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The Strangest Christmas Specials in TV History

Should we just Cancel Christmas Specials?

Christmas is an impossible holiday for pop culture to get right.

While there have been some successful hits in recent years, it's worth noting that a successful holiday special is as rare as Santa Claus himself. The outing is practically a guaranteed failure from the jump, and rarely ever pans out the way it's initially intended. From Tabitha Stephens in blackface to Santa Claus being raised on lioness milk, here are the most uncomfortable Christmas specials in history. You may not want to watch them, but you can't look away.

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The art of cinema has gifted us with myriad Christmas classics: Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas...

But after constant replay every year, watching those delightful classics is like looking at old family photographs – after one fond sigh of nostalgia, you're bored and just looking at people who are dead now.
On the other hand, every latchkey '90s kid can tell you that Christmas means sitting in front of the TV all day, watching the sitcom families that practically raised us experience holiday mayhem and mischief.
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