The Titans trick Starfire into believing in a Second Christmas with a Second Santa.
The episode starts with the day being Christmas morning. The Titans get up and start celebrating. First, they open their presents. Cyborg getting robot parts, Robin gets some capes, Starfire takes a Tamaranian toy, Beast Boy receives a yarn ball, and Raven takes a golden, limited edition, Pretty Pretty Pegasus doll. Next, everyone puts some "Ugly Christmas Sweaters." They all comment on how ugly they are, and Raven says there still festive yet. Beast Boy notices that it's snowing out. And everyone goes out to play. At night, everyone gobbles up on a Christmas dinner. Everyone then yells: "WE LOVE CHRISTMAS!"
But the next day, as soon as Christmas ends, Robin takes down all the Christmas decorations and tells everyone that he has a long and hard workout schedule ready for them. As he removes the Christmas tree, Beast Boy tells him that Christmas isn't over, but Robin breaks free of his grip, rudely tells him that it's over, and walks off. The other sad Titans decide they don't want to wait 364 days again until Christmas. Starfire announces that she plans to return to her home planet to celebrate the great Kergoff, as she does every year the day after Christmas. She says it is like a Tamaranian Christmas and is the most important holiday for her people. As soon as she leaves the room, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Raven complain about how jealous they are that she gets to celebrate a "Second Christmas."
When Starfire hears them say the words "Second Christmas," she pops back into the room, asking them if such a holiday really exists. The Titans decide to lie to her by telling her it does exist. And they make her do all of the preparations for "Second Santa." They say if she truly believes, Second Santa will come and give them a Second Christmas Miracle. Robin walks into the room, and Starfire asks him if all of this is true. He tells her that it isn't true, but Beast Boy convinces her that he is just a grouch who hates Second Christmas. Every time Robin tries to tell her that the Titans are playing a trick on her, she should punch him in the face, which she does.
After a day of celebrating, Starfire lights up the entire front wall of the Tower with neon Christmas lights. Robin tells them that they are insane, and the generator can't handle that much energy. However, nobody listens. Starfire punches him in the face again, calling him: "the grouch."
Later that night, Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy are proud of themselves and decide that it is time for bed. Starfire decides she wants to stay up to see Second Santa. The three start to feel bad but decide to go to bed anyway. Starfire goes to the roof, waiting for Second Santa by flying the Second Christmas kite and singing a Second Christmas song. Starfire begins to blame herself for Second Santa not coming and nearly cries. The other Titans appear on the roof, and Robin forces them to tell her the truth. After hearing that they made her miss her home planet's festival, Starfire begins crying, and when Raven asks if she's okay, she becomes furious and starts throwing starbolt-enhanced snowballs at them in a rage. Even Robin was attacked by them for "being the grouch." While the battle on the roof ensues, the generator finally overheats, with a gigantic explosion lighting up the entire island. The Titans lay unconscious in their hospital beds and gowns (except Cyborg and Raven) while the Tower was rebuilding.
The Titans and Silkie wake up in the hospital, confused. Robin checks the clipboard at the end of his bed and realizes that the Tower's explosion put all six of them in a coma for 363 days. Starfire claims that she was a fool for believing in a Second Christmas. Robin comforts her by saying that it was a Second Christmas miracle. They are all suddenly filled with excitement, realizing that tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and they didn't have to wait a whole year after all. Starfire looks out the window to see the real Second Santa, who provided them with a Second Christmas miracle.
- Beast Boy
- Second Santa (debut & only appearance)
- Santa Claus (debut)
- Silkie (cameo)
- Robin is the only protagonist to not be an antagonist in this episode.
- This episode aired one week after its original date; it was replaced by LEGO Star Wars: the Yoda Chronicles.
- This is the last episode of Teen Titans Go! to premiere in 2013.
- Starfire's snow angel being a cat could possibly be a reference to Tamaranians being descended from a feline-like race. Raven's snow angel is an obvious reference to her demonic heritage.
- Raven doesn't act like a stoic like she does in other episodes.
- Beast Boy's voice sounds slightly different in this episode.
- This is the first Christmas and holiday episode of the series.
- When Starfire gets mad, Raven breaks the 4th wall by looking at the camera for a second.
- Raven's love of the Pretty Pretty Pegasus franchise is shown again in this episode.
- This is the fifth time that Tamaran was mentioned.
- This is the tenth time Cyborg's head has been detached from his body. ("Laundry Day", "Hey Pizza!", "Gorilla", "Tower Power", "Burger vs. Burrito", "Matched", "Books", "Lazy Sunday", "Power Moves")
- This is the third episode Starfire throws a tantrum. The first was "The Date" and the second time was "La Larva de Amor".
- Beast Boy's love for burritos and Cyborg's love for burgers from "Burger vs. Burrito" is shown again in this episode.
- This is the second time Starfire is seen without her gauntlets/gloves.
- This is the first time the Titans Tower has blown up.
- The tune that Robin hums while taking off the Christmas decorations is the same tune he hums in "Meatball Party".
- The present Robin opens is a Superman cape.
- A doll of Kid Flash and Green Lantern can be seen under the Christmas Tree.
- Cyborg attaches his head onto a snowman and brings it to life. This may be a reference to Rankin-Bass' Frosty the Snowman.
- The Second Christmas "Grouch" is a parody of the Grinch from the Dr. Seuss 1957 book, the 1966 animated television special directed by Chuck Jones, the 2000 live action remake directed by Ron Howard, and the 2018 CGI film from Illumination Entertainment.
- The way the tower overheated and exploded is a parody of the climax of most blockbuster circa the 2010s, which involve a blasting beam.
- Since 365 days is a full year, it would be New Year's Eve instead of Christmas. However the day Christmas ended was December 26th and the Titans were comatose for 363 days.
- Continuity Error: The Titans and Silkie end up in the hospital for 363 days. However, in "Be Mine", Terra escaped from her dimension six months after "Terra-ized". Although this could take place after "Be Mine" because the timeline in the episodes don't have to air in production order.
- Some of the foods that the Titans were eating had meat in them, despite Beast Boy being a vegetarian.
- The Titans celebrating Christmas and Second Christmas (except for Robin on Second Christmas).
- Starfire punching Robin and calling him a grouch.
- The Titans (excluding Robin) lying to Starfire about second Christmas to get more presents and more food.
The transcript for "Second Christmas" can be found here.
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