One of the saddest casualties of 30 Rock‘s belated season 6 is that audiences have been robbed of the sitcom’s annual Christmas episode. There was no Ludachristmas this year. No Lemon party. No Verdukian Holiday of Mouth Pleasures. Fortunately, when 30 Rock kicks off in three weeks, Liz Lemon makes up for it by eagerly sharing her family holiday stories with an unimpressed Jack. After six years, Donaghy knows his protegé well — too well, judging by the accuracy with which he can guess the highlights of Lemon’s trip home to Pennsylvania. But Lemon now understands there are some things you should keep close to the vest with your boss — or anyone with eyes. To Donaghy’s horror, it turns out the Lemons didn’t exchange tacky Christmas sweaters this year.
Watch an exclusive clip from the long-awaited season premiere, and tune in when 30 Rock returns Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. on NBC. Liz Lemon is back! And most likely, a little chilly.