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Jesus and Santa work together in this episode even though they are shown to have a rivalry in Jesus vs. Santa.
This episode marks the permanent return of Kenny.
Following this episode, Mr. Hankey was absent for nearly eight years until "201".
This is the first Christmas episode not to have the word "Christmas" in the title.
Kyle and hisparents appear at the lighting of the Christmas tree despite being Jewish.
When Jesus dies, Stan says, in shock, "Oh my God, Iraqis killed Jesus!" followed by Kyle, also in shock, saying, "You bastards!" The two usually say these lines when Kenny dies, but instead it was Jesus who died.
Upon Red Sleigh 2 crashing into the church, one Italian woman yells "La Morte Rossa!" which translates to "The Red Death!"
The torture scenes spoof a similar scene involving Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon, including the direct quotes "I’m gonna fucking kill you!" and "We’re in for a long night because I don't know shit!". They also spoof the torture scene in Three Kings; with the torturer physically resembling his counterpart from that movie, saying "My main man" repeatedly, and pouring oil in Santa's mouth.
The line when Santa was tortured and then saved by Jesus also has some references to film Red Dragon, which was released in the same year as current episode.
Jesus says "You're a bad liar" to Santa when he gets shot and is about to die. This is a direct quote from 1996 film Independence Day.
The two Iraqi children with large eyes are spoofs on the animation style of the Rankin/Bass specials of the 1970's, such as Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. At the end of the episode, the faces of Stan, Kyle, and Cartman also briefly change to resemble these characters.
The scene where Kyle tells Cartman that because of his actions, no one will be getting presents for Christmas followed by Cartman's "Christ" comment resulting in the boys asking Jesus for help is a word-for-word recreation of the scene in Jesus vs. Frosty in which the two boys that are prototypes for Stan and Kyle, realize that they're going to need help from Jesus in order to defeat the killer Frosty the Snowman.
Kenny returns, having died in the Season Five episode, "Kenny Dies". Here, he claims to have been hanging out, as if forgetting any of this ever happened.
This episode has Stan say his catchphrase "Dude, this is pretty fucked up, right here.". He last said this in "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!". Stan says this whenever something very strange or weird happens.