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Supernatural: A Very Supernatural Christmas

It's Christmas and Sam and Dean look into the murders of people who were pulled through their chimney. While investigating, Sam learns that they are dealing with an Anti-Santa, a demon that has roots in pagan lore. When Dean wants to have an old-fashioned Christmas, Sam has flashbacks to a Christmas where he waited for his father to come home with one special gift.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x8
Production Number: 3T6908
Airdate: Thursday December 13th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Mar 16, 2008
Greece Jun 10, 2009
NL (Net 5) Mar 21, 2010


Guest Stars
Ridge CanipeRidge Canipe
As Young Dean
Colin FordColin Ford
As Young Sam
Spencer GarrettSpencer Garrett
As Edward Carrigan
Merrilyn GannMerrilyn Gann
As Madge Carrigan

Co-Guest Stars
Emily HolmesEmily Holmes
As Mrs. Walsh
Douglas NewellDouglas Newell
As Grandfather
Victoria BidewellVictoria Bidewell
As Molly Johnson
Jennifer CoppingJennifer Copping
As Mrs. Caldwell
Zak LudwigZak Ludwig
As Stevie
Alex BruhanskiAlex Bruhanski
As Santa Village Santa
Connor Christopher LevinsConnor Christopher Levins
As Jimmy Caldwell (as Connor Levins)
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


One year ago in Seattle, a grandfather arrives to visit his family, including his grandson eager for Christmas the next day. That night, the grandfather dresses up as Santa and then rings sleigh bells. However, he hears a thump on the roof and sees soot drift down the chimney. He looks up to see what’s inside and something grabs him and yanks him up the chimney. The grandson comes down and looks in horror as a bloody boot falls down the chimney...

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Episode Quotes
Sam: Huh, when you sacrifice to Holnacar, guess what he gives you in return?
Dean: Lap dances, hopefully.

Young Dean: First thing you have to know is we have the coolest dad in the world. He's a superhero.
Young Sam: He is?
Young Dean: Yeah. Monsters are real. He's fighting them right now.

Dean: Christmas is Jesus' birthday.
Sam: No, Jesus' birthday was probably in the fall. It was actually the Winter Solstice Festival that was co-opted by the church and renamed Christmas. But I mean the Yule log, the tree, even Santa's red suit, that's all remnants of Pagan worship.
Dean: How do you know that? You gonna tell me next...the Easter Bunny's Jewish?

Dean: Wreaths, huh? Sure you didn't want to ask her about her shoes? I saw some nice handbags in the foyer.

Sam: He punishes the wicked.
Dean: By hauling their asses up the chimney.
Sam: For starters, yeah.

Elf: Welcome to Santa's Court. Can I escort your child to Santa?
Sam: Uh...
Dean: No. Uh, but, actually, my brother here, it's been a lifelong dream of his.
Elf: Uhh, sorry... no kids over twelve?
Sam: No, he's just kidding. We only came here to watch.
Elf: Ew.
Sam: Ahh, I didn't mean that we came here to... you... thanks a lot, Dean. Thanks for that.

Cultural References
The episode opens with the "Special Presentation" logo seen on CBS Christmas specials during the 60s and 70s.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Eric Kripke  |  Robert Singer
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
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