"Santa, Schmanta" is an upcoming Christmas episode of American Dad!


Following the events of "Ninety North, Zero West", Santa falls from Humbaba and breaks his neck, killing himself.

With the family able to relax now that Santa is dead, Roger can't get any of the family to pay attention to him and his dance because they are celebrating Christmas. He goes over to Snot's house and learns about Hanukkah, deciding to become Jewish so he can spend the time with Snot. While spending time at the mall together, he starts insulting the mall's Santa, pointing out that the real one is dead and fetches the body to prove it. While trying on the Santa suit, he finds he has gained Santa's magic powers and declares Hanukkah to be the new official main holiday of the season.

Southpolecastle In his effort to force the family to bend to his will, he destroys their Christmas decorations. He further moves his workshop and castle to Miami and hires hot college students to serve as his reindeer to pull his Lamborghini sleigh. But while throwing a blast at his castle, Snot finds that he really isn't into celebrating Hanukkah properly and conspires with the Smiths to try to reanimate Santa's corpse, with only partial success. They decide that they need his suit and note that he responds when they discuss the suit. They confront Roger in his castle, but in his fight with Santa, he burns the place down with oil and tries to flee with the family in his Lamborghini, but zombie Santa pulls himself on board and causes them to crash, allowing the suit to return to its rightful owner. Stan tries to reason with Santa to forget the past but he refuses, so the family is forced to run him over in their escape. Back home, Roger is pleased to simply have the family paying attention to him again as Snot and his mom go out for their usual Chinese dinner.


  • "Jingle Bells" by Skid Row plays during the fight between Roger and Santa.
  • The Gevatron's "Hava Nagila Medley" plays when Roger first becomes Jewish.
  • Roger confuses Enrique Iglesias for Ricky Martin.
  • P.F. Chung's is a parody of P.F. Chang's.


Voice actor Character
Seth MacFarlaneStan Smith
Roger Smith
Wendy SchaalFrancine Smith
Scott GrimesSteve Smith
Rachel MacFarlaneHayley Smith
Dee Bradley BakerKlaus Heisler
Curtis ArmstrongSnot Lonstein
Matt McKennaSanta Claus
20th Century Fox
Miracle on 34th Street (1955 remake) (1973 remake) (1994 remake) • Die HardDie Hard 2Home AloneHome Alone 2: Lost in New YorkTrapped 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 Santa In The Slush" • "A Very Glee Christmas" • "Extraordinary Merry Christmas" • "The 23rd" • "Glee, Actually" • "Santa"
Animated shows and specials
The Simpsons "Simpson Christmas" • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" • "Marge Be Not Proud" • "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" • "Grift of the Magi" • "Skinner's Sense of Snow" • "She of Little Faith" • "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" • "Simpson Christmas Stories" • "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II" • "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"
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" • "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas"
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"
Other cartoons "A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman" • Olive, the Other Reindeer • "Xmas Story" • "A Tale of Two Santas" • "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas