Friends: The One With the Holiday Armadillo
An undeniable classic, enough said.
New Girl: The 23rd
The gang attends Schmidt’s office party and Jess has relationship issues with some nerdy guy I forgot she dated. In a heartwarming ending, this episode proves that sometimes the best gift you can give is friendship (it’s the holiday season, I’m allowed to be a little corny).
Grey’s Anatomy: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
A not-so-jolly Christmas special for all those feeling dark and twisty this holiday season.
Gilmore Girls: Forgiveness and Stuff
What would a Gilmore holiday be without a family crisis? The Gilmore family comes together during a medical emergency. Rory and Dean deal with some ~drama~ after accidentally staying out all night, and romantic vibes start brewing between Loreali and Luke (or maybe that’s just wishful thinking).
The O.C.: The Best Chrismukkah Ever
This episode either made you love or hate Seth Cohen a little more as he obsesses over his self-created holiday hybrid. The O.C. coined the term “Christmukkah” to describe the holiday celebration of many interfaith families.
One Tree Hill: At the Bottom of Everything
The James-Scott family celebrates Christmas early in this tear-jerking episode.
American Horror Story: Unholy Night
Nothing puts you in the Christmas spirit quite like a murderous Santa Claus, right? Ho ho ho.
30 Rock: Ludachristmas
Jack hangs out with the Lemon family to avoid his own mother. Kenneth stages an intervention at the cast and crew’s annual Christmas party. This episode perfectly showcases the dysfunction many families experience during the holidays.
The Office: Christmas Party
Admit it-you were a little disappointed when your office Christmas Party wasn’t quite like this one.
Orange is the New Black: Can’t Fix Crazy
A can’t-miss Litchfield Christmas pageant!
Parenthood: What to My Wondering Eyes
If crying your eyes out helps get you in the holiday spirit…
Gossip Girl: Roman Holiday
While the Thanksgiving episodes of Gossip Girl are obviously the best, this holiday episode is filled with drama as an unexpected guest crashes Blair’s Christmas celebrations.
Parks and Recreation: Citizen Knope
This episode ends with one of my favorite moments in the whole Parks and Rec series.
What are you watching to get in the spirit of the holidays?