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"Holiday Spellcial" is the twenty-sixth episode of the third season of Star vs. the Forces of Evil.

It premiered on December 2, 2017, alongside "Stump Day".[1]

Synopsis

Spider with a Top Hat invites one of Eclipsa's dark spells to the office holiday party.[2]

Plot

Inside Star Butterfly's magic wand, Spider With a Top Hat and his fellow spells set up for the annual Stump Day office party. The All-Seeing Eye enters, having recently moved in with Star's other spells, and Spider invites him to the party. The other spells tell Spider that Seeing Eye is technically Eclipsa's spell and not Star's and that he makes them uncomfortable with his constant staring, but Spider convinces them to give Seeing Eye a chance in honor of Stump Day.

As the party begins, Spider With a Top Hat greets the spells when they enter and distributes snacks and refreshments to the party guests. When he tries introducing All-Seeing Eye to the others, Seeing Eye reveals some of their embarrassing secrets with his spy recordings, like Kitten Barrel blowing her nose on Giant Squirrel's tail, Makeup Blast licking all the stumpcakes, Flying Pig dunking his head in the fruit punch, and Rock the Warnicorn being a fake bodybuilder. Seeing Eye's revelations cause the spells to get mad at him and each other.

When Spider asks Seeing Eye why he's doing this, Seeing Eye expresses (through a recording of Marco and Jackie) that "it's always best to tell the truth". As Seeing Eye floats away to try and mingle some more, Spider vents his frustration about the other spells to his friend Narwhal, unaware that Seeing Eye is observing and recording him.

Sometime later, the spells come together for the big Stump Day feast, but tensions are still running high due to Seeing Eye's presence. When Spider With a Top Hat gives a heartfelt speech about holiday togetherness, the spells forgive each other and make a toast to Spider. However, when Seeing Eye plays the recording of Spider venting his frustration about the other spells, they turn on him and leave to their individual rooms. Spider loses his temper at Seeing Eye, and despite Seeing Eye's values of complete honesty, Spider tells him off and walks away.

In his solitude, All-Seeing Eye starts playing recordings of the other spells being friendly and kind to one another. This brings the spells out of their rooms as they reminisce on the happy memories they've shared. For reminding them of the friendship and love between them, the other spells accept Seeing Eye as one of their own, and they celebrate by singing Stump Day carols.

Characters

Major characters

Minor characters

  • Star's Summon Spells
    • Beanbag
    • Cloudy
    • Cupcakes
    • Emerald Snakes
    • Flying Pig
    • Flying Snail
    • Giant Squirrel
    • Glitter Whale
    • Kitten Barrel
    • Makeup Blast
    • Minotaur
    • Narwhal
    • Rainbow Fist
    • Rotating Raccoon
    • Tornado Honeybees
    • Warnicorns

Production notes

Songs

Title in other languages

Language Title Translation
Japanese 魔法たちの祝日 Spells' Holiday
European Portuguese A Festa dos Feitiços The Feast of Spells

Transcript

View the episode transcript here.

Gallery

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Trivia

Revelations and continuity

  • The moment the All-Seeing Eye keeps replaying is of Marco talking to Jackie about telling the truth. Due to the spell's nature, this would somewhat imply that Star continued to spy on Marco and Jackie following the events of "Bon Bon the Birthday Clown".

References

  1. Star vs. the Forces of Evil : Stump Day; Holiday Spellcial. Screener. Retrieved on 2017 November 10.
  2. Star vs. the Forces of Evil: Stump Day/Holiday Spellcial. DisneyABCPress. Retrieved on 2017 November 23.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Holiday Spellcial

  • What’s next?

    6 messages
    • Seeing Eye seems like such a nice guy... he's Eclipsa's spell. So it's making me doubt more and more that she's...
    • AHHHHHH I AM SO EXCITED!
  • Thoughts on Holiday Spellcial

    8 messages
    • Side01Winder01 wrote:Was the clip of Jackie breaking a vase from a previous episode or no? Maybe Star used the all seeing eye spell between Sc...
    • Thanks. Makes sense that Star spied on Marco a bunch off screen. I just wasn't sure if it was that or my memory was being dumb.
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