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    • In the storyboard, the road at the beginning of the episode, is just a road with some mountains in the background. In the final version, the road is on the side of a mountain, then the turn.
    • In the storyboard, when Patchy stops and introduces his situation, the shot is through the windshield and he is wearing a mailman's hat. In the final version, he looks out of the truck, leaves the truck, and goes to the back of the truck. He is also wearing his normal pirate hat.
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    • In the storyboard, since Patchy does not leave the truck, the mailman is shown in the back of the truck. He looks different than in the final version. In the final version, since Patchy does not have the mailman hat right away, he switches his and the mailman's hat when he shows the mailman.
    • In the storyboard, Potty looks like he is standing on the top part of the seat. In the final version, he is sitting on the top part of a seat.
    • In the storyboard, Patchy looks at Potty. In the final version, he gets back in the truck at looks at the camera when he talks to Potty.
    • In the storyboard, Potty looks angry at Patchy for getting the directions wrong. In the final version, Potty just looks surprised.
    • In the final version, it shows the outside of the truck when Patchy sings the directions. In the storyboard, it shows Patchy.
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    • In the storyboard, it shows Potty jumping when he sings the directions. In the final version, he is sitting and then the exterior of the truck is shown again.
    • In the storyboard, when the scene stops spinning, the truck is tilted to the left. In the final version, it is tilted to the right.
    • In the storyboard, the Bikini Bottom sign in on the right and does not have any writing on it. In the final version, the sign is on the left and does have writing on it.
    • When Conch Street is shown, it is at a different angle in storyboard and the final version.
    • When SpongeBob is in bed, he is at a different angle in storyboard and the final version. Gary and the Christmas decorations are also not in the scene in the storyboard, but are in the final version.
    • In the storyboard, when SpongeBob wakes up, he stands up on the bed. In the final version, he does not.
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    • In the storyboard, when SpongeBob takes out the lights, he is upside down. In the final version, he is right side up.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob lassos the lights on his house. In the final version, he runs on the house and then lassos the lights on his house.
    • In the storyboard, when SpongeBob is done stringing the lights, he is on the right side of his house. In the final version he is on the left side.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob runs on his house to get to the left side. In the final version, he just floats down.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob had to plug the lights in. In the final version, they just turn on when he is done.
    • Squidward had more major movements in the storyboard of the scene where he is hanging up lights than in the final version.
    • In the final version of the scene with the first Santa trap, Patrick is wearing a scarf. In the storyboard, he is not.
    • In the storyboard of the part where Santa shows up at Patrick's rock, only his head is shown. In the final version, his upper body is shown.
    • In the storyboard, the cookie in Patrick's trap does not have a string on it. In the final version, it does.
    • In the storyboard, after the cookie is shown, Patrick is holding a string. In the final version, he is not.
    • In the storyboard, when Sandy is first shown, the Christmas Analyzer is smaller than in the final version and she is wearing a lab coat. In the final version, she is not wearing a lab coat.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob's entrance into the treedome is shown. In the final version, it is not.
    • In the storyboard, Mr. Krabs is next to a tree when he is first shown. In the final version, he near a table.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob spins around the front of the tree and ends up in front of Mr. Krabs on the left of the tree. In the final version, he does not do this.
    • In the storyboard, when Mr. Krabs explains why he loves Christmas, his whole body is shown. In the final version, only the upper half of his body is shown.
    • In the storyboard, after Mr. Krabs says, "The more you give, the more I get," presents appear. In the final version, they do not.
    • In the storyboard, the Chum Bucket's frozen dining area is shown before the lab. In the final version, just the lab is shown.
    • In the storyboard, when Plankton says, "...his eye on me," he is shown alone on the stool. In the final version, he is next to a machine.
    • In the storyboard, when Plankton shows the list of naughty deeds, he is leaning to the right. The list is also less detailed than in the final version. In the final version, he is leaning to the left.
    • In the storyboard, Plankton's stocking has his name on it. In the final version, it does not.
    • In the storyboard, the paper with Jerktonium on it is already on the periodic table. It is on the left side of the slide and it is nailed on it. Plankton uses a pointer to point it out. In the final version, he sticks the post-it note paper on the right side of the slide.
    • In the storyboard, Jerktonium looks like a floating rock. In the final version, it looks like a crystal.
    • When Plankton says, "The Fruitcake," in the final version, an image of a fruitcake appears. In the storyboard, it does not.
    • When Plankton says, "Once ingested no one can help turning into the biggest, creepiest, meanest jerk ever," in the final version, he is walking around. In the storyboard, he is looking at the Jerktonium.
    • In the storyboard, when Plankton is about to remove the Jerktonium, Karen gives Plankton the pliers. In the final version, he just has the pliers.
    • The Jerkmaker-9000 looks different in the storyboard and final version.
    • In the storyboard, the first piece of fruit cake is square-shaped. In the final version, it is bread-shaped.
    • In the storyboard, when Plankton asks how SpongeBob's dander is and SpongeBob replies, he still has some of the second piece of fruit cake left. In the final version, he has eaten it all and gets a third piece.
    • In the storyboard, there is only one key to the Jerkmaker-9000. In the final version, there are two.
    • In the storyboard, the carolers look different than in the final version.
    • In the storyboard, the Jerkmaker-9000 is leaning away from the carolers. In the final version, it is leaning towards them.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob is behind the parade. In the final version, he is on a hill, watching it.
    • The parade is different in the storyboard than it is in the final version.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob's parents were planned to appear during the song Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas) when SpongeBob sings "It's the time for family and holly and turkey." However, in the final version they are replaced with SpongeBob's friends.
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