Invader ZIM

Season 2 Episode 1

The Most Horrible X-mas Ever

Aired Unknown Dec 10, 2002 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

This episode takes place in the future, in which a robotic snowman named Sludgy is telling children the story of the most horrible Christmas ever. It all started when Zim, Gir and Minimoose were on the streets trying to make money; he notices that fat men in red coats and white beards were making a lot of money. He captures one and he discovers the story of Santa Claus, in which he is amazed over how much power Santa has over the humans. Zim decides to create a giant Santa suit that he can use in order to pretend to be Santa, in order to have more power over the humans and become their ruler, so Zim collects all info on Santa and creates his suite, though Dib figures out Zim’s scheme and heads out to stop him in order to not only save Christmas, but to save the entire human race as well.moreless

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  • Kinda funny, but that Christmas episode was sickening

    That's all I could say. And also, this episode caused Nickelodeon to receive about 103 complaints from viewers that their children was disturbed by the mutated Santa. (which is one of the reasons why Invader Zim was cancelled with this episode)
  • Not the Best Invader Zim episode out there

    This episode is better than that awful Future Dib episode (which was just so terrible, it makes me want to puke). Although, the story didn't contain any virtues about Christmas, that being the main problem to me. Basically, the cast made fun of the entire Christmas spirit and made it like The Nightmare Before Christmas. I also don't like how the series ended on this episode, given that the end had Dib beaten by a ton of people at the end. That is not a way to end a series. To end a series, you must do it like you do with Danny Phantom (Phantom Planet).

    I wish that this episode could've been better, because I seriously did not enjoy it that much. If you want a better (fanfiction, non-canon) story of an Invader Zim-related Christams, click on the link to read this story which is better than this episode: 492504/1/The-Gift.

    I'm also three months short on reviewing this, sorry :P. I'm also a newbie at reviewing.moreless
  • Very funny and cool episode

    It was a very cool episode very funny, i like the song about Zim Santa,i had almost thought that Zim would win at last but he didn't like always, his plans don't work at the end i am sad that invader Zim is over because i loved this series it was an amazing series. At first when i saw the first episode i thought that it was a stupid program nothing funny, then i started to understand the program and i start liking it, when it was over i got very sad because it didn't even have an ending like he conquered earth or they make peace or something.moreless
  • One of the wierdest and greatest Christmas specials I have ever seen....

    This is probably I have got to say the most "unique" Christmas specials I have ever seen. The basic perpose of the whole thing is to make you laugh ( which is pretty much the basic reason for all the episodes ). And what's even worse for Dib is even after he saves the planet he tries to make everyone realize what Christmas is really all about, and Zim comes back as the "Easter Platypus" and has everyone attack him. I don't think there will ever be another Christmas special like this like this one. You have to give it to Jhonen Vasquez, he is one for creativity.moreless
  • Do Not Ignore Me!!!!

    I love this episode it has the best battle scene in the whole series, where mega-santa suit vs. anti-santa suit.

    and i love it how dib infultrates zims santa hide out wearing only a beard and elf ears. i think it was a wonderful idea to make the santa suit fulty and how he acts like santa when he introduced to a bit of holiday spirit.

    as far as i know this is the first time minimoose appears. ( minimoose being a tiny foalting moose of course )

    it was about time they made a christmas special too !_!

    I Will Not Be Silenced!!!!moreless
Andy Berman

Andy Berman

Crowd Choir / Slaves

Guest Star

Richard Horvitz

Richard Horvitz

Crowd Choir / Slaves

Guest Star

Rosearik Rikki Simons

Rosearik Rikki Simons

Santa Fan #1 / Slaves / Man in Crowd #2

Guest Star

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Professor Membrane / Man in Crowd / Crowd Choir

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (29)

    • Zim: Minimoose! How much have we collected?
      Minimoose: (squeak)
      Zim: (smells sandwich) Tuna? Tuna is worth nothing!

    • Kid: I don't get it! Why does he want to conquer the Earth so BADLY?! What does he have to gain, or to lose?! And the idea of this malfunctioning Santa suit completely ELUDES me!

    • Zim: Well, GIR, our evil plan was a success.
      Gir: No, it wasn't!
      Zim: Silence! And Merry Platypus, one and all!
      Gir: Yay! (falls over)
      Mini-Moose: Squeak!

    • Mall Santa: Notices Minimoose What is that?!
      Zim: Huh? Oh, that's Minimoose, my other sidekick! Yep, been with me the whole time...

    • Mr. Slushy: But Zim and Dib were wrong that day. Santa wasn't destroyed, Santa lives on…
      Small Child: In the hearts, and minds, of us all? (giggles)
      Mr. Slushy: No! In space! Gathering power! And every Christmas he returns to Earth, and that's why we all live in this protective dome! (alarm sounds) Looks like Santa's here! Raise the shields, children!

    • Young Prof. Membrane: Oh, boy! I asked Santa for twelve cases of Uranium 238. Yaaay!
      (Prof. Membrane opens a present. Tube socks shoot out from the present and fill the room.)
      Young Prof. Membrane: Nooo! Santa has let me down! I will turn my back on him and devote a portion of my life to destroying Santa!

    • Dib: Everyone, remember last year how you all thought that escaped gorilla was Santa?
      Random Guy: It wasn't? (screams and falls over)

    • Gir: (while directing the people to build the teleporter) Uhummm, (points to left) a little that way. No, (shakes hand; points to right) back. Good. (wags tail) Good!

    • Zim: Yes, Merry Platypus!

    • Dib: (talking through his computer) Gaz, I'm trapped in a frozen wasteland
      Gaz: Who isn't?
      Dib: And Zim's posing as Santa and he's gonna take over the world!
      Gaz: Yeah, that's great Dib. Look, I gotta go.
      Dib: Ok, Gaz, I think it's time I told you… The dog's innocent! I used Bitey in a teleportation experiment and switched his head onto a fly!
      (Gaz begins to twitch)
      Dib: So, if you wanna come beat me up, you're gonna have to rescue me first because…
      (Gaz arrives in Tak's ship)
      Gaz: Get in!
      Dib: Wow, Tak's ship! How did you…
      (Dib then gets pummelled by Gaz)

    • (When the Santa Suit was taking control of Zim)
      Zim: (to Gir) Ho ho ho! Little fellow, you're so cute!
      Gir: I am!

    • Zim: (referring to the men in Santa costumes) Who are these men who smell of ham and vomit!

    • Guy in audience: Will being teleported to our doom be fun and Christmasy?
      Zim: Ho ho ho! Of course it will, you hideous fool!

    • Gir: I wants me a barrel of flies. I wants me two balls of glue to be my friends! And I wants to go dancing naked! And I wants... (fades to a later time)... And a chair made of cheese and a table made of cheese and a...

    • Kid: I don't get it. Why does he want to take over the world so badly? What does he have to gain? Or to lose? And the mechanisms of his malfunctioning Santa suit completely elude me...
      (Sludgy stares at the kid, then picks him up by the head and slides him under the bed)
      Sludgy: As I was saying...

    • Man: I can't belive he's back!
      (Scene switches to a lady with some kids)
      Lady: My heart explodes with joy!
      (Lady's heart actually bursts and she falls over)

    • Zim: (pointing at Minimoose) You! Stop being so jolly!

    • Gir: We wish you a merry jingly, we wish you a merry jingly, we wish you…!

    • Zim: You! Watch my dog eat snow! Watch the snow eating!

    • Dib: Christmas is saved!
      Kap'n Claw: Christmas is ruined forever!

    • Little Kid: (mispronouncing the words) Pweze Santa, pweze!

    • Zim: (pretending to be Santa) Here's presents for all of you! And let's sing more songs! (moving across stage) I am Santa, I am Santa, I am Santa

    • Dib: How do we know this is the real Santa?!
      Zim: Uh, of course I'm Santa! I have robot elves!
      (Zim picks up the elves and they start blasting lasers)
      Guy: Robot elves! Just like in the stories!
      Dib: What stories have robot elves?

    • Zim: I am the Easter Platypus. There will be Easter shrimp for all, if you tackle the boy who destroyed Santa!

    • Zim: The Santa has won.

    • Crowd: We love you, Easter Platypus!

    • Zim's Santa Song: Bow down, bow down, before the power of Santa, or be crushed, be crushed, by his jolly boots of doom! (chorus repeats)

    • Little Kid: Before I teleport to my doom, can I have a hug?
      (Santa suit absorbs Zim)
      Santa Suit: Of course you can, you little Wookiee!

    • Zim: Well, my evil plan was a success!
      Gir: No it wasn't!
      Zim: Silence!

  • NOTES (1)