted from his family on Staten Island, he says, "I'll get it" and runs quickly to the door. Ted's cousin Stacey asks, "Who is it?" and he is told to say "It's carol singers." Then Barney, Marshall, and Robin sing "Silent Night" while Lily and Ted make amends. This scene references the film Love Actually, in the scene where Mark comes to Juliet's door to say he loves her using cue cards, following the aforementioned pattern.
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Weekend at Bernie's II
part of Weekend at Bernie's

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This Movie is referred to by How Lily Stole Christmas part of How I Met Your Mother Season 2
Ted notes that Lily would laugh at almost anything, even something as bad as Weekend at Bernie's II.

It plays these songs...

Silent Night
performed by Traditional

This Song is played in How Lily Stole Christmas part of How I Met Your Mother Season 2
Marshall, Lily, Barney and Robin show up at Ted's sister's house on Christmas Eve, and pretend to be Carolers, singing 'Silent Night'.

It refers to these books...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
written by

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This Book is referred to by How Lily Stole Christmas part of How I Met Your Mother Season 2
The title of the episode alludes to the Dr. Seuss book How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

How I Met Your Mother Season 2

# Title Air Date
How I Met Your Mother
2:1 Where Were We? Sep 18, 2006
2:2 The Scorpion and the Toad Sep 25, 2006
2:3 Brunch Oct 2, 2006
2:4 Ted Mosby: Architect Oct 9, 2006
2:5 World's Greatest Couple Oct 16, 2006
2:6 Aldrin Justice Oct 23, 2006
2:7 Swarley Nov 6, 2006
2:8 Atlantic City Nov 13, 2006
2:9 Slap Bet Nov 20, 2006
2:10 Single Stamina Nov 27, 2006
2:11 How Lily Stole Christmas Dec 11, 2006
2:12 First Time in New York Jan 8, 2007
2:13 Columns Jan 20, 2007
2:14 Monday Night Football Feb 5, 2007
2:15 Lucky Penny Feb 12, 2007
2:16 Stuff Feb 19, 2007
2:17 Arrivederci, Fiero Feb 26, 2007
2:18 Moving Day Mar 19, 2007
2:19 Bachelor Party Apr 9, 2007
2:20 Showdown Apr 30, 2007
2:21 Something Borrowed May 7, 2007
2:22 Something Blue May 14, 2007

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