Hey, Jo. Merry Christmas, I guess? [...] Can we start with the happy? A person could not ask for a better partner, a better conscience. You are literally the best person who has ever had the poor judgement to hang out with me. I love the way you laugh, and your upside down mouth. The way your face looks when you watch movies. [..] But that doesn't mean I regret a single second, because you are beautiful, and special, and perfect. And doing the right thing should never be this hard.
Landon breaks up with Josie

This Christmas Was Surprisingly Violent[2] is the eighth episode of the second season of Legacies and the twenty-fourth episode of the series overall.


IT'S CHRISTMAS IN MYSTIC FALLSHope joins forces with an unlikely ally to take down a Christmas monster, who's using holiday cheer to infiltrate the Salvatore School. Elsewhere, Landon surprises Rafael with news about his family lineage, and Sebastian accompanies Lizzie on her latest mission. Josie and Alaric also appear.[3]



Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast




  • Antagonists: Malivore (indirectly), The Necromancer, Ryan Clarke, Krampus
  • This is Legacies first Christmas episode
    • The title card was changed to reflect the holiday theme.
  • While everyone is celebrating "Christmas", it is in fact October and not December.
  • Lizzie made Sebastian's daylight ring.
  • Sebastian and Lizzie have sex.
  • It's revealed that when Lizzie and Josie turned sixteen, Alaric's friend gave them his 1969 Chevy Camaro Convertible as a gift.
  • Rafael's mother was a werewolf who triggered her curse while serving her country in Afghanistan.
  • The Necromancer is revealed to be one of the mysterious hooded figures after he decapitates Simulandon, housing Ryan's consciousness, and throwing his head into the Malivore portal. Doing so caused the portal to close.

Body Count



Behind the Scenes

  • This episode's title was a line used by Hope.

Cultural References


Josie: "Cookie?"
Lizzie: "What is happening?"
Ryan: "The krampus. It seeks out hatred and anger."
Santa Claus: "It's the most wonderful time of the year."
Hope: "Santa?"

Carol Singers: [sing]
Hope: "I'm trying to work so if you don't fa la la la leave, I'm gonna' give you all another piercing."
Kaleb: "Whoa whoa whoa sounds like someone could use a little help getting in the spirit."
Hope: "You wanna' help? Find me an axe."
Kaleb: "So that's a neg' on the nog?"
Hope: "I need to figure out what monsters making everyone so freaking merry then kill it."
Kaleb: "Whoa that's naughty as hell, ho. I gotta' do all I can to make it onto Santa's nice list because I've been asking for this one thing every Christmas and I, uh, never got it but I'm hoping this is the year. [drinks] Oh hell yeah, you sure you don't wanna' hit this?"
Hope: "If I started hitting stuff now, I might never stop."

Hope: "Dr. Saltzman I need your help. What're you wearing?"
Alaric: "Dorian had an extra one [jumper], lucky me, right?"
Dorian: "No Ric, we're the lucky ones. Dr. Saltzman is gonna' spend Christmas with us."
Alaric: "Thank you, thank you, thank you.



Last.fm_play.png "White Christmas" – Frank Sinatra
Last.fm_play.png "White Christmas" – Chris Lee
Last.fm_play.png "Jingle Bells" – Anthony Bruno
Last.fm_play.png "Charger" – Foreign Diplomats
Last.fm_play.png "Joy To The World" – Palisades Big Band
Last.fm_play.png "Jingle Bells" – Palisades Big Band
Last.fm_play.png "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" – The Hohohos!
Last.fm_play.png "I'll Be Home For Christmas" – Chris Lee
Last.fm_play.png "Silent Night" – Popov's Boys Choir Of Moscow
Last.fm_play.png "Move Together (The Dark of The Morning Version)" – James Bay




See also

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