"SpongeBob's Road to Christmas" is the third Christmas episode of the Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, confirmed by writer Kaz Prapuolenis on his Facebook page on October 28, 2020. It premiered on December 10, 2021.
The episode begins on Christmas Eve night when Santa Claus is delivering presents. SpongeBob has a gift for him. When Santa comes into his house, he has to shrink himself to fit inside. While he is putting the presents by the Christmas tree, he accidently kicks his gift and not know it. Seven months later, SpongeBob is vaccauming his house and notices that Santa never got the gift. SpongeBob is upset that the gift is 212 days late and tells Patrick about it. They decide to travel to the North Pole. While they are skipping and hopping, they accidentally step on Plankton. They tell Plankton that they are going to the North Pole. Plankton pitches a idea to go to the North Pole to hack into Santa's computer to put his name on the nice list. He does it so that Santa will give him the Krabby Patty secret formula. He decides to tag along with SpongeBob and Patrick. They travel in Plankton's vehicle. It takes a day to get there. They end up at Christmas Land Theme Park. They see Santa and finds out that it is Patchy the Pirate.
They all explain that they are trying to find the North Pole and Patchy gives them a map to the North Pole. They eventually all make it to the North Pole. They see Santa's workshop and travel to it. An elf tells them that Santa isn't home and Plankton goes to Santa's computer to put his name into the nice list. SpongeBob and Patrick cause chaos across the workshop. Santa then arrives and sees that someone made a mess. Santa sees SpongeBob and says, "You're a menace!" to him. SpongeBob gives Santa a bottle with a letter in it and Plankton thought that it was the Krabby Patty secret formula but it wasn't. Santa, Spongebob and the elves tells Plankton to read the letter. Santa reveals that no one has ever given him a letter before. Next Christmas, Mr. Krabs has a Christmas party at the Krusty Krab and he gives Plankton some coal. But SpongeBob gives Plankton a photo of them with Patchy from their mission to the North Pole. Plankton says that he will destroy everyone with his death robot which was in the Krusty Krab.
|Tom Kenny||SpongeBob SquarePants|
Patchy the Pirate
Gary the Snail
|Bill Fagerbakke||Patrick Star|
|Clancy Brown||Mr. Krabs|
|Doug Lawrence||Sheldon J. Plankton|
Potty the Parrot
|Lewis Black||Santa Claus|
Note: Squidward Tentacles appears at the end, but does not have a speaking part.