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Revision as of 18:30, 22 November 2010

Season 6 episode
Broadcast season 7 episode
The Futurama Holiday Spectacular
Bender nutcracker.jpg
A promotional picture showing Bender disguised as a nutcracker.
Production number6ACV13
Written byMichael Rowe
Directed byRay Claffey
Title captionTime Travelers: Only 331 shopping days 'til last Xmas
First air date21 November 2010[1]
Broadcast numberS07E13
Special guest(s)Al Gore


Season 6
  1. Rebirth
  2. In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela
  3. Attack of the Killer App
  4. Proposition Infinity
  5. The Duh-Vinci Code
  6. Lethal Inspection
  7. The Late Philip J. Fry
  8. That Darn Katz!
  9. A Clockwork Origin
  10. The Prisoner of Benda
  11. Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences
  12. The Mutants Are Revolting
  13. The Futurama Holiday Spectacular
  14. The Silence of the Clamps
  15. Möbius Dick
  16. Law and Oracle
  17. Benderama
  18. The Tip of the Zoidberg
  19. Ghost in the Machines
  20. Neutopia
  21. Yo Leela Leela
  22. Fry Am the Egg Man
  23. All the Presidents' Heads
  24. Cold Warriors
  25. Overclockwise
  26. Reincarnation
← Season 5Season 7 →

"The Futurama Holiday Spectacular", originally titled "Holiday Val-U-Pak", is the one hundred and first episode of Futurama, the thirteenth of the sixth production season and the seventh broadcast season. It is the third seasonal episode so far, though parts of Bender's Big Score exhibit seasonal themes. It aired 21 November 2010 on Comedy Central, and guest starred Al Gore as himself and Coolio as Kwanzaa-bot.


The Planet Express crew races to preserve the traditional practices of the classic holidays of Xmas, Robanukah and Kwanzaa. Along the way, they encounter the murderous Kringlebot, Al Gore's Head-In-A-Jar, mutated pine trees, droidls, fembot wrestling, albino humping worms, Kwanzaabot and giant space bees, all while learning the true meaning behind the holidays... with an occasional song thrown in for good measure.[2]

It is an Anthology of Interest style episode, focusing on three seasonal stories; one based on Xmas, one on Robanukah and one on Kwanzaa.[3]

Additional Info


  • This is the first episode to feature the name of the series in its title.
  • This is the first non-canon episode to not feature the What-If machine.



    Leela: What's wrong, Fry? Are you regretting another wasted year?
    Fry: I don't know. Something about Xmas just doesn't feel like Christmas.
    Farnsworth: [The alarm sounds and the red light flashes.] Santa's coming! Initiate defenses! [The grey armour from "A Tale of Two Santas" covers the Planet Express headquarters, and Bender, Hermes, and Zoidberg block Santa's fireplace entrance.]
    Santa: [Flying in his sleigh.] God rest ye, merry gentlemen... in peace. [He starts firing at the building.]

    Farnsworth: Good news! All these pine trees are fighting global warming by producing oxygen. Happy now, Gore?
    Al Gore: Yeah. But I'd be happier if I had a set of lungs.


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  1. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named if-dxc-interview
  2. ^ "Plot to The Futurama Holiday Spectacular". IGN. Retrieved on 13 November 2010.
  3. ^ reed (15 January 2010). "Happy 10th Birthday CGEF!!!". Can't Get Enough Futurama. Retrieved on 15 January 2010.