The ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Christmas special was one of the craziest and creepiest episodes yet. Mona made a ghostly return and ‘A’ was a total Grinch.
Pretty Little Liars is back, and ready to get into the holiday spirit — sort of. On the Dec. 9 Christmas episode, the Liars attempted to one-up “A” and Alison (Sasha Pieterse), Mona (Janel Parrish) returned to haunt Alison and the boys of Rosewood had a seriously sexy Christmas surprise for our favorite girls!
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It’s Christmas time, but the Liars weren’t exactly feeling the holiday spirit. Especially Hanna, considering all the drama surrounding Mona’s death.
Emily tried to get everyone pepped up by making Christmas wishes, but Hanna was being a Scrooge.
They all had a serious pity party, even a glamorous Ice Ball couldn’t lift their spirits. That’s because Alison was throwing the party. The girls noticed a guy watching them from a distance. He came up to Hanna to deliver a package — from Mona! Inside the package were drawings of Ali’s house and a note. Mona told Hanna not to give up on taking down Alison and “A.”
It was as if Mona knew she was going to die. Liars, you might need to take a note from M. The girls were going to have their hands full with Alison and “A.”
“Different name, same bitch,” Spencer summed up. Preach, girl!
Aria picked up a snowglobe from Santa, but it wasn’t a sweet gift. Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer’s faces were inside the snowglobe, and “A” left a daunting note: “A takes a holiday. You should too.”
Meanwhile, Alison was having hallucinations of her mom, and it was the creepiest thing EVER. But not as creepy as Dead Mona! She was the Ghost of Christmas Past, but looked like she’d just celebrated Halloween. That makeup was straight up crazy. They flashed back to Little Alison at Christmas time, when she found two Christmas presents with the same gift. When she asked Mrs. D about it, she told Alison to keep her mouth shut.
Alison asked Dead Mona if it was for Bethany, and Mona’s response was a real zinger. “It’s not going to be that easy, bitch,” she said.
Sadly, Toby wasn’t going to be able to go to the Christmas, but that was OK. Spencer gave him a front row seat to one hot party. She dressed up as a sexy Santa just for him!
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The boys of Pretty Little Liars were total gentlemen this episode. Ezra gave Aria a gorgeous necklace and earring set, plus some sexy lingerie. Apparently, the Fitzgeralds go all out for Christmas. (Um, count us in.)
There was a nice Paily kiss this episode, too. They were so cute under the mistletoe.
It was finally time for the Ice Ball, and all the Liars looked like perfect, flawless ice queens! (Especially Spencer. Man, I have a serious girl crush.)
Alison arrived to the ball with her new set of minions. Spencer and the girls bolted to start their next plan of action. Aria and Emily stayed behind at the dance, and Aria spotted Alison making out with Santa!
What?! Did Alison make out with Detective Holbrook, who was dressed as Santa?! I could ship it. Knowing this show, there are about a dozen Santas at that party. Alison started sneaking around and stumbled upon CeCe! Gasp.
Emily confronted Sydney and Jenna about why they were on Team Alison. They weren’t willing to defy Alison at this stage of a seriously dangerous game. They weren’t the Liar’s enemies, but needed to do what they had to do to survive.
“We think she killed Mona,” Emily said.
“We do, too,” Sydney replied. Dun dun dun.
Spencer and Hanna headed to Alison’s house to investigate, and Toby was keeping watch. However, with each passing minute, he was getting increasingly worried about the girls. Hanna found a passport underneath a birdcage which sparked some intense curiosity.
Back at the party, Emily and Aria followed Alison and CeCe. But it wasn’t them! It was one of her minions with the same dress, same EVERYTHING!
‘Pretty Little Liars’ Recap: Masks In The Attic
Toby was pretty much flipping out about Hanna and Spencer at this point. He had a reason to be — he spotted a hooded figure who was carrying a butcher knife! Spencer was hiding and cowering with fear. Hanna was still in the attic. Spencer texted Hanna to get out of the house, but Hanna’s phone was downstairs! Run, Hanna, run!
Hanna found a box of Ali’s notes in the attic. She found a note Alison sent to Bethany! Wait, what?!
Spencer made a makeshift knife out of broken glass. Nicely done, Spence.
“A” found Hanna in the attic! Before “A” could do any real damage, Spencer came to the rescue. However, someone else was in the attic hiding behind a mask!
Excuse me while I go cry my out eyes. These masks are getting to be too scary for me.
Dead Mona returned again to taunt Alison. In a terrifying dream sequence, Alison looked upon a casket with her body inside! (*Shudders*) Mona also added the bit about Alison losing her legs. At this point, nothing made sense. A woman in black showed up, and it was Mrs. D!
“Am I going to hell?” Alison asked. She cried and screamed to be let out of this crazy dream. Yes, Alison, you are.
Sadly, all the girls were celebrating Christmas without their parents. However, their hot boyfriends had a plan.
THEY WERE ALL SHIRTLESS AND IN SEXY SANTA OUTFITS.
This was NOT a dream. We can all die happy.
They all celebrated together, and Alison watched from afar. After dinner, they walked outside to enjoy the Christmas lights. As always, “A” had a message.
“Merry Christmas, bitches,” the Christmas lights read.
IT’S NOT OVER TILL IT’S OVER.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the Pretty Little Liars Christmas special? Will you ever be able to unsee Dead Mona? What does “A” have in store for the Liars? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Avery Thompson