I don’t know about you guys, but I usually spend my holidays creating an Anna-shaped dent in the couch while I watch endless holiday movies and TV. This year to be extra productive (hah), I’ve made a master list of the best TV holiday episodes. Enjoy!
Sabrina the Teenage Witch—”Christmas Amnesia”
Sabrina accidentally deletes Christmas from the world’s memory—can you imagine how sad that would be? Luckily she gets Father Christmas to reinstate it.
Boy Meets World—”A Very Topanga Christmas”
Topanga joins Cory’s family for Christmas, but all of her different holiday traditions make him question their future together. But in the end, he gives her a promise ring. Aww.
Lizzie McGuire—”Aaron Carter’s Coming to Town”
Do you guys remember when Aaron Carter was like, the coolest? And he was dating Hilary Duff? Sigh. I miss those days. Oh, and they perform an awesome Christmas-themed “I Want Candy.”
Full House—”A Very Tanner Christmas”
Michelle: “I hope Santa brings me that new Barbie doll.”
Stephanie: “Michelle, Michelle, Michelle, you don’t ask Santa for just a Barbie.”
Best. Quote. (And so true!)
Friends—”The One with the Holiday Armadillo”
Ross teaches Ben about Hanukkah. With the Holiday Armadillo. Classic.
A Colbert Christmas
Anything involving Stephen Colbert is amazing. Add some holiday spirit? Perfection.
Kenneth teaches the staff—and everybody at home watching—the meaning of Christmas, but then they all decide to go out and tear down the big tree outside the office, which we do not do at home.
My So-Called Life—”So-Called Angels”
Homeless teens makes for a heavy holiday episode, but no great TV list is complete without MSCL.
Fun fact: Festivus is celebrated on December 23—which is my BIRTHDAY! Whee!
Seth Cohen’s Christmas + Hanukkah celebration become a pop-culture phenom in the 2000s, and the phrase is still common today! As it should be–Seth Cohen is a national treasure.
You know what, this is probably my all-time favorite.
Downton Abbey Christmas Special
Matthew proposes to Mary. EEEEKKK!
What’s your favorite holiday episode of all time?