Samantha Bee pulled out all the stops for her holiday special Full Frontal Presents Christmas on I.C.E., which aired Wednesday night on TBS. The special weaved together Full Frontal’s trademark political satire with silly holiday bits and jokes.
The special raised funds for KIND’s Family Separation Response Team. The team seeks to reunite children that were separated from their parents during the Trump administration’s “Zero Tolerance Policy.”
In the episode, a physical ice rink is used as a centerpiece and an excuse to talk about I.C.E as in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bee might not be the strongest skater, but she is joined by Olympic Bronze Medalist Adam Rippon, Bee’s husband and former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, and “the abolish I.C.E skaters” to put on an ice show.
Bee is joined by many celebrity guests for the holiday episode. Bumpers for the show include appearances by Brooke Shields and Jeff Goldblum. In the special, there is also a “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” parody featuring Jon Stewart, Jon Cryer, Bellamy Young, Eric Andre, Nico Santos, Molly Ringwald, Olivia Munn, Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Van Ness, and Patton Oswalt. While it is the least political segment of the night, it is certainly worth a watch for Stewart’s Bob Dylan impression alone.
If you are looking for a more informational clip, the Full Frontal team amazingly buys a house in the small town of Lumpkin, Georgia to help house lawyers and families stay while fighting to get people out of the biggest I.C.E detention center in America.
The full show has been uploaded as segments to YouTube.