When an attempt to bring Christmas to Iraq turns disastrous, the boys head to Iraq with Jesus and Mr. Hankey to save Santa from terrorists.



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Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Jimbo Kern / Underpants Gnome / Iraqi Torturer / Jesus (voice)
Mona Marshall ...
Italian Woman / Sheila Broflovski (voice)
Mayor McDaniels (voice)


When an attempt to bring Christmas to Iraq turns disastrous, the boys head to Iraq with Jesus and Mr. Hankey to save Santa from terrorists.

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11 December 2002 (USA)  »

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At the beginning of the episode, right after Mayor McDaniels says, "We'll be lighting the South Park Christmas tree to kick off the holidays," it moves to a wide shot of the crowd where a classic South Park alien, a Visitor, is standing right behind Maphesto and Father Maxi. This is the only shot containing the alien, who cheers with the crowd when the mayor makes her announcement, however there are other one or two time characters who make an appearance in the crowd, including: Chef's parents Thomas and Nelle McElroy and Ben Affleck's parents Stephen and Martha Thompson from episode #5.10 "How to Eat with Your Butt." See more »


After Jesus rescues Santa from the Iraqis he hands Santa a black silenced pistol. After Santa kills the torturer and turns to run away he is holding a silver revolver. See more »


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Quite possibly the funniest Christmas special I have ever seen!!!
1 April 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In this South Park Christmas Episode the boys and Mr. Hankey must save Santa Claus as he has been kidnapped by Iraqy terrorists while doing his Christmas rounds. The boys and Mr. Hankey need some extra help so they search for some help from Jesus Christ. While this is all happening, Jimmy decides to bless all of South Park with singing "12 Days of Christmas". This episode is so funny as it has some great moments with Santa and Jesus together and also the scenes where Santa is being tortured is pretty funny. You gotta have a opened and humorous mind in order to enjoy this episode and all south park episodes in fact lol, but I guarantee its something you will never forget lol. This episode may look wacky and funny to us, but for the boys its all a part of growing up in South park! 8/10 stars.

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