By James Hibberd
Updated December 13, 2012 at 05:34 PM EST

TLC is ready to put the “fun” back into funeral.

The network has ordered a special/backdoor pilot, Best Funeral Ever, that goes behind-the-scenes of a unconventional funeral parlor.

At the Golden Gate Funeral Home, Dallas-based funeral director John Beckwith, with the families to create a central theme for a memorial and then throws a wild party.

Examples include a Christmas-inspired funeral complete with reindeer, elves and snow, and a singer known for his famous rib sauce jingle remembered at a BBQ-themed funeral — including live pigs, praise dancers, and a BBQ sauce fountain where loved ones dip a ceremonious rib to say goodbye. “We’re going to make these families extremely happy at the worst moments of their lives,” Beckwith says.

The special airs the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, and is produced by Park Slope Productions.

Here’s TLC’s trailer for Coffin Boss Best Funeral Ever: