Pretty Little Liars and The Fosters Got You Lesbians in Pajamas for Christmas This Year

Every year, gAyBC Family drops a holiday episode of Pretty Little Liars from the sky like manna from the heavens to tide us over between seasons. Usually it’s a Halloween-themed holiday episode because Rosewood is a town where actual magical witches pull teenage girls from their graves during every harvest moon. This year, though, due to the fact that there’s no way Pretty Little Liars could squeeze another Halloween into the 14th year of their senior year, we’re getting a Christmas special called “How the ‘A’ Stole Christmas.” I have tried to steer clear of all spoilers, but this is what I can tell you for sure:

This is what you get for not pouting.


There are children throwing snowballs here, instead of throwing heads. They’re busy building toys and absolutely no one’s dead (…for now).

This is what you get for not crying.


Humbug, Humbug, Humbug, Four-Alarm Holiday Fire.

Red Coat is coming to town.


Tiny Toby stayed home.

But those aren’t the only lesbian-identified ladies who will be donning their gay apparel; ABC Family is also rolling out a new episode of The Fosters! It is called “Christmas Past” and it’s all about how Callie feels weird still being a foster kid, while Jude, who is perhaps a literal holiday elf sent directly to use from Santa Claus to warm our hearts and melt away our hatreds all year long, feels weird about actually being adopted.


A scissoring sweatshirt? I also got YOU a scissoring sweatshirt.

Probably Brandon pulls some bullshit too, and Jesus doesn’t have the wits to capitalize on being named Jesus at Christmastime.


My bowtie is from the Blaine Warbler Collection. What do you think?

Oh, and Annie Potts will be there too!


Every time you hear a bell ring, it means Brandon is doing something awful.

The Fosters Christmas special airs tonight at 8:00 and Pretty Little Liars airs at the same time on Tuesday. Are you in or are you in?

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Looking at that Santa boxers pic I could only think one thing: “One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesn’t belong.” That’s right Ezra, take your way to old self (I wanted to say something else, but I just can’t make myself say THAT), and get out of Rosewood.

  2. gAyBC Family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is such an obvious word pun, and yet it has never occurred to me before now. I literally LOL’d at my computer. Good job, Heather!

  3. To be honest I wasn’t sure if I was going to watch the Christmas episode of Pretty Little Liars,but now that I’ve seen Paige in Santa boxers I may have to reconsider :)

  4. Brandon is the worst!
    Sorry, just felt I needed to warm up before the episode. It’s been a while and I didn’t want to pull a muscle or something

  5. The Foster’s really needs more action between Stef and Lena instead of being about the kids 90% of the time.

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