Air date: December 28, 2005

You have to applaud Aaron McGruder for birthing a proper spin on A Charlie Brown Christmas with this tale of making Santa pay what he owes, mashed up with the confusing state of "WTF are we even celebrating during the holiday season" with a white teacher's determined need to be down with black folk by chanting "Harambee" and letting Huey run the school's Christmas play. Obviously, Riley's reasoning for stalking Santa Claus (above) is the exact thing a thugged out little boy would do if they never got what they wanted for Christmas. It pairs everything you love and hate about the holiday season and wraps it up in a nice, red bow.—khal