Top 10 Christmas TV Episodes   

As mentioned last week, this week’s TV Top 5 Top 10 is a list of my personal favourite Christmas episodes.


1. The O.C: 1-13 The Best Chrismukkah Ever – I couldn’t even being to list all the wonderful things in this episode. I think the creation of Christmukkah alone warrants a top spot for this one.

2. Chuck: 2-11 Chuck Versus Santa Claus – Morgan the elf makes me laugh so hard I cry.

3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 3-10 Amends – Buffy & Angel holding hands in the snow gets me every time.

4. The Big Bang Theory: 2-11 The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis - Sheldon hugging Penny is one of the greatest moments of the whole show!

5.Beverly Hills 90210: 2-18 A Walsh Family Christmas - As I mentioned last week, I love the repainted Christmas tree, but what’s truly great about this ep. is how everyone comes together at the end. Kinda perfect.

6. Gilmore Girls: 1-10 Forgiveness and Stuff – Santa burger! ‘Nuff said.

7. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: 1-11 The Christmas Show “We do live here now”

8. Friends: 9-10 The One with Christmas in Tulsa – This one’s my fave for the moment Chandler comes home and they all get to be together for Christmas

9. Veronica Mars: 1-10 An Echolls Family Christmas – Kieth & Veronica decorating their tree is just pure sweetness. Plus, matching holiday boxer shorts!

10. Friends: 4-10 The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie – Pheobe’s holiday song is brilliant and hilarious!

This is in no way a definitive list…there are so many great episodes that they couldn’t even be contained in a Top 5, and it had to become a Top 10 list instead.

What do you think? Did I miss any that should have been on the list?  Please share some of your favorite holiday episodes with us in the comments below!

4 Responses to “Top 10 Christmas TV Episodes”

  1. 1
    Philippa says:

    Morecambe & Wise Christmas specials :-)

  2. 2
    Stephanie P. says:

    Those Chuck and Veronica Mars episodes are not only two of the best tv Christmas episodes I’ve seen, but also top favorites of mine for each series as well.

  3. 3
    Eolivet says:

    I know you didn’t watch it (or talk about it much), but “The West Wing” did Christmas episodes like no other “serious” drama. :) “In Excelsis Deo” somehow manages to perfectly capture the spirit of the season, and is the perfect combination of poignant and heartwarming (I defy you not to at least choke up when Mrs. Landingham talks about how she misses her boys at Christmas. :( )

    I also have a soft spot for Grey’s Anatomy season 2 “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.” Not the best title by far, but notable for: Derek turning his patient into the Grinch (and Izzie curing him ;p ), Cristina and the boy who doesn’t believe in Santa and Izzie’s instant-classic line to Alex, “Because it’s what JESUS would FREAKING do!” :p

    • 3.1
      Jody says:

      I also loved the part at the end of “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” where they’re all lying under the Christmas tree with their legs sticking out