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How the 'A' Stole Christmas 

It is Christmas time and all of the liars are planning on having a great time at the Ice ball, but 'A' has other plans.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Troian Bellisario ... Spencer Hastings
Ashley Benson ... Hanna Marin
Tyler Blackburn ... Caleb Rivers
Lucy Hale ... Aria Montgomery
Ian Harding ... Ezra Fitz
Laura Leighton ... Ashley Marin (credit only)
Shay Mitchell ... Emily Fields
Janel Parrish ... Mona Vanderwaal
Sasha Pieterse ... Alison DiLaurentis
Andrea Parker ... Jessica DiLaurentis
Lindsey Shaw ... Paige McCullers
Keegan Allen ... Toby Cavanaugh
Vanessa Ray ... CeCe Drake
Chloe Bridges ... Sydney Driscoll
Brendan Robinson ... Lucas Gottesman


It is Christmas time and all of the liars are planning on having a great time at the Ice ball, but 'A' has other plans.

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9 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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This is the first Christmas-themed episode in the series. Though the "Taking This One to the Grave" episode which aired in its fifth season, features Christmas, it is not the main theme. See more »


Hanna Marin: Wishes don't come true, Emily. If they did, people wouldn't die.
Emily Fields: I'm still holding out hope.
Spencer Hastings: Hope is a dirty four-letter word.
Emily Fields: We live in an A world. And they still haven't found Mona's body.
Spencer Hastings: Yeah, that's because A likes to bury the bodies herself.
Aria Montgomery: And then throw Ice Balls. I swear Alison is throwing this party to rub it in our faces. "I ruined your lives and now I'm the belle of the ball."
Spencer Hastings: Technically, she only ruined my life.
Emily Fields: Ruin one of us, ruin all of us.
Aria Montgomery: You know, I'd rather dance on dead ...
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Features A Christmas Carol (1938) See more »


Up With The Volume
Written by Rinat Arinos, Michele Vice and Sean Hurwitz
Performed by Rinat Arinos
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The plot has progressed about 0.5% with this boring, obnoxious episode
27 December 2014 | by HowItWorkedSee all my reviews

This is really one of the worst episodes yet. The show's been going downhill for a while. I'm pretty sure Keegan's acting has actually gotten worse. Stop trying to please fandom "ships" and f*cking reveal new information to the audience. The director(s) are thinking of their audience as stupider and stupider with each episode, especially in this one. This episode was filled with jump scares and music that tells you what you're supposed to feel in the scene. It's like watching a kids' show with laugh tracks except we're supposed to sit through all the terrible acting and pretend like it's the situation that's scaring us and not the stupid music. Seriously, just bring the art and plot back into the show already. Viewers had to wait months to see THIS episode? Nothing happened! People were spooked but nobody found out anything! Nothing HAPPENED to ANYBODY! This is a filler episode at its worst.

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