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Jan. 9, 2023

Carol of the Bells

Carol of the Bells
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It’s Christmastime in Lassoland, and in this week’s episode, we’re breaking down the fun Christmas references and heartwarming storylines happening with our favorite characters in “Carol of the Bells!”

With callbacks to Love Actually, Christmas Story, Elf, and more, this episode of Ted Lasso explores the “Sexy Christmas” storyline with Keeley, Roy, and Phoebe, Christmas fun at the Higgins’ house, and Ted and Rebecca’s evening together. While some share meals and dishes from their cultures, others confront a bully in a kind way, and ultimately, they all adjust to the unique nature of their holidays away from home. 

“Everyone feels seen. Not only does the character feel seen, but the actors feel seen in that moment… And I think a lot of times with anything that we do, a lot of times we’re like, ‘Well, I can’t be perfect, so I’m just not gonna mention it,’ but it’s like no – the trying is what matters.” – Jeff (26:44)

In the glow of Christmas, the Ted Lasso characters share joy, forgiveness, comfort, and love as they juggle unconventional Christmases. It’s a lesson for all of us in managing expectations, finding the beauty in the unexpected and unplanned, and opening ourselves up to the magic of being in relationship with others. 

In This Episode

  • [3:46] Christmastime in Ted Lasso
  • [10:38] The lengths we go to for the people we love  
  • [21:05] Finding a home away from home during the holidays 
  • [30:12] Embracing imperfection and spontaneity 
  • [32:10] Rekindling belief and spirit 
  • [38:38] How to look for magic when the world feels gray
  • [52:10] Developing moments that matter and key takeaways 

Resources & Links

  • 4 Steps to Creating A Human-Centered Organization

  • Solve Your Problem With Play

  • Jeff’s Positive Psychology Playlist