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Saving Christmas is the tenth episode of the third season of American Housewife, and the fifty-seventh episode overall. Written by Lauren Caltagirone and directed by Jennifer Arnold, it aired on December 12, 2018.


Katie's father Marty arrives unexpectedly for the holidays, not knowing that his ex-wife Kathryn is living there. Despite Katie's attempts to keep the two apart, they end up in bed together. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat tries to help Trip win back Taylor, and Oliver has a humbling experience during his ballet troupe's holiday performance.


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  • Dallas star Patrick Duffy made his guest appearance in this episode.
  • The last episode to air on Wednesday until A Very English Scandal



Anna-Kat: (as her pony) I’ll bite you in the withers.

Trip: is that the butt?

Anna-Kat: no. (Giggles) the neck.

Trip: drama and education. This show has everything.

Anna-Kat: (Giggles)

Katie: Anna-Kat I got you something. (Shows Anna-Kat a new pony)

Anna-Kat: (gasps happily) thanks mama. (Giggles)

Katie: your welcome my little giggler. Come here.

Anna-Kat: (Giggles while her and Katie hug)

Oliver: (comes upstairs)

Anna-Kat: (claps her hands for Oliver)

Oliver: (looks at Anna-Kat who is clapping for him) what are you clapping for?

Anna-Kat: for you. You were amazing. (Continues clapping her hands for Oliver)

Oliver: oh thanks.

Katie: yeah. She claps every time something happens very awesome for her and when you or me or Taylor or Oliver or Kristina or Carly or Elizabeth or Pam or Dwight or Sam or Jason or Molly or Kristina or Lulu or anyone.

Anna-Kat: (Continues clapping her hands for Oliver)

Oliver: (takes a bow while Anna-Kat claps her hands for Oliver) thanks Anna-Kat.

Anna-Kat: (Continues clapping her hands for Oliver)