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25 awesome Christmas episodes to watch over the holidays!

We’ve been #blessed with so many amazing Christmas episodes over the years, but just in case you don’t know what to watch over the holidays, here are some great suggestions courtesy of the TGON staff (in no particular order)! 

The Office 2x10 “Christmas Party” 

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

Buffy The Vampire Slayer 3x10 “Amends” 

Buffy hopes for a quiet Christmas, but Angel is troubled by visions of his past and the ghost of Jenny Calendar.

Community 2x11 “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas” 

When Abed wakes up to discover that everything is in stop motion animation, Professor Duncan and the study group help him try to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Veronica Mars 1x10 “An Echolls Family Christmas” 

Veronica searches for a thief when Weevil’s poker winnings disappear after a game at Logan’s place.

The Mindy Project 2x11 “Christmas Party Sex Trap” 

Mindy plans a Christmas party in order to spend more time with Cliff; Brendan’s date steals Mindy’s thunder when she performs a sexy dance.

Seinfeld 9x10 “The Strike” 

George and his father celebrate an alternative holiday; Kramer goes back to work after a long bagel strike.

Parks & Recreation 4x10 “Citizen Knope” & 5x09 “Ron & Diane” 

Citizen Knope

: Leslie forms a citizen action group in hope of getting some work done; everyone in the office tries to plan a Christmas gift for Leslie.

Ron & Diane: Tammy shows up at an awards ceremony to sabotage Ron’s new relationship, and four of Jerry’s co-workers are shocked that he’s throwing a Christmas party without them.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1x15 “Deck The Halls” 

Will realizes that Ashley has never experienced a real Christmas before and goes out of his way to let her have one. He decorates the inside of the mansion and also the outside fully, upsetting some of the neighbors.

Bones 1x09 “The Man in the Fallout Shelter” & 3x09 “The Santa in the Slush” & 5x10 “The Goop on the Girl” 

The Man in the Fallout Shelter: While trying to identify remains from the 1950s, Zack cuts into a bone and accidentally releases deadly fungus spores, causing the whole team to be quarantined in the lab over Christmas.                                The Santa in the Slush: Three days before Christmas the body of a bearded man in a tailor-made Santa outfit turns up in a sewer; Brennan visits her father in prison and plots a nontraditional holiday reunion.                                               The Goop on the Girl: When a man dressed as Santa Claus blows himself up during a botched bank robbery, Brennan and Booth work to identify the bomber and determine his motives. Meanwhile, Brennan makes plans to spend Christmas in El Salvador, but her father convinces her to spend the holidays with him and Margaret Whitesell, a newly discovered distant relative.

Friends 6x10 “The One with the Routine” & 7x10 “The One with the Holiday Armadillo” 

The One with The Routine: 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.                                                                           The One With The Holiday Armadillo: Ross wants to introduce Ben to Chanukah. In order to entice Rachel to move back into their refurbished apartment, Pheobe must drive a wedge between Rachel and current roomie Joey.

Will & Grace 5x11 “All About Christmas Eve” 

On Christmas Eve, Grace is torn when she has only two tickets to “The Nutcracker” musical and can’t take both her best friend Will and new husband Leo but her back-and-forth indecision leaves Will spinning like a Hanukkah dreidel between a dithering Grace and his previous holiday plans with Jack and Karen.

The OC 1x13 “The Best Chrismukkah Ever” 

Seth combines Christmas and Hanukkah to form his own holiday; Ryan worries that the holidays will once again lead to family fights and drinking.

Doctor Who Christmas Specials: “The Christmas Invasion” (Season 2) & “A Christmas Carol” (Season 6) & “The Snowmen” (Season 7) 

The Christmas Invasion: It’s Christmas Eve, but this is to be a far from silent night - the cruel Sycorax have come to Earth to enslave mankind and, as ever, only The Doctor can stop them. Unfortunately, he’s lying in a coma in Jackie’s home…                                                                                                                     A Christmas Carol: It’s Christmas and once again the good Doctor comes to the rescue. Amy and Rory are aboard an intergalactic cruise ship that is about to crash and the only person who can do anything about it is completely disinterested.                                                                                                           The Snowmen: London, 1892. Snow is trying to evolve, feeding off of the nightmares of a little girl. But the Doctor has given up on saving the world. It is up to a young governess named Clara to convince him, with just one word, to save the day.

Chuck 2x11 “Chuck vs. Santa Claus”

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.

Supernatural 3x08 “A Very Supernatural Christmas” 

Sam and Dean investigate a series of murders in which the victims were pulled up through chimneys; Dean wants an old-fashioned Christmas.

Smallville 5x09 “Lexmas” 

Lex is shot on Christmas Eve by a murderous car-jacking couple and has to undergo life-threatening surgery to prevent permanent paralysis. While he is under, Lex dreams of a possible future life in which he is happily married to Lana with a young son and a baby daughter on the way. Meanwhile, Clark helps Chloe to deliver some donated Christmas presents to under-privileged children.

New Girl 1x09 “The 23rd” 

The gang attends Schmidt’s holiday office party and Jess frets when she receives an expensive gift from Paul.

South Park “Mr. Hanky, The Christmas Poo” 

The town is forced to remove anything that either has anything to do with Christmas or is offensive in the least bit to anyone. And Kyle tries to convince everyone of the existence of “Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo.”

Arrested Development “Afternoon Delight” 

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 Maeby get in trouble singing Afternoon Delight, but are quickly overshadowed by Oscar and Lucille’s afternoon delight.