Supernatural: Season 3, Episode 8

A Very Supernatural Christmas (13 Dec. 2007)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Carrigan
Merrilyn Gann ...
Madge Carrigan
Mrs. Wallsh
Don MacKay ...
Grandpa (as Don Mackay)
Alex Bruhanski
Dryden Dion
(as Brandy Heidrick)
Jimmy Caldwell (as Connor Levins)
Douglas Newell
Molly Johnson


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 Derfel85

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During the filming of this episode, Jared Padalecki, who had been having some personal issues, had a really bad panic attack. The doctor suggested that he may have been clinically depressed. While Jared seems to have overcome this or at least manage it well, it was still a factor for him when he ran his "Always Keep Fighting" campaign in early 2015, selling shirts with Sam Winchester's portrait and the slogan to benefit the charity 'To Write Love On Her Arms'. This is a charity that raises awareness and provides aid to people suffering from Depression and related illnesses. See more »


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Dean Winchester: [re: Meadowsweet] Why would someone be using that as Christmas wreaths?
Sam Winchester: You know, it's not as crazy as it sounds, Dean. I mean, pretty much every Christmas tradition *is* Pagan.
Dean Winchester: Christmas is Jesus's birthday.
Sam Winchester: No, Jesus's birthday was probably in the fall. It was actually the winter solstice festival that was co-opted by the church and renamed Christmas. But I mean the yule log, the tree, even Santa's red suit is all remnants of Pagan worship.
Dean Winchester: How do you know that? What are you going to tell me ...
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18 December 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

My name is Amanda. I have a comment to make about the episode "A Very Ssupernatural Christmas". Please don't take this in a negative way but I really wish writers would do their research before putting negative connotations on other religions or ways of life. I am Pagan and anyone who knows anything about it, knows that there is nothing evil about it. We live by one rule and one rule only. Harm None! We are peaceful people who live in harmony with the earth, the universe and the people around us.

One of the toughest battles we have come across is trying to survive in the world with out being looked at in the shadow that Hollywood has cast upon us. Wearing a pentacle instead of a cross these days causes turmoil in the workplace, schools and public places. How can Paganism be evil when we don't even believe in the devil? Because if misinformation fed to the public on a regular basis, people relate ritual to cutting arms and pulling out fingernails and teeth. Our ritual is really no different then a catholic priest smudging the church before mass.

I'm not looking for apologies or anything, all I am asking for is that when you are writing, please be aware of what you are putting on national television for the public to absorb.

I have to admit that at this joyful happy time of Yule, it really saddened me as I watched this episode. I understand that it is television, and that people should be judgmental of what they are watching, but If an episode came out where it was shown that it is custom in the catholic religion to molest children, especially at Christmas time, there would be an uproar. I hope you have a happy holiday season. Bright Blessings Amanda

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