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Season 3, Episode 9 Tidings of Comfort and Joy

First Aired: November 21, 2004

In Cambodia, JJ begins a fateful trek; on “Bandstand,” Brenda Lee (Kelly Clarkson) is “Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree,” while JoJo also appears as a young Linda Ronstadt, who's auditioning for the show. Meanwhile, Meg continues her antiwar activities; Beth has an unpleasant reunion with her father (James Read); Luke's San Francisco girlfriend shows up unexpectedly; Nathan (Keith Robinson) shows his Christmas spirit to a VA hospital patient (G.W. Bailey); and Sam seeks to mend fences with both Meg and Melanie. Joey Tremain: Chris Pine.

Guest Cast

Chris Pine Joey Tremain
Milo Ventimiglia Chris Pierce
Daphne Zuniga Shelly Pierce
James Read Mr. Mason
Sean Squire Walter Harrison
G.W. Bailey The Colonel
JD Pardo Matt `Carlos' Perez
Kelly Clarkson Brenda Lee
JoJo Linda Ronstadt

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  • Premiered: September 29, 2002
  • Rating: TV-PG
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  • Premise: A nostalgia-drenched show about 1960s life for a Philadelphia family, frequently featuring cameos by 21st-century entertainers portraying singers and other figures of the period. Daughter Meg is a regular dancer on 'American Bandstand.' This isn't a surpri… (more)

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