Wednesday, December 08, 2004

The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time

Taken from John Scalzi's website

With choices like An Algonquin Round Table Christmas (1927) , where Dorothy Parker gets sloshed live on the radio; or Ayn Rand's A Selfish Christmas (1951) makes it difficult to choose from a favorite.

But if I will have to be a two way tie between "The Village People in Can't Stop the Christmas Music -- On Ice! (1980)"

"The Village People mobilize to save Christmas after Santa Claus (Paul Lynde) experiences a hernia. Thus follows several musical sequences -- on ice! -- where the Village People move Santa's Workshop to Christopher Street, enlist their friends to become elves with an adapted version of their hit "In The Navy", and draft film co-star Bruce Jenner to become the new Santa. All in a sequence which involves stripping the 1976 gold medal decathlon winner to his shorts, shaving and oiling his chest, and outfitting him in fur-trimmed red briefs and crimson leathers to a disco version of "Come O Ye Faithful." Peggy Fleming, Shields and Yarnell and Lorna Luft co-star"


"A Canadian Christmas with David Cronenberg (1986)"

" In this 90-minute event, Santa (Michael Ironside) makes an emergency landing in the Northwest Territories, where he is exposed to a previously unknown virus after being attacked by a violent moose. The virus causes Santa to develop both a large, tooth-bearing orifice in his belly and a lustful hunger for human flesh, which he sates by graphically devouring Canadian celebrities Bryan Adams, Dan Ackroyd and Gordie Howe on national television. Music by Neil Young."

MERRY ChrisaHannuKwanzAdan!


D.T. said...

OMG...shut up! The Village People had a Christmas special?! OMG...please tell me that there are copies somewhere out there to be viewed! LMAO...

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kizzy said...

I have been frantically searching for a copy...but have been unable to find one. I suspect that it has been hidden - far far away from the light of day. (god please let that be the truth...)