Of course, the boys are punching each other in the nose. You have TOO MANY children. And Kody is the biggest baby of them all.
The boys are fighting and Janelle is the one who steps up and handles it. Kody is such a non-existence father that the kids don't even look to him. They were listening to Janelle, to her credit. Later when they are in the vacation rental house and deciding on bedrooms, once again Kody is useless when figuring out the room situation so the women decide. Kody isn't the bread winner, he's not there emotionally for the wives nor the kids, he's been married to Christine for 17 years yet didn't know she celebrated Joseph Smith's b-day with a Jewish celebration? What is Kody good for? He's just a warm male body to occasionally sleep next to. He doesn't fill the role of DAD for anyone as evidenced that they don't ever go to HIM. Everyone looks to one of the women to solve the problems.
They are renting 4 houses and decide to rent another bigger house for Christmas? Absurd! Who lives like that? Bill Gates can, but he's a billionaire. Then they give Kody something expensive which is a total waste of funds. How about picking something more practical but still fun? Nope. They get Kody an assault rifle, because he's just a big delusional kid at heart who might decide to wipe out his whole family one day on a whim. Him holding that gun sure gave off a bad vibe.
I totally agree with the comments about the show giving us a Christmas episode in May. This show keeps coming up with fanciful ideas, celebrations, gimmicks, etc to show the Browns depicted in surreal surroundings. We don't see them in real every day life. They are always planning parties, picnics on the lawn, a weekend at the camp grounds, Christmas in a big vacation home. Put me in a reality show and surround me with ideal situations where everything is paid for and I'll have a big smile on my face, too. Sister Wives isn't giving us a real look into the lives of polygamists. This shouldn't be in the Candid Reality Show category, but in the Candied Reality Show category. This show is so fake.