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It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Xmas DVD

it'salwayssunnyinphiladelphiaIs there such a thing as good holiday entertainment? That is the question I ask myself every year around this time, and folks, it’s a mixed bag. Sure, I love myself some original Miracle on 34th Street, and nothing gets me in an introspective holiday mood quite like It’s a Wonderful Life. Attempted suicide followed by a life changing epiphany, and ANGELS (!); c’mon that screams Christmas. Oh, and let’s not even get started on A Christmas Carol and perhaps my favorite adaptation of it, Scrooged staring Bill Murray. Seriously, if you haven’t seen it, get on that. Add it to your Netflix Queue right now. Anyway, my point being that for every Charlie Brown Christmas there’s a horrible Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special. So of course I was ecstatic when the gang over at Sunny decided to compile their shenanigans into a straight to DVD holiday extravaganza.

I don’t want to spoil too much, but I will give you an idea of what to expect. Frank tries to impart the true meaning of Christmas on Dennis and Dee with a little trick he likes to call “the fake out”. Dennis and Dee decide to arrange a visit from a ghost of Frank’s past in order to make him see what a jerk he’s become, with some *ahem* interesting results. Meanwhile, Mac and Charlie filled to the brim with Christmas spirit (and eggnog) share their oh so special family traditions with each other only realize they’re not traditions at all and might involve stealing and prostitution. Charlie goes all “Raging Bull” on a mall Santa, and someone gets sewn into a couch. Filled with flashbacks, you’ll get to see the gang as kids, giving us a little insight as to how these people became so utterly screwed up. There’s also a fantastic Rankin & Bass-inspired claymation musical number featuring some “racist raisins” and over the top violence, as well as some good ol’ fashioned nudity.

So, if you’re looking for another stocking stuffer for your Sunny fan, or just looking to start a holiday tradition of your own; do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas. Trust me, it sure beats the heck out of throwing rocks at trains.

Fun Facts/Random Observations:

-For all those fans of The Wire, be on the look out for Nicky Sobotka.

-Nicky Sobotka is played by one Pablo Schreiber, half brother to one Liev Schreiber. Pass that completely useful tidbit to your friends. Pay it forward.

-Although the extras are thin, enjoy some pretty funny deleted scenes of young Mac and Charlie. It explains A LOT.

For more on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, click here.

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