Merry Nickmas was a series of short Christmas-themed vignettes that ran during the Nickelodeon's commercial breaks in December 2002 to advertise their annual Christmas programming. Each of the shorts featured the characters from the network's animated shows, often parodying classic Christmas works such as those produced by Rankin Bass. These shorts continued to be aired annually on the network through 2005. SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends made several prominent appearances in these shorts.
The shorts consisted of:
- "A Chuckie Finster Christmas, Channukah, Kwaanza, Winter Solstice"
- "Holiday Party"
- "How The You-Know-Who Stole You-Know-What!"
- "The Nutcracker Suite" (the only short without a SpongeBob character)
- "Patrick the Snowman"
- "Plankton's Holiday Hits"
- "The 12 Days of Nickmas"