That was the perfect mix of naughty and nice!
The first-ever Pretty Little Liars Christmas episode finally premiered Tuesday on ABC Family, and it brought plenty of holiday thrills and chills to Rosewood. Not only was the hour jam-packed with countless swoon-worthy moments, the holiday adventure also brought plenty of familiar faces to the DiLaurentis ice ball.
ETonline is gifting you with a recap of the night's most shocking moments and heart-pounding surprises. Plus, we've got exclusive scoop from PLL's executive producer Marlene King about the "shocking twists" ahead in 5B as we move forward in our quest to finally learn the truth of 'A's identity.
Here’s your rapid-fire rundown of the episode: Cece, Jenna, Sydney and Officer Holbrook, are just a few of the latest recruits to join Ali's new team of minions — and let's just say, they're willing to do whatever it takes to protect their queen (and themselves!).
Mona scared the bejesus out of Ali (and made us all giggle) as the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future — and she even foreshadowed Ali's doomed fate. Over in shipper news, fans were treated to some serious eye candy with not one but two holiday costumes. Unfortunately, it looks like the end is near for Paige and Emily.
But the biggest shocker of the night? Thanks to Hanna's snooping, we discovered that Ali not only knew Bethany, but she also invited her to Rosewood over Labor Day weekend — the same weekend Bethany was murdered.
Take a look at our video recap above to relive the night's most shocking moments and heart-pounding surprises for yourself!
So what do PLL fans need to know before tuning in to 5B in January? "As we move towards discovering the identity of big A we really are picking up the pace of this show," King spilled exclusively to ETonline. "I think we are moving at a rapid pace to begin with but, it's rapid fire from this point on."
The EP also promised that fans should be prepared for "so many great shocking twists" when we return to Rosewood in 2015. "I'm just so excited as we move forward for fans to start getting more pieces of the puzzle to put together," she said. "I think it's going to become clearer and clearer as we go down the road for fans to start piecing together who 'A' is."
Pretty Little Liars returns Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at 8 p.m. on ABC Family.
Got any new 'A' guesses, little liars? Tell us your favorite moments from Pretty Little Liars' Christmas special in the comments below or chat with our PLL expert @LeanneAguilera on Twitter!