Christmas specials: Weird, funny, and bizarre Christmas television episodes.

Watch Some of the Wackiest Holiday Specials Ever on Television

Watch Some of the Wackiest Holiday Specials Ever on Television

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Dec. 24 2014 1:59 PM

Five Truly Bizarre Christmas Specials

Watch some of the wackiest television holiday specials ever.

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The guaranteed public interest generated annually by Christmas has always been fertile ground for television programming. Although most sitcoms or dramas find no problem naturally wedging a Christmas-based storyline into their seasons, it’s basically an unwritten rule of television that if a show runs long enough, it will eventually do a Christmas episode. But the urge to program around Christmas has resulted in some truly bizarre combinations of characters and stories, and many have become known as infamously bad. Here we take a closer look at five of the most hilariously weird Christmas specials in TV history.

Chris Wade is a New York-based video and audio producer and an occasional contributor to Brow Beat.