|Directed by:||Seymour Kneitel|
|Written by:||Seymour Kneitel|
|Running time:||5 minutes|
"Spinach Greetings" is an episode of the 1960s television series, Popeye the Sailor, and the third Christmas-themed media adaption of the Popeye franchise. The episode title is a pun on the famous Christmas quote "Season's greetings!"
The Sea Hag, determined to make everyone as miserable as herself, sinks lower than she has ever sunk, and kidnaps Santa Claus! With the aid of her vile vulture, she whisks Santa out of his Christmas Eve delivery, and makes the dear old man watch as she smashes his presents one by one. Santa is tied up and reduced to tears.
In the meantime, Olive and Wimpy listen as Popeye puts Swee'Pea to bed by reading 'Twas The Night Before Christmas', mercilessly mangled by the sailor's loose command of the English language. A mouse in the house even nails his own mini-stocking by the fireplace, where Wimpy plays a scam by having a hole in his stocking and a bin beneath. The adults hear a noise, and hide, assuming it is Santa. They instead find the wreckage of his sleigh-plane, and a feather of Sea Hag's vulture. Making his way to Sea Hag's hideout, Popeye is set upon by Sea Hag's evil pets. The vulture flies off with him, only to return served on a platter with all the trimmings like a Thanksgiving turkey. Two alligators awaiting him in a trap-doored pit end up as holiday vacation luggage. Popeye of course saves the day and a bawling Sea Hag is soon in for an eternity of coal. Repairing his sleigh-plane at Popeye's, Santa fills all the stockings, even to the mouse's cheese and Wimpy's present bin. With Swee'Pea wakened to see him off, a smiling Santa wishes the sailor and his friends a Happy Christmas To All as he resumes his yearly delivery.
- The episode depicts Santa as using a plane with a reindeer-like figurehead at the front to make his deliveries.