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The War on The War on Christmas is the ninth episode from the eleventh season of Squidbillies. It first aired on December 10, 2017 on [Adult Swim]. This is the second Christmas special in the series.


Merry Christmas said 14 times.


Dan Halen celebrates, in front of the local shopping center, the new Winter Solstice Festival and shows a huge seasonal evergreen decorated with religious symbols, so as to attract more people to the shopping center. Early is angry about the level of equal treatment and promises war on the non-Christmas holidays.

Literally crucifying himself on a giant cross and dressed like Jesus, Early goes to coffee shop to ask a cashier at the coffee shop to say more Christian things while making coffee for her. One coffee after another, Early reaches a total of $70,000 and decides to resort to the re-enactment of the crib and recreation of baby Jesus, going to sing Christmas carols for the houses of Dougal County though this ends after everyone leaves as Early changes the lyrics of song "Silent Night" and presses the doorbell and knocks on the door of a couple's house while he tries to sing an another Christmas carol.

At home on Christmas Eve, Early distributes the gifts he bought alone, but the family instead decides to go to the Winter Solstice Festival. At the mall, Halen complains that his profit margins have not gone up, however the sheriff assures him that he did the right thing anyway by bringing more Christmas spirit to the town. Early, holding Randy in his arms, climbs to the top of the giant tree and tries to get people to say "Merry Christmas" all year round. Denny manages to save Randy but drops the tree with Early on it, killing and injuring almost everyone else down below except for Rusty, Tammi, and their son Randy.

The episode ends with the citizens of Dougal County celebrating the "Fourth of July", where Early is portraying as Baby Jesus while in hot swaddling clothes, as he annoyed by Glenn, Sheriff speaks with his dolls. Early notes that he isn't allow to be within 2,000 feet away from Rusty, Tammi, and Randy, mentioning that Randy would have made him a better baby Jesus, and Early slaps a coffee cup with Jesus Christ on it from Denny's hands.

Early's Trucker Hats[]

  • "Winter Hat"
  • "Booty Hunter"
  • "Ho! Ho! Ho! LD Your "Happy Holidays" it's: Merry Christmas Damn It!, God Bless us (almost) Everyone"



  • This is the second episode of Squidbillies to take place on Christmas since "Rebel with a Claus ".
    • Ironically both episodes reference an re-enactment of the crib and recreation of "the birth of baby Jesus".
    • However, the ending takes place during the "Fourth of July". Making this the second time, the "Fourth of July" is celebrated. With the first episode having this holiday being featured was "Earth Worst".
  • This is sixth episode in the series to not have an Early truck opening. Since the episodes "This Show Is Called Squidbillies", the previous Christmas Special, "Rebel with a Claus", "Mephistopheles Traveled Below to a Southern State Whose Motto Is 'Wisdom, Justice and Moderation'", "Gimmicky Magazine Show Spoof Parody About Dan Halen" and "Not Without My Cash Cow!".
  • This is the only episode in Season 11 where Krystal appears in. This is also her first reappearance since "Thanks-Taking". Eight episodes ago.
  • Sheila is revealed to have a husband in this episode.
  • Granny's present from Early is a object she thinks is a whistle and tries to blow on it. She even mentions of achieving her dreams of being a NBA referee. Early's present for Tammi is a phallic and dick shaped object wrapped up in red, and green wrapping paper.
  • It's unknown what happened to Krystal when the giant Christmas tree was failing and dropped on everyone.
  • Snakeman (last seen in the Dougal county prison in "Dove In An Iron Cage"), Circle Shaped Man, Ting Tong, The Japanese, Melissa, Troy, Randy (the other one), and Steve all make small brief cameos (all of them are hard to spot) during the scenes when the giant Christmas tree was falling and everyone else ran to the tree trying to hold it up.
  • This is one of the few episodes where Dan Halen is not evil in anyway, he and along with everyone else, try to save Randy from a tolerance-hating Early.
    • Dan is even the first person to grab the Christmas Tree before it falls down and urges everyone else to do the same.
  • This episode was aired in the middle of the "Duel of the Dimwits" and "Dewey Two-ey" episodes.
  • In later and more recent versions of this episode, when Dan Halen opens up Ballmart. The interior of Ballmart is seen completely empty, removing the appearances Krystal, Sheila, and employee at Ballmart resembling Doug Richards in the store for unknown reasons.
    • The lighting effects seen in the "Fourth of July" segment are gone.

References and Allusions[]

  • "Wally The Watcher" is a parody of "A Elf on the Shelf."
    • The two other toys seen in Ballmart, are a Jamaican dolls with it's card saying "Kwanzaa Keith", and the other dolls is a Jewish person sitting on the toilet with it's card saying "Jew on the Loo".


  • The audience seen in this episode has remained inconsistent throughout the episode. For example: a red haired clone of Glenn's Wife and also if you look very closely at the audience, two duplicates of Tammi holding Randy, Donna's ex-husband, and Billy Morton are seen as the audience is both copy and cloned as a many duplicated background characters can be seen.
    • There are errors with clones of other characters seen most notably when the audience was under the Christmas tree later on.