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The Seventh Reason to Have “A Very Supernatural Christmas”



One of the biggest reasons that makes a rewatch of “A Very Supernatural Christmas,” a great Winter Hellatus buster is the fact that it takes the Christmas theme and turns it on its head. It's no secret that Supernatural is more compatible with Halloween. In some ways, it's like this episode is fighting back on the Christmas creep that gets earlier and earlier every year. Many of us can attest to the Christmas decorations that nearly overwhelm the Halloween sections in retail stores. Supernatural then takes its horror signature and uses it to twist some of the Christmas motifs to tell a great story. It goes even deeper than this, though. Much like a child losing their belief in Santa, this episode also tells a tragic story about the death of innocence.

The episode starts rather innocently. A little boy greets his grandfather at the door who later dresses up as Santa. The little boy watches with anticipation as “Santa” puts gifts under the tree, only to hear “reindeer” on the roof. His grandfather is drawn to the chimney by the sounds of the reindeer, and we see him dragged up it, only to leave a bloody boot behind. It's a sure sign that Supernatural won't be telling a simple or happy Christmas story by any means.



There's a Santa village---but instead of being full of happiness and smiling children, it's twisted here with a creepy Santa that limps and drinks too much. In fact, he's the first suspect in the rash of disappearances and possible murders. To take it further, “Santa” is an old man that lives in a trailer and smokes weed while watching porn. It takes the whole “naughty or nice” motif and turns it upside down. How can this figure be responsible for determining who gets gifts and who gets coal?



The biggest moment where we see the death of innocence and horror transform the story is when we see the second little boy watch “Santa” drag a loved one up through the chimney. The little boy can't do anything but stand there and watch as this happens. His life is forever altered and changed. It's one of the most powerful scenes in the whole of the episode, too. The little boy doesn't have to say a word as he watches this, we can see it all over his face the moment he is robbed of his innocence. The flinch is the final nail in the coffin, and much like the brothers themselves, we know that the Supernatural world has forever changed him.

The Eighth Reason to Have “A Very Supernatural Christmas”

Another great reason to be happy for the Christmas break is due to the glimpse into Sam and Dean's childhood. We see Sam and Dean alone in the motel while waiting for their father, and we are shown the exact moment that Sam learns about the life. It's a tragic and sad moment, but it's a key one in how the brothers developed into the adults we've come to know so well.



Sam pesters Dean, as little brothers are wont to do, about what their father does. What does John Winchester sell? Why do they have to move around so much? As a big brother, Dean retorts, “’Cause everywhere we go, they get sick of your face.” Sure, his rude response might seem callous, but we know he's just trying to keep Sam's innocence intact for just a little bit longer.

Too bad for Dean, though. Sam's already learned the truth and he isn't afraid to confront Dean about it as he tosses their father's journal down on the nightstand and asking blatantly, “Are monsters real?” It leaves Dean with little choice but to tell his little brother the truth. Yes. Monsters are real.

It's strange that we'd see something like this in a Christmas themed episode, but considering that it's also tied in with Sam losing his innocence in Santa's existence, it seems to fit. He's crossing the crucial threshold from being a boy to being a young man---and that blow is a hard one for him to take.



Like Dean, we want to do anything to ease this moment, to make it better, and to comfort Sam---but we can't. It's one of those bittersweet moments---because we know that if Sam had never learned the truth he wouldn't be the hero we know him to be today.

The Ninth Reason to Have “A Very Supernatural Christmas”



One of the best reasons to look forward to the holiday season is to see Sam and Dean's small Christmas at the end. It's subtle and understated, but perfect for the show and for the brothers. There's a quiet companionship between Sam and Dean as they drink the spiked egg nog and exchange the presents. The moment doesn't beg for anything more than this simple beauty. We can tell that they're bittersweet about this---knowing that this is Dean's last Christmas before he's sent to Hell---and yet they both needed it badly.

Sam and Dean get to share a moment together celebrating a holiday meant to be joyous and about family. For them, there's nothing better. The gifts are simple---shaving cream, motor oil---mostly practical. On the surface, they may seem too last minute, as if there wasn't any thought put into them, but that's most certainly not the case.

That truth is evidenced best in Dean's exclamation of “fuel for me and fuel for my baby!” Sam knows his brother well and what would make him happiest. Sometimes the best gifts are the simplest and the ones most needed---not the flashiest or the most expensive. For Sam, the best gift here is having his brother with him to share in the moment---and seeing that cough after Dean sips the eggnog makes for a beautiful memory to be treasured more than anything bought in a gas mart down the street.



What makes this moment the best, though, is when Sam simply asks Dean, “Do you feel like watching the game?” It's asking to share something, to simply be together for this moment in time and to let Christmas magic help let the cares fade for just a little while. If anything, it's the best gift they could have asked for.

The Tenth Reason to Have “A Very Supernatural Christmas”

Any Supernatural fan will pick one key moment from this episode as a reason for celebrating the Winter Hellatus: the moment that we see Sam give Dean the amulet. It's one of the most touching moments the show has ever had as Sam extends the comic wrapped gift to Dean, insisting that he take it. His father hadn't shown up, and so we see Sam give the gift to the only person that's been there all along: Dean.

Dean had seen Sam wrap the gift, asking him where he had gotten it. Sam tells him that he got it from Bobby and that it was “real special.” Since it wasn't meant for him, he loses interest quickly. But he should have prodded Sam for more information!



Dean opens the present reverently, and pulls out the black cord with the small amulet dangling from it. He slips it over his head and lets it rest against his chest, and says with awe, “Thank you, Sam. I love it.”

Dean's reaction is the only gift Sam really needed in the end.

While the amulet may be gone now, the memory still lives on and is still one of the most touching moments between the two brothers. It's not so much the physical item that matters here in this scene anyways. It's the love behind it---and besides, it is this relationship between Sam and Dean that drives the story of Supernatural as it does here beautifully.

The Eleventh Reason to Have “A Very Supernatural Christmas”

One of the greatest reasons that Supernatural fans should be thrilled with the Christmas season and the doldrums of the Winter Hellatus is because “A Very Supernatural Christmas” is really just one long brother moment. Be it a flashback to a young Sam and Dean in 1991 or the adult Sam and Dean working the case, the whole episode explores their beautiful relationship.

We see the parallel stories told---one of Dean wanting nothing more than to celebrate his last Christmas with his brother and a young Sam learning the truth about “the life.”

Both are bittersweet stories.



In the 1991 flash backs, we see a young Sam and Dean wait in anticipation not for the man in red but for their father. Sam asks Dean hopefully, “Dad's gonna be here, right?” Dean, not wanting to disappoint his brother, replies, “He knows and he'll be here. Promise.”

We're also treated with a glimpse of seeing Sam learn about their life as hunters---and see Dean try and soften that blow by telling his brother that their father is a super hero. It may not make it any easier as he had hoped, but we see two young boys trying to cope with their difficult situation---as we Supernatural fans expect them to---together.

A young Dean knows that it's the hope Sam has for the holiday, and he'll do whatever he must to keep that illusion going, even if it means stealing “chick presents” from a nice house up the block. It's an earnest effort, and Dean is handsomely rewarded with the amulet Sam had originally meant to give to his father.

The best gift Sam could have ever gotten is written all over Dean's face---making this one of the most memorable brotherly moments in show history.

As an adult, Dean is trying to make the holiday fresh and new for Sam. While he wants to celebrate his last Christmas before he's sent to Hell---he also knows that if they don't Sam will regret not having done so, too. And so, we see him push Sam, asking him point blank, “Why are you the boy that hates Christmas?”

Sam, of course, doesn't hate Christmas. That's not what it's about. He later tells Dean, “I mean I can’t just sit around, drinking eggnog, pretending everything’s okay, when I know next Christmas you’ll be dead.”



It's sound reasoning, one that Dean can't argue against---and yet we're rewarded after all the angst. Just when Dean thinks there's no way he's going to get that last Christmas, he walks into their motel room to see an expectant Sam. Sam has decorated the room with a small tree and a strung up “Merry Christmas,” and made spiked egg nog---that promptly makes Dean cough from its strength.

In the end, Dean got what he wanted: a nice holiday with his brother.

We get to see Sam and Dean exchange gifts and see Sam's joyous exclamation, “Skin mags!” and Dean smile happily over the “fuel for me and fuel for my Baby.” It's a touching moment that seals the deal, making the whole episode revolve around them in some way as the majority of the conversations take place while they're working the case.

The Twelfth Reason to Have “A Very Supernatural Christmas”



Because it's a Christmas episode, that means we got to hear about Sam and Dean's “traditions,” and “hopes” for the holiday. Dean talks eagerly about “Boston Market,” and a beer can wreath. He tells Sam, “Yeah, it was a bunch of empty beer cans. That thing was great. I bet if I looked around hard enough, I could probably find one just like it.” In the flash backs, we're shown the brothers exchanging gifts, even if the young Dean's attempt fell short. A young Sam hopes, more than anything, that his father will show up. So, in that spirit, what are some of your traditions? What are your Christmas hopes?

I'll go first.

In my family, we exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. If my Dad had it his way, at midnight on Christmas Eve we'd open presents, but he has to instead wait until I get home from my shift at the store for us to open. We have a quiet meal of clam chowder because as a child my mother's family made oyster stew and she hated it. The clam chowder nods to that older tradition without as much yuck. I've sampled oyster stew at big family gatherings and I have say that I'm underwhelmed and a teensy bit grossed out. The presents I buy are always wrapped in Scooby Doo paper, which believe it or not can be a bit hard to find sometimes. I started this tradition when I came across it one day while working and now I end up hunting for it every year.

As a family, we attend Midnight Mass---which around here is at 10 PM with a 9:30 caroling period prior. I know. Why call it Midnight Mass when it's not at midnight? I'm okay with it being earlier. It keeps some of the squalling down from the young children up much too late to sit through the whole service.

Last year, I started a new tradition, which is one reason I decided to review this episode this Hellatus. Once we got home from “Midnight Mass,” we gathered around the TV to watch “A Very Supernatural Christmas,” and I hope to continue that tradition this year. We found this show together as a family and we watch it together as a family---well when I'm not reviewing the latest episode at least.

As for my Christmas hopes? I'm hoping that I get any of the things on my Christmas list. I asked “Santa” for copies of Fangasm's books, various English history books, and a few shows on Blu Ray including seasons 6 and 7 of Supernatural as well as the Big Bang Theory. Aside from the materialistic side of Christmas, my only hope is that everyone in my family----both my real life and Supernatural---is healthy, happy, and gets what they want this year.

So, what are yours?



Merrilyn Gann makes the 1950s TV wife a creepy monster figure in Madge---even before we know she's one half of the monster couple. The over the top friendliness and wholesome image she projects makes us feel uneasy and it's in how Gann sells it here. When we see her talk to Sam and Dean about her wreaths, she's overtly enthusiastic about the meadowsweet, making our hackles raise just a bit, considering that like the brothers we know this ingredient is calling the monster to kill its victims. There's something sinister under Madge's veneer that shows in how bubbly she is and we can see it just in how Gann presents her. Once the mask has been removed, we see that Madge uses that friendly facade to potent effect as she and Edward set out to torture Sam and Dean for their tribute ritual. She's bitter about having to assimilate. Hearing her talk in the bubbly voice adds to the horror of this scene beautifully. Gunn really makes Madge horrific when we see the fight scene that leads to her and Edward's death. The way she delivers the line, “You little thing, I loved that tree,” sends chills. As one of the monsters in this episode, Gunn made Madge a memorable villain.

Spencer Garrett mirrors Gunn's portrayal of Madge as a creepy 1950s dad type. From the moment we see him peek around the door to ask who's there, we can sense a sinister nature underneath his Father Knows Best appearance. He's too nice, too friendly, almost as if he's trying too hard to make us believe that he's a nice man. Garrett makes Edward a frightening monster hidden in plain sight. He takes the simple and “clean” phrases such as “Peter on a popsickle stick” and makes them dark and creepy all while delivering them as if he were a nice man. It makes his performance as this monster all the more gripping. Once the doorbell rings and they're interrupted only to come back, we see Garrett make Edward reveal the vicious monster lurking underneath that facade. He is angry and vicious, and as he sees Sam deliver the killing blow to Maddge, we can't help but feel a small tendril of sympathy at his cry of “MADGE!” And yet we can't forget him yanking Sam's fingernail with no mercy and a pleasant smile. Garrett made Edward a great monster along side Gunn's Madge, and they both certainly made each a memorable foe.



Colin Ford is perhaps one of the greatest castings Supernatural has ever had. He portrays our young Sam in the flash backs expertly. Ford takes all of the adult Sam's mannerisms modeled by Padalecki and translates them into a younger version flawlessly. He captures the smarts, the emotion, and the essence that is Sam Winchester with grace and subtly. Ford makes our hearts hurt most when we see a young Sam learn the truth---that they're hunters and that a monster is what killed his mother. The stubborn nature of Sam shines in this scene, too, as Ford positions young Sam into badgering a young Dean into telling him the truth---only to have his efforts end in heartbreak. When he delivers the line, “I'd like to go to sleep now,” only to lay down and cry makes us want to reach out and hug the younger Winchester all those years ago. His nonplussed reaction to a young Dean's gifts is spot on, too. Ford makes the young Sam vivid and real, fusing fantastically with the adult Sam in Padalecki, giving the juxtaposition of the parallel stories more oomph. He's certainly one of the best additions the show has ever had, and here he sold us on a young Sam perfectly.

Ridge Canipe reprises his role of young Dean Winchester, first seen in “Something Wicked,” and compliments Ford's portrayal of young Sam exceedingly well. There's a chemistry between the two actors, and we see Canipe make a young Dean mirror the adult version Ackles presents wonderfully. There's an earnest hope in John coming to visit, and in the lieu of that trying to make Sam's Christmas the best it can be, and Canipe conveys all of that beautifully. As a young Sam presses Dean about their life and hunting, we see Canipe show Dean's fear and anger---especially in his delivery of the line, “Don't you ever talk about Mom! Ever!” Canipe's performance reminds us here that Dean, while being the one left in charge by their father, was still very much a young boy himself, smarting from the absence of his mother as much as his little brother. When he finally tells Sam about the life, we hear the reverence and awe in Canipe's voice as a young Dean tells Sam, “Well, the first thing you have to know is we have the coolest dad in the world. He’s a superhero.” We also see the anticipation in Canipe as Dean watches Sam open the gifts he stole, only to be dismayed and try to cover up his own disappointment by teasing Sam. Canipe shows us young Dean's inner little boy wonderfully, though, when he is gifted with the amulet meant originally for their father, and his awe as he puts it on is a palpable thing. He captured the young man Dean once was well, reflecting the adult Dean we see in Ackles each week.



Jensen Ackles gives us a bittersweet performance in this episode. Dean's boyish enthusiasm for Christmas is catching---and yet we can tell under the surface that he's just as scared as Sam about this being his last one. Ackles nails the comedy in this episode with ease---from setting up Padalecki's Sam to deliver the punch lines such as the Christmas village scene or the wreath shop. He also shows this brilliantly when the Winchesters are faced by Madge and Edward. His delivery of the line, “Are you gonna get that? You should really get that” while the pliers are in his mouth makes it all the more hilarious. His best funny moment in this episode, however, is when they burst into “Santa's” trailer after hearing a scream only to find him watching porn. Ackles gives a nice subtly to Dean's bad singing of “Silent Night,” covering quickly for their mistake. At the end, though, when we see the brothers in the motel room again exchanging gifts, we see the bittersweet element come to the forefront. We can't help but laugh at the cough Ackles gives after sipping the spiked egg nog (and considering his co-star actually did spike it adds to the humor). Sam and Dean are sharing the holiday together and yet we can sense an undercurrent of sadness in Dean---especially in the way Ackles has Dean glance at his brother. The last moment with them kicking back to watch the game makes us smile through the tears.

Jared Padalecki shows us how Sam's struggling with the ticking clock of Dean's deal---and how the holiday season and cheer is only another sharp pain that adds to that in this episode. His sadness is a palpable thing, written all over Padalecki's facial expressions, tone of voice, and body language. Even when Sam isn't saying a word, we can tell the anguish he's experiencing as he's facing the “last” Christmas he'll ever have with his brother. Padalecki doesn't just give us Sam's grief here, though. He also excels at the comedic moments of this episode with great timing and his subtle style. We see this best when Dean pushes Sam's buttons---at the wreath shop when he gives a pointed and classic “bitch face” glare about being fussy or when he walks right into Dean's set up to tell the elf that they're there to “watch.” There's such humor in these scenes, and Padalecki uses them to balance out Sam's grief beautifully. The last scene when Dean comes back to the motel and Sam gives him the egg nog, we see Padalecki give Sam a hopeful edge. He's eager to make this happen for Dean, and we see it all in his presentation of the tree and then the gifts. What makes Padalecki's performance shine here, though, is how well he blends the grief and the joy to make a well rounded moment, capped off wonderfully with his soft asking of “Feel like watching the game?”

Best Lines:

Dean: You fudgin' touch me again, I'll fudgin' kill ya!

Sam: No, he’s just kidding. We only came here to watch.

Dean: Why are you the boy that hates Christmas?

Sam: Nothing. It’s just that, uh… well, you know, Mr. Gung Ho Christmas might have to blow away Santa.



Shopkeeper: Well, aren’t you a fussy one?

Shopkeeper: Hell no. It’s Christmas. People pay a buttload for this crap.

Dean: So what, Ozzie and Harriet are keeping a pagan god hidden underneath their plastic-covered couch?

Dean: Oh shucks, you’re all out of wreaths. I guess we’ll just have to cancel the sacrifice, huh?

“So have yourself a Merry little Christmas now.” Merry Christmas, my dear Supernatural Family! And may all of us have a wonderful New Year!


Comments  

MindiWynne
# MindiWynne 2013-12-23 10:32
On December 13th, 2007, my daughter was scheduled to be transported from The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio to a hospice in Dayton because there was nothing more they could do to stave off her terminal cancer. But she begged to reschedule because that was the night that "A Very Supernatural Christmas" was due to air, and there was absolutely no way she would miss that episode. So we postponed her ambulance ride and together we watched that episode. It was the first time I had ever seen Supernatural, and it opened a channel of communication that Amanda and I never had before. We found a new bond during her last days of life, and on Christmas day she died.
Since then I have watched the show and grown to understand its fandom. I have said thank you before, but I will say it again, as this episode has special meaning for me and I can not express enough how one small event, like a tv show, can have such a big impact on something like one's life (or death).
Merry Christmas to all, and God Bless everyone in the SPN family. And Thank You.
MindiWynne
# MindiWynne 2013-12-23 10:32
On December 13th, 2007, my daughter was scheduled to be transported from The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio to a hospice in Dayton because there was nothing more they could do to stave off her terminal cancer. But she begged to reschedule because that was the night that "A Very Supernatural Christmas" was due to air, and there was absolutely no way she would miss that episode. So we postponed her ambulance ride and together we watched that episode. It was the first time I had ever seen Supernatural, and it opened a channel of communication that Amanda and I never had before. We found a new bond during her last days of life, and on Christmas day she died.
Since then I have watched the show and grown to understand its fandom. I have said thank you before, but I will say it again, as this episode has special meaning for me and I can not express enough how one small event, like a tv show, can have such a big impact on something like one's life (or death).
Merry Christmas to all, and God Bless everyone in the SPN family. And Thank You.
amyh
# amyh 2013-12-23 13:51
I think i got something in my eyes while reading this Supernatural tribute to a classic and simply one of the best episodes of the series.

Yeah, i'm teary eyed. I miss these guys when there wasn't such a chasm between them and they could still talk to each other.

Thank you for reminding me of why i love the brothers relationship so very very much.
amyh
# amyh 2013-12-23 13:51
I think i got something in my eyes while reading this Supernatural tribute to a classic and simply one of the best episodes of the series.

Yeah, i'm teary eyed. I miss these guys when there wasn't such a chasm between them and they could still talk to each other.

Thank you for reminding me of why i love the brothers relationship so very very much.
milly
# milly 2013-12-23 14:48
Hi MindiWynne,
a few years ago I read your beautiful letter that your wrote at this website (it was also translated into my language). Your story remained impressed upon my mind. I can still see you and your daughter so determined to see supernatural that even now I'm touched.
Every time I see this episode or someone mentions it I will connect with you and your story. It become a "Special Episode" also for me. With love Milly
milly
# milly 2013-12-23 14:48
Hi MindiWynne,
a few years ago I read your beautiful letter that your wrote at this website (it was also translated into my language). Your story remained impressed upon my mind. I can still see you and your daughter so determined to see supernatural that even now I'm touched.
Every time I see this episode or someone mentions it I will connect with you and your story. It become a "Special Episode" also for me. With love Milly
krystal
# krystal 2013-12-23 15:35
Thanks for a great article! :)

I have made it my tradition the last few years to watch this episode on Christmas Eve. It's crazy but my husband who "puts up" with my Supernatural craziness actually asked if we were going to watch it this year, which of course we are. I love this show and everything about it. The heart, love, and the family in this episode just help remind me what it's all about.
krystal
# krystal 2013-12-23 15:35
Thanks for a great article! :)

I have made it my tradition the last few years to watch this episode on Christmas Eve. It's crazy but my husband who "puts up" with my Supernatural craziness actually asked if we were going to watch it this year, which of course we are. I love this show and everything about it. The heart, love, and the family in this episode just help remind me what it's all about.
cheryl42
# cheryl42 2013-12-23 15:58
Thank you. I love this episode (I wish Jeremy Carver would write more episodes) I watch it for Christmas every year. This was the episode that I showed my sister to get her hooked on SPN. It worked now she has my DVD's of all the seasons 1-8.
MindiWynne It took me a few hours to compose myself enough to make a comment after reading your post. Thank you for sharing your story.
cheryl42
# cheryl42 2013-12-23 15:58
Thank you. I love this episode (I wish Jeremy Carver would write more episodes) I watch it for Christmas every year. This was the episode that I showed my sister to get her hooked on SPN. It worked now she has my DVD's of all the seasons 1-8.
MindiWynne It took me a few hours to compose myself enough to make a comment after reading your post. Thank you for sharing your story.
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2013-12-23 17:47
Quoting MindiWynne:
On December 13th, 2007, my daughter was scheduled to be transported from The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio to a hospice in Dayton because there was nothing more they could do to stave off her terminal cancer. But she begged to reschedule because that was the night that "A Very Supernatural Christmas" was due to air, and there was absolutely no way she would miss that episode. So we postponed her ambulance ride and together we watched that episode. It was the first time I had ever seen Supernatural, and it opened a channel of communication that Amanda and I never had before. We found a new bond during her last days of life, and on Christmas day she died.
Since then I have watched the show and grown to understand its fandom. I have said thank you before, but I will say it again, as this episode has special meaning for me and I can not express enough how one small event, like a tv show, can have such a big impact on something like one's life (or death).
Merry Christmas to all, and God Bless everyone in the SPN family. And Thank You.



Thank you so much for this touching and heartfelt comment.

I recall seeing your letter go by at some point, and it was just as moving then as it is now. It's amazing how a show that started out as being about horror has become about family that families share. It's something beautiful to be treasured.

Thanks so much for sharing your story!
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2013-12-23 17:47
Quote:
On December 13th, 2007, my daughter was scheduled to be transported from The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio to a hospice in Dayton because there was nothing more they could do to stave off her terminal cancer. But she begged to reschedule because that was the night that "A Very Supernatural Christmas" was due to air, and there was absolutely no way she would miss that episode. So we postponed her ambulance ride and together we watched that episode. It was the first time I had ever seen Supernatural, and it opened a channel of communication that Amanda and I never had before. We found a new bond during her last days of life, and on Christmas day she died.
Since then I have watched the show and grown to understand its fandom. I have said thank you before, but I will say it again, as this episode has special meaning for me and I can not express enough how one small event, like a tv show, can have such a big impact on something like one's life (or death).
Merry Christmas to all, and God Bless everyone in the SPN family. And Thank You.
Thank you so much for this touching and heartfelt comment.

I recall seeing your letter go by at some point, and it was just as moving then as it is now. It's amazing how a show that started out as being about horror has become about family that families share. It's something beautiful to be treasured.

Thanks so much for sharing your story!
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2013-12-23 17:48
Quoting amyh:
I think i got something in my eyes while reading this Supernatural tribute to a classic and simply one of the best episodes of the series.

Yeah, i'm teary eyed. I miss these guys when there wasn't such a chasm between them and they could still talk to each other.

Thank you for reminding me of why i love the brothers relationship so very very much.


Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you liked this look at this episode. It's one of those episodes that always comes with the feels. Love that about it.

Thanks again!
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2013-12-23 17:48
Quote:
I think i got something in my eyes while reading this Supernatural tribute to a classic and simply one of the best episodes of the series.

Yeah, i'm teary eyed. I miss these guys when there wasn't such a chasm between them and they could still talk to each other.

Thank you for reminding me of why i love the brothers relationship so very very much.
Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you liked this look at this episode. It's one of those episodes that always comes with the feels. Love that about it.

Thanks again!
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2013-12-23 17:50
Quoting krystal:
Thanks for a great article! :)

I have made it my tradition the last few years to watch this episode on Christmas Eve. It's crazy but my husband who "puts up" with my Supernatural craziness actually asked if we were going to watch it this year, which of course we are. I love this show and everything about it. The heart, love, and the family in this episode just help remind me what it's all about.


Thanks for the comment.

That's funny that he asked first before you could. It's a great tradition to have, and I think one families should share together. It's got it all. And then some.

Thanks again.
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2013-12-23 17:50
Quote:
Thanks for a great article! :)

I have made it my tradition the last few years to watch this episode on Christmas Eve. It's crazy but my husband who "puts up" with my Supernatural craziness actually asked if we were going to watch it this year, which of course we are. I love this show and everything about it. The heart, love, and the family in this episode just help remind me what it's all about.
Thanks for the comment.

That's funny that he asked first before you could. It's a great tradition to have, and I think one families should share together. It's got it all. And then some.

Thanks again.
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2013-12-23 17:57
Quoting cheryl42:
Thank you. I love this episode (I wish Jeremy Carver would write more episodes) I watch it for Christmas every year. This was the episode that I showed my sister to get her hooked on SPN. It worked now she has my DVD's of all the seasons 1-8.
MindiWynne It took me a few hours to compose myself enough to make a comment after reading your post. Thank you for sharing your story.


Thanks for the comment.

What a great episode to introduce your sister to Supernatural! That's great! I'm glad that you guys can now share the show together like that. This show is about family and for family, and so far all the responses I've read to my article have proved just that!

Thanks again!
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2013-12-23 17:57
Quote:
Thank you. I love this episode (I wish Jeremy Carver would write more episodes) I watch it for Christmas every year. This was the episode that I showed my sister to get her hooked on SPN. It worked now she has my DVD's of all the seasons 1-8.
MindiWynne It took me a few hours to compose myself enough to make a comment after reading your post. Thank you for sharing your story.
Thanks for the comment.

What a great episode to introduce your sister to Supernatural! That's great! I'm glad that you guys can now share the show together like that. This show is about family and for family, and so far all the responses I've read to my article have proved just that!

Thanks again!
Brooklyn Darkchild
# Brooklyn Darkchild 2013-12-24 14:17
I looked up the word poignant in the dictionary. It said, "See last scene of A Very Supernatural Christmas." The version they chose of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas brings me to tears every time. After eight and a half seasons this episode is still in my Top Ten...
Brooklyn Darkchild
# Brooklyn Darkchild 2013-12-24 14:17
I looked up the word poignant in the dictionary. It said, "See last scene of A Very Supernatural Christmas." The version they chose of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas brings me to tears every time. After eight and a half seasons this episode is still in my Top Ten...
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2013-12-24 17:59
Quoting Brooklyn Darkchild:
I looked up the word poignant in the dictionary. It said, "See last scene of A Very Supernatural Christmas." The version they chose of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas brings me to tears every time. After eight and a half seasons this episode is still in my Top Ten...


Thanks for the comment.

I'd have to agree. It's definitely one of those poignant and key moments in the series. As much as I laugh at the silliness (ie the "we came to watch" or the caroling), this episode always gets me in the feels. It's one of my favorites, too!

Thanks again!
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2013-12-24 17:59
Quote:
I looked up the word poignant in the dictionary. It said, "See last scene of A Very Supernatural Christmas." The version they chose of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas brings me to tears every time. After eight and a half seasons this episode is still in my Top Ten...
Thanks for the comment.

I'd have to agree. It's definitely one of those poignant and key moments in the series. As much as I laugh at the silliness (ie the "we came to watch" or the caroling), this episode always gets me in the feels. It's one of my favorites, too!

Thanks again!
Karen
# Karen 2013-12-31 08:17
Thank you Far Away Eyes! I enjoyed reading this. I just love this episode especially the brotherly moments.

@MindiWynne - I remember reading your letter to the WFB aswell and it still pulls at my heartstrings to hear it again. You're in my heart and thoughts.
Karen
# Karen 2013-12-31 08:17
Thank you Far Away Eyes! I enjoyed reading this. I just love this episode especially the brotherly moments.

@MindiWynne - I remember reading your letter to the WFB aswell and it still pulls at my heartstrings to hear it again. You're in my heart and thoughts.