Xena: Warrior Princess: Season 2, Episode 9

A Solstice Carol (9 Dec. 1996)

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Over one holiday night, Xena and Gabrielle stage mini-dramas in King Silvus' bedroom to get him to change his bitter ways.



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Episode credited cast:
Renée O'Connor ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Bishop ...
Donkey Owner
Junior Chile ...
Orphan #4
John Glass ...
Man (as Johnny Glass)
Daniel James ...
Jaimee Kaire-Gataulu ...
Orphan #2
Hemi Rudoph ...
Nicko Vella ...
Orphan #3
Peter Vere-Jones ...
King Silvus
Lucas Young ...
Bearded Guard


Over one holiday night, Xena and Gabrielle stage mini-dramas in King Silvus' bedroom to get him to change his bitter ways.

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King Silvus: Wait a minute. You're one of those Solstice lovers, aren't you? One of those rebels who thinks that everything and everyone should stop once a year just to raise a glass, eat a goose, unwrap gifts! Well, you know what I say to that?
Xena: Bet I can guess.
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Senticles was not harmed during the production of this motion picture. However, several chimneys are in dire need of repair. See more »

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Yet Another Christmas Carol - But Fun!
25 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the fun things about the whole Xena series is, they're not afraid to make fun of themselves and put their own spin on old tales. In this one, we have a nasty, miserly king who hates Solstice because his wife walked out on him 30 years before on that special day. His latest vile act: evicting an orphanage because they can't pay their taxes. Xena wants to bust heads, but Gabrielle talks her into trying a peaceful way: set him up to think the three Fates are showing him his past, present and future and get him to change his ways. Along the way we meet a toy maker named Senticles, who comes to the rescue by bringing toys to the children and helping set the king up for the shock of his life. Senticles, of course, manages to get the toys to the kids by dressing up in a disguise - bright red suit and big white beard - and sneaking into the orphanage through the chimney. Hmm, Senticles, Santa Claus, ya think???? The king finds his soul, and there are a couple of not-unexpected twists at the end that I won't mention. It's all very predictable and sappy, but that unique Xena slant on things makes it great fun. And of course, Xena does get to bust a few heads, though she uses rubber swords, pillows and the like to do it. Quite enjoyable and worth watching if just for the laughs.

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