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For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls 

Stan and Steve accidentally shoot and kill Santa Claus, but he is brought back to life by his elves and is hell-bent on getting revenge against the entire Smith family.


Bob Bowen, Ron Hughart | 1 more credit »


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Mike Barker (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Seth MacFarlane ... Stan Smith / Roger the Alien / Greg Corbin (voice)
Wendy Schaal ... Francine Smith (voice)
Scott Grimes ... Steve Smith (voice)
Rachael MacFarlane ... Hayley Smith (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Klaus / Elf (voice)
Mike Barker ... Terry Bates (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Liquor Store Manager (voice)
Erik Durbin Erik Durbin ... Bob Todd (voice)
Jeff Fischer Jeff Fischer ... Jeff Fischer (voice)
Matt McKenna Matt McKenna ... Santa Claus (voice)


Stan gives Steve a gun for Christmas, even though Francine warns him that Steve is too young. As usual, Stan ignores her, and when Steve accidentally shoots Santa, he sends the North Pole into a tizzy and jeopardizes Christmas. Written by Fox Publicity

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Animation | Comedy



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Release Date:

12 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls See more »

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Did You Know?


The title references the novel by Ernest Hemingway titled "For Whom the Bell Tolls" as well as the song of the same name by Metallica See more »


Santa wants to kill Francine and Haley despite not having anything to do with killing him. See more »


Francine Smith: I'm starting a new Christmas tradition.
Stan Smith: What was wrong with our old traditions? Like letting homeless people smell our napkins after Christmas dinner?
Francine Smith: On "The View", they said we could try the Dutch custom of putting presents in wooden clogs. Barbara Walters said it and she had an affair with a married black senator. So, you know, she doesn't drive in the slow lane.
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Spoofs Donkey Kong (1981) See more »

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One of the best Christmas episodes ever
1 February 2015 | by moridin6See all my reviews

If your sick and tired of the traditional Christmas episodes of regular television shows then this show is for you. This one is definitely for teenagers or adults. You don't want kids that believe in Santa watching this one. Without giving to much away, the Smith family has fight with Santa and all of the North Pole. It is hilarious and definitely not your normal Christmas episode where there is moral to story or some stupid Christmas miracle. It is just pure entertainment, no lessons or morals to learn here just sick back watch and enjoy. If you like the first few Futurerama Christmas episodes you should like this one. It has everything in it, Roger being Rogers, and Jeff being an idiot, and last but not Stan being his usual arrogant self.

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