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What Are Your Favorite Holiday TV Specials?

By Kelly Conaboy / December 22, 2011 - 2:30 pm

Something I always want to talk about with people but never really do because I’m not sure if this is a thing that everyone necessarily agrees on, and I don’t want to come off looking like some kind of NERD, but, I LOVE HOLIDAY TV SPECIALS! I also love holiday episodes of normal TV shows. Do you?! I hope you do. And since, once again, it seems like almost everyone is too busy creating holiday memories or flying in planes or riding in buses or sleeping or buying thoughtless gifts at the very last minute to report any important news for us to discuss, why not discuss something that we actually care about? HOLIDAY TV? Great, I’m on board with this plan too. My favorite special is, of course, the Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, because that is the best one. That’s why I picked it for my favorite. It has everything: Clonky, songs, fruitcakes, Oprah, Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, Grace Jones, an episode of the Penny cartoon, a dreidel, ETC. It is the best. I also love the Twilight Zone Christmas episode, “The Night of the Meek.” Every 30 Rock Christmas episode is great. And of course, you know, A Charlie Brown Christmas and the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special. Those are the classics. Oh and I really liked last year’s Community claymation special that I think was kind of ill-received with some people. I thought it was great, though! So, those are all very good. But so many are very good. What do you guys think is very good? Is the Pee-Wee special your favorite too? Yes?