Community has never been a ratings hit for NBC, but the network seems to be busting out a considerable marketing budget for the upcoming fifth season. Moreover, these promos feel like executive producer Dan Harmon had a very heavy hand in their creation. The initial season five trailer took the “movie trailer” route, and now a new holiday-themed animated trailer has been released online. It’s filled with some fun gags and the show’s trademark meta humor, which bodes well for its return following a lackluster season four. With creator Harmon now back in the fold as showrunner, the shenanigans should be aplenty in the upcoming season.
Hit the jump to watch the animated trailer. Season five of Community kicks off on NBC Thursday, January 2nd.