TV Picks: 'Amish Mafia' returns with exploding Santa in 12/10 A Very Amish Christmas (VIDEO)

The date for the "Amish Mafia" Christmas special, "A Very Amish Christmas," has been set for Dec. 10 at 10 p.m. on the Discovery Channel.

I'm new to the Amish Mafia party. Apparently the Amish do not like Santa Claus, and if an Amish man brings you a goat, you're his chosen beloved. I thought all they did was raise barns and can and cook!

But Christmas just can’t be Christmas without Lebanon Levi King Stoltzfus bringing Esther Freeman Schmucker a goat to show how he feels. She's blown away in an Amish low key way.


Jolin Zimmerman, a Mennonite, a huge, ornery, mallet wielding neckless woman named Mary and Merlin Miller are the colorful characters who go mental over "Satan" Santa Claus. Merlin makes little Amish kids cry over the Santa - Satan thing.

Levi views Christmas as a giant business opportunity, whereas Merlin rails against the commerce part of it.


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