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The Holidays

  1. this week in late night
    Happy Holidays From Late NightSome late-night shows got into the holiday spirit this week a little better than others.
  2. The 25 Best Holiday TV Episodes and Movies Streaming Right Now The holidays are a time to be thankful, reflect on the year, and be amongst loved ones as the world collectively calms down and a hush falls […]
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    Grimes’s ‘Christmas Song II (Grinch)’ Is Pretty DelightfulMade in “prob less than 2 hours.”
  4. the holidays
    Even Patrick Stewart Can’t Not Laugh at the Singing Santa Hat on His HeadWe are all dancing elves.
  5. Behold This Year’s Christmas-Themed ‘Simpsons’ Couch GagThis year’s Simpsons holiday episode “I Won’t Be Home For Christmas” airs on Fox this Sunday, and the network released a clip of the very […]
  6. dj holiday
    Watch Rashida Jones and Jimmy Fallon Slay This Medley of Holiday Parodies“Turducken for one!”
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    Vulture Asks: What’s Your Worst, Most Awkward Family-Viewing Experience?Some wounds never heal.
  8. Play Holiday Party Bingo Holiday fun!
  9. The 12 Most Darkly Funny Thanksgiving-Themed Sitcom EpisodesEvery TV show leans on tropes to fill out their season. For the standard dramatic hour, it’s brilliant doctors/lawyers/cops with a complicating […]
  10. The 20 Specials of Christmas: CommunityAnd here we are at the end of my Christmas death march. I’ve watched — and rewatched — a lot of Christmas episodes this month. A […]
  11. Have Yourself a Very 30 Rock Thursday With This New Clip It’s especially great that this 30 Rock scene was released before Christmas, because now we can all model our holiday adventures after Liz […]
  12. Splitsider and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Have a Horrifyingly Tacky […]Nothing says “Merry Christmas, family!” like wearing a very ugly, very tacky sweater featuring a snowman with a carrot-and-coal penis (modeled […]
  13. The 20 Specials of Christmas: Garfield Splitsider just featured an article about the history of Garfield’s mediocrity. And generally, I agree. Garfield The Comic Strip has a long […]
  14. The 20 Specials of Christmas: Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus […]Let’s first talk about Santa Claus Conquers The Martians. It’s a bad movie. The acting’s bad. The story’s bad. The effects are bad. Even the […]
  15. The 20 Specials of Christmas: The Bob Newhart Show Like Newhart’s comedy, this special takes a little time to ramp up to greatness. The first few scenes are your regular Christmas special […]
  16. The 12 Days of Christmas VacationOne of the best things about this time of year is getting to watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Of all the Christmas movies out […]
  17. The 20 Specials of Christmas: Studio 60 on the Sunset StripI had to. I know that Studio 60 isn’t a comedy, it’s a drama about a comedy. But this is every reason that basic premise failed. It’s an […]
  18. The 20 Specials of Christmas: The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary loves Christmas. But with Mary’s big fancy job, there comes sacrificies. Such as Christmas. And it’s really, really depressing. While […]
  19. The 20 Specials of Christmas: Star Wars The Star Wars Holiday Special is legendary. And like most legendary things, it’s hard to praise or criticize. If I say it sucks, you already […]
  20. The 20 Specials of Christmas: Tiny Toons Adventures From the start, you know the Tiny Toons Adventures Christmas special is as harmless as it is cute. They even reedited the opening to be […]
  21. The 20 Specials of Christmas: 30 Rock30 Rock has always been good at playing through old sitcom tropes and reforming them into something new. Here, of course, we have the old […]
  22. The 20 Specials of Christmas: Parks and RecOn the sad side, “Christmas Scandal” is the last appearance of Louis C.K. as Leslie’s boyfriend, Dave (for this storyline, at least). Boo! On […]
  23. The 20 Specials of Christmas: Saturday Night LiveExcluding compilation episodes and DVD releases, Saturday Night Live has never done a proper just-Christmas-material special. It can’t, really; […]
  24. Faux Lonely Island Holiday Albums Jet to the Top of Imaginary Christmas […]Lonely Island staged these amazing-looking album covers for GQ, and all we can do about it is buy sweaters? SWEATERS? Will sweaters have us […]
  25. The 20 Specials of Christmas: The SimpsonsI already wrote about this special here. But, because it’s Christmas, why don’t I plagiarize my own ideas? The first episode of The Simpsons […]
  26. The 20 Specials Of Christmas: Father Knows Best Dad is upset that Christmas has become too commercial (in 1954), so he decides his family is going to participate in some good old-fashioned […]
  27. The 20 Specials of Christmas: Moral OrelHoly Baby Jesus this Christmas special is dark. By itself, Adult Swim’s Moral Orel was a spot-on parody of the Sunday school propaganda many […]
  28. A Christmas Story, From Movie to Touring Musical to Broadway?Did you know that A Christmas Story is now a $5 million musical on tour in five cities and hoping to end up on Broadway? This article is an […]
  29. The 20 Specials of Christmas: Futurama Any Christmas special that starts with Conan O’Brien’s head doing stand-up is going to be fine. Even outside of its holiday trappings, “Xmas […]
  30. The 20 Specials of Christmas: Mork & MindyBaby Jesus, this is a weird Christmas special. “Mork’s First Christmas” is exactly what it sounds like. Being an alien, Robin Williams’ Mork […]
  31. The 20 Specials of Christmas: Family GuyAnother day, another Christmas special Hulu Plus has locked in its pay wall prison. Released towards the end of the show’s original […]
  32. The 20 Specials of Christmas: South ParkYesterday I said that South Park often used the preaching technique invented in A Charlie Brown Christmas. This special seemed like a good […]
  33. The 20 Specials of Christmas: A Charlie Brown Christmas You know A Charlie Brown Christmas Special. Why recap it? Even if you haven’t watched it beginning to end, almost everyone has culturally […]
  34. The 20 Specials of Christmas: The Dick Van Dyke Show Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. A time of brutal avarice and stunning generosity. When mothers trample each other so they can see […]