The best part about the holidays, besides all the drinking and the crying, is the holiday specials, where everyone's favorite show gets jazzed up with cheer. Here are clips from some of our favorites.
Mystery Science Theater 3000
The MST3K Christmas Carol:
"A Patrick Swayze Christmas":
"Santa Claus Conquers The Martian" (with Joel):
"What do you want for Christmas?" "I want to decide who lives and who dies."
Santa Claus MST3K Special With Mike:
Batman The Animated Series
"Christmas With The Joker":
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy kidnap Bruce Wayne for one night of Christmas fun.
"How The Ghosts Stole Christmas":
Mulder and Scully have a Christmas Eve haunted house stakeout.
"Have Yourself A Morlock Little X-mas":
What is "Gambit Magic" exactly? And why is Jean Grey so pissy? Oh, it's like a real family!
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Snow heals all.
"A Solstice Carol":
A Very Xena Christmas... Okay, so it's not really scifi or even urban fantasy, but it's Christmas! Let me have my fun.
Clark gets to deliver the presents himself.
"A Very Supernatural Christmas":
Dean and Sam find the anti-Claus who steals children via the chimney.
Dr. Who Christmas Special
"The Voyage Of The Damned":
Far and away, my favorite of the Dr. Who Christmases because - for one brief shimmering minute- Kylie Minogue was his lovely companion.
"Xmas Marks The Spot":
The Ghostbusters accidentally time travel back to Victorian England and bust the Three Spirits from Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol.
The Star Wars Holiday Special
Happy Life Day everyone, here's the whole damn thing.
Sabrina The Teenage Witch
"Sabrina's Perfect Christmas":
Yay, canned laugher! This year, Sabrina goes to Morgan's house.
"Dragon Ball Z Christmas Special":
Pinky And The Brain
"A Pinky and the Brain Christmas":
The Inspector, Penny and Brain save Christmas because Dr. Claw is an evil evil thing:
Additional reporting from Elizabeth Weinbloom