It's an urban myth that suicide rates spike at the holidays. Turns out they actually go down. Experts think it's because people are less inclined to off themselves when surrounded by family. Ironically, that same family togetherness is thought to be the reason that depression rates actually do spike at the holidays. Yeah, okay. Izzie doesn't count. There's an old proverb that says you can't choose your family. You take what the fates hand you. And like them or not, love them or not, understand them or not, you cope. Then there's the school of thought that says the family you've born into is simply a starting point. They feed you, and clothe you, and take care of you until you're ready to go out into the world and find your tribe.
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
Season 2, Episode 12
Air date December 11, 2005
Written by Krista Vernoff
Directed by Peter Horton
Episode Guide transcript
Owner of a Lonely Heart
Begin the Begin

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer is the twelfth episode of the second season and the 21st overall episode of Grey's Anatomy.

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Tis the season to be jolly, as Burke and Cristina's religiouse differences are highlighted when they treat a boy who is refusing a heart transplant, while Derek has little religious problems with his patients of mixed Jewish and Christian family beginning for Chrismukkah while he feels less than festive, while Alex has problems with his own faith in himself as the rest of the interns try to help him study for his exam.

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