A Holiday Greeting

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Happy Holidays!

Strong Bad does his own rendition of "O Holy Night."

Cast (in order of appearance) : Pom Pom, Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, Marzipan, Strong Mad, Bubs, The Poopsmith, The Cheat, Coach Z, The King of Town, Strong Sad

Places: The Stage

Date: 2000

Page Title: Sponsored by Dolly Madison!



{"SPECIAL" logo appears on the screen and spins a few times as we zoom in on it. As this happens, it turns from blue to pink.}

{Cut to an auditorium that looks suspiciously like the one in the 1965 Peanuts Christmas special with Pom Pom and Homestar Runner on the sides of the stage. Strong Bad enters from stage left, strides to the middle of the stage, stops and faces front.}

STRONG BAD: Lights, please.

{The lights dim and a spotlight shines on Strong Bad. We zoom in on him as the opening bars of the music begin to play.}

STRONG BAD: {singing}
O holy crap
And something, something, something
Ah, there's a guy
And he was probably born
They didn't know
If he was really stupid
{Off to the side, Homestar is shocked.}
But then they asked somebody
And they said he {chuckles} was stupid
{Homestar looks angry.}
He said, uh, that he was great
And everybody believed him
That guy was {voice cracks} greeaaaaa—

{Homestar Runner steps in front of Strong Bad.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Okay, that's enough, Strong Bad.

{Switch to close-up of Homestar Runner. As he speaks, the gang starts to congregate: Marzipan, Strong Mad, Pom Pom, and Strong Sad. In the background soft, slow Christmasy music plays: 'Everybody, everybody... Everybody, everybody...'}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Um, I think what Strong Bad is really trying to say is "O Holy Crap". {gilt words appear on the screen with the sound of a harp and gold sparkles} Oh, no, wait, wait, wait.

{Cut to wide shot; all of the main characters have gathered, excepting Homsar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I mean "Happy Holidays" {words appear again} from all of us to all of you.

{Close-up of Strong Sad.}

STRONG SAD: And God bless us every— {Homestar Runner steps in front of him.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {rushed} Sorry, Strong Sad, we're out of time here. Happy holidays everybody!! {A few moments pass.. Homestar Runner blinks.}

{The End — Copyright 1965 Free Country USA}

Fun Facts


  • The "guy" Strong Bad is singing about is likely Jesus Christ, although the origins of Decemberween differ from those of Christmas.
  • It should be noted that neither Decemberween nor Christmas are actually mentioned in this 'toon.
  • The "Back" link at the end of this 'toon always goes to Main Page 6.


  • Strong Sad looks much shorter in this than he usually is.
  • In the full stage shot with the words, "Happy Holidays," you can see a little bit of Coach Z's foot under the King of Town.

Inside References

Real-World References

  • The entire toon is a reference to the 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas special as evident from the '70s CBS "Special" logo and music, the auditorium with the single spotlight, and the "Copyright 1965 Free Country USA" at the ending screen.
  • The Title Tag on the page refers to Dolly Madison, the snack cake manufacturer that sponsored every Charlie Brown CBS special in the 1970s.
  • "God bless us every one!" is a quote from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Fast Forward

  • The song played at the end of this toon was reused on the Decemberween Email Menu in 2002.
  • The pose at the end of the 'toon is used in a wallpaper in the Downloads.

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