RTBN 25 Days of Christmas: Day 17
An Echolls Family Christmas
RTBN 25 Days of Christmas is the RTBN staff's irreverent exploration of our collective holiday pop culture traditions.

I'm coming in juuuuuust under the wire on this one. Just like everyone's favorite teenage super sleuth, Veronica Mars! So it's fitting that this evening, we're chatting about the Veronica Mars season one Christmas episode, "An Echolls Family Christmas."

Veronica Mars

Christmas in Neptune proves just as dysfunctional as"¦well, every other day in Neptune, really. The boys, including Logan, Duncan, some other 09ers, and Weevil, partake in some holiday poker. But the winnings, which are to rightfully go to Weevil, go missing (of course!). In retaliation, Weevil takes Duncan's computer, and Veronica embarks on an epic search to find the money and therefore get the computer back, because Duncan kept an apparently X-rated journal. Meanwhile, Logan's Hollywood Mother, Leslie, throws a party that includes blackmail, heated confrontations, hidden affairs, and a festive shanking of her husband, movie star Aaron Echolls, Logan's dad. Because, really, what's Christmas without a little bloodshed? Watching this episode, I don't understand why everyone bothers with dreaming about a white Christmas, when a modern noir Christmas is so easy to have.

Come back tomorrow for Sam's discussion of the another somewhat untraditional holiday film, Edward Scissorhands.

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