SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
"GIRLFRIENDS" � (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Deck The Halls With Bags and Folly" (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
IN THE SPIRIT � Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) joins a support group for people who have relatives serving in Iraq, but is upset when she finds out they are not planning a holiday party due to financial restraints. Joan decides to turn the Christmas party she is throwing for her old firm into a fundraiser to raise money for her support group. Meanwhile, William (Reggie Hayes) pushes Christmas traditions on Monica (Keesha Sharp), who isn�t big on the holidays, and Maya (Golden Brooks) and Darnell (Khalil Kain) try to keep up with Lynn�s (Persia White) extravagant gift giving. Debbie Allen directed the episode written by Regina Y. Hicks (#40338-169).