While television shows and broadcasts are still a thing, on-demand streaming has been there for a while now and is solidifying its platform in this technology-driven era.
Series and shows available online were the food that gave everyone the will and energy during the long hours of lockdown and quarantine. Making them available and accessible online brought and still brings a sense of relief and escape to its viewers.
Together with our holiday spirits bursting at the seams, let’s look back at the best Christmas-themed episodes of our favorite shows made available online!
“Yippie Kayak” (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
If you have a terrible condition of forgetfulness, this episode touched (or will touch!) buttons for you.
Seeing Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) hand out gifts to the staff one early morning made Jake (Adam Sandler) realize that he forgot to buy a gift for Boyle. He then employs the help of Gina (Chelsea Peretti) and the chaotic episode goes from there.
The should-be fun and uneventful errand of buying a gift turned into an episode of robbery and hostage. Yikes. But it’s not something our favorite gang from the Nine-nine can’t handle!
“The One With Phoebe’s Dad” (Friends)
In this episode, Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) finds out that she never really knew who her dad was all along. She tracks her father down all the while contemplating whether to talk to him or not. Phoebe takes Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) with her for support.
Alongside this emotional episode are two guys cramming to buy Christmas gifts for friends, a supposed cold but turned “hot” Christmas party, and a series of revelations.
What a fun Christmas that was. Kind of.
“A Benihana Christmas” (The Office)
This episode of The Office was off to a rocky start for one Michael (Steve Carell) reveals that his girlfriend broke up with him. Michael’s left heartbroken, stuck with a pair of tickets to Jamaica.
Andy (Ed Helms) takes Michael to Benihana to help him forget his troubles, while Michael drags Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Jim (John Krasinksi) along. Michael and Andy find dates with two of the restaurant’s waitresses.
Back at the office, the girls’ plan to have a Christmas party ends up in conflict. The majority of the office opts for Karen’s (Rashida Jones) and Pam’s (Jenna Fischer) party than Angela’s (Angela Kinsey), which leads to the latter being upset. They combine both parties in the end though.
Talk about feuds and complete 180s at the end!
“The Last Christmas” (Modern Family)
Out of all the Christmas episodes of Modern Family, this once packs the punch! It’s one of the last, after all.
Here, Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) are hosting a Christmas dinner. Cam is stressing about the arrangements and a little something he must tell the family.
The rest of the family are in shambles though, as each of them has an issue with another, and the dinner starts with tension in the air. But after hearing Cam’s confession, they realize that this could be one of the final times for a while that they will be together; thus, everyone puts the arguments behind them and start enjoying dinner.
Of course, they end the episode with a nice photo op! What (modern) family wouldn’t?
“The Bath-Item Gift Hypothesis” (The Big Bang Theory)
This specific Big Bang Theory Christmas episode got a 9.2 rating in IMDB, making it one of the best episodes of the show.
Penny (Kaley Cuoco) attracted the attention of a handsome physicist at the university and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) gets upset. On the other hand, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is having problems celebrating the holiday and eventually goes overboard with the gift-giving custom.
Everyone is happy at the end though, which is what the holiday should be!
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