I gotta say. It sure is nice to be around family for the holidays.
Kai to Liv, Luke and an unconscious Jo

Christmas Through Your Eyes is the tenth episode of the sixth season of The Vampire Diaries and the one hundred and twenty-first episode of the series overall.



The Vampire Diaries 6x10 Extended Promo - Christmas Through Your Eyes HD Mid-Season Finale

ALL ALONE ON CHRISTMAS — With the holidays approaching, Bonnie attempts to replicate her favorite traditions, while reminiscing about happier times with her friends. Not able to return home to Mystic Falls for her favorite time of the year, Caroline is surprised when Sheriff Forbes brings the holidays to her at Whitmore College. Meanwhile, after discovering that Jo has gone missing, Alaric turns to Damon and Elena for help of trying to find her, while Liv and Luke find themselves at odds when Tyler approaches them with a risky plan. Elsewhere, Jeremy helps Matt carry out a plan to take down Enzo but grows concerned when Matt takes things too far. Lastly, Stefan is forced to break some devastating news to Caroline.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast



  • Antagonists: Kai and Enzo.
  • This episode establishes that it has been a couple weeks since Tripp Cooke died and his people took Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes hostage in Do You Remember the First Time?.
  • This is the first episode of this season to feature all of the main characters.
  • This is the last new episode of TVD to air in 2014; the first to have aired in 2014 was the 100th episode 500 Years of Solitude.
  • This is the sixth mid-season finale to feature Elena, Stefan, Damon and Matt; the fifth to feature Bonnie, Caroline, and Tyler; the fourth to feature Jeremy; the third to feature Alaric; the second to feature Liz and Enzo and the first to feature Liv & Luke and Jo & Kai.
    • This is the third mid-season finale to not feature Katherine; the fourth to not feature Klaus, Rebekah and Jenna, and the fifth to not feature Elijah and Carol. Vicki and Anna are the only major characters who have not appeared in any mid-season finales to date.
  • This marks the second mid-season finale in a row that ends on the tenth episode since Season One's mid-season finale.
  • This is the first episode to show Caroline in a flashback scene. However, in a flashback to 1994 in Black Hole Sun, Liz did show Damon a photo of Caroline as a toddler.
  • There are three flashbacks in this episode to Mystic Falls Tree Lighting Ceremony held at Mystic Falls High School, one in December 22, 2007(3 days before), 2008 and 2009.
    • In 2007, Liz and Bill Forbes are still married, Elena, Bonnie and Caroline are freshmen, and Elena's parents are still alive.
    • 2008, Elena, Bonnie and Caroline are sophomores at the school.
    • 2009, Stefan gives Caroline a snow globe ornament for a gift. It also means that Elena would have been aware of vampires at this point.
  • We learn that this is the first year that Bonnie has missed a Christmas with Elena and Caroline.
  • It is revealed that after a witch relinquishes their magic in an inanimate object, they must receive it back voluntary, meaning that they cannot be forced to reunite with it.
    • After Jo voluntarily takes back her magic, she uses her powers for the first time in eighteen years when she uses magic to break the chains holding her.
  • At the end of the episode, Kai uses his newly-gained magic from absorbing the Magic Purification Spell over Mystic Falls to put a cloaking spell on him and Elena.
    • This explains why Damon couldn't see or hear her when he goes to answer the front door of the Salvatore Boarding House after he hears a knock.
    • Kai takes Elena prisoner at the end of this episode after knocking her out with a tire iron.



Behind the Scenes

  • This episode had about 1.82 million viewers in the USA.
  • This is the last new episode to air before the Christmas hiatus until the show returns in January 2015 with Woke Up With a Monster.
  • This is the first episode of this season to feature all of the main characters.
  • Caroline Dries in a TV Guide interview had hinted that the anti-magic border wouldn't be for the whole season.
  • Hashtag during the airing is #FelizNavidead

Cultural References


Elena: "Mistletoe clever."
Damon: "Find Kai, pfft, kill Kai."
Elena: "You know you just declared war right?"
Enzo: "You are going to help me deplete every ounce of happiness from Stefan's life."
Enzo: "Oh, and, um, happy holidays."

Elena: "Mistletoe clever."
Kai: "It sure is nice to be around family for the holidays."
Damon: "Find Kai, pfft, kill Kai."
Elena: "You know you just declared war right?"
Alaric: "Let's finish this."
Enzo: "You are going to help me deplete every ounce of happiness from Stefan's life."
Enzo: "Oh, and, um, happy holidays."

Liz: "What happened to Christmas being your favorite time of the year?"
Caroline: "Was my favorite time of the year. When I could actually live in my own house and help decorate the town tree and drink hot cocoa with my friends."
Caroline: "What are you doing here? You're supposed to be at the Mystic Falls tree decorating ceremony."
Liz: "I'm playing hooky this year. I figured just because you can't be home for the holidays. Doesn't mean the holidays can't come to you."
Caroline: "Heh. You even brought our favorite ornaments, mom."
Stefan: "Hey. I didn't know which ones to get, so I got both."
Caroline: "What are you doing here?"
Stefan: "Your mom needed Christmas lights."
Liz: "You have a huge dorm. And I thought we could use an extra set of hands."
Caroline: "The little ones obviously."

Damon: "Are you watching me sleep?"
Elena: "No. I'm watching you drool all over Ric's textbooks. And considering you're already on his bad side."
Damon: "I don't drool. What time is it?"
Elena: "Time for Ric to get a new reference library. We've been looking all night and I swear I haven't found anything that even remotely resembles an Ascendant."
Damon: "Well, we haven't looked hard enough. Let's get to it. Found anything yet?"
Elena: "No.".
Damon: "Still staring."
Elena: "It's just everything you've been doing for Bonnie. Thank you."
Damon: "She'd do it for us."



Last.fm_play.png "Blue Christmas" – Dustin Kensrue
Last.fm_play.png "25 Days Of Christmastime" – Caroline Brooks
Last.fm_play.png "This Good Night Is Still Everywhere" – Dustin Kensrue
Last.fm_play.png "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" – Charlotte Sometimes
Last.fm_play.png "Home For The Holiday" – Sugar & The-Hi Lows
Last.fm_play.png "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It" – Hank Williams
Last.fm_play.png "Winter Song" – Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson




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