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December 24, 2007 8:56 PM   Subscribe

Time to kill while waiting for Santa to arrive/dinner to digest/family to leave? Well, here's a Very Special Holiday Episode fpp just for you. God bless us, every one.

&VideoID(Listed in no particular order. Yes, I've been working on this a while. Please feel free to add your own now!)
Hannukah Harry saves Christmas and Easter!
A Rugrats Chanukah
Sesame Street Christmas Special 1978
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street 1978
A Muppet Family Christmas
The Simpsons Christmas Stories
Christmas with Mr. Bill
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 1968 Holiday Special
MST3K: Santa Claus
Frank Sinatra/Bing Crosby Holiday Special
The Nanny Christmas Special
The Nanny CARTOON Christmas Special
The Nick & Jessica Christmas Special
An Amos and Andy Christmas
A Very Special ALF Christmas
Six South Park Christmas episodes
SCTV Dusty Towne Sexy Holiday Special
Blackadder's Christmas Carol
A Beverly Hillbillies Christmas
Justice League Christmas Special
Life with Louie Christmas Special
Merry Christmas Mr. Bean
A very Frasier Christmas
Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire
Star Wars Holiday Special
A Perfect Strangers Christmas
Boy Meets World: A Very Topanga Christmas
Pinky & The Brain Christmas Special
Will Vinton's Claymation Christmas
A He Man and She Ra Christmas
A Very Elimidate Christmas
Davy & Goliath Christmas Lost & Found
Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special
Welcome Back Kotter: A Sweathog Christmas
Mary Tyler Moore Show: Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid
A Robot Chicken Christmas
Bugs Bunny Christmas Carol
Rankin Bass Pinnochio's Christmas
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Christmas
Family Guy Christmas Special
Rankin Bas Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Rankin Bass Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
A Gumby Christmas Carol and Santa Witch
A Growing Pains Christmas
A Garfield Christmas
Rankin Bass Night Before Christmas
Animaniacs Christmas Special
Dennis Leary Merry F$#@in' Christmas
The Doris Day Show: A Two Family Christmas
The Doris Day Show: Christmas Time in the City
Rankin Bass Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Back For Christmas
A Growing Up Gotti Christmas
Rocko's Modern Christmas
A Very Smurfy Christmas
Tis the Season to be Smurfy
Eight is Enough: Yes Nicholas, there is a Santa Claus
A Lou Grant Christmas
A Scarecrow & Mrs. King Christmas
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. in The FBI: Dark Christmas
A Wonder Years Christmas
I Love Lucy Christmas
The Ray Bolger Show Christmas (1953)
A Will & Grace Christmas
A Barney Miller Christmas
Rankin Bass Year Without A Santa Claus
Santa guest stars on Gilligan's Island
Alice: A Semi-Merry Christmas
Alice: Mel's Christmas Carol
Bless This House Christmas starring Andrew Dice Clay
Just Shoot Me: Jesus, It's Christmas
A Hangin' With Mr. Cooper Christmas
The Extras Christmas Special
Kirk: The Christmas Show (Cameron, not James T.)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Mickey's Christmas Carol
Batman: Christmas with the Joker (animated)
Yogi Bear's First Christmas
Yogi's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper
News Radio: X-Mas Story
American Dad: Most Adequate Christmas Ever
Casper's First Christmas
A Cabbage Patch Kids Christmas
A Flintstone Christmas
Christmas Comes to Pac(man) Land
A How I Met Your Mother Holiday
A Scooby Doo Christmas
Casper's First Christmas
Wanda Sykes in A Wanda at Large Christmas
Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Krueger's Christmas
A Cosmic Christmas
Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales
Boondocks Christmas

Bonus fun:
Night Before Christmas (1903)
Max Fleischer's Rudolph cartoon (1948)
Scrooge (1934)
A Christmas Story
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
posted by miss lynnster (49 comments total) 51 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't know why "&VideoID" is there. It wasn't when I previewed...
posted by miss lynnster at 8:57 PM on December 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


One of my personal favorites, A Very Special Snowflake Day Special from Clone High.
posted by champthom at 9:15 PM on December 24, 2007


Now that is how you make a good linkdump post!
posted by blasdelf at 9:32 PM on December 24, 2007


That's some good Christmas magic. Thankful I don't have to watch A Christmas Story 12 times tomorrow.
posted by carsonb at 9:45 PM on December 24, 2007


your, uh, scholarship in this field is impressive, miss lynnster.

when tiny tim was absent in the ghost of christmas future's tableau, i always figured it was because the cratchits had gotten hungry and eaten him.
posted by bruce at 9:50 PM on December 24, 2007


I'd like to thank you on behalf of my 7-year-old, who will be most happy indeed to see A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as some of the other links here.

Miss lynnster, you are MetaFilter's Radiant Television Goddess.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:10 PM on December 24, 2007


BTW, I'm betting this FPP gets faved more than a hundred times.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:12 PM on December 24, 2007


Awesome. I'm catching Blackadder's Christmas Carol (which I couldn't stay up for a couple of nights ago) right now.
posted by maudlin at 10:14 PM on December 24, 2007


Wow! Thanks Miss lynnster.
posted by Sailormom at 10:17 PM on December 24, 2007


I sure picked the wrong week to give up television.
posted by wendell at 10:19 PM on December 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


Wow, Santa brought lots of presents this Christmas Eve.

Thanks Miss Lynnster
posted by eye of newt at 10:23 PM on December 24, 2007


Miss Lynnster, you do know that Mathowie isn't awarding a Wii this December, right?
posted by sourwookie at 10:32 PM on December 24, 2007


Holy shitcocks.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:33 PM on December 24, 2007


It’s a Blunderful Life
posted by homunculus at 10:36 PM on December 24, 2007


To link this to champthom's Rod Sterling post,, here is Twighlight Zone's story of a department Santa:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
posted by eye of newt at 10:40 PM on December 24, 2007


Anyone who hasn't seen the Extras Christmas Special yet, I just caught it and it's SO good. Ricky Gervais is just AMAZING in it. Wow. Blew me away.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:42 PM on December 24, 2007


(Extras is linked above, btw.)
posted by miss lynnster at 10:46 PM on December 24, 2007


The Golden Age of Christmas Radio : 1947 - 1959
Storynory has a collection of festive kid stories.
posted by Sailormom at 10:50 PM on December 24, 2007


Flagged as HOLY SHIT MISS LYNNSTER IS HARDCORE.
posted by mullingitover at 11:30 PM on December 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


clarification: by HARDCORE, I mean totally awesome.
posted by mullingitover at 11:35 PM on December 24, 2007


whoa. just freaking WHOA. an amazing list. thank you, miss lynnster, for blessing MeFi with such goodness.
posted by davidmsc at 11:35 PM on December 24, 2007


Sweet Jesus' Birthday, Lynnster! Thanks!
posted by Joe Invisible at 11:47 PM on December 24, 2007


clarification: by HARDCORE, I mean totally awesome

So, what you said there is roughly the same as: by 'CHEESE" I mean delicious yummy fermented/rotted byproducts of milk from various animals.

Hardcore == awesome.

miss lynnster = seventeen different flavours of awesome. at least.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 11:47 PM on December 24, 2007


Just enjoy 'em.
posted by miss lynnster at 11:50 PM on December 24, 2007


champthom, I was looking and looking for that on the list and then, damn, you were right there with it.

That being said, miss lynnster, I totally aspire to someday have even just half the mad posting skills you do.
posted by The Bridge on the River Kai Ryssdal at 12:46 AM on December 25, 2007


Snatch the pebble from my hand, grasshopper. When I move back to LA I'll probably be waaaay too busy to do this kinda stuff much. Fun for now tho. :)
posted by miss lynnster at 1:03 AM on December 25, 2007


Oh, and to add on to the all-religions-are-equally-valid Snowflake Day celebratory television link dump, here's the X-Files' sixth season episode, How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (alternately, watch it in just ten minutes).

And Happy New Year!
posted by The Bridge on the River Kai Ryssdal at 1:17 AM on December 25, 2007


I am far, Far, FAR TOO LAZY to ever follow all of those links. So, I salute you for your diligence, wish you a Merry Christmas, and vow to forget this post ever happened. Fair enough?
posted by The Light Fantastic at 1:57 AM on December 25, 2007


I don't even like Christmas, but seriously, how do you do it Miss L?
posted by Roman Graves at 1:58 AM on December 25, 2007


Merry Christmas, Metafilter. Hoopa, Hoopa.
posted by stavrogin at 2:11 AM on December 25, 2007


Nice job, miss lynnster. Thank you!
posted by rmmcclay at 2:41 AM on December 25, 2007


THIS IS A BUNCH OF HUM BUG.
posted by bukvich at 4:16 AM on December 25, 2007


Wow.
posted by goo at 4:42 AM on December 25, 2007


Ho ho ho, my relatives will lovingly kill me.
posted by ersatz at 5:06 AM on December 25, 2007


"A Pirate Christmas". A trenchcoat full of holiday cheer
posted by stbalbach at 6:28 AM on December 25, 2007


miss l. ... E for effort; blowing kisses your general direction. I'm still looking for the WKRP in Cincinnati Christmas one.
posted by pax digita at 8:20 AM on December 25, 2007


I'm sorry to say I couldn't find the WKRP Christmas Carol. I did find the Very Special Turkey Drop episode, tho. God I loved that show. Less Nessman! Hee.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:57 AM on December 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh Miss Lynnster thanks for the wonderful present! Happy Christmas!
posted by trip and a half at 8:59 AM on December 25, 2007


♥s miss lynnster

Now I know what I'm going to be watching tomorrow when I'm stuck at work.
posted by dipping_sauce at 10:27 AM on December 25, 2007


Might I recommend playing this before A Charlie Brown Christmas, just to extend the happy memories....
posted by Lucinda at 10:30 AM on December 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wow.

Thanks! Merry Christmas!
posted by gummi at 11:09 AM on December 25, 2007


I'll admit, I only rapidly scanned the list, but I don't think I saw the Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo episode (YT vid) of South Park anywhere on that list. It was a very special and charmin episode.
posted by HyperBlue at 4:53 PM on December 25, 2007


Fixed Christmas Poo link
posted by HyperBlue at 4:57 PM on December 25, 2007


very special and charmin episode

I think you're looking for this thread. (Also from miss lynnster!)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:57 PM on December 25, 2007


This is just excellent. "The Year Without A Santa Claus" and the Extras Christmas Special (plus everything else). I'm going to leave my dialup connection on all night just for this. Thanks, Miss Lynnster!
posted by h00py at 6:08 AM on December 26, 2007


I'll admit, I only rapidly scanned the list, but I don't think I saw the Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo episode (YT vid)

They were hidden in there, it was a link to a page with 4 other Christmas South Parks (Mr. Hankey, The Christmas Poo, A Very Crappy Christmas, Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics, It's Christmas Time in Canada, Woodland Critter Christmas & Merry Christmas Charlie Manson).
posted by miss lynnster at 7:42 AM on December 26, 2007


*searches list for Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol*

*finds bupkis*

*wipes away small tear*

Good job anyway, miss lynnster!
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:02 AM on December 26, 2007


I love challenges. Here you go.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:42 AM on December 26, 2007


Nice! Your tupperware thing of razzleberry dressing's in the mail.
posted by Atom Eyes at 10:31 AM on December 26, 2007


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