Trey Parker (Tales From The Crapper)
Matt Stone (Orgazmo)
The episode starts with the South Park tree lighting ceremony, a nod to “Red Sleigh Down.” Santa is called a buzzkill, likened to Greta Thunberg for trying to get people to see how their current ways are harmful and destructive. However, Santa wasn’t talking about global warming, his talking points revolved around driving under the influence of alcohol. He gets an ordinance passed to ban the distribution of alcohol until January 2nd. Leaving the mayor and the show itself to turn to good old Tegridy Farms for help for shenanigans. I guess Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny were busy.While I’m not completely upset we’re back at Tegridy Farms. I’ve been wanting to go back since “Board Girls”, I do think the show creators missed an opportunity to end the season with the South Park kids. “Turd Burglars” was one of the funniest episodes this season. It’s not like show creators aren’t aware of what episodes resonated more with fans than others. There is a point in the episode when Randy shows the mayor some of the specials that didn’t perform well, one of them being Mexican Joker. Funny enough though, I actually thought “Mexican Joker” was one of the stronger episodes from this season because it was the most ludicrous out of all of them.The Christmas special Randy and Towelie end up coming up with is a mixture of specials previously made this season but with a dash of cocaine. The adults of South Park get their Christmas spirit back. The mayor flips out when she finds out Randy put cocaine in the special, but Randy quickly solves that issue by getting cocaine legalized. The mayor should have known by now asking Randy for help is like adding cocaine to your problem. South Park is aware of fans tired of the “add a dash of Randy” South Park formula, especially with jabs at Shelly’s problem with marijuana.Santa ends up getting an ordinance passed to ban weed sold by Tegridy Farms until Jan 2nd but then Randy starts selling marijuana-free cocaine. The bottom line stressed in this episode: You might be tired of Randy’s entrepreneurial shtick, but South Park creators are going to lean into it regardless. To their credit, it does get the job done. Randy’s Christmas special gives the season finale the funniest payoff. It comes after the high-speed chase between Santa and Randy after Santa tries to get rid of all of the Tegridy cocaine. Jesus finally shows up, and the next thing you know he, Santa, and Randy are high as hell. Jesus even makes it snow cocaine all over South Park. A wild ending courtesy of Tegridy Farms.Randy declares the Christmas special a success, and I would have to agree. While “Christmas Snow” isn’t “Woodland Critters Christmas,” or even “Red Sleigh Down,” it is sufficient enough close season 23 and maybe the Tegridy Farms storyline as well.