On Wednesday (Dec. 24), kids are taking over the “Let’s Make a Deal” stage for a special family episode. Children ages 8-17 will get to make crazy, one-of-a-kind deals on everything from new cars to family trips to Hawaii and Alaska. Plus, host Wayne brady and the cast will sing Christmas carol mash-ups in the popular Juke Box Game. Watch a sneak peek above, available exclusively at Zap2it.

“Letting kids take over ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ is always funny,” says executive producer Mike Richards. “Wayne is a big kid himself, so when he and the kids see a video game system they don’t want to give it up for anything … even though the parents might want to give it up to go for a car.”

Model Tiffany Coyne adds, “I loved having all the kids in the audience for the Christmas Show!  They are so excited and bring such a fun energy. A lot of the time the kids are more cautious than their parents when making a deal with Wayne. Wanting to take the sure thing, like cash, over the unknown.”

“Kids are so resilient,” says announcer Jonathan Mangum. “They can handle getting zonked without collapsing into a puddle of tears like many adults I’ve seen.”

“Let’s Make a Deal” airs daily on CBS, check your local listings for times.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."