Fuller House season 4 recap: Best season of the reboot so far

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Episode 1: “Oh My Santa”

Plot: It’s Christmas time in the Fuller house. Max (Elias Harger), DJ’s (Candace Cameron Bure) middle son has lost his Christmas spirit, and the family tried to help him find it.

When it turns out the reason he’s upset is that he misses his father (DJ’s husband passed away about two years prior fighting a fire), DJ explains that she lost her mother at his age and her dad used to show her home movies to help her remember.

Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) is pregnant as the surrogate for Stephanie (Jodi Sweetin) and her brother Jimmy (Adam Hagenbuch), just entering her second trimester.

And Steve (Scott Weinger) quits his job with Lakers because he wants to be with DJ and give their relationship a real chance.

Guest stars: Joey (Dave Coulier) shows up dressed as Santa to help Tommy (Dashiell and Fix Messitt) overcome his fear of Santa. It miraculously works!

Funniest part: Jimmy breaks a board on his head and instead of passing out he simply says, “Does anyone else taste pennies?”

Throwback: When DJ refers to the home movies to Max, she’s talking about Season X, Episode X “Goodbye Mr. Bear.” It makes me cry every time I watch it.

Here come the Tears: Pregnant Gibblers have super sensitive hearing. So, when DJ shows a video of their last Christmas with Tommy Fuller, Kimmy hears a phone call from the video and hears that Tommy had hidden gifts for DJ and the boys in “Danny’s house,” which is now DJ’s house. It was a bit far-fetched, but still touching and made me cry.

Random Observation: Jimmy looks like a cuter version of Ashton Kutcher. He pretty, but dumb. No wait, that’s pretty dumb. (Sorry, I quote Friends a lot.)

Corniness Level: 4 out of 5 cheeses – It snowed at the end, and it hasn’t snowed in San Francisco since the 1970s. The only reason I didn’t give it five cheeses was because the show chose to play the absolute worst version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” You have to go with the original, the Judy Garland version here. The Pretenders version doesn’t even hold a candle.