The holidays are coming up, and I've been wanting to draft up a marathon of 80s (and some early 90s) Christmas/Holiday shows, so I'll be putting together a list here. Feel free to add your favorites here. Most holiday shows are strange, so the more bizarre the better :(
Full House: Our Very First Christmas Show (1988)
The highlight of this show is one of the worst holiday speeches I have seen on a show given by uncle Jessy while the family is stranded in an airport overnight. It might be one of the worst TV scenes of all time.
Full House: Arrest Ye Merry Gentlemen (1994)
Mickey Rooney plays a cranky ass, while holding Michelle and Uncle Jessie prisoner in his shop. Everything ends well with a touching ending by the Mickster.
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988)
Have not seen it yet, but this one sounds like a must watch based on the guest star list: Frankie Avalon, Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers, Charo, Del Rubio Triplets, Annette Funicello, Magic Johnson, Dinah Shore, Grace Jones, Oprah Winfrey, k.d. lang, Little Richard, Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Step by Step: Christmas Story (1993)
Wow, this show really didn't hold-up over time (or ever?). Frank and Carol are arrested by a know-it-all, Barney Fife-type deputy on Christmas eve when they are accused of being burglars. ...Yikes!
Family Matters: Have Yourself a Very Winslow Christmas (1990)
Steve Urkel still believes in Santa Claus and the Winslows are stuck with him in a "Home Alone" type scenario with snorting instead of yelling.
'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas (1986)
Blanche discovers Santa's got two bulges in his pants, but to her horror, the extra bulge is from a gun.
Small Wonder: Thanksgiving Story (1986)
To get on a community-sponsored Thanksgiving ski trip for disadvantaged kids, Jamie convinces the sponsors that his parents are separated.
Small Wonder: Oooga Mooga (1987)
A Christmas show wherein Joan borrows a life-sized animated "doll" from a store for a charity show -- until Brandon gets his hands on it.
(To be Continued....)