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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Christmas Special rolls out red carpet

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Nov 15th 2009 9:05AM
A Very Sunny Christmas brings up the yuletide cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.The cast of the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia gathered a stone's throw from Beverly Hills this week to celebrate the release of the show's new Christmas special.

A Very Sunny Christmas arrives on Blu-ray and DVD November 17 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Fox teamed with Maxim Magazine to hold a festive bash last Thursday night at Guys and Dolls Lounge in the shadow of Cedar Sinai Hospital on Beverly Blvd. (Event gallery below.)

A modest red carpet set-up gathered a cramped collection of reporters and photographers together to greet the arrivals of show stars Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day.

As if looking to mimic the bleak Philadelphia winter, rain sprinkled the LA streets in the hours leading up to the event -- and temperatures hovering in the low 50s made it a goose bumpy night for the several cocktail dress-clad ladies mingling in the crowd.

The upbeat affair was a study in contrasts. Video screens featuring Very Sunny Christmas scenes hung over the party-ers inside the lounge -- serving up the image of Philadelphia's earthy, blue collar, characters flickering over LA's sparkling, hipster party crowd.

The traditionally dim, red-tinged light inside the Guys and Dolls Lounge (since there isn't a club in LA that isn't darker than the last frames of Paranormal Activity) cast a surreal haze over the Christmas decorations displayed in every corner and on every table.

Copies of Maxim Magazine, complete with the publication's standard stock of bikini-rich photos, caught the grown up eye more than the giant nutcrackers and Christmas ornaments populating the corners.

But, the holiday cheer was flowing from the black-clad mixologists, and the guests lucky enough to get past the red robe were having a good time -- whether or not they were really in the Christmas spirit. The show stars and their entourages bellied up to the bar with the other guests, and everyone got along better than the show's own mismatched characters.

As for the DVD at the center of the bash, Fox Home Entertainment says it "...contains all the wildly inappropriate behavior as the Sunny crew rediscovers the joy of Christmas and embarks on a holiday adventure filled with stolen toys, childhood videos, naked elves and a run in with Santa Claus."

What more could you ask for during the holiday season?

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"the guests lucky enough to get past the red robe"

I'm guessing you meant "rope"

November 15 2009 at 4:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh that's not a spoiler, it's a random little fact that has nothing to do with the plot whatsoever. It's just mentioned in passing during one of the Gang's many inane conversations. Right at the beginning of the episode, in fact. That's as far from being a spoiler as anything.

November 15 2009 at 3:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I saw it the other day too - it was hilarious. Charlie and the santa at the mall - holy shit that cracked me up.

It's also good to learn the fact that the reason Frank has all that money is because he stole it from his business partner, not because he was actually good at business (yeah right, and Charlie can read). That's something that's bugged me for a while, there is simply no way Frank Reynolds was a highly successful businessman. I figured he must have been a con-man or white collar criminal or something - and it was nice to have that random little fact confirmed.

November 15 2009 at 12:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Spoiler warning would have been nice.

November 15 2009 at 2:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Those pictures sucked. where's the cast? Why are the pictures blurry and out of focus?

The Christmas special was great. I saw it the other day and loved it. I wish this season was as funny as the Christmas special. This season has been so so.

November 15 2009 at 11:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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