"Holly, Jolly" is an episode of the Netflix original series Stranger Things which centers around Christmas. It was written by Jessica Mecklenburg and directed by Shawn Levy. It was released on July 15, 2016.


An increasingly concerned Nancy looks for Barb and finds out what Jonathan's been up to. Joyce is convinced Will is trying to talk to her.


  • This is the first episode to delve into The Upside Down.
  • Ted Wheeler does not appear. Will Byers is also absent, but he is technically present, as he contacts Joyce, via controlling the Christmas lights.


Actor Character
Millie Bobby Brown Eleven
Finn Wolfhard Mike Wheeler
Winona Ryder Joyce Byers
David Harbour Jim Hopper
Mark Steger The Demagorgon
Gaten Matarazzo Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin Lucas Sinclair
Natalia Dyer Nancy Wheeler
Joe Keery Steve Harrington
Shannon Purser Barbara Holland
Charlie Heaton Jonathan Byers
Matthew Modine Dr. Martin Brenner
Cara Buono Karen Wheeler
John Reynolds Officer Callahan
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