South Park: Season 4, Episode 17

A Very Crappy Christmas (20 Dec. 2000)

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When everyone in South Park decides to forgo presents and celebrate a non-materialistic holiday season, the boys try to bring the spirit of commercialism back to Christmas by making an animated film.



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Episode cast overview:
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Mr. Hankey / Autumn Hankey / Cornwallis Hankey / Simon Hankey / Woman Passing By / Toy Salesman / Tom the News Reader / Ms. Choksondik / Male Interviewee #1 / Charlie Brown / African Singers / Ted / Johnson / Grandpa Marsh / Mr. Mackey / Randy Marsh (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Male Interviewee #2 / Ted / Butters / Sound Recordist / Man in Crowd (voice)
Chef (voice) (credit only)
Mayor McDaniels / Sharon Marsh (voice) (as Blue Girl) (as Eliza Schneider)
Amber Hankey (voice)
Kyle McCulloch ...
Mona Marshall ...
Remy Mitchell ...
Louis Price ...
Cornwallis Hankey (singing voice) (as Lewis Price)


When everyone in South Park decides to forgo presents and celebrate a non-materialistic holiday season, the boys try to bring the spirit of commercialism back to Christmas by making an animated film.

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Originally South Park started as two animated shorts, both named "The Spirit Of Christmas", clips of which could be seen in the original opening title sequence on screens they passed (the title sequence used until this season's "4th Grade"). The first featured Baby Jesus battling an evil Frosty, the second featuring an adult Jesus fighting Santa. In this episode, the boys make the latter version as their special. This episode depicts the difficulties Matt Stone and Trey Parker had when making the original shorts. See more »


When Cornwallis sings the line, "Which becomes dinner for the human," his lips fail to move. See more »


Mayor: An animated Christmas card? Kids, that just might be the dumbest idea I've ever heard, ever!
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References The Spirit of Christmas (1995) See more »

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Gives us glimpses of the "Spirit Of Christmas 1995" short film
25 December 2008 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Before South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone made two animated Christmas short films featuring early versions of the South Park characters.You can find them both on youtube, but this episode gives us some glimpses of the 1995 Spirit of Christmas.The boys see that nobody is buying them presents because they do not want to celebrate with material things.So the mayor asks them to create a Christmas short which should send them into a shopping frenzy.The boys try to make one.They make the spirit of Christmas short and their experiences with it mirror the ones Trey and Matt had when they made it.Meanwhile, Mr Hankey has a family which is why he has been busy this year.This is a funny and good Christmas episode!

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