People in Sunnydale prepare for Christmas tide, except Jewish Wilow, who tells lover Oz she's ready for physical intimacy, he decides to wait. Now his physical suffering is over, Angel is haunted by a new kind of nightmares and visions, always and everywhere, about Angelus' horrible past since the 19th century, with victims and other persona appearing and talking to him. Learning those visions even enter Buffy's dreams, focusing on sex with her to lose his soul and then killing her, Giles agrees to do research as Angel desperately begged him; he is helped by Buffy and Xander, for whom Christmas is a nightmare of lacking any family celebration. They find that Angel is tormented by the Bringers or Harbingers of Death, the three high-priests of the First Evil, older then demons and incorporeal, and Buffy finds the mark of its residence. Angel can't stand the fear of giving in to temptation at the price of her life and resolves to commit suicide by sunrise, Buffy's pleading to make him ... Written by
Did You Know?
This episode reveals the real reason Angel was brought back from the hell universe. See more
When it starts to snow, it shows Xander sleeping outside on the fresh grass with flurries. The scene changes to Buffy and Angel walking down the thickly snow covered road. See more
What do you want?
I wanna die in bed, surrounded by fat grand-children. But guess that's off the menu.
The Monster in the logo wears a Santa hat while the tune of "Jingle Bells" can be heard under the regular "Grr, Argh." See more
He's a Rebel
Written by Gene Pitney
Performed by The Crystals See more