Here’s a look at the best new upcoming Christmas TV specials for the 2nd week of December, 2010. From a new stop motion animation sensation to merry musical episodes, you won’t want to miss the sleighful of new Christmas specials coming your way this week:
The Simpsons: The Fight Before Christmas – FOX – Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET
You definitely won’t want to miss one of the wackiest new upcoming Christmas specials starring the animated family that we’ve celebrated so many holidays with. This year the show’s creators must have decided that Katy Perry is just too hot to animate, so she’ll be appearing in a live-action segment with giant Simpsons puppets (the puppets are obviously a reference to Katy Perry’s Elmo incident). Oh, and Santa’s little helper (not the dog) Martha Stewart will also be around to help make things merry. So what will Katy Perry be doing in this dysfunctional Christmas special? Well, she’ll be playing Moe’s girlfriend; leading the town in a rendition of “39 Days of Christmas”; and wearing a low-cut red rubber dress featuring the faces of the Simpsons stars (you can see it here). So guys definitely won’t want to miss one of the weirdest upcoming new Christmas TV specials of December 2010 as the Queen of Holiday Class meets the Queen of Kitsch.
Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!: Chrimbus Special – Cartoon Network – Monday, December 6, 2010 at 12:00 a.m. ET
And if you thought “The Simpsons” Christmas special was surreal, you’ve got to check out what will likely be one of the most bizarre new upcoming “Chrimbus” specials of the season. At least Zach Galifianakis has given it his seal of approval as actor Tairy Greene (complete with pathetic trumpets). However, if it’s anything like the last Tim and Eric holiday special (which had the guys giving deadly man breast milk to all their friends for Christmas gifts), I’ll go ahead and say this is one of the upcoming Christmas TV specials that is definitely not recommended for those with weak constitutions.
90210: Holiday Madness – CW – Monday, December 6, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET
This is one of the upcoming Christmas TV specials that only fans of the show might care to watch, but even if you don’t know what’s going on with the storyline (which is full of holiday hookups), you might get a few Christmas party ideas from Adrianna’s housewarming party complete with an ice-skating rink and elves.
Martha’s Holiday Open House – The Hallmark Channel – Monday, December 6, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET
And if you’re not into “90210”, perhaps you’d rather take some holiday entertaining advice from the queen of nice in one of the more helpful new upcoming Christmas TV specials this week. Martha never seems to run out of new holiday craft and decorating ideas, and this time she’s got two very merry elves (Jennifer Garner and Claire Danes) to help her with her holiday projects.
Glee: A Very Glee Christmas – FOX – Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Gleeks, rejoice! Christmas is coming to McKinley High, complete with a Secret Santa that goes awry and one very funny holiday twist: Brittany still believes in Santa Claus! If you’re looking for upcoming Christmas TV specials full of songs and silliness, don’t miss this one.
Minute to Win It – NBC – Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET
And if you’re not a Gleek, perhaps you’d rather watch some holiday games, as this show about completing wacky tests takes on a “Twelve Days of Christmas” theme. If you’re looking for upcoming Christmas TV specials that spread real holiday cheer (in the form of cold hard cash), be sure to see who makes their Christmas merrier in a matter of minutes here.
Eureka: O Little Town – Syfy – Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET
For those who prefer their holiday season blended with a little sci-fi, check out one of the upcoming new Christmas TV specials of the week that’s not about holiday magic. Dr. Noah Drummer (Christopher Plummer) tries to steal a dangerous experiment during a holiday celebration, while the whole town is threatened by a hydrogen crystal. So will they experience a Christmas miracle? Or will super science save the day? Check it out to find out.
Raising Hope: Toy Story – FOX – Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 9:01 p.m. E.T.
Or you can check out one of the funniest upcoming Christmas TV specials instead. This episode has Burt plotting his annual procurement and scalping of the year’s hottest toy, while Virginia schemes to get in their church’s living nativity scene (and you can bet it ends with the family realizing that they missed the true meaning of the holidays with their selfish ways).
Warehouse 13: Secret Santa – Syfy – Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. ET
And here’s another of Syfy’s new upcoming Christmas TV specials bringing us a little holiday fear, as a string of robberies linked to a malevolent Santa Claus must be stopped (so it’s like “Bad Santa”, sorta).
Ghost Hunters: Ghost of Christmas Past – Syfy – Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.
The ghost hunter crew is definitely getting in the holiday spirit by searching for holiday spirits in one of the spookiest upcoming Christmas TV specials. So will they discover proof of a ghost that walks up nonexistent stairs at a New Hampshire Inn? Or will the show leave viewers saying “Bah! Humbug!”? Check it out and decide for yourself if Christmas spirits like those that plagued Scrooge could really exist.
Community: Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas – NBC – Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Abed and his pals are transformed into stop motion animation characters, Rankin/Bass-style, for one of the wackiest and most wonderful new upcoming Christmas TV specials. However, his misfit toy friends (including a Jeff-in-the-Box), are concerned that his imagination is running a little too wild, and they must enter his world through hypnosis to save him from his holiday illusion. Whatever you do, don’t miss this instant classic full of holiday magic.
30 Rock: Christmas Attack Zone – NBC – Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. ET
Jack’s mother visits for the holidays, while Liz tries to rekindle Jenna’s romance with her male impersonator in one of the most dysfunctional upcoming Christmas TV specials.
The Office: Classy Christmas – NBC – Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.
Deck the halls with boughs of Holly! Michael is having a merry Christmas in one of the must festive upcoming Christmas TV specials, thanks to Toby taking a leave of absence and Holly Flax returning in his place. Meanwhile, Pam tries to throw two Christmas parties at once and Dwight and Jim partake in an epic snowball fight as merry madness once again comes to Dunder Mifflin.
Sandra’s Money Saving Meals: Christmas – The Food Network – Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Still don’t know what to cook for Christmas? Sandra offers some inexpensive ideas with pork roast with and apple-mustard glaze, Parmesan creamed spinach, “merry” mojitos, and more (this is definitely one of the upcoming new Christmas TV specials that you do not want to watch on an empty stomach).
Sarah’s Holiday Party – HGTV – Saturday, December 12, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. ET
And if you need more ideas for holiday entertaining, here’s another of the must-see upcoming Christmas TV specials. Sarah Richardson plans a holiday party, offering plenty of tips on how to decorate and personalize your party space. So instead of putting the stress of deciding what to do on yourself, just take some advice from this crafty elf.
So whether you’re looking for holiday tips, laughs, or weird and wacky escapes from holiday normalcy, don’t miss some of the best upcoming new Christmas TV specials for helping to keep your mood merry.