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When a bearded, rotund man in a red Santa suit with an ID reading Kris Kringle falls from the sky in Central Park, Castle and Beckett are on the hunt to find the person who killed Santa. But everything isn't holiday cheer, as they discover St. Nick may have been more naughty than nice. Meanwhile, Castle and Beckett prepare for their first Christmas together.
The episode begins with a family enjoying the snow on Christmas Eve, when they see a Santa falling towards them from the skies. Santa lands on the snow with a huge thud. The kid screams. Meanwhile, Castle and Alexis are decorating the tree. Alexis and Martha are having their own plans and Castle is upset that they aren’t following the family tradition. He wants to spend one evening with them and they cant manage that. At the crime scene, Castle is complaining to Kate. He hopes that Kate is with him. She says that she will be if she has no work. Ryan and Castle are upset to see a dead Santa while Kate reminds them that there is no real Santa. ..Read the full recap