Happy Solstice, witches. Following the success of its first season on Netflix, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is taking audiences back to Greendale just in time for the holidays — with a Christmas special that hits the streaming service on Dec. 14.
On Monday, the show announced the special on Instagram with two posts: one featuring the entire cast gathered on a staircase and another of Salem the cat, looking thoroughly unimpressed in his CGI elf hat.
The special, which is titled “A Midwinter’s Tale,” focuses on the Church of Night celebrating the Winter Solstice — the longest night of the year. Per a release from Netflix, the Solstice is a time “when families gather around the Yule Fire to sing pagan carols and tell ghost stories. But the holidays are also a time for guests and visitors – both welcome and unwelcome – you never know what might come down the chimney…”
If the special’s title is a reference to the 1995 film where an out-of-work actor attempts to revive his sister’s church by putting on a production of Hamlet, we’re here for it. If that isn’t the plot of this holiday special, we’re honestly still here for it. Given the content of CAOS season one and the Archie Horror comics it’s based on, whatever happens this holiday season is sure to be dark, dramatic and extra spooky.
Samantha Puc is an essayist and culture critic whose work has been featured on Bitch Media, The Mary Sue, Bustle, and elsewhere. She mostly writes intersectional pop culture analysis with a particular focus on representation of LGBTQ and fat characters in fiction. Samantha is the managing editor at The Beat, as well as the co-creator and editor-in-chief of Fatventure Mag, an outdoors zine for fat creators who are into being active, but not into toxic weight-loss culture. She lives in Montana with her partner and cats.