The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us. The Christmas season is here and with that comes Christmas TV episodes!
For the 25 days leading up til Christmas Day this month, we’ll be spotlighting some of the best Christmas-themed episodes from some of Geek culture’s greatest shows. Each day we’ll cover different shows and episodes and encourage you to watch along with us. So come one, come all, to the 25 Days of Geek TV Christmas!
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 – Day 8: Smallville
Season 5, Episode 9: “Lexmas”
Directed by: Rick Rosenthal
Written by: Holly Harold
Starring: Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, John Glover, Annette O’Toole, John Glover, John Schneider, Alisen Down, and Kenneth Welsh
Original Air Date: December 8, 2005
You can purchase a copy of the episode at Amazon or iTunes.
While yesterday’s episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer was a modern take on A Christmas Carol, “Lexmas” is a modern take on the holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, but with Lex Luthor. It’s a fantastic episode that is considered by many as one of the best episodes of Smallville. Plus, Clark has a great storyline that falls right into the wheelhouse of the future Man of Steel. This is one of my favorite Christmas episodes that has always been essential and must watch viewing for the Christmas season.
Lex is given an envelope with damaging information that could destroy Jonathan’s life and must decide whether or not he will use it, as it would also bring harm to Clark and Martha. Before he can choose what to do, Lex is shot and falls into a coma. He dreams that his mother, Lillian (recurring guest star Alisen Down), visits him and show him the life he could lead if he walks away from his father and LuthorCorp. In this alternate life, Lex is happily married to Lana with a baby on the way. Meanwhile, Chloe asks Clark to use his powers to deliver Christmas presents to needy kids.
Join us tomorrow for a classic holiday episode of Veronica Mars and let us know what you thought of “Lexmas.”