Ring in the Holidays With Some Vintage Martha Video Cheer


Nothing says Christmas to us like laughing at old Martha Stewart holiday specials, and in our hunt for clips we came across several gems: a magical gingerbread house how-to in which Miss Piggy serves as heckler; a marvelous blooper reel from a 1-800-FLOWERS commercial featuring a randy, ad-libbing Santa; and an appearance on David Letterman ca. 1990 in which Martha tries to show him how to spin caramelized sugar for a festive croquembouche. And we've assembled them all into one glorious reel, straight ahead.

The ol' gal sure isn't going anywhere, but she sure has evolved over the years — note how the humorless, earnest Martha of the 80s and 90s became the post-prison Martha who cracks off-the-cuff jokes and pole dances because, like Madonna, she can keep on reinventing until she gets it right.

Per Piggy: "Joyeux Noël!"

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