Happy Christmas Tree☆
Episode 114
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Episode Information
Kanji ハッピーツリークリスマス☆
English Happy Christmas Tree☆
Air Date
Japanese Air Date December 25, 2014
Featured Songs
Opening Du-Du-Wa DO IT!!
Ending Good morning my dream
Insert Song Hello! Winter Love♪
Episode guide
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Happy Christmas Tree☆ (ハッピーツリークリスマス☆) is the 114th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 13th episode of its "3rd Season" (3年目(サードシーズン) lit. "Third Year"). The episode aired on December 25, 2014.

Story

It's the day of the Starlight Academy Christmas Party and Akari and friends are working hard to make the party a success. Meanwhile, it seems hot idol Juri Kurebayashi wants a tree just like the one Ichigo and friends cut down three years ago.

Summary

Johnny has just finished training with Akari, Sumire, and Hinaki, when Orihime comes into the room with Hinaki's brand new premium rare cards. She reads the note Kayoko sent along with it before voicing her own excitement of this performance. 

Later, the girls are finishing the set-up for a tree when Akari thinks about the time Ichigo went and chopped down a huge tree and brought it back to the Academy. Yu's roommate asks what made her do this and they recall Ichigo's desire to help a friend who felt sad. Akari recalls that this was also the first time she saw Ichigo perform, and since then she dreamed of becoming an idol. At times she still hardly believes she's made it.

Sakura joins the girls and calls for everyone to join her in the cafeteria, where she explains that work has been going smoothly and they are down to finishing decorations, cooking the food for the event, and stage preparation. She asks for anyone who is done or has free time to lend a hand to anyone still working, and when the girls spot the Director dressed as a snowman, she explains that this is an "off-pic". Akari resumes work with Hinaki finishing decor while Sumire and a couple other girls work on cakes and some other items with Yotsuba.

As Hinaki is helping the Director get a close-up view of Sumire, Sakura rejoins them to inform everyone that the students from the highschool devision will be returning to the school that night. The girls are excited, with Akari hoping that Ichigo and the others will be able to join them for the Christmas Party. They continue working until eventually they finish, when Yotsuba points out the cake still needs to be decorated- only for Otome to surprise everyone when she shows up and asks to lend a hand, admitting the scent lured her in.

Juri walks into the room and starts to admire the nearby Christmas Tree. She apologizes to Akari for not being able to help, since she has to film the special promotion for Aikatsu Sensei now, but Akari claims it to be alright. As this goes on, Hinaki narrates an introduction for Akari and Juri while the Director films them. Akari asks Juri if she will be returning, and Juri discusses her intention of showing up in time since she's been waiting for the party. Akari is surprised and Juri explains that during her hiatus she had to spend the Christmas with her grandparents since her mom and dad had to work. They got her presents and prepared a special dinner, and even made a little bonsai Christmas Tree, and she even recieved her New Years present a bit early. Then, three years ago she witnessed Ichigo, Aoi, Ran, and Otome pull the tree back on Television. It deeply touched her, and Akari admits that she felt the exact same way.

As Juri begins to discuss the tree she assumed they would be cutting down another classmate comes by to tell her that her ride showed up. Juri is disappointed she can't be there to help but she wishes Akari luck before taking off. Noticing her discontent the girls express concern and Akari remarks that she would like to go out and cut down a tree too, so after informing the others of her plans she takes off, with the concerned Sumire and Hinaki, and the curious Director following.

Akari walks around in search of an Axe when she happens to spot Naoto. She makes an attempt to casually ask but he easily deduces why she needs it and hands it over, but he warns her to be careful. She promises she will be and having changed into warmer clothes the girls leave the school. Hinaki begins to ask where they can find the tree but noticing Akari seems assured of herself, they are joined by the Director, who invites on lending them a ride to the location with his van.

Sometime later, Akari and the others burst into Tsubasa's office. He gently scolds Akari and she asks that he take her to the tree near his home as its the biggest fir right now. Tsubasa voices that while he would not mind, Dreamy Crown doesn't own the land so he can't really help. She apologizes for asking such a big favor, but Tsubasa has another idea, and he calls Asuka to ask if the girls can have one of her trees for the party. She sees no harm in it and agrees, but she asks that they wait twenty minutes so that the filming going on right now can finish.

With that the girls leave for Angely Mountain, as the van stops at a trail Sumire reads a fortune in hopes of inspiring everyone. The Director explains that the van simply can't go any further, so the four step off of it with their equipment and they begin to make their way up; a worn out Sumire, Hinaki, and Director trailing behind the energetic Akari. 

Just then, Akari falls over. She assures the others she's fine though, and she forces herself to stand up and continue until they find the tree in question. The girls express concern for her but Akari insists she can, swinging the axe into the tree. She alternates with Sumire and Hinaki every few swings, and as this is going on Asuka is shown observing them from her home.

Eventually the girls begin to saw the other side of the tree and send it crashing to the snowy ground, but now they realize they need to get it down the hill- only to see the tree beginning to slide on its own. Akari chases after it and jumps onto the tree, followed by the others and they manage to steer it down the hill; only to make a crash landing and find snow is covering the van. The Director is concerned once more and remarks that the tree is too big to fit in or on the van, but just then the girls are shocked to find Juri's mom, who reveals she came to Angely Mountain to lend them a hand.

Back at Starlight Academy the party has started, but when Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran arrive to find a worried Sakura, they approach her to discover the girls aren't back yet. But they hear a helicopter flying above the school and rush outside to find the girls, along with Orihime, and Johnny-sensei watching as the tree is being brought in.

Ichigo compliments the tree while the other classmates show up to lend a hand decorating it so that Akari, Sumire, and Hinaki can prepare for their performance. They go to change and arrive on stage to perform "Hello Winter Love".

With the tree decorated and the performance done, everyone heads back outside to admire it. Juri is delighted as she shows up, revealing her mother informed her of what happened. As others tune in to watch the program, the girls wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Characters

Trivia

  • This is the first Aikatsu Christmas episode to premiere on Christmas.
    • This is also the first Aikatsu Christmas Episode to not premiere as the 12th episode of its season.
    • This episode premiered on Noeru Otoshiro's birthday.
  • This is the first Aikatsu Christmas episode to not use We wish you a merry Christmas AIKATSU Ver. as its insert song.
  • Hinaki finally gets her first Premium Rare Dress.
  • The song Hello! Winter Love♪ appears for the first time.
  • This is the first time that Akari, Sumire and Hinaki perform together.
  • This is the last episode of Aikatsu in 2014.

Gallery

VTEList of Aikatsu! Episodes
1st Season 1 - 10 I Can Become an Idol?So Many Idols!I Want to Know More About YouOh! My! Fan!Ran! Runway!Lost in an Autograph!Beware the BlogThe Underground SunMove on now!The Rainbow-Colored Otome
11 - 20 Otome Falls in Love with SomeoneWe Wish You a Merry Christmas!The Tragedy of Calories!Naughty Detectives♥Love Under the Camphor TreeHeart Pounding!! Special Live Act Part 1Heart Pounding!! Special Live Act Part 2Choco and LoveThe Secret Scent of the Moonlit GirlVampire Scandal
21 - 30 Stylish Thief☆SwallowtailIdol Aura and Calendar GirlAn Ageha MuseEnjoy♪ OfftimeApril Fools' Promise☆The Season of SakuraRaise The Curtain☆Fresh Girls CupMizuki and A Soft-Shelled TurtleIdol☆TeacherA Sincere Call and Response
31 - 40 An Idol on Mother's DayIchigo PanicChance & Try☆Hello☆Super IdolStar of TearsTristar Take Off☆Head for the SunStrawberry Parfait♪Go get'em Soleil!Girl meets girl
41 - 50 The Summer-Colored Miracle☆Shipboard Finale☆An Idol in WonderlandMore Than True Crisis!Happy Summer☆VacationRespect J☆Legend Idol・MasqueradeWake up my music♪The Place Where Brightness Goes toThe Memories are in the Future
2nd Season 51 - 60 That Rocking Girl is the Dream☆GirlWelcome Home♫StrawberryLalala☆★RivalSecret of SmilesThe Password is Okeoke Okay☆Top Secret of LoveLoose Cha-Ran-way!Magical Dancing♪Choco and Solution☆Choco-Pop DetectivesThe Rumored Powa-Puri☆
61 - 70 Kira・pata・magic☆The Idol is the Santa Claus!Koh-haku Aikatsu Gassen!Lucky Idol☆Door Towards the DreamThe Wonderful Mutual LoveFortune Compass☆Flower-Blooming Aurora PrincessHospitality Heart♡Stylish Expedition Cool Angels!
71 - 80 The Glittering AquariusHappy☆Idol Fes 1st DAY!Happy☆Idol Fes 2nd DAY!Sakura-Colored MemoriesAgain♪ OfftimeGreat Shock☆Fresh Girl!Aiming to be a Star☆彡A Miracle Begins!Yes! Best PartnerAikatsu! Boot Camp
81 - 90 Bibibi☆PartnerAim To Be☆Perfect PartnersOtome RAINBOW!Blooming Miracle!Fantasia (Rhapsody) in the Desert of the MoonMy Dear Idol!Soleil☆Rising!Where Legends Are MadeAdmiration is ForeverShining☆Future Girl
91 - 101 Forming☆Aikatsu8Summer Idol StoryTwinkle・StarsTwo WingsWhere Dreams BloomLet's! Akari Summer!Secret Letter and Unseen StarTwin DressesThe Flower's TearsTo the Wing's DreamThe SHINING LINE of Admiration
3rd Season 102 - 110 Let's Aikatsu!☆Ready Go!!Good FortuneAikatsu Dash!Bursting Flair☆Idol☆HalloweenTwo DreamersPut Your Feelings in an AppleThe Hot Wind of Aikatsu!The Passionate Sangria Rosa
111 - 120 Dear My Fans!GOGO! Ichigo Cheer CorpsThe Fashionable☆Vivid GirlHappy Christmas Tree☆A Warm☆Japanese New YearŌzora JUMP!!Sumire-Colored Singing VoiceAn Elegant Aikatsu!The Dance of the NadeshikoStar☆Valentine
121 - 130 A Promise to the FutureVampire MysterySpring BouquetThe Queen's FlowerThe Other Side of AdmirationA Warm♪OfftimeEntrance of the Starlit Sky☆The Showtime of DreamsTalk Show RunwayThe Magic of Units
131 - 140 The Brilliant Dancing DivaThe Burning Passionate Jalapeño!Hello New WorldSpontaneous Skips♪The Center of the World is Kokone!The Name is, Sweet & Soft☆NadeshikoExciting☆Unit CupBrilliance of One's True Self☆Johnny and The BrideAikatsu Restaurant
141 - 152 Hot Spicy・Girls!I Want to Say Thank YouHorror!? Summer IslandSurprise Idol BattleA Hot Summer FestivalThe Three of Us Once AgainThe Dazzling LuminasRaise the Curtain, the Great Starlight School Festival☆Our Different ColorsThe Bonds of StarsLight of the StageThe Road Following Our Meeting
4th Season 153 - 160 Let's Fly, Look Out Vast World!We'll Take that Potato, and Replace it with a MicThrilling Carat☆YOU! GO! KYOTO!!Little Devil HappeningI Want to See You, OkinawaGalaxy☆StarlightPerfect Dream Idol!
161 - 170 Tale of the Osaka Idol☆Mecha Panic☆Happiness Party♪New Year Ahead!Luminas☆ChristmasThe First Wind That I Have FoundThe Sketchbook of DreamsA Single Road, Our Parting WaysHinaki Miracle!The Power of Idols
171 - 178 Best FriendSpring DreAca Carnival!Double Miracle☆My Move on now!The Futures that I'd Like to Come TrueQueen of RosesThe Present Heading Towards to FutureThe Best Present
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