Matt Baume on 1988’s Pee-wee Xmas special:
Imagine if Weird Twitter and Gay Twitter teamed up with a wild assortment of queer icons to make a holiday extravaganza that takes place simultaneously in the 1950s, 1980s, and also completely outside of time and space. Sharing elements with Judy Garland specials of the past, Glee episodes of the future, and 18th century French theater, I consider this one of the most perfect Christmas specials ever made.
The Pee-wee Xmas special has been an annual tradition for me and my friends since it first appeared on VHS nearly 30 years ago. Watch Matt’s analysis below. Sorry Grace, back in the box!