Castle 5×09 “Secret Santa” will highlight Castle and Beckett’s first Christmas together and will be the show’s first Christmas episode. Check out the images below for a sneak peek at the episode.

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In “Secret Santa,” Castle and Beckett are called to a snowy crime scene in the middle of Central Park to find a dead man matching the description of Santa Claus: white whiskers, red-and-white costume and stocking cap, black boots — and Kris Kringle ID. Added to this bizarre scene is the fact that he appears to have fallen from the sky.

This next bit could be considered a spoiler so read with caution!

Some interesting information from Ask Ausiello: He says he can confirm that in the December 3 episode of “Secret Santa” we learn what Rick Castle’s Christmas tree looks like and that Alexis and Martha would help decorate it. More importantly something conspires to keep Castle and Beckett apart on Christmas. According to Ausiello that something is *o**. Now this could be a very misleading hint or something way more complicated. What do you think, is love keeping Castle and Beckett apart on Christmas?

The next episode of Castle, “Swan Song,” airs on Monday, November 12 at 10 p.m. EST on ABC. Don’t forget to check out our Hypable BattleShips Tournament on November 14 as Caskett takes on Delena.