TV Club: An early Bob’s Burgers Christmas lets everyone go a little crazy

Forget Halloween: Christmas is the Belcher family’s preferred holiday for hanging out with possibly murderous weirdoes. Tonight’s “Last Gingerbread House On The Left” builds on the tradition of the show’s first two Christmas episodes, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentle Mannequin” and “Christmas In The Car,” with a half-hour that takes the general festive spirit of the holidays as an excuse to get a little crazy, even by Bob’s Burgers standards. While those three Christmas episodes don’t all make precisely the same points, it’s possible to see the semblance of a common theme emerge, and it’s basically what Bob observes when he addresses his fellow builders of gingerbread houses. Christmas is a time for family and togetherness, and those who need those things the most are also liable to be the ones who feel the loneliness most painfully. That can take the form of …

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