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"Hairy Christmas" is the thirty-seventh episode of the Disney Channel animated series American Dragon: Jake Long. It is the sixteenth episode of the show's second season, and the show's Christmas episode.

Plot

On Christmas Eve, Fu Dog tells a story of two magical creatures who were not having a jolly holiday: a baby sasquatch that has been separated from its family and Jake, who is fed up with his family's embarrassing holiday traditions. Unfortunately, the sasquatch accidentally not only gets the public's attention, but that of Rotwood, who is determined to capture it.

Jake's parents took Jake and Haley to the mall where Brad saw Jake on Santa's lap. Overwhelmed with embarrassment, Jake told his family that all he wanted for Christmas was to be free from his "family and their whack traditions". Meanwhile, Trixie is also upset because her dad's plane in Greenland is frozen in ice, and he won't be able to make it home for Christmas.

Spud found out about the sasquatch and told Jake about it. Jake ran outside to find it, but was confronted by Huntsboys 88 and 89 as they comically chased the sasquatch but only succeeded in getting hurt. Jake, Trixie, and Spud followed the sasquatch back to the mall where Jake confronted his parents once again before resuming the chase. Little did they know, 88 and 89 were also at the mall looking for a present for the Huntsman, and 88 could not decide between a stuffed bunny and an Easy Bake Oven until they saw the sasquatch.

Jake chases the sasquatch to where the mayor is lighting the tree, which the baby climbs up. Rotwood follows but loses his balance when the lights turned on. In dragon form, Jake flies up to the tree as Rotwood falls, and 88 and 89 fly by with a Hunts-vehicle, snatching up the baby. Rotwood lands safely on a giant Christmas present box as Jake makes ready to go after the Huntsboys, but the sasquatch's family shows up, very angry. Spud tries to distract them by skating as Jake leaves, but is unsuccessful. Thinking quickly, Trixie wraps her white coat into a bundle, saying it's the baby, prompting the group of sasquatches into chasing after her.

Jake quickly catches up to the Huntsboys. Huntsboy 89 captures him in a net, but out of excitement of that success, he loses control of the vehicle. They crash into a theater where people are performing a Christmas pageant. Jake frees himself from the net, only to be swept up as a part of the pageant as a female Santa dancer, with a Santa skirt and everything, while the Huntsboys leave with the baby. After a couple moments, Jake gets away, flying as fast as he can to catch up, but crashes into Trixie and Spud as 88 and 89 load onto a Hunts-copter just as the sasquatch herd shows up. Jake and the herd both try to attack the copter, but are hit with a stun ray.

Things are then left to Spud. He pulls out a loaf of fruitcake and hurls it at the Hunts-copter, causing it to spin out of control with 88 and 89 holding on for dear life. The baby sasquatch is safely reunited with its family. The baby gives Jake its special rattle, and Jake realizes Christmas is not about the parties or the presents; it's about being with family.

Trixie woke up the next morning to find her dad had managed to make it home for the holidays. Trixie was delighted but also confused as to how he got home. He was a bit confused himself, explaining that something came over and melted away all the ice and joked about Santa's reindeer breathing fire. Trixie, knowing who really did it, said to herself, "Thanks, Jakie!"

At Jake's house, he gets to place the star on top of their tree. He seems to be fine with his family's traditions – that is, until his father starts listening to their new Christmas record.

Fu then finishes the story while drinking eggnog.

Trivia

  • Fu Dog waddling through the snow is a nod to Sam the Snowman from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
  • Jake not only protects magical creatures but he also rescues humans too.

External links

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Media
Television: American Dragon: Jake Long

Books: The Dragon HunterThe Gnome Eater
Games: All Star Skate ParkRose's Print ShopDangerous DescentJake's Dragon Tile ComboJake's Inferno PinballThe Huntsclan TrapsHigh Risk RescueAmerican Dragon: Rise of the HuntsclanAmerican Dragon: Jake Long, Attack of the Dark Dragon

Characters
Main Characters: Jake LongRoseTrixie CarterArthur SpudinskiLuong Lao ShiFu DogJonathan LongSusan LongHaley Long

Other Characters: Brad MortonHans RotwoodStacey WintergrinTraceyLaceyOlivia MearsCourtneyJasmineMarnie LockjellyDanika HunnicuttNigel ThrallFred NerkKyle WilkinsGregoryAndrewSilverCarol St. CarmineFrederick ButtersleevesJoshuaTrisha"Jake Long Junior"Aunt CathyRose's parentsRose's TwinSara and KaraThe Dragon CouncilCouncilor AndamCouncilor KuldeCouncilor KukulkhanCouncilor OminaPatchouli LongSun ParkDolores DercetoMs. JenkinsMs. McGuireMs. BirchMrs. CarterColonel Hank CarterMs. SpudinskiOfficer MortonVeronicaBrocamasStan LipkowskiBerthaReggie the BrownieClooneySanta ClausJaren MacArthurShaniqua ChulavistaThad Rochefort-ChaiseJasma SancereRon SlamCoach SackersonJudge Glamis CutlerTommy KingThe Witches of WoodstockJack FrostPix McGeeQueen LilianaStrigoiMister KrunkersBennyPetite Messenger FairyHerbert the Goblin
Creatures: DragonsDwarvesTrollsPixiesElfGoblinBrownieTooth MinionsGiantSpriteGremlinGriffinShade DemonsHairball MonstersHobgoblinThe Krylock DemonIceberg MonsterJersey DevilGuardian SerpentAvemetrusSea SerpentGnomesCyclopsShark PeopleNymphsHarpyThe KrakenDjinnKelpieThe Magical Community
Villians: The HuntsmanJohnny WangThe HuntsclanThe Dark DragonCouncilor ChangBananas B.Eli Excelsior PandarusNixHuntsboys 88 and 89Huntsgirl 18Sigmund BrockFuryEuryaleMedusaEvil JakeHook Hand GhostVicky FicklingYan YanShackles JackKumoTiburón
Guest Characters: Monty HallIngrid Third

Episodes
"Old School Training" • "Dragon Breath" • "The Talented Mr. Long" • "The Legend of Dragon Tooth" • "Act 4, Scene 15" • "Adventures in Troll Sitting" • "Fu Dog Takes a Walk" • "Professor Rotwood's Thesis" • "The Egg" • "The Heist" • "Dragon Summit" • "Body Guard Duty" • "Shapeshifter" • "The Ski Trip" • "The Long Weekend" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "Jake Takes the Cake" • "Hong Kong Nights" • "Halloween Bash" • "Fu and Tell" • "Flight of the Unicorn" • "Keeping Shop" • "Ring Around the Dragon" • "The Hunted" • "Bring It On" • "Half Baked" • "The Academy" • "The Doppelganger Gang" • "Something Fishy This Way Comes" • "Breakout" • "Family Business" • "Hero of the Hourglass" • "Dreamscape" • "A Befuddled Mind" • "Fool's Gold" • "Feeding Frenzy" • "Haley Gone Wild" • "Supernatural Tuesday" • "The Rotwood Files" • "Hairy Christmas" • "Switcheroo" • "The Love Cruise" • "Year of the Jake" • "Homecoming" • "Young at Heart" • "Siren Says" • "Shaggy Frog" • "Nobody's Fu" • "Magic Enemy #1" • "A Ghost Story" • "Bite Father, Bite Son" • "Game On" • "Furious Jealousy" • "Being Human" • "The Hong Kong Longs"
Locations
New YorkNew York (state)New JerseyAlabamaFloridaMillard Fillmore Middle SchoolIsle of DracoHong KongSubwayThe Empire State BuildingChinaCamp MugwompMagus BazaarCanal Street ElectronicsIsland of AtlantisCosmopolitan Museum of ArtFamilio Festevedro
Objects
Mark of the HuntsclanThe 13 Aztec SkullsHuntstaffMagical journalsBrockium
Songs
The Chosen OneThe Hubba Hubba Hula