Doing the Lord’s Work: Pee-wee Herman

Pee-wee's Christmas Special (Photo: CBS)
Pee-wee's Christmas Special (Photo: CBS)

It’s the best annual holiday tradition: the free streaming of Pee-wee’s Christmas Special.

This may shock you, but Pee-wee’s Playhouse and Pee-wee’s Big Adventure were formative experiences for me. I try to watch the movie at least once a year, but have a much better track record of annual viewing with the holiday favorite Pee-wee’s Christmas Special.

Starting in 2009, Pee-wee Herman made the special available for streaming on his official website during the holidays. Here’s a sample of the zaniness in store:

Despite being 25 years old(!), I’m amazed how many of those guest stars are still with us, doing their thing—even Princess Zsa Zsa! Do yourself a favor and give this a viewing in the next couple of days.

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Mike has been writing about TV online since 2008, when he started the blog WTF Little House on the Prairie? The blog was a project to practice writing about television analytically prior to getting an MA in Television-Radio-Film from Syracuse University, or as he likes to call it "TV Camp." After a lengthy stint at TVLatest, Mike wanted to launch a site that brought in classic TV, diamonds in the rough, and the shows everybody watches. E-mail: