The 25 Best Holiday Episodes of TV

It doesn't matter that I've seen the SpongeBob SquarePants Christmas Special probably 500 times throughout the course of my lifetime—I legally have to watch it every December once the holidays start to roll around.

Most people have a few holiday episodes that they need to rewatch during the season, but there are tons of forgotten episodes and other gems that get inadvertently left out. Spanning cartoons and comedies to sitcoms and more, these next 25 holiday episodes of TV—in no specific order—are some of the best to give a watch this season.

1. "Schitt's Creek"

'Merry Christmas, Johnny Rose'

Watch on Netflix

2. "SpongeBob SquarePants"

'Christmas Who?'

Watch on Paramount Plus

3. "Seinfeld"

'The Strike'

Watch on Netflix

4. "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

'Mary, Joseph and Larry'

Watch on HBO Max

5. "Friends"

'The One with the Holiday Armadillo'

Watch on HBO Max

6. "Modern Family"

'Express Christmas'

Watch on Hulu

7. "The Simpsons"

'Tis the Fifteenth Season'

Watch on Disney Plus

8. "Bob's Burgers"

'God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins'

Watch on Hulu

9. "Family Guy"

'A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas'

Watch on Hulu

10. "Parks and Recreation"

'Christmas Scandal'

Watch on Peacock

11. "30 Rock"


Watch on Netflix

12. "The Office"

'Christmas Party'

Watch on Peacock

13. "Arrested Development"

'Afternoon Delight'

Watch on Netflix

14. "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Watch on Apple TV Plus

15. "Hey Arnold!"

'Arnold's Christmas'

Watch on Paramount Plus

16. "The Fairly OddParents"

'Christmas Every Day'

Watch on Paramount Plus

17. "Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends"

'A Lost Claus'

Watch on HBO Max

18. "BoJack Horseman"

'Sabrina's Christmas Wish'

Watch on Netflix

19. "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"

'A Very Sunny Christmas'

Watch on Hulu

20. "The King of Queens"

'Baker's Doesn't'

Watch on Peacock

21. "The Nanny"

'Christmas Episode'

Watch on HBO Max

22. "The Sopranos"

'To Save Us All From Satan's Power'

Watch on HBO Max

23. "American Horror Story: Asylum"

'Unholy Night'

Watch on Netflix

24. "Orange is the New Black"

'Can't Fix Crazy'

Watch on Netflix

25. "Hawkeye"

Watch on Disney Plus
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