The Christmas Aliens
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) episode
Title screen
Season Code: S03E01
Episode: 65
Original airdate December 25, 2004
Written by Michael Ryan
Supervising Producer Lloyd Goldfine
Producers: Gary Richardson
Frederick U. Fierst
Al Kahn
Norman Grossfeld
Thomas Kenney
Supervising Director  Roy Burdine
Story Editor: Michael Ryan
Episode chronology
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 3
October 9, 2004 - April 23, 2005
List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. The Christmas Aliens
  2. Space Invaders, Part I
  3. Space Invaders, Part II
  4. Space Invaders, Part III
  5. Worlds Collide, Part I
  6. Worlds Collide, Part II
  7. Worlds Collide, Part III
  8. Touch and Go
  9. Hunted
  10. H.A.T.E.
  11. Nobody's Fool
  12. New Blood
  13. The Lesson
  14. The Darkness Within
  15. Mission of Gravity
  16. The Entity Below
  17. Time Travails
  18. Hun on the Run
  19. Reality Check
  20. Across the Universe
  21. Same As It Never Was
  22. The Real World, Part 1
  23. The Real World, Part 2
  24. Bishop's Gambit
  25. Exodus, Part 1
  26. Exodus, Part 2

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"The Christmas Aliens" is a Christmas episode, and the fifty-third episode of the 2003 animated series. It originally aired on December 25, 2004. It had 3.11 million views on the 4kids website as of 2008.


Major characters

Secondary characters

Main Locations, Vehicles and Accessories


Voice-over introduction

Michelangelo: 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the town, Turtle Santa drove like crazy to not let the kids down.

Instead of a sleigh, a truck full of toys, destined to be the presents for good girls and boys.

But evil thieves wanted to steal the toys at all cost. Poor, poor Turtle Santa, all hope was lost.

Plot synopsis

Mikey is enjoying the Holiday season by walking through Central Park. Some kids accidentally peg the affable Ninja with a snowball, and as payback Mikey asks one of the children to lend him their sled for a bit. The boy complies and Mikey takes off down the hills, doing various crazy tricks until he finally crashes. The kid reclaims his sled and compliments Mike on his skills. As the Turtle brushes off the snow, he finds a stray kitten and decides to bring it along with him.

Back at the Turtle Lair, Splinter and the rest of the Turtles are preparing for their holiday party. April and Casey arrive - Jones is having quite a struggle hauling the tree into the ninjas' dwelling. Raph finally offers his buddy a hand and they place the tree on its stand and the guys begin to decorate it. As the decorations are brought out, everyone realizes that Mikey isn't around. Leo holds up a train engine ornament and wonders if Mikey is at the toy store yet again.

Mikey is indeed at the toy store again, standing on the sidewalk and admiring all of the cool toys - particularly the red hot Little Orphan Alien doll, which is so popular that it's completely sold out and highly sought after. Mikey holds the cat up and pets its belly, deciding to name it Klunk. The Turtle then hears something down a nearby alley. Mikey puts Klunk inside his coat for protection and investigates, where he finds three armed Purple Dragons (Spike, Sunny, and Two Ton) stealing a truck full of “Lil’ Orphan Alien” dolls that are supposed to go to an orphanage. As Mike attacks, he is met with the clicking of a large gun as the barrel is pointed right at him.

As Spike begins to fire, Mikey jumps out of the way. The gangsters start driving off, but Mikey grabs hold of an electrical cord dangling from the open doors on the back of the vehicle. Mike holds onto the cord and "water-skis" down the streets and across the tops of parked cars until the punks abruptly stop the truck. The momentum shoots the Turtle underneath the vehicle. Now in front of the stopped truck, Mikey dodges more gunshots as he leaps onto the hood, barely escaping yet more shots. Spike and Two Ton get out to search the back of the vehicle. As they peer into the murky space still full of "Lil' Orphan Alien" dolls, the ninja leaps out and knocks both of them cold. The driver Sunny takes off, but Mikey manages to leap and grab an open door and slowly begins moving to the front of the truck. The Turtle is able to reach the cab and grabs Sunny. As he gets behind the wheel, Mikey tosses Sunny out onto a parked police car - which radios in for assistance. Mikey checks on Klunk and the kitty is fine, but it's not over yet - the villainous Sunny also called for backup and a hot rod full of Purple Dragons is headed straight for the stolen toy store delivery truck!

As the two vehicles are headed straight for each other, Spike takes out a rocket launcher. It seems that the thugs have the upper hand in this game of chicken, but Mikey just pins the gas and heads straight for them. As the hoods realize that Mikey’s not stopping, they veer off just in time.

Back at the Turtles' Lair we see the party guests arrive. It’s the Silver Sentry, Angel, the Professor and some other homeless folks.

Cut back to Mikey and his nervous cat as the Purple Dragons are catching up. As Spike fires his rocket launcher, Mike uses a parked tow truck’s ramp to tilt the vehicle onto two wheels and escape the missile. Mikey then hits the brakes, causing the hot rod to attempt another evasive maneuver - but this time the ice is too much for the driver and he loses control. The car flips upside-down onto some parked cars.

Meanwhile, Casey (with the help of Raph and Angel) uses some mistletoe tricks to try to get a kiss from April. O'Neil is not amused by the tactic and so she slaps the bemused Jones. Then Gen, Usagi and the Ultimate Daimyo enter through a shimmering portal.

Back on the streets, Mikey is still driving the truck on his mission to take the toys to the orphanage. Unfortunately there is now a bunch of police cars chasing the Turtle, thinking he's one of the Purple Dragons. The officers have set up a roadblock ahead. With no way out, Mikey hits the gas and heads for the blockade at full speed - apologizing as he goes. Mikey blasts through the roadblock and now has a few less police cars giving chase.

Inside the Turtles' Lair the group is having arm wrestling matches with the Silver Sentry. Casey loses badly, and then Casey and Raph team-up to try to defeat the super hero - but both are sent flying across the room. April sits down to give it a shot and Casey admonishes her. To everyone's surprise, April wins, the force of her thrust sending the Silver Sentry flying into a brick wall, which crumbles with the impact. April stands and scoffs at Casey as she walks off. In the kitchen, O'Neil presents the Silver Sentry with a batch of her special cookies - the bribe she offered him to throw the match.

Cut to Mikey as he hits some snowdrifts to create some piles upon the following squad cars. This causes a pileup and gives Mikey time to pull off the road and finally evade the police.

Back at the lair, everyone is growing more and more impatient. April states that Michelangelo only has five more minutes before they'll begin their feast. Mikey finally appears and introduces everyone to his new friend Klunk. Raph growls at Mikey, who explains where he was and how they can all help make this holiday better.

Cut to the Brown Street Children's Home, where we see that the entire party has come dressed as elves (with Splinter as Santa). The heroes are handing out the "Lil' Orphan Alien" dolls and playing with the overjoyed children. Casey is standing beneath some mistletoe when April walks up casually and plants a kiss on his cheek. Mikey looks up at the camera and exclaims "Happy Holidays, everyone!"


Casey: I don't know about you guys but I'm starving. Let's chow down on the holiday goodies.
Splinter: No, this a time of family and being together. We must wait for Michelangelo.
Raphael: Where is that bum?

Usagi (talking to Leonardo): I got you something.
Leonardo: A sword! Wicked! I got you something too.
Usagi: A sword! What a wonderful gift.

Daimyo: It is an honor to be in your home Splinter-sensei.
Splinter: The honor is all mine.

Splinter (talking to Turtles): My sons, I believe Michelangelo is right. This is definitely a time for thinking of others, a season of giving.


  • This is Klunk's first appearance in the 2003-series of the TMNT-franchise.
  • This episode is based on Michaelangelo #1 Micro Series.
  • The scene where Raph trims the Christmas tree with butterfly swords is from Leonardo #1 Micro Series.
  • The Alien toys that the thieves are trying to steal are modeled after Furbies.
  • The boy at the start of the episode is voiced by Veronica Taylor doing her "Ash Ketchum" voice.
  • While this episode was the first of the third season to be produced, it changed air dates to be shown on Christmas.



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