When Chilling Adventures of Sabrina isn't being sued by real-life Satanists, its characters apparently celebrate Christmas -- just like many mortals who don't practice dark magic and devil devotion. The all-purpose "holiday season" is actually a perfect time for a Chilling special on the Winter Solstice, which Sabrina Spellman is getting December 14. Netflix shared a sizzle reel teasing all of its upcoming holiday content, including clips from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale:
Love how Aunt Hilda (by far the best character on the show, don't argue) even references hunkering down to watch Christmas movies. She seems like she'd be a big Hallmark fan, despite starring on Netflix.
Sabrina launched its 10-episode first season October 26 on Netflix. The official synopsis for Midwinter's Tale suggests it will be a standalone episode, as well as something of a bridge between Season 1 and Season 2:
The Church of Night, like all covens, celebrates the Winter Solstice --- the longest night of the year --- when families gather together around the Yule Fire to sing pagan carols, tell ghost stories and huddle against the supernatural creatures that come out to cause mischief. Since the Winter Solstice is when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest, it's the perfect time to conduct a séance --- which Sabrina convenes, to try and contact her mother. But the holidays are also a time for guests and visitors --- both welcome and unwelcome --- and you never know what might come down the chimney.
Good for them for finding the perfect angle to join the rest of Netflix's Christmas content. Half-witch, half-human Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) lost both of her parents long ago, but it sounds like she's going to try to contact her late human mother via a séance. That has potential to be a heartwarming and/or heartbreaking moment.
Series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa also shared this adorably Harry Potter-ish solstice card to tease the episode:
OK, but "Praise Satan! I mean, Praise Santa!" is pretty classic, no? Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is also the showrunner of The CW's Riverdale, and even though the shows are very different and on different networks, they exist in the same universe.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 1 is now available for streaming on Netflix. It has already been renewed for Season 2, although no release date has been announced at this point. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale premieres Friday, Dec. 14 on the streamer. Here are more Christmas TV movies and episodes you might enjoy watching on Netflix. Check out what else is ahead in our fall 2018 TV premiere guide.