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.
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!