"How the 'A' Stole Christmas"
Season 5, Episode 13
Air date December 9th, 2014
Written by I. Marlene King and Kyle Bown
Directed by I. Marlene King
Episode Guide
Taking This One to the Grave
Through a Glass, Darkly

How the 'A' Stole Christmas is the thirteenth episode of Season Five. It aired on December 9th, 2014 and is the first Christmas special for the series.


Christmas is quickly approaching, and all of Rosewood is full of merriment, except for Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer, who aren't feeling much holiday cheer after the loss of Mona and Spencer's murder charge looming over them. But when an opportunity presents itself with the chance to get evidence to clear Spencer's name, the girls and their partners devise a plan. If the plan is successful, it could be a very Merry Christmas after all.

Meanwhile, Alison gets a glimpse at the past, present and future by Mona as a ghostly presence.




  • "Sleigh Ride" by Fun (Opening Scene)
  • "Jingle Bells" by Sugar and The Hi-Lows (Scene at the Nursing Home and during Cindy and Mindy's makeover)
  • "Celebrate" by Farmdale (First scene at the Ice Ball)
  • "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten (Scene when Alison arrives at the Ice Ball)
  • "Up with the Volume" by Bekuh BOOM (Alison enters the Maze)
  • "Showstopper" by Sweetersongs (Emily confronts Ali's Minions and they reveal themselves)


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Co-Starring Edit

Charles Carpenter as James Neilan

Isabella Rice as Young Ali

Terry Finn as Claire (How the ''A'' Stole cristmas)

Chiara Aurelia as Addison

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