06-02-2012, 12:51 AM
American Dad! has the best Christmas episodes of any current TV show. “Reaper’s Delight” is the best of the bunch, but it’s a little light in the Santa department; “For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls,” on the other hand, is nearly as good, and has plenty of the Jolly Fat Man. Well, maybe not so much with the Jolly, because after receiving a machine gun as a present from his dad, Steve accidentally shoots and kills a mall-store Santa. Turns out, though, that it was the REAL Santa. And he’s not actually dead, or at least he comes back to life after being resurrected by the elves in the North Pole. ZOMBIE SANTA. An elf pays the Smiths a visit to tell them of their wrong-doings, and the family flees to a cabin in the woods to hide from the revenge that’s surely coming their way. And boy does it: thousands of reindeer, elves, and snowmen all attack the cabin, with the Smiths’ defending themselves using a variety of guns in their armory. I won’t ruin the ending, but I will say this: the Smiths’ Christmas tradition is SO much better than mine and yours.