"The Walking Dead" definitely isn't the holliest, jolliest show, but it has its heartwarming moments. In the spirit of the holiday season, let's take a look at some of season 5's merriest moments.
It's the most wonderful time of the year
The season 5 premiere of "The Walking Dead" gave fans a reason to celebrate when it returned with an explosive season 5 premiere. Carol saved her friends from becoming a feast for Gareth the Grinch, and she came bearing gifts: Daryl Dixon's bow and Rick's watch. Viewers got to see Daryl cry and give his savior a huge hug, but was he more excited about seeing Carol or getting his bow back? There were two more sweet reunions when Sasha learned that Tyreese was alive, and Rick and Carl lit up like two kids on Christmas when they saw baby Judith.
Holly Jolly Bob
Before Bob's foot got roasted on open fire and Termites nibbled on his toes, he played an adorable game with Sasha called "Good Outta the Bad." Sasha would named the countless downsides of the zombie apocalypse, and Bob would try to find the bright side of mosquito bites (itching reminds you that you're alive) and having no privacy ("captive audience"). He provided some much-needed joy and cheer, and he gave Sasha some good memories to hold on to. Watch Father Gabriel find Bob's chargrilled appendage below.
Beth's sweet gift
Noah proved that he was a good guy by presenting Beth with a festive green lollipop. That piece of candy would go on to star in a very disturbing scene, but at least it proved that the zombie apocalypse hasn't killed off all the giving people left in the world.
Eugene: The Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer of the zombie apocalypse
Abraham's group found a great new toy when they stumbled up a shiny red firetruck, and unlikely hero Eugene finally stepped up and proved the brain underneath that mullet is a valuable asset by climbing on top of the vehicle and using its hose to take out a pretty large horde of zombies.
Carol survived Daryl Dixon's dangerous overpass joyride only to get hit by one of the hospital cars. However, there was an upside to Carol almost getting killed -- she was reunited with Beth after the poor girl had probably given up hope of ever seeing her old friends again. Just don't accept any lollipops, Carol!