Wicked Holiday Guide

Most of us try really hard not to wear our food. Now, just in time for the holidays, Olive Garden wants us to wear their food! It’s actually kind of clever, and cute. The home of the endless breadstics has launched a line of holiday pajamas. Now, you can slip into some cozy nightwear that features cartoonish images their famous breadsticks, soups, salads, pastas, and even their after-dinner mints!

It’s PJs for pasta lovers!  Slumberwear that will have you smelling garlic in your sleep will be available starting December 6 at 10:00am. Hey, so there’s time to sneak in a visit to your local Olive Garden!

The hooded onesies are bound to delight! And good news, there’s one for everyone, as they come in a large rand of sizes. The prices seem reasonable. Kids pjs at $25 and adults- $35. Unlike the food at Olive Garden, the sleepwear is not endless. It’s only available for a limited time. And just think what a fun family photo this would be! Its hooded onesies come in a range of sizes so everyone in the family can get in on the Instagrammable holiday moment. Festive, fun food-wear is here, and sure to provide as much comfort as their food!

Happy Holidays!

What’s the perfect thing to do in your Olive Garden pajamas, besides eat breadsticks and take photos? Watch you favorite Christmas specials of course!

Best TV Christmas Specials Of All Time

  • The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

    Mickey Rooney voices Santa Claus in this stop-motion animation special about the year Santa almost didn’t make his Christmas Eve toy run. A sick Santa decides he is not doing Christmas for the year and is discouraged by the lack of Christmas spirit, so Mrs. Claus and two elves, Jingle and Jangle, have to convince Santa to get back into the swing of things. Shirley Booth voices Mrs. Claus in what would be her last performance before retirement.

    Rankin/Bass Productions


  • Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970)

    “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” is Santa’s origin story and explores his beginnings with the Sombertown villain, Burgermeister Meisterburger. This classic Christmas special is based on the classic 1934 holiday song written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie. The hour-long special stars Fred Astaire as narrator and mailman, S.D. Kluger as narrator, and Mickey Rooney as Santa Claus. The Christmas classic also featured a cameo by Rudolph and was turned into a video game in 2011.

    Rankin/Bass Productions


  • Christmas at Pee-wee’s Playhouse (1988)

    In this special, the 1980s pop culture icon gathers several of his friends for a Christmas party at his playhouse. Celebrity guests, including “Love Boat” regular Charo and basketball star Magic Johnson, show up to help celebrate the holiday. The 1950s sweethearts Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello make Christmas cards, while singer Little Richard learns how to skate. Nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, the special also featured a cameo by Cher and an extensive Christmas list for Santa that causes Pee-wee to reconsider just how much he actually needs and wants for Christmas.

    Binder Entertainment


  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

    This stop-motion special features the titular red-nosed reindeer Rudolph playing the underdog until he saves Christmas with his unique nose. The longest-running holiday special in history, this Rudolph special has aired at least once every year since its 1964 premiere. The story of Rudolph comes from a copywriter at the Montgomery Ward department store being tasked to write a Christmas story, which turned into a book. The book became a song and the song spawned the classical Christmas special, which took over 18 months to create at a cost of more than $500,000.

    Rankin/Bass Productions


  • John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979)

    Airing on ABC, this special features country crooner John Denver singing and performing alongside the Muppets. A variety hour of songs and skits, “John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together” received one Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program. The show even won a Director’s Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety. What’s more, the show also had a soundtrack featuring classics like “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “The Peace Carol,” and “Twelve Days of Christmas.”

    Jon-Jer Productions
  • A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)

    Kermit the Frog and the rest of the Muppets drop in on Fozzie Bear’s mother at her farm, upsetting her winter plans in this Emmy-nominated holiday special. It turns into a reunion of Muppets from the Jim Henson universe when Sesame Street carolers show up, and a Fraggle Rock hole is discovered in the basement. Muppet creator Henson made a cameo appearance in this WGA award-winning show that features Christmas songs like “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” and “We Need a Little Christmas.” While the special has been released on video and DVD, all U.S. and Canadian versions have been edited due to music rights.



  • Bob Hope Winterfest Christmas Show (1987)

    This hour-long Christmas special features comedian and longtime talk show host Bob Hope, joined by celebrity guests. Filmed from Winterfest in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the show features several holiday-themed events including a parade of more than 100 decorated yachts, and the Beach Ball, a festive music and dancing event. The star-studded lineup includes Brooke Shields, Tony Randall, Morgan Fairchild, and Reba McEntire. Watched by an estimated audience of 42 million, Hope was no stranger to entertaining the world with his annual Christmas Show.

    Bettmann // Getty Images


  • A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987)

    A small town filled with claymation characters gears up for their Christmas choral celebration in this variety special. Hosted by two prehistoric dinosaurs that are also made of clay, this stop-motion clay animation special aired on CBS on December 21, 1987. The next year, “A Claymation Christmas Celebration” would win the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program. Not only did the show feature the band California Raisins, who at the time were the stars of a hit advertising campaign, but it also showcased several hit Christmas songs like “Carol of the Bells,” performed by a group of anthropomorphic church bells; “Joy to the World”; and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” which was sung by the California Raisins.

    Will Vinton Studios


  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

    Lovable loser Charlie Brown tries to hold onto the true meaning of Christmas while everyone around him gives into the commercialization of the holiday. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was the first television special based on the popular comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz. This special found its way into pop culture and has remained a mainstay for decades, although selling a half-hour animated primetime special to CBS wasn’t easy. Whether it’s seeing the Peanuts characters bob their heads along to the Vince Guaraldi score or the “Charlie Brown” tree, this timeless classic continues to shine a light on the true meaning of Christmas.

    Lee Mendelson Film Productions


  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

    Based on the popular 1957 book of the same name by Dr. Seuss, this animated special focuses on a miserable curmudgeon, the Grinch, and his mischievous adventures as he tries to ruin Christmas for the Whos of Whoville. Voiced by Boris Karloff, who narrates the entire story as it happens and plays the green grouch, this program would go on to spawn several alternate versions throughout the years, including a 2000 movie directed by Ron Howard starring Jim Carrey. The song, “You’re a Mean One, Mister Grinch” would become a timeless Christmas classic, and while many believe Karloff sang the tune, it was actually performed by Thurl Ravenscroft, who also voiced Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes mascot, Tony the Tiger. Not very budget-friendly, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” cost over $300,000 to make.

    The Cat in the Hat Productions


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