To help you get into the holiday spirit, for the next 12 days, we’ll provide you with one classic holiday TV clip. We’ve scoured through our archives and your comments on our story in which we asked you to name your favorite holiday episodes, and came up with a list of dazzling, heartwarming, and totally weird holiday clips. And instead of sharing the same ol’ episodes we’ve all seen (don’t get us wrong, we’re totally down with some Festivus and Holiday Armadillo) we erred on the side of strange and obscure to keep things interesting.

Day 2: Supernatural‘s “A Very Supernatural Christmas”

As cross-country demon hunters, Sam and Dean Winchester don’t often get to relax. They usually have one eye on monsters and spooks and the other on something else (Sam: books, Dean: sandwiches and booty). In “A Very Supernatural Christmas,” Sam and Dean kill Santa Claus (don’t worry, it’s an evil version) while flashbacks of their rough childhood unfold. But in the end, with Dean thinking it might be the last Christmas he gets to spend alive, the guys enjoy a rare instance of peace and swap gifts they picked up from a nearby gas station. It’s a real moment where the best things are left unsaid, and Jared Padalecki’s and Jensen Ackles’ performances are a sweetly sentimental reminder that Supernatural really hinges on family and the bond the two bros share.


Day 12: Strangers with Candy Does Some Fightin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Day 11: Santa Goes to Night Court

Day 10: South Park‘s Original Santa vs. Jesus Throwdown

Day 9: The Golden Girls Discuss Blanche’s Lust for Santa

Day 8: The Nightmare-Inducing Nutcracker Fantasy

Day 7: Liza Minelli in The Dangerous Christmas of Little Red Riding Hood

Day 6: The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

Day 5: John Denver and The Muppets: A Christmas Together

Day 4: Community‘s Holiday Brawl

Day 3: Malcom in the Middle‘s Mall Parking Lot Bumper Cars

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