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"A Huey Freeman Christmas" is the Christmas episode of the Adult Swim animated television series The Boondocks. It originally aired as the show's seventh episode on December 18, 2005.

Plot[]

After spending some time teaching the class about the traditional Kwanzaa Harambee salute, Mr. Uberwitz (Judge Reinhold), Huey's culturally sensitive teacher, approaches Huey in private and offers him the chance to direct the school's Christmas play. Initially skeptical, Huey guardedly agrees after demanding creative control "in writing". Huey decides to seize the opportunity by drafting an entirely new play and crafting it to adhere to his unique vision.

Riley golf club

Riley about to attack Santa with a golf club.

Riley, meanwhile, rekindles an old grudge he has against Santa. He attacks him with a chair and a golf club at the local mall before writing a letter threatening more action if Santa continues to refuse to "pay what he owe" (a set of rims he had wished for years ago and never received) — a threat he follows up on in the form of a later assault with airsoft pistols.

By the next day, Huey has his entire class working efficiently in an office-like setting and brings in Quincy Jones to co-produce the play. Huey's classmates, though, decide to take some time out to have fun. Upon discovering this, Huey reacts with extreme rigor, firing all the kids. Huey also makes a reference to the Peanuts by asking the kids "Do I look like Charlie Brown?" twice. He decides to hire a casting director to help replace the kids, eventually deciding on such figures as Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett as replacements. He ignores all the protests from the PTA who object to their children not being involved.

Near the premiere, Huey has a meeting with his school's principal regarding some of the contents of his script. Most notably, the Principal insists that Jesus not be portrayed as black, despite the name of Huey's play being "The Adventures of Black Jesus". Stymied and demoralized, Huey abandons the project the night before the play, giving Mr. Uberwitz the decision of whether to alter the play according to the wishes of the administration or to leave it adherent to Huey's original vision. He chooses the latter, a decision that costs him his job, and Huey's play goes on without one word being changed; regarding this decision, Huey calls Uberwitz "another irresponsible white person." This statement could be directly criticizing Uberwitz himself, or it could be critical of a society that would view such actions as "irresponsible" for a white person.

The play winds up receiving outstanding praise from the viewing audience and the local newspaper; however, the PTA boycott prevented more than a few people from seeing it. Huey considers the show a success but sees the error in not allowing his classmates to perform. Jazmine, who has lost faith in a black Santa imposter (Uncle Ruckus), is told by Ruckus himself that Santa couldn't come this year because it was too unsafe with Riley's violent antics. Jazmine is content with the lie but Riley exacts his revenge on Ruckus by popping an airsoft bullet in his face. Jazmine attended Huey's play with Granddad and Riley, but she is the only member from the group to applaud Huey's play.

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Robot Chicken "Robot Chicken Christmas Special" • "Robot Chicken's Half-A**ed Christmas Special" • "Dear Consumer" • "Robot Chicken's DP Christmas Special" • "Robot Chicken's ATM Christmas Special" • "Born Again Virgin Christmas Special" • "The Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays Special" • "Robot Chicken Christmas Special: The X-Mas United" • "Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freak Out - Special Edition" • "Robot Chicken's Santa's Dead (Spoiler Alert) Holiday Murder Thing Special"
Rick & Morty "Anatomy Park" • "Rattlestar Ricklactica" • "Never Ricking Morty" • "Ricktional Mortpoon's Rickmas Mortcation"
Other shows "Mail Order Bride" • "Feast of Alvis" • "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past From the Future" • "T-Shirt of the Living Dead" • "A Very Venture Christmas" • "Rats Off To You" • "I Saw Stroker Killing Santa Claus" • "Star Studded Christmas Spectacular" • "A Huey Freeman Christmas" • "The Best Christmas Ever" • "Rebel Without a Claus" • "Mr. Grumpy-Pants" • "Honor" • "Dethmas" • "A PE Christmas" • "Man Milk" • "Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Chrimbus Special" • "The Risky Business of Being Alone in Your Home" • "Chinese New Year" • "A Crisis for Christmas or The Dark Side of the Dark Side of the Moon" • "Christmas Activity" • "Wreck the Malls" • "Krampus Nacht" • "Joe Pera Helps You Find the Perfect Christmas Tree" • "The War on The War on Christmas" • "The Christmas Episode" • "A Very Debra Christmas" • "A Very Extremely Very YOLO Christmas: Reloaded" • "Charlie Dies and Doesn't Come Back" • Adult Swim Yule Log • "Pim Finally Turns Green"
Christmas Specials Based on Comic Strips
Peanuts A Charlie Brown Christmas • "The Play" • It's Christmastime Again, Charlie BrownCharlie Brown's Christmas TalesI Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown • "Dear Santa Claus" • "Christmas is on Its Way" • "Christmas is Coming" • It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown • "Happiness is the Gift of Giving" • "Happiness Is Holiday Traditions"
Garfield A Garfield Christmas Special • "Heatwave Holiday" • "Caroling Capers" • "Home for the Holidays"
Popeye Seasin's Greetinks!Mister and Mistletoe • "Spinach Greetings"
Dennis the Menace "The Christmas Story" • "The Christmas Horse" • "The Fifteen-Foot Christmas Tree" • A Dennis the Menace Christmas
Other comic strips PalsThe Captain's Christmas • "Hazel's Christmas Shopping" • "A Christmas Tale" • "Krazy's Krismas" • "It's Better To Give" • "Just 86 Shopping Minutes Till Christmas" • "Christmas with the Addams Family" (1965) • Rupert and the Christmas ToffeeThe Monica's Gang's ChristmasA Family Circus ChristmasB.C.: A Special ChristmasZiggy's GiftThe Bestest Present • "North Pole Cat" • A Wish For Wings That WorkRupert and Billy Blizzard • "Peace on Earth" • A Christmas Angel • "Christmas for All of Us" • Rupert and the Missing SnowLittle Orphan Annie's A Very Animated Christmas • "Rupert's Christmas Adventure" • "The Night Before Christmas" • "Oh Christmas Tree" (Little Lulu) • "Santa's Snowman" • "Christmas with the Addams Family" (1998) • "Oh Christmas Tree" (Fly Tales) • "A Baby Blues Christmas Special" • "A Glacial Christmas" • "Eternal Christmas" • "The Strange Christmas of Mr. Paddle" • "A Huey Freeman Christmas" • "All I Want for X-Mas" • "Rupert Saves Christmas" • "The Christmas Tree" • "Pretty Christmas Night" • "The Twelve Rings of Christmas Bells" • "Christmas Eve" • "Bug-A-Booo in: A Different Christmas" • The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales...
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