I have a feeling that most of us are finishing up for the Christmas holidays now, or have already done so, so I thought that I would put together a list of my favourite Christmas episodes of TV shows to get us all in the festive mood.
The Mindy Project - Josh And Mindy's Christmas Party
I just have to start by saying, if you're not watching The Mindy Project on the regular, I can't recommend it highly enough. Basically Mindy Lahiri is my spirit animal and this episode is packed with Christmas cheer. Mindy throws the office Christmas party at her apartment (which I must say is my dream New York apartment, right up there with Carrie Bradshaw's in Sex and the City) which she's co-hosting with her boyfriend Josh. It's safe to say things don't go as smoothly as Mindy would have hoped. Prepare for classic Christmas songs aplenty (who doesn't love Wham's 'Last Christmas'?) oh and Danny takes gingerbread house building very, very seriously.
The O.C. - The Best Chrismukkah Ever
Parks & Recreation - Citizen Knope
Ugly Betty - Fake Plastic Snow
I just started rewatching Ugly Betty again from the very beginning for what must be the twentieth time and last night the Christmas episode, Fake Plastic Snow, popped up on my screen. I forgot just how much I loved this show and the brilliant band of characters (who could forget Marc and Amanda?) so it's been great revisiting it again. I also don't remember being as attracted to Henry, back in the day when it first aired but now it's a whole different story.
Community - Comparative Religion
Friends - The One With The Holiday Armadillo
How could I have a list of my favourite Christmas episodes of TV shows without including Friends? I actually have a DVD made up solely of Friends Christmas episodes which gets watched every year in the run up to Christmas and this has to be my favourite. Is there anyone out there who hasn't seen this episode?
Gavin & Stacey - Christmas Special
This is another Christmas episode that I just have to watch every year and it's almost always on TV during the week of Christmas. Hearing Smithy and Gavin belting out 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' has to be one of my favourite scenes and I also make sure to do the same without fail. Having all the characters congregate at the Shipman's for Christmas is a great way to pack in the laughs and just look at Nessa dressed up as Father Christmas!
Orange Is The New Black - Can't Fix Crazy
The Simpsons - The Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire
New Girl - The 23rd
What are your favourite Christmas TV episodes? Have any of them been included in today's post? Which of these have you seen? And are you a fan of lounging in front of the TV over the festive period?
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