November 14, 2011 / 11:16 PM / 6 years ago

Pamela Anderson to play Virgin Mary in Christmas special

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Actress Pamela Anderson is seen backstage before the start of British designer Vivienne Westwood's Fall/Winter 2009/10 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection during Paris Fashion Week March 6, 2009.Jacky Naegelen

LOS ANGELES ( - Sex-tape veteran and frequent "Playboy" Playmate Pamela Anderson is reclaiming her virginity -- at least on Canadian television.

The former "Baywatch" babe will play the Virgin Mary -- yes, the chaste mother of the Son of God -- in CTV's "A Russell Peters Christmas," the Canadian network announced Monday.

The special, which will be hosted by comedian Russell Peters, will deliver "an irreverent twist on the Christmas special making it unlike anything viewers have seen before."

No kidding. What, Ron Jeremy wasn't available to play Joseph?

Also joining in for the twisted Yuletide festivities: Michael Buble, Jon Lovitz and Ted Lange, lovingly known by millions as Isaac the bartender from "The Love Boat."

"A Russell Peters Christmas" will air December 1 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV -- assuming the Christian community doesn't somehow cause a power meltdown with mass collective outrage.

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