's 12 Days of Clips-mas, Day 12: Strangers with Candy

By Price Peterson

Dec 14, 2011

To help you get into the holiday spirit, for the next 12 days, we'll provide you with one classic holiday TV clip. We've scoured through our archives and your comments on our story in which we asked you to name your favorite holiday episodes, and came up with a list of dazzling, heartwarming, and totally weird holiday clips. And instead of sharing the same ol' episodes we've all seen (don't get us wrong, we're totally down with some Festivus and Holiday Armadillo), we erred on the side of strange and obscure to keep things interesting.

Day 12: Strangers with Candy

Technically, today's clip (from Comedy Central's late, great Strangers With Candy) takes place on New Year's Eve, but any scene in which someone is beaten unconscious with a Christmas tree is automatically a holiday treasure. From the episode "To Be Young, Gifted and Blank," everybody's favorite 46-year-old high school freshman Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris) is discovered to be a violin prodigy, and her two melodramatic teachers (including a pre-Colbert Report Stephen Colbert) have an argument over who should be her mentor. So pop a festive fun bucket of your favorite assorted popcorns and enjoy!

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  • Bottron Dec 15, 2011

    Holiday or Christmas!? They are two different things and I now know you only wanted Christmas suggestions but say that now instead of continuing that fact that you are wrong and don't speak correctly!

  • Lutten79 Dec 15, 2011

    Please can you try and use clips that can be viewed outside the US? Or provide a youtube option?

  • priceiswrong Dec 15, 2011

    We tried, but Youtube blocked many of our picks due to copyright issues. Apologies.

  • Lutten79 Dec 15, 2011

    Thanks for trying!

  • Arch_Angel88 Dec 15, 2011

    I'm convinced the convoluted copyright laws were written by satanists. Or lawyers. Either one.

  • lalaforever1989 Dec 15, 2011

    I thought they were the same thing?

  • lalaforever1989 Dec 15, 2011