The Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: A Gorga Holiday Extravaganza

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Christmas got out of control in Jersey Sunday night, but was anyone really surprised? Let's run down all the festivities in THG's +/- review.

We picked up where we left off last week at the Gorgas. Melissa and Joe took pictures of the toys that were brought for the children's hospital.

They're proud but honestly, considering the crowd, that wasn't a lot of toys. Certainly not fifty grand worth. Minus 7 for making it out to be more than it was. 

Teresa and Melissa

I really wonder if the charity aspect was just a creative way to try and write off their excessive party on their taxes.

The party quickly turned into the Kim G show because no one knew how to ignore the woman. 

First off, Kim let her friend Monica get escorted from the party but remained behind. Talk about rude. She brought Monica to the party. She should have left with her. Obviously being seen in front of the cameras was more important than being a good friend. Minus 8.

Kim brought her own bodyguards to the party. Well, if you're looking to cause trouble, it's best to bring your own backup, even if you have to hire them. Plus 6 for thinking ahead.

What happened with the Manzo family. Once they heard Kim G. talking trash about Teresa they descended on the woman. Not that I didn't want to see Kim gone but it wasn't Caroline's party. 

Talk about overstepping. Minus 10 for failing to remember it's not your house.

When Chris escorted her out he seemed to have things almost under control. They're actually having a civil conversation outside when his brother comes barreling through.

What a mess. I generally like the Manzos but they proved to be bulls in a china shop tonight. The entire family needed a time out.

In other party news, Melissa earned big points tonight for trying to put family first. 

Although they already had plans with Kathy for Christmas Eve, Melissa made the effort to attend both parties. Plus 10 for standing her ground when Joe got whiny about it. It's his sister for goodness sakes, you'd think he could make a little more of an effort.

Those little girls dresses were ridiculous. There was so much poof the little ones could barely walk but Plus 5 for making me smile at the picture.

As much as Melissa tried, Teresa and her husband sure seemed determined to make things difficult.

Minus 7 as Teresa snipes that Melissa's dress was inappropriate for Christmas. 

Can someone get Teresa a mirror? I've seen longer metallic skirts on hookers outside the Lincoln Tunnel. 

Then what was up with Joe Guidice? Was he really calling Melissa raccoon face? Was that the way to treat guests in your home? Minus 15.

Again, Melissa seemed to be the level headed one of the bunch so she earned another Plus 5. And she was right. Those kids definitely looked happy to be together at Christmas.

The Manzos had their own Christmas Eve bash and it seemed to be the most normal of the bunch, albeit huge.

I must admit, the only reason I'd want to attend any of these parties would be for the food. It looked delicious. Plus 8 for making me hungry.


Well, no punches were thrown ... yet. There's always next week.

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