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Christmas is always a good time to sit back, relax, and watch some TV. With the festive period very much in full swing, you might have your eye on festive times with friends, family, and everyone else you love. However, if you want to get properly settled and snuggled in this year, you should consider keeping your media options festive. For example, why not make sure you spend some time watching some of the best Christmas TV episodes on Netflix and Hulu? Below are some ideas.
The Office, “Christmas Party”
As one of the most beloved TV shows out there, The Office provides an entire generation of fans with nihilistic humor and quotes aplenty. However, the Christmas episodes are especially grand, with the “Christmas Party” episode in particular a series highlight. From the excessive Secret Santa gift to the Yankee Swap incident, this is an episode that simply loves to give.
The Twilight Zone, “The Night of the Meek”
If you’re looking for a TV show that offers something unique, then The Twilight Zone makes plenty of sense. This is a ridiculously enjoyable episode, filled with a great storyline built around a down-and-outer who stumbles across a magical bag at Christmas time that turns him into Santa Claus. It’s a great episode where a rather meek individual gets the chance to finally be somebody.
Mad Men, “Christmas Comes But Once A Year”
A great example of a Christmas episode with a bit of risky charm about it comes from the hit TV show Mad Men. The episode revolves around a few characters, with Don in particular being his usual self to his family and his daughter. The highlight of the episode is the old-school office Christmas party that Joan throws, though. It’s a fine example of how, if you want to throw a party, you do it right!
Seinfeld, “The Pick”
As one of the most beloved comedies of its time, Seinfeld has hilarious episodes for all occasions. “The Pick,” though, from Season 4, is absolutely up there with the best. It’s a classic Christmas episode, and it has spawned some pretty famous moments in the show’s history. If you’ve never watched Seinfeld, then you might watch this episode and spot more than a few pop culture references that have flown over your head in the past.
The Simpsons, “Grift of the Magi”
This famous Simpsons episode is a great example of how some companies might use Christmas to their own nefarious ends, but it’s also just funny. It shows some great examples of Simpsons humor come to life, even if a few of the jokes might now feel dated. If you prefer a more vintage Simpsons episode, though, the show’s debut – “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” – is as good a place to start as any.
With so many festive TV episodes to consider, the above five can offer a great start. Why not give each a shot, and add them to your Christmas TV rotation for every time the snow falls and the jingles jangle?