DittyDotDot August 24, 2014 Share August 24, 2014 As Christmas approaches, people are disappearing up their chimneys. _______________________________________________________ I adore this episode. I love the kooky gods; I love the creepy Santa's Village; I love Saint Nicotine; I love the horrible caroling; love that Dean wants one last Christmas; and most of all I love that Sam doesn't want to do Christmas because he doesn't want to face the idea that Dean will be gone next year and I love that after he remembers how Dean tried to give him a Christmas as kids, he changes his mind and gives Dean a last Christmas. I also love the presents, they were so perfect. And my usual aversion to flashbacks doesn't hamper my enjoyment of them here. I also think both the wee Winchesters actors did very fine facsimiles of adult Sam and Dean, so overall a very fine episode. I'm sticking with my assertion that the entire art department was doing shrooms throughout S3...they did some whacky sets for this one and my eyes thank them! I was weirdly drawn to the little details of their motel room this time--very Midwestern feeling with the wallpaper that looked almost like rosemaling and there was this giant mural that looked like it came right out of Ducks Unlimited or some such thing. The kooky god's house was also very Christmas-horrible and I loved it! Also, I used to be kind of ambivalent to how Dean ended up with that amulet because it was a present meant for his father and Dean already had so many things that were once John's--music, jacket, car--even though Dean has made them all his own, I was a bit annoyed that he didn't have anything that didn't have some of Dad's fingerprints on it. But this time I took it a bit differently. Wee Sam realized that even though he was intending to give it to his Dad, he didn't deserve it, Dean did. In a certain light, it would seem like this is the one thing that Dean had that was his own. And, I've always believed that it was more important that Dean took value in it anyway. Plus, I'm convinced that Sam dug it out of the trash after Dark Side Of The Moon and has it stowed away somewhere. Damn it, Supernatural, now I've got Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas stuck in my head--which I can't ever hear without thinking of this show now--and I now I also have something stuck in my eye. Stop looking at me like that, it's something in my eye! 😉 5 Link to comment
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