Paid Members Accident Prone Posted December 13, 2018 Author Paid Members Share Posted December 13, 2018 (edited) *ding dong!* Who's that at the door? Wow, it's all the NUMBER TW-ELVES! Yes, the 12 Days Of Christmas are underway, and we kick off the official Top 12 Christmas Telly Specials with loads of lovely lads who all received 8 points each! Joint-Number 12! 🎄 Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special 🎄 "Morecambe and Wise, let's say 1974, because it's the one my dad would find and insist on putting on every year, 'it's a classic this', then not watch more than 15 minutes off before looking for something else." - HarmonicGenerator 🎄 Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia - A Very Sunny Christmas 🎄 "The scene where Charlie asks Santa if he fucked his Mom absolutely kills me every single time." - SuperBacon My Two Turtle Doves - A surprisingly heart warming episode about the gang you love to hate. Every character's flaws are out in the open and are being unabashedly abused in the name of yuletide fun. Mac and Charlie having their hearts in the right place (well, kind of) and Dennis and Dee trying to teach their father the true meaning of Christmas all add up to a lovingly pessimistic slant on the festive season. Merry Christmas, bitches! 🎄 The Fabulous Baking Boys Christmas Special 🎄 "An unbelievably shit hour of cooking television that somehow transcends appalling into being hilarious. Follow the two most twittish, twattish, upper middle-class brothers in the world as they progressively ruin every Christmas food tradition you hold dear. Want a Christmas cocktail? Well, you'll need three hours and the ability to go foraging. Christmas pud? Probably stuffed with bouillabaisse and saffron strands. Like all truly great television, the best is saved until last. Instead of a traditional Christmas dinner, there is a CHRISTMAS BBQ. The whole family, including the ancient grandmother, is carted outside like emigres sent to the Gulag under Stalin, to sit in the middle of winter waiting for BBQ'd lobster and steak. The series shockingly wasn't renewed. Vital Christmas viewing." - Gus Mears 🎄 Father Christmas (1991 animated short) 🎄 "Pretty sure this should count (it does! AP) it's the standalone animated adaption of the Raymond Briggs book, voiced by the late Mel Smith. Usually shown on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve. Cynical British humour for all ages." - Fog Dude My Two Turtle Doves - This brought back a lot of memories. My little bother had this on video and it was regularly thrown on throughout November and December. I love the connections to The Snowman 'universe' and the art style is very warming despite the cold setting. 🎄 A Storybots Christmas 🎄 🎄 The Royle Family- Christmas special 1999 🎄 "I think this was the peak of the show, didn't think much of it beyond this episode. Ricky Tomlinson puts in a hell of a graft here and brings a tear to the eye in his scene with the late Caroline Aherne." - PunkStep "AKA the one where Denise ends up giving birth in the bathroom. A very affecting watch (unintentionally more so since Caroline Aherne's untimely passing)" - Fog Dude My Two Turtle Doves - Permanently haphazard and staggeringly aloof Jim Royle has to not only comfort his daughter during a sudden bout of child-birthitus, but he also has to let his own emotions out of that traditional, cranky, old British man head. Christmas is about family and it's strong bonds, and showcasing the connection of a father and his adult daughter is a great way of celebrating the reason of the season. Even the most elite anti-monarchist will be reaching for their anarchist tissues. Edited December 13, 2018 by Accident Prone Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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