Marilyn: A long time ago, the raven looked down from the sky and saw that the people of the world were living in darkness. The ball of light was kept hidden by a selfish old chief. So the raven turned itself into a spruce needle and floated on the river where the chief's daughter came for water. She drank the spruce needle. She became pregnant and gave birth to a boy which was the raven in disguise. The baby cried and cried until the chief gave him the ball of light to play with. As soon as he had the light, the raven turned back into himself and carried the light into the sky. From then on, we no longer lived in darkness.
Chris: Twinkling colored lights are nice and so are plastic Santas and reindeers and nativity scenes, but let me tell you something. There's nothing like the sight of a beautiful, black-as-pitch raven to get you in the Christmas spirit.
- "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Booker T. and the MGs
- "Dig That Crazy Santa Claus" by Oscar McLollie and the Honey Jumpers
- "Il Est Ne/Ca Berger" by The Chieftans
- "Christmas Time's a Coming" by Petter Roloan
- "White Christmas" by Allen Toussaint
- "O Come All Ye Faithful" by The Chieftans
- "The Christmas Song" by Tony Bennett
- "White Christmas" by Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters
- "Ave Marie" by Schubert
This episode was nominated for Directing and Writing. It won for Writing but Directing went to another Brand / Falsey show I'll Fly Away.