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The Meaningful Gift
Andy, desperate to impress Mandy with the perfect birthday gift, turns to Jim for advice. Jim counsels against giving fancy jewelry, urging Andy instead to give a sentimental gift to win her over. But Andy's recollection of what has meaning to Mandy is way off base, and instead of being pleased with the gift, she thinks he's cheating on her.
Jim convinces Andy to play snow football even though Andy's girlfriend, Mandy, warns him against it. Now injured, Andy has to hide his injury from Mandy, so Jim stages a freak accident for Andy in his home.
When Jim injures his back and is prescribed pain pills, the family takes advantage of an unusually mellow, docile Jim by informing him of the kids' and Andy's major mishaps, which would normally cause him to hit the roof.
Heaven Opposed to Hell
When Jim chokes on a shrimp puff, he dies and arrives at Heaven's gate. With Jim on trial to prove his selfless acts on earth, best friend Andy is summoned to heaven to defend him. As Jim attempts to prove his good works to God, his sister-in-law, Dana, represents the Devil, arguing that Jim's selfishness should mean a certain trip to hell.
The Yoga Bear
When Jim realizes that Cheryl has taken a strong interest in yoga with a male instructor she raves about, he becomes jealous and tries to figure what the hype is all about. He joins her class realizing he, too, enjoys moments of Zen with Cheryl. But peace and tranquility are replaced by rage as Jim and Cheryl take yoga classes behind each other's backs to escape the chaos of family life.
The Ego Boost
When Jim runs into an old flame, Victoria, who happens to be the owner of a new restaurant that he Andy are trying, he becomes convinced she wants him back. But when Jim discovers she wants to date Andy, his ego is bruised and he has a tough time letting go.
Cheryl finally snaps from loss of sleep after being up all night with the twins, so Jim has to take care of the children. When he realizes Jonathan's special Christmas snowman blankie has gone missing, he immediately blames the older kids who, out of guilt, comply with Jim's request to complete the household chores. When Jim realizes the blankie was with him the whole time, he and Cheryl enjoy the best of both worlds -- kids doing the chores and sleeping babies.
Jim and his band win a contest, providing them with the opportunity to play for child pop sensation Jami McFame. When the tiny diva releases her intimidating ego, Jim tries to set her straight.
Andy and Jim are excited to have a "guys only" weekend at Andy's fiancé's cabin in the woods. However, Emily breaks up with Andy via text message, and then the guys encounter her depressed ex-husband in the cabin. So Jim goes to great lengths to cheer up his old friend and his new friend in hopes of salvaging the weekend.
Jim prepares Kyle for his first "date" with Ruby's slightly older piano teacher, Mandy, whom Andy has fallen for and is secretly dating behind Kyle's back.
The Cooler One
Jim tries to be the coolest dad to impress Ruby's friends, but soon realizes she's just manipulating him to get away with privileges that Cheryl would never condone.
I Hate the High Road
Cheryl forces Jim to donate time to charity. His reluctance turns to elation when he's rewarded with a thousand-dollar check for his efforts. Cheryl insists he return the check, but Jim is itching to buy himself something frivolous with the money and to really test Cheryl's integrity, he spends the money on a pricey designer handbag for her.
King of the Nerds
Jim uses his passion for sports to connect with son Kyle, but sports-challenged Kyle identifies more with fellow sci-fi nerd Andy, forcing a reluctant Jim to dress up as a Cyclops at a sci-fi convention in order to win his son back.
Jim convinces Andy to propose to his girlfriend, Emily, before he loses her. But when Jim catches Emily having dinner with another man, he questions the wisdom of his own advice.
Diamonds are a Ghoul's Best Friend
It's Cheryl's birthday and Jim decides to buy her a diamond necklace. But in an attempt to save money, he buys the necklace from Andy's unreliable source and soon learns that it was taken off of a dead woman whose ghost now begins to haunt him.
The New Best Friend
Dana, Cheryl's sister and best friend, moves away, leading Cheryl to overload Jim with holiday shopping and decorating ideas. Completely bored with her one-sided conversations, Jim realizes he must find Cheryl a replacement best friend as soon as possible.
The Daddy Way
Cheryl and her friends, eager to get an afternoon away from the kids, arrange a "Daddy and Me" group for Jim and other dads with young kids at their home. Jim makes the best of a potentially boring situation by turning babysitting into a sporting event -- staging baby races where the dads bet on their kids and drink beer.
Two for the Money
Jim, in a last ditch effort to earn money for Christmas gifts for his five kids, lands his twins in a role in a movie opposite Steve Guttenberg. When Cheryl learns the plot Jim has devised, she's against it. Jim and Andy go behind her back to use the twins anyway, but then the director cuts their hair to make them look more alike. When Cheryl finds out what's happened, Jim learns a lesson about the true spirit of Christmas.
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