Dan Snierson
December 08, 2011 AT 10:38 PM EST

Just because he sees you when you’re sleeping and knows when you’re awake doesn’t mean that Santa is the most coordinated dude in the world. Far from it, in fact. America’s Funniest Home Videos will celebrate this rarely seen side of St. Nick alongside other holiday-themed indignities with a Christmas special (ABC, 9 p.m.) that offers up an hour of problematic presents, mantle mishaps, and doomed decorating scenes. If you’re one of those impatient kids who can’t wait until tonight to unwrap your video gifts, sneak a peek at the special’s “We Wish You the Merriest” music montage in which all sorts of folks wind up holidazed and confused. (Prepare to meet a little boy who encounters a financial windfall and downfall in the span of a few seconds.)

For two bonus stocking stuffers, enjoy these clips of a Batman-obsessed kid on Santa’s lap and a kid upstaging his sister’s performance of “Twas The Night Before Christmas.”

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