In this episode, the MythBusters test holiday myths. It aired on December 6th, 2006.
|If you drop a frozen turkey, could it break your foot or kill a pet?||Confirmed||The Build Team made a replica foot and full-size small dog; the turkey smashed the biggest bone in the foot and fractured the replica-pet's spine. Upon taking the pet to a veterinarian, he said it would be very unlikely for the pet to survive.|
|Can a turkey be cooked on an antennae via the microwaves it emits?||Busted||When the Build Team first tested this, they used the antennae on top of a news van. It, however, didn't work. They then used a radar antennae on a World War II-era ship, but the turkey actually got colder. To make up for the failed myth, they put the turkey in a microwave with explosives.|
|Although not for a myth, Adam and Jamie make a Rube Goldberg machine with multiple parts.||Success||After at least six attempts, they get their series of events to work in one try. It starts out with Cola bottles attached to a large funnel. When Jamie pulls a string, a mentos is released into each bottle, and the Cola erupts into the funnel. The Cola fills a tube, which causes a bowling ball on a string to start spinning. As it lowers, a bar attached to it hits off of a piece of wood, releasing the ball down a ramp. It hits a group of bowling pins, pulls a string, and causes skiers to go down a slope. A party favor then inflates, rolling a ball down a small ramp. At the end, it triggers a ball on a ramp above it to roll onto a see saw-like ramp, activating another ball to go down a criss-cross ramp. At the end, it fails into the smoke stack of a train, activating it to go along a set of tracks. At the end, the train falls into a box, activating a bottle of Cola to erupt. This causes a toy on a string to unwind, pushing a string and activating a robot. The robot, holding a candle, moves forward and burns a string. This causes a hammer to swing, knocking an oven forward, from which a frozen bird rolls out. This hits a ramp with toy dinosaurs, which activates a fuse. When the fuse is done, a ball rolls onto a robot, which moves forward and smacks a hand. The hand hits another, which turns on a Christmas tree that makes sparks. This activates a fuse, which lights a small cannon and blows a pirates hat off of a skull. This triggers clapping monkeys to move forward on a see saw, activating a Cola bottle beside a Nutcracker. The stream of Cola spins a pinwheel of soda bottles, which ultimately knocks Buster out of a chair.|
|The Build Team tests various ways to keep needles on a tree, as well as looking nice.||Success||Some of the things they try are Soda, Bleach, Hair Spray, Urethane, headache medicine, fertilizer and "daddy's little helper/mommy's little helper" (as described by Kari).|