Thursday, December 9, 2010

30 Days of Christmas: Twisted Christmas...

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia got a very special mention during My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture’s 30 Days of Christmas experiment last year during the “Made for TV Movie” week. And again this year, that same “A Very Sunny Christmas” special is getting a mention. Is it fair to double dip? I don’t really care; this special is hilarious and poignant all at the same time, and it’s my Christmas, and I’ll make up whatever rules I want to.

“A Very Sunny Christmas” features the gang out to take on a religious and commercial holiday with their usual brand of wacky irreprehensibility. Charlie (Charlie Day) has weird flashbacks of his childhood Christmases where he would wait downstairs on the couch for various “Santas” to come over and drop off presents before heading upstairs to “cheer up” his mom. Meanwhile, Mac (Rob McElhenney) learns that his own tradition of going from house to house to steal toys from other families is not what everyone did. So the two of them are in a holiday tailspin, trying to figure out how to make things right, and of course, they only succeed in making things much, much worse.

Similarly Dennis (Glenn Howerton) and Dee (Kaitlin Olson) want to get back at their dad (Danny DeVito) for giving them horrible holidays as kids, so they pull a Christmas Carol on him. How many of you think that works out as planned? Not everyone actually learns a deep, valuable lesson during the holidays!

An animated unorthodox song and a mishap with a snow cannon later, and Christmas looks a lot differently. Just don’t snack on Santa’s cookies and milk while watching or you’ll end up choking from laughing too hard.

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