Ho, ho, ho, and a Merry Gurnenthar’s Ascendance to all from the Warp Zone Nerds. In honor of the happiest time of the year, when the world becomes a frozen hellscape and ancient tunes spread forth from mall speakers everywhere, The Nerds have gathered around a crackling Netflix video fire to discuss the many holiday specials that roam the television landscape each year. They will plumb the depths of early 90’s cultural exposition to find specials you vaguely remember watching as a child, or in the case of a certain draconic nanny, specials you never wanted to watch in the first place.
In the spirit of the many holidays, the nerds explore the concepts of family and togetherness, and come closer together through a discussion of their road rage and embarrassing musical tastes. An argument in favor of Hanukah, that utilizes Superman and an armadillo, is examined and given thumbs up all around. The nerds also break down their favorite specials of the season. Michael gives his nod to the Colbert Christmas Special, for its frank take on the Festival of Lights. Bobbie and Tom lean towards the Community special, because it feels more like an episode and less like a yearly obligation, and it’s the one special to try and justify Christmas to non-Christians. The nerds also take a brief moment to discuss their own holiday traditions. Michael is transported back to his childhood for eight solid nights, Thomas faces a Christmas themed Fear Factor, and Bobbie might eventually get around to putting up a tree at some point. Michael also gets to experience true horror as he sees who is hiding under the skirts of The Ghost of Christmas Present. So grab yourself a heaping plate of latkes, light the beeswax candles, and put on your earbuds for the Warp Zone Nerds (Not Christmas) Christmas Special.