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Christmas With SCTV (1982)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
  • Run Time: 140 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000A88FB8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,383 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Spend the holidays with the hilarious and beloved SCTV crew, starring John Candy, Rick Moranis, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy and many others as they play Liberace, Mayor Tommy Shanks, Dusty Towne, Johnnie LaRue and a host of their famous characters! 2005/color/60 min/NR.

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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any SCTV fan October 10, 2005
All I can say is it's about time!!! I have cherished my 20 year old vhs copy I taped of the christmas episodes. For all the years SCTV was around, in these few episodes was concentrated some amzing comedy. Even after several viewings with a friend, we were watching Martin Short as THE KID FROM DELIVERANCE (banjo dude) and she was laughing so hard, again, that she peed herself!!! Every one of the guys at SCTV in their prime.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Two great 90 minute Christmas episodes on one DVD April 7, 2006
I can't give this 5 stars because there are some things about SCTV that never worked. For one, the laugh track was a bad idea. But you get lots of great comedy in these two episodes that is priceless. Martin Short as the kid from "Deliverance" playing the banjo on the Count Floyd Christmas show; Rick Moranis as Richard Dreyfuss in Neil Simon's "Nutcracker Suite", John Candy as Divine singing "Santa Bring My Baby Back" with the Juul Haalmeyer Dancers on the Dusty Towne Christmas show; and Catherine O'Hara as Dusty doing some awful Rusty Warren-esque jokes. O'Hara is also great as Lola Heatherton in her special "The Love Spirit". Plus Candy as Orson Welles, Dave Thomas as Liberace, Moranis as Elton John, Andrea Martin as Marsha Mason, Pre-Teen World, and perhaps funniest of all, Candy and Eugene Levy as the Schmenge brothers ("The Happy Wanderers!")
There's commentary on both episodes but O'Hara and Short together get a little annoying at times.
It's great to relive a time when Andrae Crouch was the biggest thing in gospel music and the video revolution was in it's early stages (Moranis as Gerry Todd). And speaking of Crouch, how many shows today would showcase a full blown gospel number like "Soon And Very Soon" with a banner on the wall behind the singers stating "He is thy Saviour"? And do it purely for the sake of good entertainment?
A great DVD that any SCTV fan will want to watch year after year.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for SCTV fans! January 5, 2011
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If you already have the box sets of SCTV, then you have 1/2 of this dvd already. But the second Christmas episode is a must have for the real fan of SCTV. Episode #94 also on box set 2, the SCTV Staff Christmas Party is a great get together of all the favorite characters. But they really dig deep into some of those off track characters. If you know this show, then it's a fun treat. But if you only remember Bob & Doug, then you're not going to get a lot of the jokes. The real show stealer is John Candy as Johnny LaRue
forced to do his man on the street show "Street Beef" on Christmas eve. With the whole town closed for the holidays, Johnny is stuck wandering the empty snow filled streets looking for anyone to interview.To make it worse for himself Johnny is horribly drunk. But at the last hour Johnny finds there is a Santa Claus.(Candy really did film this at 4am in the freezing snow.)
The next Episode is from season 5 one year later. Martin Short joined the cast by then and Catherine O'Hara was guest starring. Episode #111 is a continuation of the Johnny LaRue story and a great Ed Grimly Christmas movie of the "The Fella who couldn't wait till Christmas." Martin Short is at his best with this character. But the real stand out segment is Count Floyd's Scary Little Christmas special and the dual televised live show of Bobby Bitman from New Jersey & Jackie Rogers Jr. from Las Vegas. This episode completes the Johnny La Rue story and probally the last of the SCTV box sets.
The SCTV box sets have come out not exactly in order. Box set one started at episode #79, the next two box sets continue up to the
4th season, then there is the 4th box set of the best of the early years. But there is no full 1st & 2nd seasons and there is no 5th season box sets.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SCTV Christmas Review July 16, 2007
I really enjoyed the Liberace Christmas skit and Christmas with the Smenges. I love all of the SCTV skits and am not sorry I bought this one. They are all so talented and funny and very young - it's fun to see them so young.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "must-have" for an SCTV fan January 3, 2012
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Let me preface my review by saying I may be a bit biased. Okay, really biased. I loved watching SCTV back in its hey-day. Or at least I think I remember loving it. Sometimes things you think you remember being funny long ago aren't so much when viewed years later. "Get Smart" is one of those for me, but that's another issue. SCTV by all measures fulfilled my expectations of chuckles, yucks and guffaws. Is it "timeless?" I don't know. I don't think it's humor that everyone "gets", much like Monty Python. If you watched the show years ago and liked it I believe you will like it today. I did, however, watch it with my 11-year-old son and I wasn't sure how it would be received. He is a Monty Python fan, so I was hopeful. Although I kind of balked at the sado-masochistic guy in the tank-top santa suit whipping Dave Thomas as Liberace, it was a big hit with him. It rounds out nicely my collection of off-beat Christmas video and I think it will do the same for you as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic that's still funny every year. December 28, 2008
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If you're a fan of SCTV, or of any of the great actors who got their start there, this is an absolute must-have. Our family has watched the episodes contained on these discs every Christmas for years, so when it was put out all together on one jam-packed DVD, we were thrilled. It's a collection of the funniest holiday-themed sketches done by some of Canada's most hilarious comedy exports.

Particular classic bits include Martin Short's "The Fella Who Couldn't Wait For Christmas", a sketch featuring much of the regular cast (Short, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, and the late great John Candy) called "Pre-Teen World" (truly the most terrible - and therefore hilarious - rendition of "Carol Of The Bells" I've ever seen), and my personal favourite: "Dusty Towne's Sexy Holiday Special". Catherine O'Hara's delivery of her very off-colour version of "The Night Before Christmas" never gets old, and the support she gets from her "guests" (Andrea Martin in a side-splitting turn as a Solid Gold dancer, John Candy as "Divine", a drag queen who rightly claims to be Dusty's "biggest" fan, and a background cameo by Rick Moranis as one of Dusty's musicians) all add to the timelessness of the laughs. It's not all limited to Christmas humour, either - Andrea Martin and Catherine O'Hara also perform an amusing faux talk show sketch centred around Hanukkah. And, naturally, we get to stop in for a Christmas visit with Bob and Doug "Take Off, Eh?" McKenzie (Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis).
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3.0 out of 5 stars not so merry !
The first episode was great, the second one, not very good.
Published 2 months ago by Mo
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality
The first copy was poor quality. Second episode pixilated and froze. The replacement has the same problem only worse. Returning both for a refund.
Published 6 months ago by TJ Luv
3.0 out of 5 stars Still funny although a little dated. Would love a McKenzie brothers...
Loved SCTV as a kid but even then it was hit and misse. On this DVD some of the content is very funny (Ed Grimley, Bob & Doug) but other content is very dated (Lola Heatherton and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars Should not be hidden
Comedy Central should get the entire series and put it on the air unedited! This is still better than some of the allegedly funny crap now aired.
Published 17 months ago by Dennis Krill
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas Comedy!
I have been a huge fan of SCTV since they started on television.But the Christmas dvd just brings back so many great memories! Read more
Published 18 months ago by Tegnerfan
4.0 out of 5 stars The SCTV crew takes on the biggest holiday of all!
SCTV did a fabulous job of skewering all things during their time on the air. The two Christmas specials on this disk are more of the same and is especially memorable for the... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Doug Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Flashback of funny
This is great. If you watched this show back in the day you will enjoy this disc. These folks are really talented - you dont see them ready off of screens like some other shows... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Colette Vallee
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny for SCTV fans
My husband and I, who watched the series when it aired, enjoyed it. Our kids, who are used to a different sort of sketch comedy, didn't appreciate it as much.
Published 22 months ago by H. Wheales
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for more shmenges
Thanks to whatever entity re-released this. Loved being able to get a clean version of the Shmenge Christmas segment. The exchanging of the socks is a classic. Read more
Published on December 27, 2010 by jan
5.0 out of 5 stars XMAS w/ SCTV
The DVD includes a lot of SCTV based Christmas favourites including The Boy Who Couldn't Wait For Christmas, Christmas at the Driftwood Inn, New Year's Eve at the Driftwood Inn,... Read more
Published on July 29, 2010 by Dean Noble
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