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!
Friday, December 17th, 2010 – Day 11: Supernatural
Season 3, Episode 08: “A Very Supernatural Christmas”
Directed by: J. Miller Tobin
Written by: Jeremy Carver
Starring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Ridge Canipe, Colin Ford, Spencer Garrett, Merrilyn Gann, Emily Holmes and Zak Ludwig
Original Air Date: December 13, 2007
You can purchase a copy of the episode at Amazon or iTunes.
In what might be one of the most violent Christmas specials of all time, the Winchester Brothers set out to rid the world of an anti-Santa. As the official description points out, the spirit has roots in pagan lore, and the writers used the pagan god Hold Hickar as inspiration for the evil in this episode. I find this very interesting because many of the pagan traditions have been adapted and are know used as modern day Christmas traditions. Also, the fleshing out of the younger Winchesters and their adventures is a welcome addition to this already outstanding episode. Highly recommended that you watch this episode!
It’s Christmas time and, as Sam and Dean investigate a series of murders where the victims have been pulled up through the chimney, Sam realizes they are dealing with a sort of anti-Santa, a demon with roots in pagan lore.
Join us tomorrow for a classic holiday episode of Supernatural and let us know what you thought of “A Very Supernatural Christmas.”