The most bizarre Christmas TV specials ever made
These days, the idea of rushing into the same room with your family so you can get a good spot on the couch before a highly anticipated TV program starts broadcasting is laughably quaint—we all pretty much watch whatever we want to watch, whenever we want to watch it, and often on screens small enough to carry around in our pockets. But there's still one time of year when it's fairly common for parents and kids to cuddle up for the same half-hour program, and that's the holiday season. Most Christmas TV specials are fairly straightforward: sing songs, light trees, learn the true meaning of Christmas, maybe save Santa. In some cases, however, these specials can get just plain weird. We've peered into the ghosts of television yuletides past in order to bring you a look back at some bizarre Christmas shows that make you wonder just how much spiked eggnog got consumed in the writers' room.