Well this is some fantastic news to start the week!
Despite a highly publicized lawsuit from the Satanic Temple, Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series is moving ahead undaunted. On his social media accounts this morning, show runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa dropped a huge surprise — the series will drop a special holiday episode on December 14th.
Titled “A Midwinter’s Tale,” there’s not too much else known about the episode at this point (after all, you don’t want to open your presents before Christmas morning, now do you?), so it remains to be seen if this will just be a Yuletide/Solstice-themed standalone installment or if it will continue the main storyline.
It’s worth noting that Archie Comics has a long relationship with the holiday season, regularly printing a series of rotating Christmas-themed issues of various titles under its Giant Series Magazine banner. One of these was Sabrina’s Christmas Magic, a book that featured the teenage witch and her way more Satanic relatives using their dark magic to make the days merry and bright, resulting in good-natured holiday hilarity.
Given Aguirre-Sacasa’s encyclopedia knowledge of classic Archie lore, it remains to be seen if “A Midwinter’s Tale” is a riff on these old stories with a typically dark Chilling Adventures of Sabrina twist. We can’t wait to find out, so expect more news about this (and our review, natch) as soon as possible.