This turned out to be more harder than I thought. I wanted to do ten like with my previous Christmas songs post. But I literally couldn’t do more than 6. Let me know what your favourite Christmas specials are in the comments!
Here are mine:
Community – Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas
My first one is from Community. A show about a study group full of misfits who have strange adventures. This is from their second season. It’s all in stop-motion which I adore. Without giving away too much, Abed (a character who is kinda self aware), has a breakdown of sorts and announces to everyone that the world is now in stop motion. Full of amazing animations, catchy tunes, and both bittersweet and heartfelt moments, this is my favourite Christmas special ever!
Community – Regional Holiday Music
Another Community one. If you haven’t watched this show and you’re into hilarious sitcoms, definitely give it a go. The second and third seasons are both amazing. This episode is their Christmas special from the third season. Basically, it’s a parody of both Glee and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The basis of the plot is, the study group accidentally causes the original Glee club members to have a collective meltdown, so one by one, they are recruited into the Glee club themselves through songs that pick at their character’s insecurities. Trust me, it’s incredible.
Glee – A Very Glee Christmas
Now we have an actual Glee episode. This show is still a guilty pleasure of mine, as are a lot of the songs. Especially when it comes to the Christmas songs. Out of their Christmas episodes, this one is my favourite. Last Christmas and Baby It’s Cold Outside just sell it for me.
Friends – The One With The Routine
One of my favourite Friends moments in general is this routine. The Gellers are just adorable doofuses, and this dance routine is a perfect example of this. A close second favourite is also definitely The One With The Holiday Armadillo though.
The Simpsons – The Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
Literally, the first ever Simpsons episode, and it’s so sweet. It’s our first introduction to the dysfunctional Simpsons family, and introduces the family to Santa’s Little Helper.
Futurama – Xmas Story
Ending it on a show that is another favourite of mine. Futurama! In their world, Santa is a robot who has become incredible picky on who makes it onto the nice list. Nobody does really, and he’s a bit murdery and psychotic. He’s also voiced by John Goodman. A great choice if you like a show with a bit of a twisted sense of humour.
What’s one of your favourite special Christmas episodes?
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