Remember Christmas Comes to Pac-Land, the 1982 special where Santa Claus crash-lands on Pac-Man's front yard? If you don't, that's okay, but its worth noting that the entire plot revolves around Santa Claus having to explain Christmas to the weird little dot-eating hockey puck, implying that Pac-Land, despite having firm evidence of an afterlife, exists outside the sight of God. Trust me, it's as weird as it sounds.

I bring all this up because it was a bizarre problem that My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic sidestepped by introducing their own gift-giving winter holiday, Hearth's Warming Eve, so that they could have all the fun of a Christmas story without having to include, say, Pony Jesus. But as Katie Cook takes the stage for this year's My Little Pony Holiday Special, it ends up raising a whole lot of other questions, like why Rainbow Dash is suddenly a reindeer. Check out a preview below and see if you can figure it out for yourself!








Okay, so maybe that doesn't have the theological implications that you got from Christmas Comes To Pac-Land, but it's still worth checking out, if only to find out how the game Cattleship differs from its human world counterpart.

Here's IDW's official solicitation:

My Little Pony Holiday Special

Katie Cook (w & a & c) • Brenda Hickey (Subscription Variant Cover)

It's holiday time in Equestria and the ponies are ready to celebrate! Join the celebration in this special one shot that shows how different ponies enjoy the festivities!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Written and drawn by Katie Cook!

The Holiday Special will be on sale on December 9, 2015.