Skip To Content
  • Holidays Make Us Feel Good badge

It's Officially The Holiday Season, So Here Are 40 Festive TV Episodes And Specials To Get You Into The Spirit

All I want for Christmas is a holiday TV marathon!

1. Saved by the Bell: “A Home for Christmas” (Season 3, Episodes 24 and 25)

The "Saved by the Bell" cast in "A Home for Christmas"

The gang meets a local homeless girl and learns about the true meaning of Christmas in this two-part episode. Watch on Peacock, Hulu, or Netflix.

2. Full House: “Our Very First Christmas Show” (Season 2, Episode 9)

"Full House" characters Joey, Danny and Jesse prepare for a holiday trip
Warner Bros. Television

The Tanner family gets snowed in at an airport on Christmas Eve, which halts their holiday plans. Watch on HBO Max.

3. The Golden Girls: “'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas” (Season 2, Episode 11)

"The Golden Girls" characters Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia watch the Christmas snow
Buena Vista Television

The girls are held hostage by a man dressed as Santa while visiting Rose at her Grief Counseling Center workplace. Watch on Hulu.

4. Everybody Hates Chris: “Everybody Hates Christmas” (Season 1, Episode 11)

Characters Chris, Drew and Tonya gather by the Christmas tree in "Everybody Hates Chris"
CBS Television

Chris asks his parents for a Walkman for Christmas, but when their water heater shuts down, they must tell him they can't afford it. Watch on Hulu or Paramount+.

5. Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the snowman meets neighborhood kids after a magical top hat brings him to life

A snowman comes to life while wearing a magical top hat and must avoid a magician trying to take the hat for himself. Watch on YouTube.

6. The Brady Bunch: “The Voice of Christmas” (Season 1, Episode 12)

Cindy Brady asks Santa Claus to repair her mother's voice in "The Brady Bunch"
CBS Television

Cindy asks Santa to give her mother, Carol, her voice back when she catches laryngitis before a musical performance. Watch on Pluto TV.

7. Even Stevens: “Heck of a Hanukkah” (Season 1, Episode 15)

The Stevens Family gathers for a menorah lighting to celebrate Hanukkah in "Even Stevens"

After he accidentally destroys his family's Hanukkah gifts and feels like a misfit, Louis sees what life would be like for his family if he'd never been born. Watch on Disney+.

8. The Office: “Classy Christmas” (Season 7, Episodes 11 and 12)

"The Office" casts gathers to take a group photo
NBCUniversal Television

Holly returns to the Scranton branch, which inspires Michael to throw a fancy Christmas party to celebrate. Watch on Peacock or YouTube.

9. That’s So Raven: “Escape Clause” (Season 1, Episode 19)

The Baxter family gathers by the Christmas tree in "That's So Raven"

Raven opens a necklace her parents planned to give her for Christmas and accidentally breaks it, so she must form a plan to get a new one. Watch on Disney+.

10. The Little Drummer Boy

"The Little Drummer Boy" on his journey following the star of Bethlehem

An orphaned little drummer boy goes on a journey following the star of Bethlehem. Watch on Peacock or Apple TV.

11. Happy Days: “Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas” (Season 2, Episode 11)

The Cunninghams prepare for a Christmas meal with Fonzie in "Happy Days"
CBS Television

The Cunninghams welcome Fonzie to join their holiday celebrations when they learn he'll be alone on Christmas. Watch on Paramount+ or Amazon Prime.

12. Home Improvement: “Yule Better Watch Out” (Season 1, Episode 12)

Characters Al Borland and Tim Taylor in a Christmas episode of "Home Improvement"
Buena Vista Television

Tim gets competitive with his neighborhood holiday decorating contest, and Brad and Randy convince Mark that Santa is dead. Watch on YouTube, Google Play or Apple TV.

13. Black-ish: “Black Santa/White Christmas” (Season 1, Episode 10)

The cast of "Black-ish" in “Black Santa/White Christmas”

Dre dresses as Santa for his annual office Christmas party. Watch on Hulu or YouTube.

14. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

The Grinch dressed as Santa Claus in "Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"
MGM Television

The cold-hearted Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the residents of Whoville. Watch on Peacock.

15. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph and misfit elf Hermey brave the winter snow in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

A misfit red-nosed reindeer finds his place when Santa needs guidance traveling in the middle of a Christmas Eve snowstorm. Watch on YouTube or Apple TV.

16. Sister, Sister: “Christmas” (Season 3, Episode 12)

Characters Tamera Campbell, Tia Landry, Grandpa Campbell, and Lisa Landry gather by the Christmas tree in "Sister, Sister"
Paramount Television

Tia and Tamera use money they have saved for Christmas to help their grandpa avoid the wrath of a loan shark. Watch on Netflix, Hulu, or Paramount+.

17. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: “Sabrina Claus” (Season 2, Episode 11)

Sabrina Spellman visits the North Pole in "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"
Paramount Television

When Santa injures himself on Christmas Eve, Sabrina must take on his holiday duties. Watch on Pluto TV or Hulu.

18. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: “Christmas Show” (Season 2, Episode 13)

Vivian, Ashley, Will, and Uncle Phil talk in their festive family room in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
Warner Bros. Television

The Banks family is robbed of their Christmas gifts while vacationing together at a ski resort. Watch on HBO Max or Apple TV.

19. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Tanta Kringle, Santa Claus, and Jessica in "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"

A mailman tells the story of the origins of Santa Claus. Watch on YouTube

20. The Nanny: “The Hanukkah Story” (Season 6, Episode 10)

Characters Fran Fine with Gracie Sheffield in "The Nanny"
Sony Pictures Television

Maxwell, Grace and C.C. are stranded after a car accident that takes place as they drive to Boston during a winter storm. Watch on Tubi or HBO Max.

21. The Smurfs Christmas Special

The smurfs sing together in "The Smurfs Christmas Special"

The Smurfs help two stranded children and their grandfather escape a mysterious evil man while avoiding Gargamel's schemes. Watch on YouTube.

22. A Charlie Brown Christmas

The Peanuts gang sings in "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
Apple TV+

Charlie Brown tries to figure out the true meaning of Christmas. Watch on Apple TV+.

23. The Year Without a Santa Claus

Heat miser sings with his helpers in "The Year Without a Santa Claus"
Warner Bros. Television

Santa Claus decides to take a year off from Christmas when he catches a bad cold. Watch it on YouTube, Amazon Prime, or Apple TV.

24. Schitt’s Creek: “Merry Christmas, Johnny Rose” (Season 4, Episode 13)

Actors Dan Levy, Emily Hampshire, and Noah Reid in "Schitt's Creek"
Fox Television

Johnny makes plans for a Rose family Christmas Eve gathering. Watch on Netflix .

25. Family Matters: “Christmas Is Where the Heart Is” (Season 5, Episode 11)

Actors Reginald VelJohnson and Jaleel White in "Family Matters"
Warner Bros. Television

Urkel tries to bring holiday spirit to some passengers stuck with him and Carl on the subway on Christmas Eve. Watch on HBO Max or YouTube.

26. Bewitched: “A Vision of Sugarplums” (Season 1, Episode 15)

Characters Samantha, Darrin and a young orphan visit Santa at the North Pole in "Bewitched"
Sony Pictures Television

Samantha takes a skeptical orphan to the North Pole to introduce him to Santa Claus. Watch on Amazon Prime or Apple TV.

27. Arrested Development: "Afternoon Delight" (Season 2, Episode 6)

Actors Will Arnett and Jason Batemen in "Arrested Development"
20th Television

Gob fires all employees after he's inadvertantly roasted at a company Christmas party. Watch on Netflix or Hulu.

28. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: "Christmas at the Tipton" (Season 1, Episode 21)

Zack, Cody and their parents gather at the Tipton for Christmas in "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody"

Zack and Cody hope to get their parents back together for Christmas. Watch on Disney+.

29. The Goldbergs: “A Christmas Story” (Season 3, Episode 10)

The cast of "The Goldbergs" in "A Christmas Story"
Sony Pictures Television

Beverly launches a "Super Hanukkah" celebration for the family. Watch on Hulu, YouTube, or Apple TV.

30. New Girl: “LAXmas”(Season 4, Episode 11)

The "New Girl" cast in "LAXmas"
20th Television

The gang gets stuck at the airport while traveling for the holidays. Watch on Netflix, YouTube, or Apple TV.

31. Lizzie McGuire: "Here Comes Aaron Carter" (Season 1, Episode 7)

Miranda, Lizzie, and Gordo attempt to meet Aaron Carter in "Lizzie McGuire"

Lizzie, Miranda, and Gordo try to meet Aaron Carter while he's filming a Christmas music video in their town. Watch on Disney+.

32. Hey Arnold!: “Arnold’s Christmas” (Season 1, Episode 20)

Mr. Hyunh reunites with his daughter in "Hey Arnold!"
Viacom Media Networks

Arnold helps Mr. Hyunh reunite with his long-lost daughter as a Secret Santa gift. Watch on Hulu or Paramount+.

33. George Lopez: "Christmas Punch" (Season 3, Episode 12)

George tries to convince Max that Santa is real in "Christmas Punch"
Warner Bros. Television

George works hard to make sure that Max still believes in Santa. Watch on Peacock or YouTube.

34. Cheers: "Christmas Cheers" (Season 6, Episode 12)

Actors Kirstie Alley and Ted Danson in "Cheers" episode, "Christmas Cheers"
CBS Television

Rebecca makes the Cheers staff work on Christmas Eve. Watch on Hulu or Paramount+.

35. Brooklyn Nine-Nine: "Yippie Kayak" (Season 3, Episode 10)

Characters Jake and Charles stop a robbery in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

Terry leaves a Christmas diner to help Gina, Charles, and Jake intercept a robbery. Watch on Hulu, Peacock or YouTube.

36. Friends: "The One with the Holiday Armadillo" (Season 7, Episode 10)

Actors David Schwimmer, Cole Sprouse and Courteney Cox in "The One with the Holiday Armadillo"
Warner Bros. Television

When Ross watches Ben for the holidays he decides to dress up to make the festivities special. Watch on HBO Max.

37. Boy Meets World: "A Very Topanga Christmas" (Season 5, Episode 11)

Topanga and Cory celebrate the holidays in "Boy Meets World" episode, "A Very Topanga Christmas"
Buena Vista Television

Cory begins to think Topanga has become too controlling in his life when they celebrate Christmas her way. Watch on Disney+.

38. Seinfeld: "The Strike" (Season 9, Episode 10)

Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza and Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer in "Seinfeld"
Columbia Pictures Television

George celebrates a holiday made up by his father, and Kramer returns to work at H&H Bagels after a strike. Watch on Netflix or YouTube.

39. The Proud Family: "Seven Days of Kwanzaa" (Season 1, Episode 11)

Oscar and Trudy Proud in in "The Proud Family"

The Prouds celebrate Kwanzaa with a homeless family. Watch on Disney+.

40. Ted Lasso: "Carol of the Bells" (Season 2, Episode 4)

Jason Sudeikis and Hannah Waddingham in "Ted Lasso"
Warner Bros. Television

Rebecca asks for Ted's help to spread holiday cheer during his first Christmas alone since his divorce. Watch on Apple TV+.

41. What's your favorite holiday episode? Let us know in the comments.