This is a spoiler-free review of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina holiday special, now streaming on Netflix. Refresh your memory with our Season 1 review here.
Try as I might to find a way to sugarcoat it, like a cranberry strung up on a yule tree, I cannot: the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s holiday special, “A Midwinter’s Tale,” lands like a bit of coal in your Netflix stocking.
It’s not bad, but it’s not particularly good, either. The episode shoves a lot of stuff — and it truly is just stuff — of little consequence into the 55 or so minutes, and it all unfolds like a belabored sigh. Sabrina, post-break-up, is in a bit of a funk. She’s unsure what to do about Harvey, and wishes she could get some advice — but not from anyone in the Spellman house.