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"Snow Place Like Home" is the forty-fourth episode of the Disney Channel animated series, Elena of Avalor. It premiered on November 24, 2018 and is the nineteenth episode in the second season.


It's Noche Buena in the Kingdom of Avalor. At Avalor Palace, Esteban is searching for his gifts and finds one. Elena catches him and puts the gift he took to open back. Isabel, Luisa, and Francisco come in and wish them a happy almost Navidad. Luisa notes how beautiful Elena looks. Elena tells her grandmother she wanted to get into the Navidad spirit. Isabel picks up a gift and states "Found it." Elena tells her "Isa, you're as bad as Esteban." Isabel explains that the gift she picked up is for Cristina and that she and their grandparents are going to Cristina's village to drop it off. Elena asks them if they're coming back for Noche Buena. Luisa answers "Of course, mijita." Elena is relieved because after everything they went through that year because of Shuriki she just wants to spend Navidad with her family. Isabel and her grandparents then set off for Cristina's village in the coach.

Suddenly there's a knock at the door. Elena thinks her little sister and grandparents changed their minds and opens the door. However, it's Naomi and Mateo. They've come to deliver presents to for the Royal Family and Gabe, who's still not back yet. Elena explains that Gabe is still hunting down the Delgados. Elena also hopes he's okay. Meanwhile, Gabe is indeed still pursing Victor and Carla with two of the Royal Guards on Jaquins. The pursuit has gotten to the bridge Elena built at the border between Avalor and Cordoba. Victor tells Cruz "Go faster Beast." Cruz tells Victor he and his sister have names. Vestia adds that the Royal Guards are pursing him and Carla not her and Cruz. To lose them, Victor conjures a huge blizzard. The Delgados lose the guards in the blizzard. The blizzard spreads all over Avalor.

Naomi and Mateo are about to go home when the blizzard hits trapping them inside. Esteban frets about how Isabel and his grandparents will get home while Naomi and Mateo fret about how they will get home. To cheer them up, Elena tells them they should have a snowball fight. The others shoot down this idea by telling her it's too cold. So, to warm them up, Elena takes them to the kitchen to make Ponche Navideno. Naomi and Mateo like it but Esteban refuses to even drink his on the grounds that he only drinks his with Luisa's tamales. Elena tells him they will make tamales when their grandparents and Isabel get back. Esteban moodily asks "But when will they get back?" Elena tells Esteban "Esteban. Primo. I've got a surprise for you." Esteban tells her he's not interested. Elena reveals that it's a Navidad treasure hunt. The trio agree to it. Elena then goes to hid the presents. When she gets back, Elena gives them a riddle: In this meeting place, the ends don't meet; A novel approach will reveal your treat. Naomi figures out that it's the Grand Council chamber as the meeting table is a semicircle. When they get to the Chamber, Naomi finds it on the book shelf as novel meant book. The present is Dulce. However, the gift only makes Mateo and Esteban more depressed. To cheer them back up, Elena decides they should decorate the Parlor.

Later, they have decorated the Parlor. Mateo is still feeling depressed as he has made a gingerbread house and a cookie shaped like his mother. Esteban makes him feel worse by eating the cookie shaped like his mom. When Mateo protests, Esteban complain about how Luisa's not there to make her tamales. Suddenly, there's a knock at the door. Esteban thinks it's Isabel and his grandparents and goes to get it. However, when he opens the door, it's just Luna who's there to drop some apples off for Elena before returning to Vallestrella. However, when she tries to leave, the blizzard blows her back inside. Luna asks Mateo if he can cast a spell that will end the storm. Mateo asks "Why didn't I think about that?' Esteban states "I agree. Why didn't you?" and they head to Mateo's Workshop to get one. They find one and head back out side. Unfortunately, Mateo gets the incantation wrong and the spell just makes the blizzard more powerful. Elena leads everyone back inside to make tamales.

Meanwhile, the more powerful blizzard forces Gabe's group to seek shelter in a cave where they celebrate Navidad. The more powerful blizzard also makes problems for the Delgados. Victor insults Cruz, prompting him and Vestia, who have had enough of the abuse and insults they've been subjected to by Shuriki's group, to throw the Delgados off and ditch them to fend for themselves. This forces the Delgados to strike out on foot. When Carla hurts herself in a way that makes it so she can't walk, Victor carries her back to their cabin. But when they reach the door, they are shocked to find a woman there as well. The woman reveals herself as Victor's wife, who is also a wizard.

Back at Avalor Palace, Elena's group are making tamales. However, they rush so much that they just get the dough on Elena's face. Naomi, Mateo, Esteban, and Luna blame each other and then Elena. Elena tells them she's been trying to cheer them up and they didn't even notice and leaves. Esteban blames Naomi, Mateo, and Luna, only for the three of them to blame him with Naomi asking him if he cares about anyone other than himself. Esteban tells them he care about his grandparents and adds that he lost his parents in a blizzard just like the one that's currently raging. When he was a boy, younger than Isabel, his parents went out on a voyage across the Great Ocean, despite him telling them not to due to having a bad feeling. There was a sudden blizzard across the Northern Sea. Their ship went down with no survivors. Luna notes he still has family in the Palace. Luna also notes they owe her an apology as they haven't been treating her right.

To make it up to Elena, they arrange a Navidad treasure hunt for her that ends in the kitchen, where they have resumed making tamales. While they make the tamales, Mateo realizes what made the spell go wrong. He recasts the spell and finally ends the blizzard. Naomi and Mateo invite their families to the Palace. When Isabel, Francisco, and Luisa get back, the Turners, the Royal Family, and the de Alvas celebrate Navidad together.




  • The Royal Family, the Turners, and Mateo have returned to Avalor City.
  • Gabe is still hunting the Delgados since the events of Finding Zuzo.
  • Cruz and Vestia finally get fed up with all the abuse and insults they've been subjected to since they've joined Shuriki and ditch the Delgados.
  • This episode is the only episode of the series to not credit the storyboard artists.
  • Victor's wife and Carla's mother makes her first appearance in this episode.
    • She's also revealed to be a wizard.
  • Esteban reveals how he lost his parents in this episode.
  • Morals: The holidays are a time to have a good time with loved ones, but keep the ones that can't be with you in your hearts.

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Season One: "First Day of Rule" • "Model Sister" • "All Heated Up" • "Island of Youth" • "Spellbound" • "Prince Too Charming" • "Finders Leapers" • "Royal Retreat" • "A Day to Remember" • "The Scepter of Light" • "Navidad" • "Olaball" • "Flight of the Jaquins" • "Crystal in the Rough" • "The Princess Knight" • "Captain Turner Returns" • "King of the Carnaval" • "My Fair Naomi" • "Spirit Monkey Business" • "Wizard-in-Training" • "Realm of the Jaquins" • "The Gecko's Tale" • "Party of a Lifetime" • "Blockheads" • "Masks of Magic"

Season Two: "The Jewel of Maru" • "Royal Rivalry" • "The Curse of El Guapo" • "Three Jaquins and a Princess" • "A Spy in the Palace" • "Science Unfair" • "Rise of the Sorceress" • "Shapeshifters" • "The Scepter of Night" • "The Race for the Realm" • "A Tale of Two Scepters" • "Class Act" • "All Kingdoms Fair" • "A Lava Story" • "Song of the Sirenas" • "The Tides of Change" • "The Return of El Capitán" • "Finding Zuzo" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Two Left Fins" • "Movin' On Up" • "Not Without My Magic" • "Luna's Big Leap" • "Naomi Knows Best"
Season Three: "Sister of Invention" • "To Save a Sunbird" • "Father-in-Chief" • "The Incredible Shrinking Royals" • "Norberg Peace Prize" • "The Magic Within" • "Flower of Light" • "Captain Mateo" • "Sugar Rush" • "The Family Treasure" • "Dreamcatcher" • "Changing of the Guard" • "King Skylar" • "Spirit of a Wizard" • "Team Isa" • "The Last Laugh" • "Festival of Lights" • "The Birthday Cruise" • "Giant Steps" • "Shooting Stars" • "Crash Course" • "Sweetheart's Day" • "The Lightning Warrior" • "Dia de las Madres" • "Heart of the Jaguar" • "Elena's Day Off" • "To Queen or Not to Queen" • "Coronation Day"

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