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"Holiday Party" is a SpongeBob SquarePants Merry Nickmas short. In this short, SpongeBob and other Nicktoons characters celebrate Christmas at Santa's workshop at the North Pole.



In the beginning of the short, a snowwoman caricature of Rosie O'Donnel, parodying the role of Sam the Snowman from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, opens up the segment saying that "if I live to be a trillion and two, I will never forget the year Goddard the 200-Watt Dog saved Nickmas!" She then remarks that everyone knows "that" story, and that she is here to tell the after-party that occurred immediately following that event.

As Rosie's narration goes on, she is observing this very party going on in Santa's workshop. She notes of everybody being there, including Yukon Chinelius, Winter Squidlock, the Abominable Starfish, and of course, St. Nick himself, who laughs to the tune of the Nickelodeon channel jingle. Mr. Krabs and two identical crabs are performing on stage, and everyone enjoying their music so much that Carl Wheezer goes break dancing.

Naturally, as Rosie remarks, this party had some rather juicy things going on. First up was gossip - SpongeBob reveals to his fellow elf, Jorgen Von Strangle, that "I don't want to be an elf, I want to be... a fry cook." Surprised at this, Jorgen tells it to Jimmy Neutron, who then relays it to chief elf, who responds by screaming, "Who's SpongeBob?! Tell me!" Then there is flirting - Yukon Chinelius bragging to Debbie Thornberry about his apparent battle with the Abominable Starfish, all the while Dil Pickles (as Happy) is bouncing on the Starfish's belly in front of them, and of course, adds Rosie, there were embarrassing photos - SpongeBob ripping his pants, Plankton trying to kiss Helga Pataki under the mistletoe, and Goddard taking a leak by the tree.

In the end of the short, Rosie tells everyone that the characters all remembered the spirit of Christmas - "to put aside [their] differences, join their hands together, and fight for presents!" As the characters all fight at their presents under the Christmas tree, Rosie comes in and leads the characters in wishing the viewers "Happy [insert holiday choice here] to you!"



  • SpongeBob ripping his pants in one of the photos is a reference to the episode "Ripped Pants."
  • When Rosie and the others say "Happy [insert holiday choice here] to you!," they want the kids to choose a holiday.
  • The picture of SpongeBob's ripped pants is a reference to the embarrassing photo of the Christmas party that was in Patrick's secret box.

Cultural references

  • The short is a parody of the various Rankin/Bass stop-motion puppet specials, particularly Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The Nicktoons even parody the characters from the specials. These include:
    • Rosie O'Donnel - Sam the Snowman from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    • Goddard - Rudolph
    • The Crimson Chin - Yukon Cornelius from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    • Patrick Star - The Abominable Snow monster from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    • SpongeBob SquarePants - Hermey the Misfit Elf from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    • Squidward - Winter Warlock from Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
    • Dil Pickles - Happy from Rudolph's Shiny New Year
    • Zim - the Elf Foreman from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer