TV's 12 Greatest and Gayest Holiday Specials

By: Christopher Harrity

6. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" — As Sung By Ethel Merman

You stop-animation freaks would storm the barricades we keep around the offices if we didn't include one of these Rankin and Bass-like things. You're just lucky the Merm is singing here.


5. The Lawrence Welk Christmas Show (1966)

Here's a party game: take a drink, turn this on, see how many drinks you need to keep slamming just to endure it all. This is a Christmas show only for really hardcore camp followers. If you are not on John Waters's Christmas card list, you probably can't hang on long.