"Bones" The Santa in the Slush (TV Episode 2007) Poster

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9/10
Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like the rat-chewed body of Santa Claus!
bensonmum226 November 2008
What an excellent way to kick-off the Holiday Season! The wife and I have been making our way through the first three seasons of Bones and so far, "The Santa in the Slush" just might be one of my favorite episodes. In this one, Booth and Brennan are called in to investigate the death of a man they later identify as Kris Kringle. In full Santa regalia, Kringle is found dead, his body decomposing, lying in a sewer. Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like the rat-chewed body of Santa Claus!

There are other episodes of Bones that are more realistic, that take their subject matter more seriously, and that toy more with the emotions of the viewer - but there are few that are this much fun. A lot of the usual drama is pushed to the side in favor of a more comedic tone - and with excellent results. Don't misunderstand, I realize there is a touch of comedy in almost every episode, but here it takes center stage. And just the notion of a temp agency specializing in Santas and Elves is hysterical. The interplay between Bones and Booth was never better. The subplots dealing with Bones' attempt to give her father his dream Christmas in jail and Booth's desire to spend the Holiday with his son add just the right touch of humanity without ever becoming schmaltzy. Altogether, this is one fine episode of a wonderful show. A 9/10 seems right to me.
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7/10
Starting my Christmas season
lastliberal28 November 2007
Just the thing to start the Christmas viewing of shows to get me in the spirit. Santa barely recognizable as he lay in a pile of sewage. But, yes it is Kris Kringle, and that opens a slew of jokes to make this an interesting Christmas show.

I am still not completely thrilled by this series, as the characters in Kathy Reich's books are so much more interesting, but they have to appeal to the Fox and WB viewers, so they bring in the pretty boy. The supporting cast is always enjoyable as they bring some interesting characters to the table. I do like the addition of John Francis Daley as Dr. Sweets. Patricia Belcher as AUSA Julian is also good.

I'll keep watching as I like the concept. I just wish it more international like the books. You can't have everything.
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10/10
Christmas Gifts
mitchrmp20 July 2016
This was an excellent episode and all the fans of Booth and Brennan got a special gift when watching this episode. It's a first for this non-couple, and the aftermath is about as great as the event!

Booth and Bones work together to figure out who killed Santa Clause. Really, it was a no-brainer...

Then Bones shows her love for her father when arranging a special Christmas for her family with a little help from Carolyn. It's Carolyn who asks for the little "first" for the non-couple that leads us to our special surprise.

And, of course, Booth would do anything to make Brennan's day special. Just wait!
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