After being trapped in the Upside Down, it’s gonna take more than just a little holiday cheer to get Will Byers into the Christmas spirit.
The Peanuts gang and the D&D gang come together in Leigh Lahav and Oren Mendez’s brilliant mashup of Stranger Things and A Charlie Brown Christmas, and it works better than any nostalgia-fueled special should. Picking up right where Stranger Things ended, Will is out of sorts and coughing up slug monsters so he looks to Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Eleven, and even some wah-wahing from his mom for help. The fill-in for Snoopy, on the other hand, is a lot less comforting.
But in the end, it all seems to work out for everyone. Well—except one person.