The phrase “special” on television used to mean one of two things: a character I liked was going to get mixed up in drugs, or a character I liked was going to get mixed up in Christmas. I much preferred the latter, and the 80s was a magical time for pumping out TV Christmas specials. Here are a few, courtesy of YouTube Santa, to make you nostalgic for Christmas Past.
Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special
I want Clocky for Christmas. Make it happen, Jambi!
He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special
Skeletor gets so lonely this time of year.
Yes, Punky, There Is A Santa Claus
Will Punky Brewster find her mom? Who needs a mom when you have Police Academy’s George Gaynes?
A Claymation Christmas Celebration
If I saw a bunch of singing raisins waiting for a bus, I’d be pretty freaked out.
Christmas Comes To Pacland
Ghosts hate families.
The Glo Friends Save Christmas
Who hasn’t saved Christmas at this point?
The Smurfs Christmas Special
I guess there must be a Messiah Smurf.
ALF’s Special Christmas
These are the emotional moments from ALF’s Christmas special. Spoiler Alert: ALF learns an important lesson.
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