"The Family Christmas Card"
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race: Family Edition
Episode No.: 10/11 (095)
First Broadcast: December 6, 2005
Viewership (in millions): 11.16[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.1/10
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Don't Talk to Me Like I Was an Animal or Something"
Next: "25 Days, 50 Cities, and More Than 600 Consecutive Hours Together as a Family"

The Family Christmas Card is the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition.


One teammate's performance overwhelms the rest of the family and gets them out of a potential jam.

On the way to the Pit Stop, one team gets pulled over by the police and wonders if this will cost them the race. Tensions continue to rise as another racer pulls away from the team to perform a task on her own.[2]


Route Markers

Teams must drive themselves to Dubois to find their next clue at Turtle Ranch.

Choice A: Pioneer Spirit
Teams would have to properly attach four wheels to a covered wagon. Once they were safely attached, teams would hitch horses to the wagon and ride it along a quarter-mile course to receive their next clue.

The Bransen and Linz Families chose this task.

Choice B: Native Tradition
Teams would have to use the provided materials to properly build a Native American teepee. Once it was completed, teams would get their next clue.

The Godlewski and Weaver Families chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Cody and find the Irma Hotel. At the hotel, teams would have to dress up in period clothing for a photograph with Buffalo Bill. After the picture was developed, teams would get their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Red Lodge, Montana and find Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course, where they will find their next clue at the tenth tee.

The two team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would chose a colored flag and hop into a Buick Lucerne golf cart. They would have to search the golf course for four golf balls that matched their chosen color. They could exchange these for their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Absarokee and find Larry Arnold's Green Meadow Ranch to check in.

For coming in first, the Bransen Family won a new 2006 full-size Buick Lucerne luxury sedan.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
S8 BransenFamily
 1st place 
Bransen Family
Dad and Daughters
S8 LinzFamily
 2nd place 
Linz Family
S8 WeaverFamily
 3rd place 
Weaver Family
Widow and Kids
S8 GodlewskiFamily
 4th place 
Godlewski Family


  • This episode's title was said by Wally of the Bransen Family.
  • The last leg to take place entirely in the United States.


  • Fara Kearnes at (12/07/2005): "Pink Slipped! The Fightin' Godlewskis are Gone"