Sam and Dean follow the trail of an Anti-Claus when victims are apparently pulled up the chimney never to be seen again. After a lead goes nowhere, the Winchesters learn the Anti-Claus in in fact a pair of old pagan gods who have assimilated into society and have found a new way of getting their yearly sacrifices. A flashback to Christmas Eve 1991 reveals how Sam found out for the first time what their father really did and where Dean got his gold amulet. Written by
Did You Know?
In the end scene where the boys are having Christmas, Sam hands Dean a glass of Eggnog and asks him if it needs more kick. The glass was supposed to be nonalcoholic but Jared Padalecki
actually dumped most of a bottle of rum into the glass without telling Jensen Ackles
. Dean's look of surprise and cough when he drank were both genuine reactions. See more
During the pagan ritual, Sam was cut on his right arm, but at the end of the episode the bandage is on his left arm. See more
So you think we're dealing with a pagan god?
Yeah, probably Hold McCar, god of the winter solstice.
[reading from a book
Huh. When you sacrifice to Hold McCar, guess what he gives you in return?
Lap dances, hopefully.
Special opening credits borrowing from the style of classic Christmas specials. See more
References Mary Poppins