No one wants to hear a Christmas jingle nor see a Santa Claus, snowman, or a single wrapped gift before the end of October. However, in some circumstances, we’re willing to make an exception. Prior to tonight’s Joe Bob Brigg’s Halloween Hootenanny special on Shudder, be on the lookout for a very important announcement: an upcoming The Last Drive-In Christmas special to be released in December! On behalf of everyone on The Good List, I’ll go on the record by saying we’re more than okay with receiving gifts like this early.
Joe Bob Briggs, our beloved host and curator of The Last Drive-In, will return exclusively to Shudder on Friday, December 13th, 2019 with an all-new special titled Joe Bob’s Red Christmas. Briggs states, “Every Christmas we try to get that perfect mix of movies the whole family can watch, plus movies that will cause every family member except dedicated horror fiends to run screaming from the room. That’s because we realize that Christmas celebrations can go either way. We think we’ve achieved that balance with Joe Bob’s Red Christmas, combining the cult, the classic and the bizarre in a holiday stew designed to keep you reaching for the egg nog or equivalent, and to keep Aunt Shirley complaining about your choices. In between the films we have holiday hijinks that are frankly embarrassing, because that’s also what Americans do on Christmas.” Why have a blue Christmas when you can have a red one?
The special will be Briggs’ second of the year, following tonight’s Halloween Hootenanny. The triple feature of holiday horrors will stream live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT via Shudder in the U.S. and in Canada. Joe Bob’s Red Christmas special will also be available on demand later in December. The Last Drive-In series will return for its highly anticipated second season in 2020 with a date still to be announced.
Are you tuning into tonight’s Joe Bob Brigg’s Halloween Hootenanny? Does the news of Joe Bob’s Red Christmas special in December make you merry and bright? Let us know your thoughts over on Twitter, Reddit, or in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!