Episode 17, “December,” “Incredible Santa,” and “Christmas Meeting”
The Christmas Story
The one requirement, snow, is present. Funnier elements include a drawing of a reindeer and Chiyo-Father talking about being Santa.
The true meaning of Christmas is…
Friendship and innocence. This episode probably won’t get you in the Christmas spirit, and it certainly contains no reflection on the true meaning of the holiday, but it will do what all episodes of the series will – make you laugh and feel joyful. If Christ represents the innocent lamb, than Azumanga Daioh is an appropriate series to watch around December. It’s wonderful to see a Christmas episode that contains no fanservice and is purely innocent. Plus, Chiyo’s father as Santa is classic and Osaka’s musings on Rudolph and evil Santa will have you in stitches.
Watch the scene about Chiyo’s dad as Santa:
Unseasonably warm – you might want to get out and enjoy some holiday music, if you can find, say, a nice band made of high school girls.