I don't know about you but for me the Holiday Season officially kicks in when people start trampling each other to death to get a five dollar waffle iron at Walmart.Gotta love that Christmas spirit! But there are better ways to celebrate the holidays than by kicking a granny when she falls down in a Best Buy bum rush. Like watching some kickass cartoon Christmas episodes! Here's a looksie at 8 classics!
Christmas Who?--Spongebob Squarepants
I know it's mean to laugh at someone's sadness, but... is there a funnier moment than when Spongebob is depressed after Santa is a no-show and Squidward snaps a photo of his heartbreak? It's so deliciously Grinchey! It makes me feel less mean for taking pics of my uncle passed out and bloated on the sofa last night after gorging himself on Thanksgiving dinner.
Holly Jolly Secrets--Adventure Time
This is a totally epic 2-parter, where the Ice King's secrets are revealed via encrypted vlogs. Like Finn and Jake, I also can't help but feel 'a fleeting moment of empathy for the biggest weirdo in Ooo.' after hearing about the Ice King's long lost love Betty. I just don't celebrate the memory by wearing an ugly Christmas sweater every year. I don't even like those acrylic knit horror shows ironically.
Woodland Critter Christmas--South Park
Cute little critters who also worship Satan!? A baby Anti-Christ? The line 'Do you really think God would have sex with a porcupine?' Now this is my kind of Christmas episode. Full of blasphemy!
A Space Ghost Christmas
Space Ghost and Zorak singing Christmas songs are the best versions ever! I really miss this smartass show. And something we should all be thankful for? This edgy show was the launchpad for Adult Swim. GO TEAM VENTURE!
The Simpsons: Simpsons Christmas Stories
There is so much awesome in this episode. I mean they had me at Baby Jesus Bart! But Moe's tragic holiday suicide attempts are so darkly hilarious. Especially when he asks Barney to kill him in lieu of a gift. Luckily for all of us Moe lovers, Barney had already purchased a wool hat for Moe. It's kind of like that story The Gift of the Magi only way less inspirational.
A Tale of Two Santas--Futurama
Despite all of the presents and candy, sometimes Christmas can end up pretty routine and dare I say ...boring? How exciting would it be to see Bender and Robot Santa going on a rampage of destruction IRL?? And I think we can all agree that it would be awesome to have Zoidberg as our friend Jesus. So wrong...
A Very Special Family Guy Freakin’ Christmas--Family Guy
Not only is this a super funny Christmas episode, this is one of the funniest Family Guy episodes of all time. I mean the only thing funnier than baby Jesus Bart is baby Jesus Stewie. And I think anyone who's ever been remotely bah humbug about the holiday season, has to enjoy Lois pushing George Bailey off of the bridge and melting Frosty the Snowman.
Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics- South Park
There's only one thing I love more than a variety show and that's a variety show hosted by a Christmas poo. The best part is playing the soundtrack on Christmas morning and seeing my great aunt as she sings along with sad Hitler on 'O Tannebaum". BEST. PRESENT.EVER.
What's your favorite animated Christmas episode? Let me know @desijedeikin or in the comments!