The 5 Worst Christmas Specials of All Time [VIDEOS]
Prepare to be bombarded with various Christmas specials over the next few weeks, from classics like “Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer” to a special just for daddy, “The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show”. But what about those not so “classic” specials? The ones that were sooooo bad that they were permanently exiled to the island of misfit Christmas specials? All these specials get big lumps of coal for being terrible.
“We Wish You a Turtle Christmas”
Starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this Christmas special captured the hearts and minds of no one when it was released straight to video in 1994. This special has some of the worst Christmas songs I've ever heard!! Here is part I of the special, links to part II and III are below.
He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special
From 1985 comes the Christmas special form the Master of The Universe himself, He-Man and his Skeletor fighting sister She-Ra. Apparently the demand was so great for this special that is was released on DVD in 2005, don't waste your money, here's the whole special, enjoy.
Pee-Wee’s Christmas Special
Pee-Wee ruled the late 80's and so there was bound to be a Christmas special starring the grey suited man-child. Airing in 1988, “Pee-Wee's Christmas Special” featured celebrity guests Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Little Richard, Cher, Magic Johnson and more. This copy of the special on YouTube even includes the original commercials that aired with the special.
Alf’s Special Christmas
Even our favorite TV alien life form had his own Christmas special, from 1987 I give you, “Alf's Special Christmas”. The only thing special about this is when the final credits roll. Enjoy the Christmas adventures of ALF and the Tanner family, can you make it all the way through?
The Star Wars Holiday Special
I'm a huge Star Wars fan, but it's not hard for me to make this the worst Christmas special of ALL TIME!! Airing in 1978, this was more than just your average half hour or hour seasonal TV special, this was a 2 hour epic steamy pile during primetime TV. Even Star Wars creator George Lucas once said about the special “If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it.”