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A salute to all holiday specials, but mostly the Christmas ones. Every December, host Mike Westfall and friends discuss their favorite Christmas and holiday TV specials and commercials.

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    Jingle Bell Rap

    We dig down like dogs to the bottom of the bargain bin to recover an overlooked special from 1991. Guest: Chad Young.

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    McDonald’s Holiday Commercials

    Lace up your ice skates for a look at 3 merry messages starring 3 iterations of Ronald McDonald. Guest: Joey O.

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    A Garfield Christmas Special

    “Whoever invented Christmas trees should be drug out into the street and shot.” —A cartoon for children. Guest: Jeff Somogyi.

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    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

    From the author of The Wizard of Oz comes the craziest Santa origin story ever. Guests: Paxton Holley, Brandon Medley.

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    Lamb Chop’s Special Chanukah

    Some sock puppets teach Pat Morita and Alan Thicke about Hanukkah. Guest: Sarah Shay.

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    ’Twas the Night Before Christmas

    The one with the mouse. Turn back the clock till it goes kerplooey for a look at Rankin/Bass’s 1974 Christmas classic. Guest: Joey O.

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    The Star Wars Holiday Special

    The farthest point from the bright center of the Star Wars universe. Guest: Liz Twachtman.

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