TV's 12 Greatest and Gayest Holiday Specials

By: Christopher Harrity

4. Cher, Sonny, Chaz, Bernadette Peters, and Captain Kangaroo (Waiting for return call from Chaz with date)

Bernadette Peters on a bad night. Captain Kangaroo is slaying her. Consider dolman sleeves for your next holiday hostess gown.


3. Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)

Pee Wee was at the height of his little-boy-trapped-in-a-man's-body powers — just look at the cast list: Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Grace Jones, k.d. lang, Dinah Shore, Little Richard, Cher, the Del Rubio Triplettes, Magic Johnson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Joan Rivers, Charo, Laurence Fishburne, and sexy John Paragon (as Jambi!).