Thursday, December 17, 2009

12 Days of Christmas: Red Green Christmas

The Red Green Show and my family go way back. The Canadian comedy show which aired on PBS here in the States from 1991 to 2006 (apparently the longest running live-action scripted comedy in the world), was something I regularly watched.

Sure some of the comedy doesn't make sense from a cultural standpoint - it is designed for a Canadian audience, but most of it translates well across our Northern border.

Every few years I pop in one of the two Red Green Christmas specials. They're funny. The show is silly.

Probably the one downside is that you really need to *know* some of the minor characters a bit better than being introduced to them the first time when watching this, but not necessary. Folks watching will understand the quirky "Possum Lodge" members, their criminal tendencies, their frugality which borders on psychosis, and their Canadian insanity.

The handy tips on how to create your very own sleigh out of a old car and a van that blasts Christmas music while driving down the street end in glorious disaster.

After watching these again, they're permanently on the Christmas viewing lineup.

"Remember, we're all in this together..."

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