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Christmas Past is the eleventh episode in Season 2 of The Fosters. It aired on December 8, 2014, as the series' first Christmas episode. This episode is a flashback to the Fosters' first Christmas with Callie and Jude. It is the thirty-second episode overall.


As Callie and Jude spend their first Christmas with the Fosters, Callie feels the sting of still being an official foster kid while Jude’s guilt over having been adopted has him overcompensating. Stef feels that Grandma Sharon’s gift giving is excessive, especially when she learns where the money is coming from. Lena must face her own bias against another family member. Meanwhile, Jesus enters the neighborhood house decorating competition and is accused of cheating by his neighbor Mr. Nesbit.


Main Cast

Guest Starring


  • Charaya Wright as Tasha
  • Kate Comer as Hipster
  • Monique Edwards as Nice Lady
  • Juli Liu as Caroler #1
  • Sara Jones as Caroler #2
  • Sheri McCrone as Caroler #3
  • Megan Lynn as Caroler #4
  • Grant Stivers as Caroler #5
  • Dan Richter as Caroler #6


  • The episode title is referring to this episode being a flashback that takes place during Christmas.
  • This episode continues where the previous finale ended, but soon changes into a flashback for almost all the episode up until the remaining minute when it returns back to the present. This flashback takes place after the season 1 finale and before the season 2 premiere.
  • This episode marks the first time that Mariana and Jesus keep the "foster" kid Christmas gifts they received.
  • This marks the first holiday episode of The Fosters.
  • This episode began filming on September 4, and ended around September 12.
  • Beginning with this episode, The Fosters began airing at a new time, 8pm EST.
  • This episode was a part of ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas".
  • On Netflix, this episode is categorized as Episode 21, instead of 11.
  • Callie buys Daphne a toy dog. After kidnapping Tasha, Daphne gives Tasha the toy dog before returning her daughter to her foster home. The toy dog was a vital clue to Tasha's kidnapper, which authorities use to link Callie to the kidnapping of Tasha in Light of Day.
  • It is revealed in this episode that Lena has a paternal half-brother, Nathan.
  • It is revealed that the Fosters have a neighbor named Mr. Nesbit who makes an appearance this episode. He never makes another appearance in season 2, but Mariana hacks into his wifi in Now Hear This when being kicked off the internet.

Promo and Sneak Peeks


The Fosters - The Fosters Christmas Promo!


The Fosters The Fosters Sneak Peek 1-1416007637


The Fosters The Fosters Christmas Special Sneak Peek 2



Behind the Scenes


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