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Now that the season of giving is upon us, our friends at the TV Guide Network have made a list of holiday humor and checked it twice. Here's a sneak peek at some of the goodies television has left under the tree over the years. (Catch the full special on Sunday, December 5 at 8/7c)

10. Married...With Children "It's a Bundyful Life" (December 17, 1989)
A despondent Al is counseled by the scariest angel ever (late comic Sam Kinison) in a roasting of the Jimmy Stewart flick. 

9. The Ellen DeGeneres Show Justin Timberlake as Gingerbread Man (December 17, 2004)
On the 12th day of Ellen's gift giveaway, JT brought sexy back to cookies by revealing himself to be her costumed helper.

8. Beverly Hills, 90210 "It's a Totally Happening Life" (December 16, 1992)
The sassy angels heard on high in this one are watching over the gang's imperiled bus ride to deliver presents to underprivileged kids.

7. Family Guy "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" (December 21, 2001)
The Santa claws came out after Lois declared war on Quahog's beloved Christmas tree.

6. The O.C. "The Best Chrismukkah Ever" (December 3, 2003)
Oy to the world! Creator Josh Schwartz told TV Guide Magazine that Seth Cohen's mixed-faith holiday was almost called  "Hanu-mas."

5. Cheers "Thanksgiving Orphans" (November 27, 1986)
Diane in pilgrim drag. An uncookable turkey. The best food fight since Animal House. We have a cornucopia of reasons to be grateful for this one.

4. The Simpsons "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" (December 17, 1989)
Both naughty (Homer's mall Santa fail) and nice (welcome home, Santa's Little Helper), this first-season Emmy-nominated episode sleighs us.

3. Seinfeld "The Strike" (December 18, 1997)
Our only grievance to air is that it's a feat of strength to survive the Costanzas' faux-liday Festivus without busting a gut.

2. Friends "The One With the Holiday Armadillo" (December 14, 2000)
Forget sugarplums. Visions of Ross in an armadillo outfit still dance in our heads.

1. A Christmas Story
Sure it's not technically a TV show, but it airs so much around the holidays, we'd shoot our eyes out if we didn't celebrate this classic.

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