'Tis the season for holiday episodes, but last night's Christmas-themed episode of Bones exemplified that "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (Andy Williams-style) sentiment better than any other. How Christmas-riffic was this outing??!! I really thought that those witty Bones writers couldn't top this year's spectacular Halloween episode, but they sure proved me wrong last night. I'm pretty sure that I haven't laughed that hard in a long time -- even with a sitcom and Bones definitely falls more in the drama column. Everything from the escalating Santa similarities (North Pole variety) to Bones and Booth's bantering to the rent-a-Santa who needed a hearing aid and the always hilarious counseling sessions with Dr. WayTooYoung had me laughing so hard, I had tears in my eyes. Holiday movies should be so funny!
Of course, the talk of the night lands squarely on the shoulders of THAT kiss. Sure, it was part mistletoe, part black mail and a whole lotta chewing gum, but it was still quite spectacular! And even though Bones and Booth will carry on as if it never happened, we all know that they were both jolted by the way they felt during and after. LOVED the awkwardness between them and the way the prosecutor (a.k.a. the "Puckish" kiss arranger) rubbed the idea that they both went a little above and beyond those "steamboats." Just a well-done scene. And even though I ultimately want Bones and Booth together, I'm content to sit back and let the obvious tension between them fester for a few more seasons. Besides, the most romantic and touching moment came at the very end when Booth gave Bones and her family that tree. It's the little things that set this show apart and this episode was chock full of them and holiday cheer. Oh, and mistletoe. Can't forget that mistletoe.
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