SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 8 Episode 23

It's a SpongeBob Christmas!

Aired Weekdays 5:30 PM Dec 06, 2012 on Nickelodeon
out of 10
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Episode Summary

It's a SpongeBob Christmas!

Plankton vows to get the krabby patty secret formula this time by feeding the Bikini Bottom citizens some of his "jerktonium" fruit cake in this clay-mation and stop-motion Christmas special.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Better than Christmas Who. Come at me.

    I think it's safe to say that this is indeed one of the greatest SpongeBob specials ever. The animation is awesome, the musical numbers are fantastic, and the story is just plain simple, but it works! I love all the jokes and the slapstick especially. None of it is painful and can get either get a smile or giggle out of you. I adore this special and I recommend it. Check out Christmas Who? as well. They're both great specials, however, I personally prefer this.moreless
  • WOW! This is better than Christmas Who.

    This was a pretty amazing special and I liked the Claymation and the idea of Plankton giving everyone jerktonium. I also thought that the songs sounded pretty amazing. This special also felt like a Veggie Tales episode and I thought SpongeBob sounded like Larry the cucumber when he sang "Santa's got his jolly little eyes on I liked Patrick in this special because it was so funny when he wanted to trap Santa. Another thing that I found funny was how Patchy stole the mail truck and got his comeuppance for it. I give this special a 10/10. No, better yet, an 11/10, if I could.moreless
  • Wait, back up, a modern Spongebob episode that feels like the earlier seasons... was it really so hard, Nick?

    Seriously, this was surprisingly charming. With the series becoming so mean-spirited ever since season 5 started, this was kind of uplifting. Here, there's a reason for the characters to act like jerks, well, except for Patrick who's still kind of a jerk even without having eaten Plankton's fruitcake. The songs are quite good and actually add to the plot, unlike Atlantis Squarepantis where every single number except for maybe the first one was a complete waste of time and effort. The humor is actually good and while Squidward does get tormented at one point, at least it's the film's antagonist doing it and not one of the protagonists, who the episode would likely want us to believe is in the right. The only downside is that, honestly, I wish this had come out earlier. This special more-or-less pretends that every episode leading up to it never happened. It feels more like something you'd expect from season 2 as the jerkish behavior of the citizens is implied to be out-of-character for them despite a boatload of recent episodes proving otherwise. Also, the animations are really good, and even the Patchy segment wasn't anywhere near as painful to sit through as they usually are. All-in-all, for Spongebob fans, I think this is worth checking out. Seriously, if you haven't seen it, give it a go.moreless
  • Fantastic!

    The episode was fantastic. It begins with Patchy and Potty in a mail truck. They want to meet SpongeBob. They eventually crash. Then the special starts. It begins with spongebob singing "santa has got his eye on me," and wonders what his friends are up to. plankton bakes a jerktonium-laced holiday fruitcake. 10/10.
  • This was actually good

    Agree with most of the reviews here.

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