Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale (2018)


A Midwinter's Tale
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Critics Consensus

This holiday chapter from Sabrina's Chilling Adventures spikes the eggnog with the series' ghoulish sensibility, but viewers may feel disappointed by the special's confusion over whether it is a self-contained diversion or a continuation of the series' core story.



Critic Ratings: 20

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Tv Season Info

The Church of Night, like all covens, celebrates the Winter Solstice--the longest night of the year--when families gather around the Yule Fire to sing pagan carols and tell ghost stories. But the holidays are also a time for guests and visitors--both welcome and unwelcome-- you never know what might come down the chimney...

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Critic Reviews for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina A Midwinter's Tale

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

The Christmas story benefitted from not worrying about the risks that should be taken, instead of telling a confined but not any less exciting tale set in between the past season and the future still yet to be told.

Dec 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A great hinge between seasons, an excuse to throw the spectator an extra chapter to hold the wait until the arrival of a new round of chapters. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 3, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Overall, the episode captures the Yuletide spirit and delivers worldbuilding along with the perfect atmosphere for our mortal holidays.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Witty, creepy and more than a little cracked, Midwinter's Tale is full of Addams Family-style malificisms.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Part holiday special, part season premiere, "A Midwinter's Tale" had to push forward the Spellman saga while giving us all the holly jolly feels - and to its credit, the episode worked.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

If you think you are going to get cute spells, talking cats, and teenage humor acted by 30 year olds (ok you might still get that), but you are in for rude awakening with this reboot otherwise.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Sabrina diehards are likely to find more sweetness than misery in this under-cooked detour to celebrate the solstice.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It was nice to spend some time on Rosalind and Susie rather than revolving the episode around Sabrina's breakup woes.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The atmosphere, as usual, is rich and feels even more macabre than Nightmare Before Christmas.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

While this installment was somewhat lightweight, it did evoke feelings of Christmas wonder, with the cinematography being especially, forgive me, enchanting.

Dec 17, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale

  • Apr 05, 2019
    Not too scary and fun
  • Apr 05, 2019
    I really enjoyed the show. Politics aside I think it was entertaining. The biggest issue I have is making all the high school students overly woke and intelligent which is far from reality for most college grads let alone high school students.
  • Feb 19, 2019
    Perfect Lynchian Christmas fare...
  • Feb 17, 2019
    Twas cute but it is a little too campy.
  • Feb 11, 2019
    It was an average episode that entertains, but it doesn't highlight comparing to the other episodes of this series.
  • Jan 26, 2019
    This standalone episode was not as good as the first season. However, I say this because it was just one episode. I'm glad it was released when it was but it just left me wanting more...which isn't a bad thing by any means.
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Man, this was boring
  • Jan 12, 2019
    Lackluster and boring
  • Jan 11, 2019
    This is hard to watch. Boring. The story is predictable and been done many, many times. SAD
  • Jan 10, 2019
    i was bored when I watched this

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