"Road to the North Pole" is a special hour-length Christmas episode of the FOX animated sitcom Family Guy, and the second Christmas episode.


SPOILER: Plot details or story follow.

Brian takes Stewie to the mall, only to get a rude brush-off from Santa. As a result, Stewie vows to kill Santa for blowing him off and forces Brian to drive him to the North Pole. Brian tricks him by taking him to Santa's Village, but Stewie fails to fall for it. Stewie hitches a ride with a truck driver to Canada with Brian in pursuit. When Stewie accidentally fires a flare pistol in the truck causing a major wreck, Brian and Stewie find themselves stranded until a passer-by offers them the use of his snowmobile.

Driving until they run out of gas, they take shelter in an old cabin and push on the next morning on foot until they reach the North Pole only to find a vast toxin-spewing industrial complex, Santa a sickly old man, the elves all mutated and inbred from Santa's attempt to keep up with the increasing toy demands year after year, and the reindeer carnivorous monsters who eat the elves that wandered out into the snow to die.

Brian and Stewie dressed as Santa

Brian and Stewie attempt to fill in for Santa.

When Santa collapses, Brian and Stewie attempt to deliver the presents themselves, but things go horribly wrong. They break into their first house, beat the owners senseless and tie up their daughter only to find they had the wrong house.

On Christmas morning, everyone else awakes to find out they received no presents. In a final attempt to save the holiday, Brian and Stewie go on television, revealing the near dead Santa and explaining their demands are killing him. He pleads for the world to show some restraint in their gift requests, limiting everyone to one gift each or else they might just lose Christmas altogether. Everyone agrees to the request, and by next year, Santa recovers and the elves are rejuvenated.

Spoilers end here.


Voice actor Character
Seth MacFarlane Peter Griffin/Stewie Griffin/Brian Griffin/Glenn Quagmire/Tom Tucker/Carter Pewterschmidt/Santa Claus
Alex Borstein Lois Griffin
Seth Green Chris Griffin
Mila Kunis Meg Griffin
Patrick Warburton Joe Swanson
Jennifer Tilly Bonnie Swanson
John G. Brennan Mort Goldman
Adam West Mayor Adam West
Carrie Fischer Angela
Mike Henry Herbert the Pervert/Consuela/Bruce/Cleveland Brown (deleted scene)
Drew Barrymore Jillian Russel-Wilcox
Jon Benjamin Carl
Alec Sulkin Tomik
John Veiner Bellgarde




After its original broadcast, "Road to the North Pole" was given its own DVD release, sold exclusively at f.y.e. stores. The DVD also contained The Cleveland Show episode "Murray Christmas". "Road to the North Pole" was later included on the Family Guy: Volume 10 DVD set.


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20th Century Studios
Miracle on 34th Street (1955 remake) (1973 remake) (1994 remake) • Die HardDie Hard 2Home AloneHome Alone 2: Lost in New YorkGeorge Balanchine's The NutcrackerTrapped in ParadiseJingle All the WayHome Alone 4The Family StoneDeck the Halls12 Men of ChristmasHome Alone: The Holiday HeistJingle All the Way 2
Television episodes and specials
Live-action shows
"Dear Dad" • "Dear Sis" • "Death Takes a Holiday" • "All About Christmas Eve" • "Christmas Story" • "Santa Baby" • "Kay's Gift" • "Merry Catnip" • "Christmas Carol" • "Emily" • "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas" • "Amends" • "Cookies for Santa" • "The Man in the Fallout Shelter" • "The Santa in the Slush" • "The Goop on the Girl" • "A Very Glee Christmas" • "Extraordinary Merry Christmas" • "The 23rd" • "Glee, Actually" • "Santa" • "Previously Unaired Christmas" • "LAXmas"
Animated shows and specials
The Simpsons and Futurama "Simpson Christmas" • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" • "Marge Be Not Proud" • "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" • "Grift of the Magi" • "Xmas Story" • "Skinner's Sense of Snow" • "She of Little Faith" • "A Tale of Two Santas" • "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" • "Simpson Christmas Stories" • "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II" • "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" • "The Fight Before Christmas" • "Holidays of Future Passed" • "White Christmas Blues" • "I Won't Be Home for Christmas • "The Nightmare After Krustmas" • "'Tis the 30th Season" • "Bobby, It's Cold Outside" • "The Way of The Dog" • "A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas"
King of the Hill "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying" • "Pretty, Pretty Dresses" • "Hillennium" • "'Twas the Nut Before Christmas" • "The Father, the Son, and J.C." • "Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane" • "Ms. Wakefield"
Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" • "The Best Christmas Story Never" • "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever" • "Rapture's Delight" • "A Cleveland Brown Christmas" • "Road to the North Pole" • "For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls" • "Murray Christmas" • "Season's Beatings" • "Die Semi-Hard" • "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" • "'Tis the Cleveland To Be Sorry" • "Minstrel Krampus" • "Christmas Guy" • "Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas" • "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin" • "How the Griffin Stole Christmas" • "Ninety North, Zero West" • "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas" • "Santa, Schmanta" • "Christmas is Coming" • "Yule. Tide. Repeat."
Bob's Burgers "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins" • "Christmas in the Car" • "Father of the Bob" • "Nice-Capades" • "The Last Gingerbread House on the Left" • "The Bleakening" • "Better Off Sled" • "Have Yourself a Maily Linda Christmas" • "Yachty or Nice"
Other cartoons "Hook's Christmas" • "A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman" • Olive, the Other ReindeerIce Age: A Mammoth Christmas • "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard"
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