Supernatural – Season 3 – Episode 8
A Very Supernatural Christmas
The episode opens on a little boy talking to his grandfather about Santa. Later, he is dressed up as Santa when there is the sound of something on the roof, and then the grandfather is killed.
The brothers interview the family and find a tooth in the chimney. Dean finds that the man was the second guy to get dragged up the chimney that week.
Sam suggest Evil Santa. There are stories about an Anti-Santa who punishes people who do evil. It also turns out that both victims visited Santa’s Village. According to the lore, the Anti-Santa will walk with a limp and smell like sweets.
A little kid sees Santa come down the chimney in his house. Santa goes upstairs and knocks out the mother and drags the father down the stairs. It sounds like his neck gets broken. When the brothers shows up to interview the woman the next day, Sam asks about the woman’s wreath, telling Sam they saw it in one of the other victims houses. Sam thinks the deaths are Pagan related.
The brothers go to a Christmas shop with the most depressing version of ‘Deck the Halls’ ever playing in the background. Dean tells the shopkeeper that they’re looking for a wreath they saw at a friends house. Dean tells him the wreath had meadowsweet. The shopkeeper realizes the wreaths they’re looking for, but says they’re all out. Apparently, a woman gave the shopkeeper the wreaths for free.
They go to the house to see the woman who makes the wreaths, and they are complete freaks that look like they are right out of a fifties Norman Rockwell Christmas painting. Sam looks them up, and says they used to live in Seattle, and all the stuff in there house was vervain and other pagan plants. When they go back to the house at night, the episode manages to make Christmas decorations completely depressing. To add to that, they then find ripped up human remains in the basement.
Dean suggests that they have a Christmas and Sam is completely against the idea.
Flashback – 1991 – Nebraska – Sam got a gift for their father for Christmas and is concerned that he won’t be back for Christmas. Dean says that he will and Sam asks questions about where their dad is, but Dean doesn’t give him real answers. Sam asks if the truth is why they never talk about their mom, and Dean freaks out and shouts at Sam.
The brothers are on a stake-out to find Anti-Santa, and Dean wants to know why Sam is ‘the boy who hates Christmas’.
In another conversation, Sam asks Dean again why he’s so concerned about Christmas. Dean says it’s his last year. Sam tells him that’s why he can’t celebrate.
Flashback – 1991 – Sam asks Dean for the truth about monsters, and he very reluctantly tells him and then comforts him, telling him they will be okay.
Flashback – 1991 – Sam wakes up and there’s a little Christmas tree. Dean said their dad brought it during the night, but he’s clearly lying and did it himself because he promised Sam that their dad would be back. When they open the present, it’s a barbie doll, and Sam figures out Dean did it all. Sam then wants Dean to open the other present, and it’s a black rope pendant, that back in present day, we see Dean still wears.
Dean walks into the hotel room, and Sam has decorated it for Christmas, complete with a tree and eggnog.
Sam tells the elf at Santa’s Village that they’re only there to watch the kids visit Santa. The girl gives him a disgusted look, says ‘ew’ and walks away from them.
While on their stake-out, they hear screaming and think the Santa is hurting someone. They burst in and it turns out that he’s just watching porn. Not knowing what else to do, Dean starts singing Christmas carols, and Sam is forced to join in so they don’t get in trouble for bursting in. Santa is drunk and starts singing, too.
Dean’s face when Mr. Carrigan says they look good enough to eat.
Sam used car freshers to decorate the Christmas tree. They also both bought each other’s presents at the gas station. Dean bought porn magazines and shaving cream for Sam, and Sam bought oil and a candy bar for Dean.
As Sam and Dean are looking around the basement, Mrs. Norman Rockwell grabs him by the throat and lifts him up. So, clearly she’s human… Then Mr. Norman Rockwell comes up behind Dean and knocks him out. Then she knocks Sam out.
They wake up tied to chairs next to the dinner table. Sam and Dean have realized the couple are pagan gods. They cut Sam and Dean on the arm and take their blood. Then they move on to torture devices.
They are about to pull Dean’s tooth out when the doorbell rings. The couple goes to the door, and when the get back, Sam and Dean are gone. The brothers manage to look the gods out of the room, but don’t have the evergreen stakes they need to kill them. Luckily, the gods have a Christmas tree. The brothers make stakes out of the tree and when the gods break into the room, they are able to kill them.
Sam gets his fingernail torn off. It freaks me out even to type it! Ew! Also ow!
Impersonation of the Week:
Sam and Dean pose as an FBI agent to interview the family of the man who was killed by Santa.
State of the Week:
“Santa doesn’t have a brother. There is no Santa.” – Dean
“Wreaths, huh? Sure you didn’t want to ask her about her shoes? I saw some nice handbags in the foyer.” – Dean
“Christmas is Jesus’ birthday.” – Dean
“Did you sell them for free?” – Dean
“Hell, no. It’s Christmas. People pay a buttload for this crap.” – Shopkeeper
“That’s the spirit.” – Dean
“Since when are you Bing Crosby all of a sudden?” – Sam
“First thing you have to know is we have the coolest dad in the world. He’s a superhero.” – Young Dean
“Can’t you just feel the evil pagan vibe?” – Dean
“You bitch!” – Dean
“Oh my goodness me, somebody owes a nickel to the swear jar.
“You fudging touch me again and I’ll fudging kill you.” – Dean
“Somebody gonna get that? You should get that.” – Dean
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