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The Family Christmas Card is the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition.

Synopsis

One teammate's performance overwhelms the rest of the family and gets them out of a potential jam.

On the way to the Pit Stop, one team gets pulled over by the police and wonders if this will cost them the race. Tensions continue to rise as another racer pulls away from the team to perform a task on her own.[2]

Story

Route Markers

Teams must drive themselves to Turtle Ranch in Dubois. Once at Turtle Ranch, a marked SUV would take teams to their next clue.

Choice A: Pioneer Spirit
Teams must properly attach four wheels to a covered wagon. Once they were safely attached, teams would hitch horses to the wagon and ride it along a quarter-mile course to receive their next clue.

The Bransen and Linz Families chose this task.


Choice B: Native Tradition
Teams must use the provided materials to properly build a Native American teepee. Once it was completed, teams would receive their next clue.

The Godlewski and Weaver Families chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Cody and find "the hotel named after Buffalo Bill's daughter", which teams must figure out referred to the Irma Hotel. At the hotel, teams would have to dress up in period clothing for a photograph with a Buffalo Bill impersonator. After the picture was developed, teams would receive their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Red Lodge, Montana and find the tenth tee at Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's up to par?"

The two team members assigned to perform this Roadblock must choose a colored flag and attach it to a Buick Lucerne golf cart. They would then have to search the golf course for four golf balls that matched their flag's color, which they could then exchange for their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Absarokee and find Larry Arnold's Green Meadow Ranch to check in. For coming in first, the Bransen Family won a new 2006 full-size Buick Lucerne luxury sedan.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
Bransen Family
 1st place 
Bransen Family
Dad and Daughters
Linz Family
 2nd place 
Linz Family
Siblings
Weaver Family
 3rd place 
Weaver Family
Widow and Kids
Godlewski Family
 4th place 
Godlewski Family
Sisters

Trivia

Reception

  • Fara Kearnes at StarBlogs.net (12/07/2005): "Pink Slipped! The Fightin' Godlewskis are Gone"

References

The Amazing Race: Family Edition Episodes

"Go, Mommy, Go! We Can Beat Them!" · "How Do We Know We Aren't Going to Get Shot?" · "I Don't Kiss, I Make Out!" · "Think Like an Office Chair" · "We're Getting Out of the Country, Girls" · "I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do" · "You Look Ridiculous" · "How's That Face Feel?" · "Don't Talk to Me Like I Was an Animal or Something" · "The Family Christmas Card" · "25 Days, 50 Cities, and More Than 600 Consecutive Hours Together as a Family"

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