SpongeBob SquarePants

Christmas Who?

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 12/6/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Patchy the Pirate hosts the SpongeBob Christmas Special. In this half-hour special, Patchy tells the tale of how SpongeBob SquarePants brought Christmas to Bikini Bottom.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Clancy Brown

    Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

  • Bill Fagerbakke

    Patrick Star

  • Carolyn Lawrence

    Sandy Cheeks

  • Mr. Lawrence

    Plankton/Larry the Lobster/Other Voices

  • Rodger Bumpass

    Squidward Tentacles

  • Fan Reviews (43)
  • Not only is it one of the best SpongeBob episodes, it's the best Christmas special.

    By Glacierssuck, Sep 27, 2013

  • 5th best spongebob episode

    By epiclaser, Dec 23, 2012

  • Well, at least they tried

    By ebay26, Nov 18, 2012

  • At least its better than the first one!

    By Bubblegum001, Nov 30, 2012

  • This Special shouldn't've existed. Take it back and give me 30 precious minutes I wasted! There were some good parts, but this is not a good special.

    By DumbDawg2694, Dec 05, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Patrick: Yippee! A writing stick. SpongeBob: C'mon, Squidward. Write a letter. Squidward: SpongeBob, grow up will ya? No one's going to give me a gift just because I write them a stupid letter. (Patrick's letter tears in half)

    • Squidward: I feel like a... like a... (donkey appears on screen, then fades away) ...big jerk!

    • "This Christmas Feels Like the Very First Christmas To Me" SpongeBob & Patrick: (cutting Squidward's coral tree out) It's shaping up to be a wonderful holiday, not your normal, average everyday! Squidward: Sounds like someone, riled my old coral tree! SpongeBob, Patrick, why'd ya do this to me?! SpongeBob & Patrick: The world feels like it's in, loverly! Squidward: (dumping trash on SpongeBob & Patrick) Go away before I harm you bodily! SpongeBob & Patrick: This Christmas feels like the very first Christmas to me! There'll be shopping, decorating, and plenty of snow! SpongeBob: Hey, Patrick, who's that under the mistletoe? Squidward: (under mistletoe) What? Who me? Would you look at the time, I should go! (runs past Mr. Krabs & Plankton) Plankton: People seem a little more brotherly! Mr. Krabs: (hands Plankton fruitcake) Here's a special something to you from me! (Plankton tosses fruitcake in trash) SpongeBob & Patrick: Even all the trash at Christmas, it smells so sweetly! Gary: Meow! SpongeBob & Patrick: This Christmas feels like the very first Christmas to me! SpongeBob (dancing into Squidward's house) Dadadadadadadada! Dadadadadada! Dadadadada! Dadadadadada! Squidward: What do you want, can't you see that I'm busy? SpongeBob & Patrick: Step outside, we've got something for you to see! Squidward: (sees his house all decorated) SpongeBob, take this stuff down immediately! SpongeBob & Patrick: Chestnuts roasting and burns of the third degree! All Bikini Bottom Fish: Tonight things are as good as they seem to be! Patrick: (jumping on top of Christmas coral tree) A star on the top will complete all the scenery! All Bikini Bottom Fish: This Christmas feels like the... Mr. Krabs: (with girly voice) ...very first Christmas to meeee! Harharharhar! All Bikini Bottom Fish: This Christmas feels like the... Mr. Krabs: (with girly voice) ...very first Christmas to meeee!

    • (SpongeBob hands Patrick a piece of paper) Patrick: But there's no words on it.

    • (Squidward laughing at SpongeBob) SpongeBob: I still want you to have this. Squidward: Wh-what's this? SpongeBob: A present. I didn't want you to feel left out when.... SANTA CAME!!! Squidward: Oh, well- I...I- Spongebob: You're welcome. (SpongeBob starts walking away slowly) Squidward: SpongeBob? He made me a present? (laughs) It's probably a jellyfish net, or an old Krabby Patty or... His favorite underpants!

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    Notes (16)

    • Everyone's wishes to Santa: SpongeBob: Santa to visit everyone in Bikini Bottom Mr. Krabs: A pony with saddle bags full of money Patrick: Another piece of paper Little girl: Front teeth Cowboy: A new hat Lady: A new hairstyle Old man: A glass of water for his teeth Squidward: Everyone to stop listening to SpongeBob

    • If this episode took place around Christmas, then why was Sandy active? In "Pre-Hibernation Week" and "Survival of the Idiots," she hibernated during wintertime. As in "Bubble Buddy," she migrated through winter.

    • We learn that the people of Bikini Bottom didn't know about Christmas before Sandy told them.

    • This is the second time Squidward did something nice for SpongeBob after he felt sad. The first time was in "Pizza Delivery."

    • This is the second time the Nutcracker Song is played. It was first played in "Suds."

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    Trivia (20)

    • Since Squidward was so anti-Christmas and couldn't have been bothered to deal with the holiday, why would he have bothered to get a Santa suit? More importantly, where would he have gotten it in two minutes?

    • In "The Secret Box", Patrick's secret is revealed to be "That embarrassing snapshot of SpongeBob at the Christmas party". Presumably, this is the picture that Squidward took of a heartbroken SpongeBob after Santa failed to arrive.

    • After this episode, Squidward misses the next 6 episodes: "Survival of the Idiots," "Dumped," "No Free Rides," "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic," "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" and "Squirrel Jokes."

    • Sandy is responsible for bringing Christmas to Bikini Bottom, but oddly, she's not seen in the rest of the episode.

    • In the episode "Jellyfishing," SpongeBob said "Welcome home, Squidward!" Then, Patrick said "Merry Christmas!" This might seem like a goof, since "Jellyfishing" aired before this episode. However, the majority of this episode is a flashback so it could've actually taken place anytime between the first episode and "Jellyfishing."

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    Allusions (6)

    • Super Mario Bros. The egg Potty gives to Patchy looks similar to Yoshi's egg from Super Mario Bros.

    • Song: The Nutcracker The song played on Squidward's wooden clarinet is "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from The Nutcracker.

    • The Nightmare Before Christmas SpongeBob telling stories of Christmas and Santa Claus, and bringing Christmas to Bikini Bottom is just like what Jack Skellington did in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

    • Santa Claus: Outfit The Santa Claus outfit that Squidward wore is the same thing as the Grinch wore with the no pants part. The other part of the outfit is the long white beard is the exact same as the one Jack used on his Santa Claus outfit.

    • Little Girl: Wish The little girl's wish for front teeth could be a possible reference on Tiny Tim's "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth."

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