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Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is having a good Christmas, or at least an okay Friday!

I've been working all week and visiting friends in the evening, so I haven't had a chance to do more than half of the next rewactch. And I probably won't until next week or so. BUT, to tide you over, I figured I'd do another one of these things...

Also, FYI: I go by chronological time in these things - meaning that I account for the years that the show skips.

December 25th


1979 - Dean's first Christmas! He's nearly one and it's ADORABLE. Aww, happy times.

1983 - Sam's first Christmas! He's just over 7 months old and Dean is nearly 5... but, uh, it's a pretty crappy Christmas. Mary has been dead for nearly two months and everything is horrible.

1985 - Somewhere during this month, the Milton family got their Christmas miracle when they had Anna, even though they were supposed to be infertile. They'll have a good many years before that bites them in the ass though, so happy times!

1990 - It's Adam Milligan's first Christmas! He's just shy of 3 months old and he's super adorable. He celebrates it with his single mom, and both are completely unaware of the horrible fate he inherited from his absent unknown father.

1991 - Sam and Dean spent Christmas together in Broken Bow, Nebraska, while John is on a hunt. John doesn't make it back for Christmas day, but Dean steals Sam some presents to try to make up for it. In return, Sam gives Dean an amulet he had originally intended to give to John. Sam learns about hunting and what his father has REALLY been up to for his entire life.

1993 - It's Kevin Tran's firs Christmas! Awww, so ADORABLE. He's only a few week's old.

2002 - It's Sam and Dean's first Christmas apart. They are probably both pretty depressed about it.

2003 - Sam tries to keep his friend Brady on the straight and narrow, after he returns from Thanksgiving with a bizarre change in personality. Or, perhaps "Brady" went home for Christmas too - in which case Sam is probably just worried about him.

2004 - It's Sam and Jessica's first/only Christmas as a couple.

2005 - It's Sam and Dean's first Christmas after being reunited! John isn't with them, but I'm sure they're in a good mood after just recently clearing Sam's friend Zach of murder charges.

2006 - The boys spend Christmas in and around Peoria, IL. This time, John isn't with the boys because he's dead, which, I'm sure, puts a bit of a damper on the celebrating. On top of that, things might still be a little tense between Sam and Dean, given that Dean has come clean about John's last words and they are both now worried about Sam's future. Not only that, but Sam's friend Ava has disappeared and her fiance has been murdered.

2007 - The boys spend Christmas in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sam was reluctant to celebrate, but then came around to the idea for Dean's sake. The Christmas is bittersweet, as, unless Sam can save him, it will be Dean's last Christmas.

2008 - While ordinarily, the boys might have been celebrating the capture of Alastair, Dean's torturer in Hell, this Christmas probably sucks, because it happen just three days after Pamela's untimely death at the hands of Alastair's demon minions.

2009 - I'm not entirely sure where the boys are this Christmas - they could be feeling pretty good after successfully saving Chuck and Becky from a haunted Supernatural Convention, or they could be dealing with the aftermath of their failed attack on Lucifer and Ellen and Jo's tragic deaths, or they could have just escaped a psych ward after saving Dad's old friend Martin from a wraith. Personally, I hpe it's the first option, as that would make the the best Christmas of the three.

2010 - Dean has his first Christmas with Lisa and Ben. I'm sure their company is much needed, as Dean is no doubt missing Sam tremendously. Sam's body, meanwhile, is off hunting with their newly resurrected grandfather. Sam's soul is in Lucifer's cage and I doubt he knows what day it is - he probably just knows torture and pain.

2011 - It's hard to pinpoint this Christmas, but it could possibly occure during the week that Sam is in a coma after Dean gets Death to restore his soul. Or, if could be that spending Christmas with a soulless Sam was what drove Dean to seek Death's help in the first place.

2012 - Sam and Dean spend this Christmas together. Sam is having difficulty with the wall in his mind crumbling, Dean's alcoholism and depression are acting up. Cas is believed to be dead, but is actually living as an amensiac named Emmanuel, who just got married to the woman who found him wandering around naked. Hopefully, the boys are with Bobby, because this is actually their last chance to celebrate Christmas with their surrogate father.

2013 - Sam spends Christmas at a motel in Kermit, Texas, with a dog. He has just started seeing an angry veternarian named Amelia. I'm sure it's a really sucky Christmas for both of them, because it's Amelia's first Christmas without her dead husband and Sam's first Christmas without Dean. And they're probably both just getting hammered and having depressing sex. Dean and Cas, meanwhile, are killing things in Purgatory. Kevin thinks Sam is dead and is hiding out someplace, on the run from Crowley's demons.

2014 - Sam and Dean celebrate Christmas together again! Yay! Cas is also back from purgatory! Yay! Kevin and Mrs Tran are safely on Garth's houseboat! Yay! There are evil things afoot, of course, but they aren't afoot RIGHT NOW.

2015 - Sam and Dean have solved the mystery of where Garth disappeared to, but that's just about the only thing that's nice about this Christmas. Kevin is dead. Dean has the Mark of Cain. Sam is super duper pissed off still. So.. yeah, my guess is that this is the most awkward Christmas ever.

2016 - This is probably another tense Christmas, but for other reasons. It's clear that the Mark is causing Dean to go into indescriminate killing rages and that's never a good thing. Cas, meanwhile, has both saved his vessel's daughter, Claire, and managed to piss her off even more... so, that sucks for him.

2017 - ... we'll have to stay tuned to find out!

Comments

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supernutjapan
Dec. 26th, 2015 02:09 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas!

Enjoyed reading!! :DD

One question - is Sam and Dean's world one year ahead of ours?
hells_half_acre
Dec. 26th, 2015 06:53 am (UTC)
Thanks! Merry Christmas to you too!

And yes, TECHNICALLY Sam and Dean SHOULD be two years ahead of us. Though, in the show, they aren't, because even though a year passes between S5 and S6 and between S7 and S8, the production/writers never account for it. So, basically, calendar years "repeat."

For these timelines, I do them as they SHOULD appear, not how they actually appear. For my main timeline on here and on the superwiki, I write them as they appear in the show, but with a note at the beginning to explain how you may want to add a year (or two) to account for the amount of time that's actually passed.
supernutjapan
Dec. 26th, 2015 08:30 am (UTC)
Right! Sorry I missed that! Thank you for your explanation <3
ferlonda
Dec. 26th, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
So that's really interesting. Why in the world would the writers and producers not keep track of time lines better than this? Or are they planning something? Weird.

Anyway- thank you for the Christmas time line stuff!
hells_half_acre
Dec. 26th, 2015 09:12 pm (UTC)
According to Kevin Parks, it just makes life easier for everyone if they just pretend that it's always the current year, no matter how much time ACTUALLY passes.... that was after a friend of mine actually brought it up to him at a convention and asked about it. That was his answer. Kevin is just an assistant director though - I think if you really wanted an answer, you'd have to ask the writers or the producers...or the showrunner, both Gamble and Carver are guilty of it. Kripke was actually the best for time working fairly well and consistently when he was in charge.
ferlonda
Dec. 26th, 2015 09:31 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's kind of weird... but I suppose it is easier for them. Still, I wouldn't allow it if I were in charge! Or else there'd be real reasons for it, magical ones that come back to bite them on the ass, for example. Can't you just see The Boys saying stuff like, "What? We missed a WHOLE YEAR?" "What the hell happened..."
hells_half_acre
Dec. 26th, 2015 10:46 pm (UTC)
Well, it's not so much that they MISSED a year, it's that they lived two years twice.

I actually wrote a short fic about it... just for a laugh. You can find it here:
http://hells-half-acre.livejournal.com/410550.html
ferlonda
Dec. 27th, 2015 12:03 am (UTC)
Lived two years twice?? Hm... Somehow I missed that. I guess I'll just have to read your story! :)
borgmama1of5
Dec. 26th, 2015 04:10 am (UTC)
Lovely...if somewhat depressing...recap! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
hells_half_acre
Dec. 26th, 2015 06:48 am (UTC)
I can only work with what I'm given. ;)

Glad you enjoyed! Merry Christmas!
sandymg
Dec. 26th, 2015 05:46 pm (UTC)
See, I find posts like these so helpful because it reminds me to consider the boys' actions under the lens of having super screwed up lives. Any two of these Christmases would drive a typical person into a very severe mental state. But they persevere. Showing their strength but also their fragility.

That somehow made sense in my mind :)

hells_half_acre
Dec. 26th, 2015 08:11 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, it made sense in my mind too. :)

I'm glad that you liked the post - and I agree that seeing a slice out of each year like this always puts an interesting perspective on things.
kailita
Dec. 27th, 2015 06:30 pm (UTC)
This is...adorable? Heartbreaking? Can't quite decide. Christmas 2010 is shredding me into a thousand pieces. These poor guys. Thanks for helping us track their (tragic) lives!
hells_half_acre
Dec. 27th, 2015 11:00 pm (UTC)
This is...adorable? Heartbreaking? Can't quite decide.

I think that pretty much sums up watching SPN too. ;)

Glad you enjoyed it! :)
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