Every year I have a Christmas get together with friends and family and decide to run programs in the background in my living room of just bizarre Christmas related stuff nobody has ever seen or is stuff you’d rarely see at a Christmas party nowadays.
For example a few years ago I just had every Mystery Science Theater 3000 Christmas episode playing on loop which granted isn’t that obscure but nobody I knew had seen them.
Last year I decided to play extremely serious “Christmas specials” including the dual Peace on Earth/Good Will to Men shorts (which are animated shorts about Christmas Eve after humanity has killed itself in war) and various 80’s sitcoms whose Christmas specials took themselves WAY too seriously (including the Happy Days one, the ALF one, the “For Better or For Worse” special, and A Very Brady Christmas)
This year I’m planning on doing Christmas episodes of video game cartoons and so far I have
- Christmas Comes to Pac-Land
- Sonic Christmas Blast
- The Super Mario Bros. Super Show’s “Koopa Klaus”
- Super Mario World’s “The Night Before Cave Christmas”
- Donkey Kong Country’s “The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights”
- Donkey Kong Jr. “A Christmas Story”
Any other suggestions or themes I could use?
Note, I’m looking for stuff that would make people pause and go “What the hell is this I’m watching?” I don’t want stuff that’s deliberately supposed to be funny or ironic, so no Simpsons or Family Guy deliberate parodies nor do I want modern stuff. Another avenue I like to approach are bizarre Christmas episodes from places that don’t celebrate traditional Christmas, so basically Christmas shown in Japanese anime or live action shows.