|"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|
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 to get justice for Mona and finally bring Alison down. 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 a ghostly presence.
- Antagonist: Alison DiLaurentis and Charlotte DiLaurentis.
- CeCe returns and is revealed to be White Hood.
- Alison and her army attend the Ice Ball. Jenna and Sydney are revealed to be among this group.
- There is an Ice Ball sponsored by the DiLaurentis family.
- Sydney and Jenna appear.
- Some of the characters sing Christmas carols at the nursing home.
- Alison kisses Holbrook.
- Melanie Moreno and Monica Moreno guest star as Cindy and Mindy, who attend the Ice Ball and dress up as CeCe and Ali to fool the Liars.
- "A" wears three different disguises in this episode: Black Hoodie, White Hood, and Zombie Baby Doll Stalker.
- "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)
- Main article: Category:How the 'A' Stole Christmas images
Isabella Rice as Young Ali
Terry Finn as Claire (How the ''A'' Stole cristmas)
Chiara Aurelia as Addison