Christmas Episodes

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1. The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968–1970)
Episode: The Ghost of Christmas Past (1969)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Each of those living at Gull Cottage has their own special Christmas dream thanks to the Captain. In Mrs. Muir's dream the Captain and her confess their love to each other and exchange a kiss.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Hope Lange, Edward Mulhare, Reta Shaw, Charles Nelson Reilly

Votes: 24

2. Married... with Children (1987–1997)
Episode: You Better Watch Out (1987)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

The Bundys' Christmas is rudely interrupted when a parachuting mall Santa crash-lands into their backyard, attracting the neighborhood kids.

Director: Linda Day | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, David Garrison, Amanda Bearse

Votes: 475

3. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Holiday Armadillo (2000)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Ross wants to introduce Ben to Hanukkah. In order to entice Rachel to move back into their refurbished apartment, Phoebe must drive a wedge between Rachel and current roomie Joey.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,938

4. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Christmas hits Seattle, with Izzie caring for a man who fell from his roof while hanging decorations. Meanwhile, Cristina helps perform a heart transplant on a depressed boy, and George has to contend with the family from Hell.

Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 876

5. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Joy to the World (2008)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

A teenager collapses on stage, and the outcome will lead to a surprise for Cuddy. Wilson convinces House to be nice to his patients during the holidays. Foreman and Thirteen have issues when a trial patient drops from the program.

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,761

6. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: How Lily Stole Christmas (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

Lily takes away her Christmas display after she finds out that Ted called her a bad name while she was broken up with Marshall, and Barney is too sick for his Christmas plans.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,599

7. Psych (2006–2014)
Episode: Christmas Joy (2008)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A little girl asks Shawn and Gus to help get Santa out of jail. They get Santa out, then realize Santa & the girl are con men planning a big heist. Gus's sister Joy is in town, and she wants to see Shawn romantically again.

Director: John Landis | Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson

Votes: 641

8. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012– )
Episode: Murder Under the Mistletoe (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Phryne's Christmas in July turns deadly when trapped inhabitants at a snowed-in mountain lodge find themselves being killed off according to the song The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Director: Tony Tilse | Stars: Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Ashleigh Cummings

Votes: 286

9. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: A Merry Murdoch Christmas (2015)

TV-PG | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While investigating the murder of a rich benefactor and the theft of children's presents at a Christmas charity pageant, Murdoch discovers suggestions that a Christmas monster, a Krampus, may be involved.

Director: Michael McGowan | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 230

10. A Heartland Christmas (2010 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Family

Christmas comes to Heartland, along with an anonymous call about starving horses stranded by an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains, which send Amy and Ty to their rescue.

Director: Dean Bennett | Stars: Amber Marshall, Michelle Morgan, Graham Wardle, Chris Potter

Votes: 627

11. Home Improvement (1991–1999)
Episode: Yule Better Watch Out (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

On "Tool Time": Tim gives a Yuletime tip - never plug in a frayed wire - and grunts "Jingle Bells". He also demonstrates his great invention, a rotating Christmas tree, with the usual ... See full summary »

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith

Votes: 215

12. Last Man Standing (2011– )
Episode: Last Christmas Standing (2011)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Mike's Christmas spirit gets dampened when Ryan (Nick Jonas), the father of Kristen's baby, unexpectedly comes back to town after a long absence. Kristin's boyfriend, Kyle, also doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney, Molly Ephraim

Votes: 297

13. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: A Very Glee Christmas (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Finn tries to get everyone at McKinley High into the holiday spirit. Sue paints herself up as the Grinch to steal back presents.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,206

14. Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)
Episode: How the 'A' Stole Christmas (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

It is Christmas time and all of the liars are planning on having a great time at the Ice ball, but 'A' has other plans.

Director: I. Marlene King | Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Lucy Hale

Votes: 644

15. Full House (1987–1995)
Episode: Our Very First Christmas Show (1988)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The family gets snowed in at an airport on Christmas Eve. Meanwhle, Stephanie worries that Santa won't be able to find her.

Director: John Bowab | Stars: John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 229

16. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: A Vision of Sugar Plums (1964)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

When an orphan visits the Stevens' for Christmas who doesn't believe in Santa Claus, Samantha takes him to the North Pole to visit the man himself.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, Alice Pearce

Votes: 271

17. The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)
Episode: The Voice of Christmas (1969)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

Carol has laryngitis and will not be able to sing at church on Christmas Day, but a department store Santa Claus promises Cindy that she will get her voice back in time.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick

Votes: 168

18. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Santa Simulation (2012)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

The girls take Raj out to a nightclub to find him a date. A game of Dungeons and Dragons rekindle old memories of Santa for Sheldon.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,395

19. Three's Company (1976–1984)
Episode: Three's Christmas (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

After the roommates are not invited to a big Christmas party, they decide to go to a get together at the Ropers place.

Director: Bill Hobin | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Audra Lindley

Votes: 89

20. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )
Episode: Yippie Kayak (2015)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Crime

Jake, Charles and Gina get into trouble while doing last-minute Christmas shopping, Terry tries to make it through the holidays without a call from the precinct, and Amy takes part in a "Polar Swim" with Holt and Diaz.

Director: Rebecca Asher | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 1,777

21. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The I Love Lucy Christmas Show (1956)

G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

On Christmas Eve, the Ricardos and the Mertzes recall past events in their lives, as seen in clips from past episodes.

Directors: James V. Kern, William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 405

22. Bones (2005–2017)
Episode: The Santa in the Slush (2007)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a Santa as Bones tries to give her father the Christmas he's always dreamed of, and Booth comes to terms with not spending the holiday with Parker.

Director: Jeff Woolnough | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan

Votes: 847

23. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Secret Santa (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A man dressed as Santa falls from the sky while Castle and Beckett prepare for their first Christmas as a couple.

Director: Paul Holahan | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 849

24. Raising Hope (2010–2014)
Episode: It's a Hopeful Life (2011)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family

A remarkably recognizable movie forces the Chances to have a look at their own family life. For Jimmy, Maw-Maw's spirit takes him on a frightening journey to an alternative future, if he ... See full summary »

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward

Votes: 210

25. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)
Episode: 'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

The girls all plan to visit their respective families for Christmas, but their plans are ruined when they are held hostage by a man dressed as Santa Claus at the Grief Counseling Center.

Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 268

26. ALF (1986–1990)
Episode: ALF's Special Christmas: Part 1 (1987)

TV-G | 48 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

The Tanners decide to spend Christmas in a cabin in the woods but ALF soon gets lost.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory

Votes: 298

27. ALF (1986–1990)
Episode: ALF's Special Christmas: Part 2 (1987)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

ALF is still in the hospital with Tiffany and Mr. Foley. He convinces Tiffany to help him get back to the Tanners, but changes his mind when he hears about Tiffany's condition.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory

Votes: 257

28. The Mindy Project (2012–2017)
Episode: Christmas Party Sex Trap (2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Mindy plans a Christmas party for the entire building so she can spend more time with Cliff, however, Brendan's date Maria Menounos steals Mindy's thunder by performing a seductive "Santa ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Spiller | Stars: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz

Votes: 307

29. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Christmas Party (2005)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

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

Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 3,193

30. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Best Christmas (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Olivia wants this Christmas to be the best ever. Everything seems to happen to prevent this.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 68

31. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: Christmas at Plum Creek (1974)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Christmas is coming and everyone is saying that it is a time for secrets and not to ask questions. Laura wants to buy something expensive for her mother and has to come up with a way to pay... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 240

32. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: A Christmas Secret (1992)

TV-PG | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The future son-in-law of a prominent Cabot Cove family is suspected in a shooting.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Diane Baker, Corinne Bohrer, Amy Brenneman

Votes: 176

33. Wings (1990–1997)
Episode: A Terminal Christmas (1990)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

After everybody's holiday plans fall through, they decide to surprise Faye at her Christmas party. When they arrive, they discover she'd lied about her plans and find her all alone.

Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 70

34. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
Episode: Christmas at Downton Abbey (2011)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

Christmas 1919. Downton Abbey is hosting a lavish Christmas party, yet despite being the season of goodwill, tensions are rife and Bates' arrest has cast a shadow over the festivities.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 1,848

35. The Nanny (1993–1999)
Episode: Christmas Episode (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Much to his children's disappointment as well as Fran's, Maxwell has to be in Washington, D.C. on Christmas day. Meanwhile, Fran has overextended herself in buying gifts.

Director: Lee Shallat Chemel | Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane

Votes: 274

36. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)
Episode: Mike's Dream: A Christmas Tale (1993)

46 min | Drama, Family, Western

Dr. Mike has an "A Christmas Carol" style dream, where she wonders what her life would have been like if she had not become a doctor.

Director: James Keach | Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen, Erika Flores

Votes: 93

37. Grounded for Life (2001–2005)
Episode: I Saw Daddy Hitting Santa Claus (2001)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Henry is upset because Santa won't be coming. Why? Sean got into a fight with Santa. Why? Something to do with Sean not wanting to buy Henry a certain toy. Why? Something to do with Sean's childhood.

Director: John Blanchard | Stars: Donal Logue, Megyn Price, Kevin Corrigan, Lynsey Bartilson

Votes: 60

38. That's So Raven (2003–2007)
Episode: Escape Claus (2003)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

When Raven has a vision of getting a necklace for Christmas she opens it early and decides to wear it to school. It ends up falling out a window and breaking, thus leaving Chelsea, Eddie, ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Kyle Massey, Anneliese van der Pol

Votes: 61

39. Kim Possible (2002–2007)
Episode: A Very Possible Christmas (2003)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After receiving what he thinks is the most "badical" Hanukkah gift from Kim during Christmas, Ron offers to return the favor by making his Christmas gift a break from saving the world so ... See full summary »

Director: David Block | Stars: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry

Votes: 70

40. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)
Episode: Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation! (2009)

TV-G | 33 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

During Christmas vacation, Phineas and Ferb's quest to show gratitude to Santa during Christmas may be doomed for failure, when Dr. Doofenshmirtz uses an invention that puts the entire town of Danville on Santa's naughty list.

Director: Zac Moncrief | Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Caroline Rhea

Votes: 176

41. 6Teen (2004–2010)
Episode: How the Rent-A-Cop Stole Christmas (2007)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

It's Christmas. Of course, this means there is mass chaos in the mall, from the top of Toy Mountain (where Jen and Wyatt are collecting gifts for children) - to the bottom of the mall ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Lessman | Stars: Brooke D'Orsay, Terry McGurrin, Megan Fahlenbock, Stacey DePass

Votes: 6

42. The Magic School Bus (1994–1997)
Episode: The Family Holiday Special (1996)

TV-Y | 26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

It's the last day of school before the winter holidays and Wanda plans to see The Nutcracker ballet. But during a trip to Murph's (Dolly Parton) recycling plant, the toy soldier she needs ... See full summary »

Director: Charles E. Bastien | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Dolly Parton, Daniel DeSanto

Votes: 44

43. Arthur's Perfect Christmas (2000 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Arthur, D.W., and their family and friends prepare to make the best Christmas ever in Elwood City - but obstacles get in their way.

Director: Greg Bailey | Stars: Michael Yarmush, Oliver Grainger, Bruce Dinsmore, Daniel Brochu

Votes: 407

44. Call the Midwife (2012– )
Episode: Christmas Special (2013)

TV-14 | 78 min | Drama, History

Nonnatus House and the surrounding area is evacuated when an unexploded bomb is found nearby. Meanwhile, Shelagh has doubts about her wedding to Patrick, and Jenny and Trixie help a man who is suffering from shell shock.

Director: Thea Sharrock | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Cliff Parisi, Jessica Raine, Ben Caplan

Votes: 257

45. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)
Episode: A Very Topanga Christmas (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Topanga spends her first Christmas at the Matthews home. Cory is happy at first but when traditions clash, he starts to have misgivings about their future together.

Director: David Kendall | Stars: Ben Savage, William Daniels, Betsy Randle, Will Friedle

Votes: 141

46. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: A Christmas They Never Forgot (1981)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance