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> Matt won the comp and power

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Big Brother Reindeer Games

Monday, December 11, 8-10pm 9-11pm
Tuesday, December 12, 9-10pm 9-10.30pm
Thursday, December 14, 8-9pm 8-9.30pm
Monday, December 18, 9-10pm
Tuesday, December 19, 9-10pm
Thursday, December 21, 8-9pm

Some thoughts about Reindeer Games by me, for @realityblurred

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Diary segment tallies by @clamperls4

Season Cast

Britney Haynes Godwin
Season 12 - 4th place, viewer favorite
Season 14 - 8th place

Eliminated Episode 5
Won: Christmas shorts & socks

Cameron Hardin
Season 25 - 9th place, viewer favorite

Eliminated Episode 1
Won: Jelly of the Month subscription

Cody Calafiore
Season 16 - runner-up
Season 22 - winner

Eliminated Episode 2
Won: Fruitcake

Danielle Reyes
Season 3 - runner-up
Season 7 - 6th place

Eliminated Episode 3
Won: $5,000

Frankie Grande
Season 16 - 5th place

Eliminated Episode 6, Semifinal 2
Won: Nothing?

Josh Martinez
Season 19 - winner

Eliminated Episode 4
Won: Christmas sweater

Nicole Franzel Arroyo
Season 16 - 7th place
Season 18 - winner
Season 22 - 3rd place

Season winner
Won: $100,000

Taylor Hale
Season 24 - winner, viewer favorite

Season runner-up
Won: $25,000

Xavier Prather
Season 23 - winner

Eliminated Episode 6, Semifinal 1
Won: Nothing?


Plus Derek Xiao (Season 23), Jordan Lloyd Schroeder (Season 11 winner, Season 13), Tiffany Mitchell (Season 23 viewer favorite) as Elf Ambassadors/comp hosts

Episode Recaps

Episode 1 - December 11, 2023

Naughty or Nice
-Competed individually
-Use clues to come up with the title of a Christmas carol
-Winner: Britney - selected Cody for disadvantage in next challenge
-Musical guest: DJ Scroogee

Jingle Bell Brawl
-Competed individually
-Cross a balance beam to deliver Santa letters to others' mailboxes
-Then transfer the collected letters back to start
-Advantage: Britney, started with one less
-Disadvantage: Cody, started with one extra
-Winner: Frankie - selected Cameron, Xavier for next challenge

Santa's Showdown
-Assemble a 57-piece "yeti sweater" puzzle
-Winner: Xavier
-Loser: Cameron - eliminated
-Parting gift: Jelly of the Month subscription

Episode 2 - December 12, 2023

Naughty or Nice
-Competed individually
-Use torn sheet music clues to determine which of 19 carol titles was missing
-Winner: Cody - selected Taylor for disadvantage in next challenge
-Musical guests: Carolers

Jingle Bell Brawl
-Competed in teams of four
-Hang and balance ornaments of varying weights on extremely wobbly trees
-Advantage: Cody - selected his team: Nicole, Frankie, Xavier
-Disadvantage: Taylor - complete a tiny tree before her team could start
-Winners: Britney, Danielle, Josh, Taylor - selected Nicole for safety/sit out next challenge

Santa's Showdown
-Find the toys that fit specific love/hate criteria from five wish lists
-Winner: Xavier
-Second place: Frankie
-Loser: Cody - eliminated
-Parting gift: Fruitcake

Episode 3 - December 14, 2023

Naughty or Nice
-Competed individually
-Unscramble letter-shaped cookies to find out why the lounge singer's ex dumped him
-Winner: Taylor - selected Josh for disadvantage in next challenge
-Musical guest: Lounge singer/pianist

Jingle Bell Brawl
-Competed individually
-Use tongs to stack and assemble a puzzle from tiny pieces
-Advantage: Taylor - 2 minute head start
-Disadvantage: Josh - Reference pic covered for 5 minutes
-Winner: Nicole - selected Frankie to do next challenge first

Santa's Showdown
-Roll a human hamster wheel to maneuver a ball through a maze
-Players who completed it within their time limit chose the next player
-Each successive player had one minute less to complete
-Frankie had 5:30 time limit, completed, chose Xavier
-Xavier had 4:30 time limit, completed, chose Britney
-Britney had 3:30 time limit, completed, chose Danielle
-Danielle had 2:30 time limit, failed/eliminated
-Parting gift: $5,000

Episode 4 - December 18, 2023

Naughty or Nice
-Competed individually
-Find clues to solve logic puzzle and figure out which reindeer kidnapped Jill Frost
-Winner: Frankie - selected Taylor for his partner in next comp
-Musical guest: Jill Frost

Jingle Bell Brawl
-Competed in pairs: Frankie/Taylor, Britney/Josh, Nicole/Xavier
-Pack puzzle piece gifts into sleigh
-Advantage: Frankie - select one duo to freeze for 45 seconds
-Disadvantage: Nicole/Xavier - frozen for 45 seconds
-Winners: Frankie/Taylor - each selected one from the losing duos for Santa's Showdown

Santa's Showdown
-Nicole vs Josh
-Hang on to springy, tilting, jerky candy canes
-Both came off at 1 hour, 5 minutes
-Winner: Nicole
-Loser: Josh/eliminated
-Parting gift: Christmas sweater

Episode 5 - December 19, 2023

Naughty or Nice
-Competed individually
-Find correct key to unlock Santa's office and free Elfie Bublé
-Winner: Nicole - advance to finale and select one person (Xavier) to sit out first Jingle Bell Brawl
-Musical guest: Elfie Bublé

Jingle Bell Brawl
-Competed individually
-Sample seven gross eggnogs and figure out missing ingredient from each
-Winner: Taylor - advance to finale and select one other (Nicole) to advance to finale

Jingle Bell Brawl
-Competed individually
-Six detail questions about musical guests & performances
-Winner: Frankie - advance to finale

Santa's Showdown
-Britney vs Xavier
-Knock down blocks from bad holiday messages via zipline
-Find and reassemble 20 blocks for good holiday message
-Winner: Xavier
-Loser: Britney/eliminated
-Parting gift: Christmas shorts & socks

Episode 6 - December 21, 2023

Naughty or Nice
-Competed individually
-Determine which painting is a forgery
-Winner: Xavier - select matchups for semi-finals, and who gets a 30-second delay
-Musical guest: None

Semifinal Match 1
-Nicole vs Xavier
-30-second delayed start for Nicole
-Install 28 gears so they all turn properly
-Winner: Nicole
-Eliminated: Xavier

Semifinal Match 2
-Frankie vs Taylor
-Slingshot five elves per audio logic puzzle
-Winner: Taylor
-Eliminated: Frankie


Nicole and Taylor moved on to three-part final
-Stack nine tree pieces, then climb stack to grab mistletoe
-Spin sections of post to form a track to slide antlers through
-Stack and balance 32 snowflakes of different sizes/weights


Taylor finished parts 1 and 2 first
-Nicole finished part 3 first to win Reindeer Games
-Santa Claus, all competitors and all three elves were on hand


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Week 1 BB Multiverse
-Losers of four move-in comps went on the block, and HOH Reilly saved two.

Week 2 Nether Region
-Inconsistent and vague. Individuals were sent to Nether Region for varying lengths of time, receiving 'something good or bad' and selecting the next one to go.
-Roster of who went and for how long is in the Extracurricular Items tally.

Week 4 Invincibility Power
-Viewers voted four to secretly compete for the power, which gave the winner the option to save the Week 4 or Week 5 evictee.
-Cirie, Cory, Jag, Matt competed, Matt won, and secretly used it to cancel Jag's eviction at the end of Week 4.

Week 8 Scary Week: Zombies
-No HOH, noms, or veto.
-Cameron, Jared were evicted on Day 51 double eviction, then sent back into the house as zombies.
-They did a 3-part comp and Cameron won the option to play or pass a live challenge.
-Cameron did the challenge, completed it, and was revived. Jared was evicted again.

Week 11 Comic Week
-Power of Invisibility: HOH's identity was secret, unless they chose to share. Jag won and eventually told everyone. He was allowed to play for the following HOH (which he won).
-Power of Multiplicity: There were two veto comps with two veto winners. Jag won the first, and Blue the second.



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