I find 'holiday special' episodes annoying as all get out, and skip them. The one exception is Doctor Who, and this year I'm particularly looking forward to it.
My all-time favourite Christmas story is A Christmas Carol; I reread it every year, and watch any and all versions available. I own the Muppet version, as well as the Finney-Guinness musical version, so I no longer need to depend on TV programming.
On that note- I hope Amazon, Hulu, or Netflix has Scrooged
streaming before Christmas hits- not only my favorite adaptation of A Christmas Carol, but my second favorite Christmas movie (after Die Hard
). I am also with you all the way on the Doctor Who Christmas Special.
Other than that, I'll probably run across a few more Christmas episodes as I do my trawl through the Psych
catalogue, and probably cue up the Community
Christmas episodes at some point. I'm not too big on any of the other Christmas movies/special episodes.