5 hilarious Hulu TV Christmas special episodes to watch on Christmas Day

South Park/Comedy Central. Acquired via Comedy Central Press.
South Park/Comedy Central. Acquired via Comedy Central Press. /

After the frenzied build-up to Christmas explodes in a flurry of torn wrapping paper, here are five Christmas special episodes you can stream on Hulu to keep your holiday spirits up when the gift exchanging is done.

Does your family exchange gifts on Christmas Eve (because you must hate Santa, you monsters) or Christmas morning (like sane people)? In any case, if your family is like mine, the opening of gifts goes by too fast.  Even if we try to slow things down with exhibitions of our new goodies to each other and gestures of appreciation to Santa and each other, the day climaxes quickly. Here are a few Christmas special episodes of TV for continuing the Christmas cheer with Hulu.

South Park: Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics

What says Christmas better than a singing turd? Trey Parker and Matt Stone combine their musical skills with their eagerness to skewer clichés and shock the traditional in this Christmas special “extravaganza of holiday songs… performed in unique South Park style.”

30 Rock: Christmas Special

What says Christmas better than hitting your mother with your car and waiting eight minutes to call for an ambulance?

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The Odd Couple: Scrooge Gets an Oscar

What says Christmas better than throwing out your roommate? And what better television character to play a modern-day Ebenezer Scrooge than Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman)? “Don’t talk to me about Christmas! All that sticky, phony, goodwill. I’d like to get a giant candy-cane and beat the wings off a sugar-plum fairy.”

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: It’s a Very Sunny Christmas

What says Christmas better than The Gang getting robbed at gunpoint during a snowstorm in their own bar?

The Animaniacs: A Christmas Plotz / Little Drummer Warners

If you want your humor less dark (and more zany) there’s always Yakko, Wakko and Dot, what says Christmas better than fruitcake?

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All the above are available on Hulu.