The holidays offer a lot of great television specials, but it is also fun to see holiday episodes of regular shows past and present. Take a break from shopping and wrapping, etc. and unwind with TV. Here are some holiday episodes you may enjoy:
- M*A*S*H: Dear Dad Christmas at the 4077th has Hawkeye performing surgery out in the field in a Santa suit.
- Friends: The One with The Holiday Armadillo
Ross teaches Ben about Hanukkah with an unusual costume.
- Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Kwanzaa
Julius talks the family into celebrating Kwanzaa instead of Christmas because it is cheaper.
- Modern Family: Express Christmas
Phil proposes that the family celebrate Christmas early when they discover that they won’t be spending Christmas Day together.
- A Colbert Christmas
Jon Stewart sings about the meaning of Hanukkah.
- The Andy Griffith Show: Christmas Story
Andy converts the town Scrooge.
- Saturday Night Live: Hanukkah Harry
Jon Lovitz is hilarious as a Jewish hero who comes to the rescue when Santa is ill.
- How I Met Your Mother: How Lily Stole Christmas
Lily is accused of being a grinch.
- Futurama: A Tale of Two Santas
Kwanzaabot explains Kwanzaa.
- Grey’s Anatomy: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Christmas brings the usual range of holiday spirits.
- Sanford and Son: Ebenezer Sanford
Fred is the perfect Scrooge!
- Frasier: Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz
Frasier has to pretend to be Jewish for his girlfriend’s mother… oy vey!
- Christmas with the Simpsons
Several holiday episodes, including Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (the first full-length Simpsons show ever broadcast.)
Holiday television awaits @ Find Movies.
– Anne R., Reference Librarian at CADL Downtown Lansing