For this special holiday episode, jarrett & Tre’vell create a list of their Top 5 favorite *Christmas episodes on TV. And because it’s FANTI, this collaborative effort must also be competitive, but the end result is a list of great recommendations for holiday viewing.
To follow Tre’vell’s labyrinthine explanation of who gets to decide which episode gets chosen for which spot, here’s how they described the process:
Rules by Tre’vell Anderson
We are going to collaboratively create “FANTI’s Holiday TV Watchlist,” a top 5. But we’re going to do it alternatingly, each placing an episode on the list.
The person that goes first makes picks 5,4,2 (more picks). The player that goes second makes picks 3, 1 (fewer picks, but the #1 pick).
The order will be determined by a trivia question, that Laura will ask. We will have 10 seconds to answer Laura. Whoever gets it right the fastest will win, and get to choose if they go first or second.
*Also Kwanzaa + other traditions oft-celebrated this time of year
The Top Five Holiday Episode List
5 (jh) The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
S2 Ep 13 – Christmas Show [HBO Max]
(jh – 2nd choice) Living Single
S3 Ep 14 – Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…Damnit [HBO Max]
(ta) The Proud Family
S1, Ep 11 – Seven Days of Kwanzaa [Disney+]
(jh) Will & Grace
S3 Eps 8-9 – Lows in the Mid-Eighties [Hulu]
S1 E3 – Giving and Receiving [Hulu]
jarrett’s vetoed selection for #4
S1 Ep15 Living Kringle [HBO Max]
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About the show
Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don’t love us back. We’re fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre’vell Anderson and jarrett hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).
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