It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas Review

A Very Sunny ChristmasMac, Charlie, Dennis, Dee and Frank head straight to DVD and Blu-Ray with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas, a mildly funny, 45-minute incarnation of the off-color FX television series.

Now available in stores, A Very Sunny Christmas has the irreverent characters realizing that their holiday traditions are based on false assumptions (one thought it was customary to sneak into other people’s homes and steal presents, while another assumed that all of the Santas that visited his mom and paid her money to visit her bedroom was standard practices) and trying to convince their step-father that over the years he completely ruined Christmas for them.

The extended episode has its moments, such as when we get a glimpse into the mind of Frank (Danny DeVito) – it’s a disturbed version of a classic Christmas cartoon (we get to see a cartoon Frank slowly tortured and murdered) – but all in all, there have been much better episodes of the show. I haven’t seen a lot of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia episodes, but I’ve seen some good ones, and my roommate, who is an avid fan of the show, agreed that A Very Sunny Christmas isn’t the greatest.

While it has been heavily discounted by and others, one has to wonder who would spend list price – $26.99 – on what is essentially an extended, relatively weak television episode. If you’re a fan of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, add this Christmas special to your Netflix list – it isn’t worth buying, and more than likely it’ll be included on the next series box set, anyway.

A few deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes making-of featurette and a sing-a-long are included on the disc.

By Erik Samdahl
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