10 Best TV Christmas Episodes
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s tradition to dig up and dust off the classic Christmas movies we all love to watch once a year, and there’s plenty to choose from, but let’s turn our attention to the small screen! When our weekly television shows dedicate an episode to Christmas, it’s typically the best gift ever. In honor of this, we are here to spread the holiday cheer from our favorite shows of the past and present, so get ready to cozy up to the television because here is a compiled list of the best TV Christmas episodes to watch over the holidays:
10. Gossip Girl, “Roman Holiday”
Season 1 is still the honeymoon stage of Serena and Dan’s relationship which is one of our favorite things to remember, but in this episode, the couple needs to find each other gifts under their spending limit of $50. Being the creative mastermind and all, Dan comes up with the perfect swoon-worthy gift of Christmas spirit by bringing Serena a real Christmas tree to her cold and non-homey hotel room. After a bit of trouble, Serena comes up with a non-materialistic gift and it’s pretty romantic. Serena transforms Dan’s green Christmas by decorating Rufus’ art gallery with projected images of a snowy forest while pieces of white confetti fall like snow. Dan then gifts Serena with the beginnings of his story inspired by the blonde beauty. Creepy or romantic — we’re not quite sure. But to top it all off, when the couple wakes the next day and looks up at the ceiling window of the art gallery — it’s snowing! Hallelujah.
9. Grey’s Anatomy, “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer”
This Christmas episode made all our hearts grow three sizes bigger by teaching us a little lesson on having faith. Christina and Burke are at odds over philosophical differences as their patient, a little boy, is refusing his heart transplant because he doesn’t believe Santa sent it to him like his mother insists. Christina bonds with the little boy over their shared skepticism. She wants him to take the heart but doesn’t agree with believing in something outside medicine. Meanwhile, Alex is trying to prepare for an exam so Meredith calls on the others to help him through it. Of course, Izzie refuses because she’s upset he cheated on her, but for once Meredith is the one to save the day and convinces Izzie to channel her inner holiday spirit to help Alex. Derek isn’t in a festive mood with his estranged wife, Addison, because he believes the holidays are about being with the one you love [aka Meredith], and he isn’t.