TV Festive Episodes

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1. Bones (2005–2017)
Episode: The Santa in the Slush (2007)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a Santa as Bones tries to give her father the Christmas he's always dreamed of, and Booth comes to terms with not spending the holiday with Parker.

Director: Jeff Woolnough | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan

Votes: 844

This has got to be one of the most Christmassy episodes of any procedural crime drama with all the Santas, the lights, the exchanging of presents, Brennan and her family, Booth/Parker and of course Booth/Brennan's first ever kiss orchestrated by a pushy prosecutor

2. Lie to Me (2009–2011)
Episode: Secret Santa (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

During the holiday season, Lightman goes to Afghanistan to assist in a mission to rescue two captured marines, and his only source of intelligence is an American expatriate.

Director: Michael Zinberg | Stars: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund

Votes: 580

Oh man this show ... cancelled just one season too soon. This is an example of what made this show great: Lightman being Lightman, some cute Lightman/Foster moments and a giant Christmas tree.

3. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Christmas hits Seattle, with Izzie caring for a man who fell from his roof while hanging decorations. Meanwhile, Cristina helps perform a heart transplant on a depressed boy, and George has to contend with the family from Hell.

Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 869

"Looks like Santa threw up in here." "Because it's what Jesus would freaking do!!"

4. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Thanks for the Memories (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Thanksgiving sends the occupants of Meredith's house in different directions: Meredith escapes to the hospital, George goes hunting with his family, and Izzie throws a dinner to which it appears no one is coming.

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 911

Nothing screams Thanksgiving more than this episode. George standing up to his family, Izzie/Burke cooking and Alex showing up to the meal.

5. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: In Excelsis Deo (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama

When a homeless veteran dies on the National Mall and his body remains uncollected for hours, Toby becomes fixated on getting him a proper burial.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 1,053

Got to love The West Wing for adding some heart and depth to the Christmas season with Toby and the dead veteran and Mrs Landingham and her dead sons. Of course there was still the humour with "Flamingo" and the President and the school children.

6. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: What Child is This? (2018)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The team's holiday plans are put on hold after the murder investigation of a Navy veteran includes the discovery of a newborn baby with no identification.

Director: Michael Zinberg | Stars: Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham

Votes: 274

Some great Nick/Ellie and team moments

7. 9-1-1 (2018– )
Episode: Merry Ex-Mas (2018)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The first responders deal with a man trapped in a present, a mistletoe stunt gone awry and a Christmas-light showdown; Bobby contemplates his future with Athena.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Oliver Stark

Votes: 625

Super Christmassy with a mix of funny and heartwarming cases .... and the introduction of Maddie's ex giving a sinister ending to the episode.

8. Bones (2005–2017)
Episode: The Man in the Fallout Shelter (2005)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

While the gang is quarantined in the lab for Christmas, they search for clues to solve the mystery of a skeleton found in a fallout shelter.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan

Votes: 1,155

The team are quarantined in the lab, Angela tries to infuse everyone with the Christmas spirit, Bones tries to get everyone to understand that Christmas doesn't exist, it is revealed that Booth has a son, Angela has a famous father and Bones's parents disappeared around Christmas.

9. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Holidaze (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

As Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's pass, Miranda is visited by her father, William, who disapproves of her choices in life; meanwhile, Mark and Lexie must cope with the shocking ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Berlinger | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 707

A speed through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's and meeting Sloane's daughter and Bailey's father with an awkward Christmas dinner scene thrown in, some singing, Owen/Teddy drama and the Chief drinking for good measure.

10. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: Joyride (2018)

TV-PG | 41 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The team searches for a Marine reservist with a history of PTSD who disappears after a drunk and disorderly altercation.

Director: Tawnia McKiernan | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 167

Not one of NCIS: LA's best festive offerings but a lovely scene where Deeks and Kensi host the office party at their new bar and Callen visits Anna in hospital

11. Station 19 (2018– )
Episode: Weather the Storm (2018)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A violent storm is blowing in Seattle while the crew is having a party. When the storm gets momentum the crew has to abandon the party to take care of emergencies that risk their lives.

Director: Oliver Bokelberg | Stars: Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Boris Kodjoe, Grey Damon

Votes: 149

Friendsgiving

12. Veronica Mars (2004– )
Episode: An Echolls Family Christmas (2004)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A holiday poker game at Logan's house gets nasty when Weevil's winnings disappear, leaving Veronica to determine the guilty party before Weevil finds his own way of getting the money back. ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Marck | Stars: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn, Jason Dohring

Votes: 921

Christmas in Neptune

13. The Mentalist (2008–2015)
Episode: Jolly Red Elf (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While CBI investigates the death of a Santa, Patrick discovers that he is a suspect in the death of a cop killer who was set on fire while in police custody.

Director: John F. Showalter | Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 775

Starts off Christmassy but ends with Jane getting drunk and matchmaking on the beach. Good to see Minelli again but his return was wasted without a scene with Lisbon.

14. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Christmas Party (2005)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Seeing the party is headed for disastrous boredom, Michael breaks corporate policy to buy alcohol for the staff.

Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 3,131

Michael is such a jerk in this episode

15. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Episode: Forgiveness and Stuff (2000)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

Richard Gilmore is rushed to hospital after collapsing at the Christmas party. Luke goes with Lorelai to the hospital, where Emily and Rory already are.

Director: Bethany Rooney | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena

Votes: 632

Christmas stuff bookends the episode but most of it takes place within a hospital when Lorelai's Dad gets rushed to hospital.

16. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: All is Bright (2017)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The team investigates a ransom-ware attack that's taken out the whole power grid for Western Los Angeles.

Director: Ruba Nadda | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 172

17. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: A Benihana Christmas (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy

Trouble among the members of the party planning committee results with the office having two competing Christmas parties, but Michael isn't interested in celebrating because he has just broken up with his girlfriend.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 2,880

A tad boring

18. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: Tidings We Bring (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The team celebrates the holidays as they investigate the disappearance of a Navy Lieutenant Commander who's working with the NSA on foreign cyber threats.

Director: James Hanlon | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 196

19. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: Cancel Christmas (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A suspected North Korean spy is poisoned and hit by a truck carrying Christmas trees. The team investigates and tries to learn who is smuggling spies into the country. Meanwhile, Deeks and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul A. Kaufman | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 220

20. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: Humbug (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The team investigates a burglary at a cyber-security company, but Callen must steer clear of the crime scene after Hetty reveals his girlfriend, Joelle, is one of the lead witnesses. Also, ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 325

21. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: Merry Evasion (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An intruder attacks a senator's daughter, but she eludes him; the senator has led an investigation of certain activities of a unit of the Chicom Army; the G team find much action and the real reason; Hetty makes gifts to Kensi and to Deeks.

Director: Karen Gaviola | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 278

22. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: Free Ride (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An NCIS agent dies aboard an aircraft carrier at sea; the fearless four, undercover, fly to the ship, where they meet even more problems, but they eventually solve the crimes; Hetty joins them for Christmas underway; Nell catches Eric.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 232

23. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Ludachristmas (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Jack gets attached to Liz's nurturing parents because they provide the love and support he never got from his mom. The staffers get ready for their raunchy holiday party, but Kenneth changes their plans at the last minute.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 739

24. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Christmas Special (2008)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

Liz has to spend Christmas without her family for the first time in her life. As compensation she participates in a 'Letters to Santa' charity program and buys presents for poor children. ... See full summary »

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 665

25. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Secret Santa (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

Jack hooks up with an old crush who found him on a social networking site, the writers invent a religion to get out of playing Secret Santa with Kenneth, while Pete vows revenge on Jenna for not pitching in on a Christmas present.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 597

26. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Christmas Attack Zone (2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Jack tries to ambush his mother by inviting his father and Avery to Christmas dinner, Jenna misses her ex because they won't attend "New Queers Eve" together, and Tracy tries to maintain his new "serious" image.

Director: John Riggi | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 521

27. Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011)
Episode: Light the Lights (2006)

TV-PG | 41 min | Drama

Justin seeks a stay before reporting for duty and ends up in court, Ojai becomes dependent on Holly's goodwill, Kitty gets a job offer she's not sure she wants, and granddaughter Paige convinces Nora to celebrate Hanukkah.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Dave Annable, Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, Balthazar Getty

Votes: 99

28. Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011)
Episode: Just a Sliver (2008)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama

As always, Nora is preparing a luscious Thanksgiving dinner, but it turns out most of her children have made other plans. But all plans are off when Tommy's daughter Elizabeth is rushed to hospital.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Dave Annable, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Kerris Dorsey, Sally Field

Votes: 76

29. Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011)
Episode: Cold Turkey (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

With the holiday season come panic and discord in the Walker family when Nora takes a last minute getaway with Karl. Saul has a chance encounter with a past love, guest starring Richard ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Morris | Stars: Dave Annable, Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 77

30. Chicago Med (2015– )
Episode: Naughty or Nice (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Dr. Charles learns a troubling fact about the man who shot him. Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bekker come to an agreement during a complicated surgery. Will and Natalie are trapped by legal ethics ... See full summary »

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel DiPillo

Votes: 599

31. Chuck (2007–2012)
Episode: Chuck Versus Santa Claus (2008)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A car crashes into the Buy More, everyone inside, including Ellie and Devon are taken hostage. Chuck does his best to protect everyone. The real goals are not evident, and it will lead to some very hard choices.

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill | Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin

Votes: 1,201

32. Chuck (2007–2012)
Episode: Chuck Versus the Leftovers (2010)

TV-PG | 40 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Things are turned upside-down the day after Thanksgiving when Chuck's mother drops by...along with as Alexei Volkoff. Morgan must deal with Jeff and Lester during the Black Friday sale at the Buy More.

Director: Zachary Levi | Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin

Votes: 839

33. Chuck (2007–2012)
Episode: Chuck Versus the Santa Suit (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Chuck and Sarah discover who is behind a plot to take down their company. A computer virus creates havoc as the Buy More prepares for Christmas. Ellie tries to make Christmas plans for everybody.

Director: Peter Lauer | Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin

Votes: 763

34. CSI: NY (2004–2013)
Episode: Second Chances (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

CSI uncovers a plot to collect millions of dollars in life insurance after a reformed homeless man is found dead in an alley.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo, Anna Belknap

Votes: 219

35. CSI: NY (2004–2013)
Episode: Shop Till You Drop (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A department store manager is found dead inside his store's holiday window display, and the prime suspect in the case, one of his assistant managers, refuses to say a word during her interrogation.

Director: Skipp Sudduth | Stars: Gary Sinise, Sela Ward, Carmine Giovinazzo, Anna Belknap

Votes: 180

36. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: The Gift (1994)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

It's Christmas-time and the expected range of emotions is to be found among the ER staffers. Susan Lewis treats a middle-aged woman who is overjoyed at finally getting pregnant. Susan is ... See full summary »

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

Votes: 337

37. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: A Miracle Happens Here (1995)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Romance

Mark has to deal with the fact he can't see Rachel during the holidays and takes care of a Holocaust surviver whose grandchild is missing.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

Votes: 252

38. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Homeless for the Holidays (1996)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Mark and Kerry have to create a policy regarding HIV-positive employees, which leads to gossip amongst the nurses.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 287

39. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Do You See What I See? (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Mark treats an old lady who has been brutally raped. Carter's grandmother visits Carol's clinic. After he's touched by Benton, a blind man can see again!

Director: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 319

40. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: The Miracle Worker (1998)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance

It's Christmas day in the ER. An 18-year-old boy arrives brain-dead, and Carter has to convince his parents to donate his organs, since a 16-year-old girl needs a liver. Benton risks his ... See full summary »

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 204

41. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: How the Finch Stole Christmas (1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Kovac and Haleh take care of Hathaway's twins so the new mother can finally get some rest. The job transfer for Carla's husband does not get approved allowing Reese to stay in Chicago. Lucy... See full summary »

Director: Fred Einesman | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Laura Innes

Votes: 196

42. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: The Greatest of Gifts (2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Chen gives birth, but insists on breastfeeding the infant before she gives it to the adoptive parents. Greene and Corday consult a brain specialist in New York City who believes the tumor ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

Votes: 186

43. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: I'll Be Home for Christmas (2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Dr. Benton is awarded full custody and Roger receives visitation every other weekend.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

Votes: 279

44. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Hindsight (2002)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Romance

Dr. Kovac's speeding causes a crash on an icy road. The ER staff treats angry elves and a female hockey player with a head injury.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Mekhi Phifer, Alex Kingston

Votes: 188

45. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Makemba (2003)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Romance