When Santa decides to quit, the Titans pitch in to save Christmas.
Oh yeah... It's the anticipating Christmas Eve once again, and in spite of the poor octopus gets burned by the Christmas light decorations, things aren't going to go awry and everyone will be super gleeful about Christmas' arrival, right? Nope, this doesn't apply the five Titans after all, as the Titans, who can no longer feel happy and despondently exit their own rooms and head into the living room, clearly know that after they step in and prevent the notorious Santa Claus from conquering every holiday like fools, the "jolly" old man has ultimately decided to quit delivering them their share of Christmas gifts they used to yearn for under the tree and/or into their stockings, until they enter the living room...
They've received presents under their tree, which is an utter surprise for them--one day early!--since they've lost hope from getting a single gift already! Elated, they snatch their respective gift boxes quickly one by one... only to realize that the "surprise gifts" turn out to be piles of coal. Though their disappointment don't last long because they manage to overcome it by comforting themselves that it's better than not receiving any and... they're going on a train trip somehow around the world on distributing the excessive amount of coals! With Cyborg as the mine train, the five get into a mania: BB throwing away pieces of coal, Rae shoving loads of these fuels off the train and Star crazily screaming the name of the fossil fuel while a myriad of them showering her, not to forget that Robin emphasizes the importance of coal being the power energizing of the world. But as they claim that this is the best Christmas ever...
Santa Claus, the "jolly" old man who deeply despises our five titular protagonists, just has to appear on their couch drinking bottles of milk and spoil their fun on being coal-miners by referring coal is a garbage gift for terrible children... definitely because he's still mad with the Titans, though BB doesn't care and proclaims the love for his own lump of coal. Then Raven and Starfire wonder how Santa has broken in (since they no longer have a chimney), and of course Santa claims that he has his crowbar as his "Christmas magic"... by cracking the tower's window! Anyway, Santa finally concedes that if he's not monopolizing any holidays, then he doesn't need any one of them anymore, which means... he's quitting his job!
Well, since the Titans have gotten used to not having presents anymore, they initially aren't surprised...until Santa, while pretending that he's dancing ballet, reveals that none of the children on Earth will receive the presents they deserve!
- This is the fourth Christmas episode of the series. The previous episodes were "Second Christmas", "The True Meaning of Christmas" and "Halloween v Christmas".
- The reason why Robin encourages the others to distribute baked beans for every kid is presumably owing to beans themselves can be considered as an energy source for humans thanks to their protein, carbon-hydrates and digestive fiber. Though he seems to have neglected the process of how canned baked beans are produced...
- Santa Claus makes his second appearance in the fourth season. His earlier fourth season appearance was in "Halloween v Christmas".
- Santa's pet name for the Titans, "garbage children" is said again for the second time in the series. The first time Santa called them that was in "Halloween vs. Christmas". He also likes to switch it up and say "garbage kids."
- The Titans (excluding Robin) wear the elf uniforms for the second time in the series. The first time they wore them was in "The True Meaning of Christmas".
- Raven is seen unhooded for the 52nd time in the series.
- Santa has to use "Christmas magic" (a crowbar) to enter Titans Tower. The reason for this, as Starfire points out, is that Titans Tower doesn't have a chimney. Their chimney exploded in a previous episode, "Birds".
- Cyborg's train form from "Caged Tiger" reappears in this episode.
- The reasons that Santa hates the Titans can be traced back to the events of "The True Meaning of Christmas" and "Halloween v Christmas".
- Sticky Joe's favorite brand of canned beans appears to be Baked Banes. The label has a picture of Bane squeezing a bean and saying, "I will bake you!"
- Robin stuffing himself with milk and cookies to speed up his weight gaining progress is based on the well-known Christmas myth of Santa’s favourite treats being milk and cookies.
- When the Titans get in the sled, Raven's eyebrows did not appear.
- Initially, the girls had messy hair, wretched hands and bloodshot eyes after overworking, but later they were returned to their normal state.
- Robin declared that coal is the power energizing the world. Nevertheless, this is no longer exact since there are more and more countries that are changing their energy generation from fossil fuels (coal included) to renewable energy sources.
- The other Titans making fun of Robin for being Santa Claus.
- Santa saying Christmas is over forever.
- The Titans getting excited over unusual Christmas gifts such as coal and cans of beans.
- Santa and the Titans using "Christmas magic" for the purposes of breaking and entering.
- Robin's rapid weight gain causing concern for his health and well being.
The transcript for "Teen Titans Save Christmas" can be found here.
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