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For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls 

Stan and Steve accidentally shoot and kill Santa Claus, but he is brought back to life by his elves and is hell-bent on getting revenge against the entire Smith family.


Bob Bowen, Ron Hughart | 1 more credit »


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Mike Barker (created by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Seth MacFarlane ... Stan Smith / Roger the Alien / Greg Corbin (voice)
Wendy Schaal ... Francine Smith (voice)
Scott Grimes ... Steve Smith (voice)
Rachael MacFarlane ... Hayley Smith (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Klaus / Elf (voice)
Mike Barker ... Terry Bates (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Liquor Store Manager (voice)
Erik Durbin Erik Durbin ... Bob Todd (voice)
Jeff Fischer Jeff Fischer ... Jeff Fischer (voice)
Matt McKenna Matt McKenna ... Santa Claus (voice)


Stan gives Steve a gun for Christmas, even though Francine warns him that Steve is too young. As usual, Stan ignores her, and when Steve accidentally shoots Santa, he sends the North Pole into a tizzy and jeopardizes Christmas. Written by Fox Publicity

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Animation | Comedy



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Release Date:

12 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The signature on the rifle with which Santa tries to kill Stan reads "Red Rider." This is a reference to the holiday classic film, "A Christmas Story." See more »


On the mountain the sun set, and then rose, in the same direction. See more »


Bob Todd: Ooh. That'll make some nice venison. Mm-hmm. I'm gonna cook y'all a hell of a meal today. Right after me and this here reindeer make sweet, tender love. Merry Christmas, everybody!
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Spoofs A Christmas Story (1983) See more »

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One of the best Christmas episodes ever
1 February 2015 | by moridin6See all my reviews

If your sick and tired of the traditional Christmas episodes of regular television shows then this show is for you. This one is definitely for teenagers or adults. You don't want kids that believe in Santa watching this one. Without giving to much away, the Smith family has fight with Santa and all of the North Pole. It is hilarious and definitely not your normal Christmas episode where there is moral to story or some stupid Christmas miracle. It is just pure entertainment, no lessons or morals to learn here just sick back watch and enjoy. If you like the first few Futurerama Christmas episodes you should like this one. It has everything in it, Roger being Rogers, and Jeff being an idiot, and last but not Stan being his usual arrogant self.

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