Best Christmas Episodes

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1. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis (2008)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Leonard is disappointed when Penny develops an interest in an attractive physicist at the university. Meanwhile, Sheldon struggles to find an appropriate Christmas gift for Penny.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 4,750

2. The O.C. (2003–2007)
Episode: The Best Chrismukkah Ever (2003)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ryan is officially introduced to the bi-religious holiday of 'Chrismukkah', thanks to Seth who has set this up for his parents; the Catholic Kristin and the Jewish Sandy. At the same time, ... See full summary »

Director: Sanford Bookstaver | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Ben McKenzie, Mischa Barton

Votes: 447

3. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Episode: Warning, It's Dirty (2009)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Romance

Against Alan's wishes, Charlie encourages Jake to hook up with a pretty girl he met on the beach since Jake's girlfriend is out of town for Christmas.

Director: James Widdoes | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 792

4. The O.C. (2003–2007)
Episode: The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't (2004)

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

Friends, festivities, eight days of gifts, another day with a whole lot of gifts. Seth's formula for the perfect Chrismukkah may come undone when Caleb's confession rocks the Cohen world.

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Ben McKenzie, Mischa Barton

Votes: 337

5. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Road to the North Pole (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Animation, Comedy

Disappointed with the Mall Santa, Stewie and Brian decide to go up to the North Pole to teach Santa a lesson, only to face a shocking revelation.

Directors: Greg Colton, James Purdum, Peter Shin, Steve Beers | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,606

6. 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: 3,129

7. The O.C. (2003–2007)
Episode: The Chrismukk-huh? (2006)

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

When Ryan and Taylor have an argument over where they stand with their whatever relationship they have, they both fall off a ladder while Ryan is putting up Christmas lights and both wake ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Ben McKenzie, Adam Brody

Votes: 444

8. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Maternal Congruence (2009)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Romance

Leonard's mother makes a visit to his dismay and Sheldon's delight.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,639

9. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)
Episode: Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean (1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

While Christmas shopping, Mr Bean purchases a bulky string of tree lights before making a shambles of a department store toy section. He later manages to acquire a free turkey and Christmas... See full summary »

Director: John Birkin | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Matilda Ziegler, C.J. Allen, Owen Brenman

Votes: 1,722

10. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Classy Christmas (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

Michael throws an elaborate Christmas party to celebrate Holly's temporary return to the Scranton branch, but is disappointed when he learns that she still has a boyfriend.

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

Votes: 2,451

11. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls (2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan and Steve accidentally shoot and kill Santa Claus, but he is brought back to life by his elves and is hell-bent on getting revenge against the entire Smith family.

Directors: Bob Bowen, Ron Hughart, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 699

12. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Secret Santa (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Michael gets upset when Jim promises Phyllis that she can be the office Santa, but the office Christmas party may be overshadowed by some bad news from David Wallace.

Director: Randall Einhorn | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 2,116

13. 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

14. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Santa Simulation (2012)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

The girls take Raj out to a nightclub to find him a date. A game of Dungeons and Dragons rekindle old memories of Santa for Sheldon.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,374

15. The O.C. (2003–2007)
Episode: The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah (2005)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ryan, Marissa, Seth, and Summer raise money for Johnny's surgery by throwing Ryan a Bar Mitzvah.

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Ben McKenzie, Mischa Barton

Votes: 256

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (1997)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When Bart accidentally burns down the family's Christmas tree and gifts, he claims that a robber stole everything. As a result, the town gets them a new tree and pitches in to raise funds.

Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,547

17. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Christmas Wishes (2011)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy

Andy tries to make this year's Christmas the best ever by granting each person's holiday wishes. Meanwhile, Robert California tries to drown his sorrows at the office party.

Director: Ed Helms | Stars: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak

Votes: 1,761

18. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Episode: Santa's Village of the Damned (2005)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Alan's girlfriend Sandy is Malibu's answer to Martha Stewart, causing Alan and Charlie to pack on the pounds. Their desire for her fabulous culinary output is ultimately overwhelmed by her craziness.

Director: Rob Schiller | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 984

19. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Dwight Christmas (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Dwight puts together a Pennsylvania Dutch-themed office Christmas party, but he ends it abruptly because Jim has to leave for his other job. Meanwhile, Erin seeks comfort from a co-worker after a disappointing text from Andy.

Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms

Votes: 1,881

20. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Moroccan Christmas (2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Phyllis blackmails Angela into doing the work for the Christmas party, which Michael turns into an intervention after Meredith gets drunk and sets her hair on fire. Meanwhile, Dwight corners the market on a popular Christmas gift.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 2,245

21. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: Season's Beatings (2011)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan is excommunicated from the church, but he finds a way to get back in when he discovers that Haley and Jeff's newly adopted son is actually the Antichrist.

Directors: Joseph Daniello, Ron Hughart, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 464

22. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: Rapture's Delight (2009)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan and Francine are left behind after the Rapture, and wind up playing critical roles in Jesus Christ's war against the Antichrist.

Directors: Joseph Daniello, Ron Hughart, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 987

23. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The Griffins decorate their tree while Peter tells the story of Christmas.

Directors: Julius Wu, Dominic Bianchi, James Purdum | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,001

24. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Skinner's Sense of Snow (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A freak blizzard traps the students of Springfield Elementary inside their school. Their lives at stake, they are at the mercy of the rescue efforts of a woozy Homer and Ned.

Director: Lance Kramer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,368

25. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Christmas Guy (2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Peter fills Carter with the spirit of Christmas. Meanwhile, Stewie goes back in time to save Brian.

Directors: Greg Colton, Dominic Bianchi, James Purdum | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,374

26. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Grift of the Magi (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A toy company purchases Springfield Elementary and uses the student body as a focus group for their new Christmas toy Funzo.

Director: Matthew Nastuk | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,285

27. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: I Won't Be Home for Christmas (2014)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Marge kicks Homer out of the house for Christmas after he consoles Moe on Christmas Eve instead of going home.

Directors: Mark Kirkland, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 703

28. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Holidays of Future Passed (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Thirty years in the future the Simpsons get together for Christmas. Bart and Lisa are struggling as parents to connect with their children.

Directors: Rob Oliver, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,418

29. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: White Christmas (2014)

TV-MA | 73 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Three interconnected tales of technology run amok during the Christmas season are told by two men at a remote outpost in a frozen wilderness.

Director: Carl Tibbetts | Stars: Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall, Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena

Votes: 45,962

30. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Holiday Armadillo (2000)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Ross wants to introduce Ben to Hanukkah. In order to entice Rachel to move back into their refurbished apartment, Phoebe must drive a wedge between Rachel and current roomie Joey.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,899

31. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Routine (1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

On the set of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve", Joey tries to kiss Janine at midnight and Monica and Ross resurrect their dance routine from high school. Meanwhile, Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for Monica's Christmas presents.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,013

32. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with Christmas in Tulsa (2002)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Chandler must spend Christmas in Tulsa, which Monica thinks he might have an affair with a former Miss Oklahoma runner-up while he is there. Chandler comes home early to announce that he quit his job.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,708

33. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Damned If You Do (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

A nun suffering from acute dermatitis and asthma treated by House with possibly the wrong medication comes dangerously close to death.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,399

34. House (2004–2012)
Episode: The Socratic Method (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

A 38-year-old mother, apparently suffering from thrombosis, alcoholism and schizophrenia, has only her underage 15-year-old son as caregiver.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,343

35. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Pick (1992)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

George has decided he's made a terrible mistake in breaking up with Susan. He moans and groans and is generally driving everybody crazy. Against everyone's advice he decides to tell her he ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,722

36. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Joy to the World (2008)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

A teenager collapses on stage, and the outcome will lead to a surprise for Cuddy. Wilson convinces House to be nice to his patients during the holidays. Foreman and Thirteen have issues when a trial patient drops from the program.

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,750

37. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Red Dot (1991)

PG | 22 min | Comedy

George gets a job at Elaine's office and gets involved with the cleaning woman. Elaine's boyfriend is a recovering alcoholic who falls off the wagon because of Jerry's carelessness. George buys Elaine a marked-down cashmere sweater.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,816

38. House (2004–2012)
Episode: It's a Wonderful Lie (2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

House is equally obsessed with a mother and daughter who don't lie, and using Christmas to create discord among the team members.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,683

39. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Merry Little Christmas (2006)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

Wilson presents the deal to House and then convinces Cuddy to back him up, meanwhile the team is flummoxed by a patient's condition and various members keep seeking out House for his opinion even though he may not be prepared to assist.

Director: Tony To | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,843

40. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Deception (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

A woman collapses at an off-track betting parlor in front of House, and he must battle his new boss to find her diagnosis.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,825

41. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Holiday Summation (2017)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

After spending the holidays apart, the gang get together to hear about Sheldon's and Amy's trip to Texas, Leonard's and Penny's Christmas tree adventure, and Howard's and Bernadette's first days as parents.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 1,751

42. That '70s Show (1998–2006)
Episode: The Best Christmas Ever (1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

It's Christmas and Eric wants to give a party in the basement, with beer.

Director: David Trainer | Stars: Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson

Votes: 868

43. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Final Page: Part Two (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Will Ted go to the opening of his new building with Robin as his date, or will he break his promise to Barney and tell her that Barney is proposing to Patrice? Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily have big plans for a rare night out.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 5,171

44. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Final Page: Part One (2012)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Ted wants to rub his new building in the face of an old professor, Barney is the victim of a lengthy jinx, Marshall and Lily run into an annoying old acquaintance, and Robin gets an opportunity to fire Patrice.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,830

45. Arrested Development (2003– )
Episode: Afternoon Delight (2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

While Buster looks for ways to get out of serving in Iraq, Lindsay's quest to score a date at the Bluth Company Christmas party backfires after Gob's sexual harassment speech. Michael and ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera

Votes: 1,979