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* ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'', a featurette that airs alongside ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', is about Olaf learning about Christmas traditions in order to brighten up the holidays for Anna and Elsa, who haven't been able to celebrate together for years due to Elsa's self-imposed isolation.
13th Jun '17 2:05:17 PM Gamermaster
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* The ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' ElsewhereFic ''FanFic/BoyScoutsOneHalf'' has Part 13: ''{{YesVirginia, Film/ItsAWonderfulLife With 192, Though I Wouldn't Call It [[Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife Christmas in Heaven]]''.
** The {{SpinOff series ''Perspectives'' has two in a row. The first interweaves with the events of ''Boy Scouts ½, part 13'', but from the perspective of the spin-off's main characters. The second follows later that evening, and is YetAnotherChristmasCarol.

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* The ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' ElsewhereFic ''FanFic/BoyScoutsOneHalf'' has Part 13: ''{{YesVirginia, ''YesVirginia, Film/ItsAWonderfulLife With 192, Though I Wouldn't Call It [[Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife Christmas in Heaven]]''.
** The {{SpinOff SpinOff series ''Perspectives'' has two in a row. The first interweaves with the events of ''Boy Scouts ½, part 13'', but from the perspective of the spin-off's main characters. The second follows later that evening, and is YetAnotherChristmasCarol.
13th Jun '17 2:03:36 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/VanDread'' has an entire episode, with the Captain trying to entice young maids with her Santa Suit, a Yule Log, Snow-making Machines, and, oh yeah, [[MoodWhiplash machines trying to destroy them hiding in a comet's tail that looks like a Christmas Tree]].

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* ''Manga/VanDread'' ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' has an entire episode, with the Captain trying to entice young maids with her Santa Suit, a Yule Log, Snow-making Machines, and, oh yeah, [[MoodWhiplash machines trying to destroy them hiding in a comet's tail that looks like a Christmas Tree]].
7th Jun '17 10:10:57 AM Piterpicher
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* ''{{Gex}} 3: Deep Cover Gecko'' had a Christmas-based level.

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* ''{{Gex}} ''VideoGame/{{Gex}} 3: Deep Cover Gecko'' had a Christmas-based level.
20th May '17 9:26:53 PM Codefreak5
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* Since 2013, ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' has released a Christmas-themed heist for the holidays.
** 2013's Christmas heist was GO Bank, a port of ''[[VideoGame/CounterStrike Counter-Strike: GO]]'''s Bank map. The only Christmasy elements are a Christmas tree in the lobby, a stereo playing Hoxton's Christmas album, and a light snow falling outside.
** 2014's heist was White Xmas. Vlad's brother crashed a plane carrying a cocaine shipment - hidden inside wrapped Christmas presents - in the woods. The crew has to rescue him, then recover as much cocaine as they can.
** 2015's heist was Santa's Workshop. Vlad has the crew hit a Christmas-themed cocaine distribution warehouse to muscle in on the operation. The goal is to protect the "elves" (cocaine packers) while they pack the "presents" (cocaine), then deliver them through a "chimney" (storm drain with a boat waiting below).
** 2016's heist was Stealing Xmas, once again contracted by Vlad. Vlad's brother messed up again, first by sneaking a shipment of drugs into a pallet of goods that was shipped to a downtown mall, then by dressing up as Santa and getting drunk on-scene. The crew needs to find the right goods, gather them at the giant Christmas tree in the center, destroy the skylight, and airlift the tree off the scene.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' has actually had 3 different Christmas episodes, one each season, even though they never get any older.
* ''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansTheSeries'' had "A Christmas Cruella". This was one of the only episodes released on video.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' has the episode "Holly Jolly Jimmy". In this episode, Jimmy is trying to forever disprove the existence of Santa Claus, coming off as a Grinch to all his friends. After taking Carl & Sheen to the North Pole, coming across Santa's factory, and "breaking Santa" in a crazy experiment gone awry, it is up to Jimmy to take Santa's job of delivering Christmas gifts to the world.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' has "Christmas, Bloody Christmas", where the Freelance Police team up with Sam's Granny Ruth to [[AnAssKickingChristmas contain a prison break on Christmas Eve]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' had a Christmas episode three years after the series finished. [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Princess Sally]] even showed up, though she had no lines.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' had one were the gang finds Ice King's video diary. Funny until it goes WhamEpisode on you and reveals the [[TheReveal Ice King was actually]] [[spoiler: a dude named Simon Petrikov, who was [[TheCorruption mutated into the Ice King]] by a [[ArtifactOfDoom magical crown]]. The tapes then [[MoodWhiplash turn into]] an ApocalypticLog chronicling his [[SanitySlippage slow descent into madness]], and the destruction of his life resulting from this, ending with him [[TragicMonster begging the viewer to restrain him if becomes so far gone that he's a threat.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has several with increasingly bizarre premises:
** Season 2: Stan travels back in time to "fix" Christmas, only to have to do it for real when he messes up the past.
** Season 3: Stan dies and goes to the afterlife, and has to go to trial to rescue his family.
** Season 5: The Rapture, followed by Armageddon.
** Season 6: Steve accidentally kills Santa, who is revived and declares bloody murder on the Smiths.
** Season 7: Stan has to kill Hayley and Jeff's new adopted son, who turns out to be the Anti-Christ.
** Season 9: TheKrampus, imprisoned years before by Grandpa Jack, is set free and kidnaps Steve, and Stan and Santa must join forces to rescue him. This was intended for Season 8, but days before it was set to air the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre took place; as the violent climax of this episode was way TooSoon in that light, it was delayed a year.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' had 11 of these segments, and if you count TheMovie, it's twelve, with the first being a Night Before Christmas parody, the second about Chicken Boo being a department store Santa Claus, the third being one of three Wakkorotti episodes, the fourth about a toy store (but it was in the Christmas episode, so it might as well count), the fifth being a parody of Literature/AChristmasCarol, the sixth being a retelling of the nativity story, the seventh being a Nutcracker parody, the eighth named Noel, the ninth about a Christmas tree, the tenth is a 12 Days Of Christmas parody, and the eleveth being Slippin' On The Ice, a ColdOpening that parodies ''Film/SinginInTheRain''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' has several Christmas episodes, in one of them, Santa gives them a bunch of eels. Considering what [[BodyHorror they did to him]] in an earlier episode, they kinda deserved it. Oddly, though, a couple of these 'Christmas' episodes don't even take place at Christmastime, one made special note that the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future showed up at ''February'', and the episode involving the BodyHorror they inflicted on Santa happened, and quoted from the man himself, "in the middle of fucking July!". Equally oddly, despite the episode title, the episode "Star Studded Xmas Spectacular" [[note]]A.K.A. "Star Studded Christmas Spectacular Starring Rhon Geremi", A.K.A. "Deleted Scenes"[[/note]] has nothing to do with Christmas at all, instead showing deleted scenes from TheMovie.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' has the one hour special "Arthur's Perfect Christmas" all about Arthur's goal to have the most perfect Christmas possible for him and everyone he knows. Even when things don't turn out as such in the end, he realizes that it was indeed a perfect Christmas.
* ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'': As a TwoShorts show, it did "Snow Maniac" and "Hero's Holiday". The former has an evil snowman take over Mega City and transforms it into an eternal winter with a giant dome. The latter is YetAnotherChristmasCarol with AP in the role of Scrooge.
* Both ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures'' had Christmas episodes: "Christmas With the Joker" and "Holiday Knights", respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' had one, "Invasion of the Secret Santas!", which included a sadder interpretation of the deaths of Batman's parents.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeatBugs'', which bases its stories around songs by Music/TheBeatles, has "Christmas Time Is Here Again", of course, featuring a storyline in which Buzz's Christmas wish is to meet this show's world's equivalent of SantaClaus, the Christmas Beetle.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' had two Christmas episodes. The first has them alternate between commenting on festive music videos (Music/RunDMC's "Christmas in Hollis", Hall and Oates' "Jingle Bell Rock", etc.) and shooting the breeze while watching a televised Yule log. The second is a double-length show with their takes on ItsAWonderfulPlot and YetAnotherChristmasCarol, plus the guys answering viewer mail instead of watching videos.
* Oddly enough. ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' managed to have a Christmas episode despite the series occurring over the course of ''summer vacation''. It involves magic, a Christmas-themed amusement park, and the main character's grandfather being mistaken for Santa Claus. In decades past, year-round "Santa Claus" themed tourist traps were not unheard of. A couple are still operating today. This might have been a nod to that.
* The ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' episode "Chill Zone" took place during Christmas and had the Biker Mice get enraged when Lawrence Limburger's latest scheme indirectly destroys an orphanage.
* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins" of Season 3 has the Belchers take in a deranged man living in a storage unit who loves a mannequin. Season 4's "Christmas in A Car" has them spending Christmas in the car when they're terrorized by an antagonized truck driver. In Season 5, "Father of the Bob" sees the family visit the burger restaurant of Bob's estranged father.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' episode "Miracle at the 34th Precinct", Lucky Piquel is pressed into service as a substitute Santa when the real one is injured.
* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'': Episode 24, which is set on Christmas Eve. Boo-Boom and the animals, a group of German soldiers, and a group of Allied soldiers all end up lost in the same woods, and through sheer coincidence, they run into each other at a cave Boo-Boom and his friends were using as shelter. When they notice Boo-Boom is in a bad condition due to the cold, both groups of soldiers put their differences aside to help him, which leads to all soldiers realizing they are NotSoDifferent. After celebrating Christmas Eve together, they part ways on friendly terms. Meanwhile in a nearby village, Boo-Booms parents help the villagers set up their own Christmas celebration.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "[[Recap/TheBoondocksS1E7AHueyFreemanChristmas A Huey Freeman Christmas]]".
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' had "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Holiday Time]]", which is about [[YouMeanXMas a holiday called "The Holiday"]] with [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Santa being from "North Polaris"]] and [[PunnyName Elf-G-Ms]].
* Despite taking place in the summer, ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' had "Kamp Kringle" where Santa comes to Camp Kidney for a permanent vacation, so the Bean Scouts have to convince him to get back to work.
* ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'': In "A Very [=CatDog=] Christmas", Cat sells himself and Dog to Rancid Rabbit's niece so he can have the expensive gift he wants for Christmas. Santa (who was really disillusioned with the Christmas spirit at this point) is so outraged that he cancels Christmas, and when Nearburg hears about it, everyone is out to get [=CatDog=]. In the end, though, [=CatDog=] manages to set things right and even get the Greasers to not beat them up for once.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{ChalkZone}}'' episode "When Santas Collide". After thinking that he didn't get the Christmas present he wanted, Rudy escapes into [=ChalkZone=]. There, he finds out that there are eight Santas in [=ChalkZone=] due to the amount of Santas that kids draw near Christmastime. And after [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Rudy causes the Santas to get into an accident]], he has to take over for one of them and save [=ChalkZone=]'s version of Christmas, Christ-Hanukkah-Mas. Until the complete series was released in 2014, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes this was one of the only episodes to be released on DVD.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'''s "Hey Hey it's Knishmas", which involved Chowder trying to improve Mung Daal's awful [[YouMeanXMas Knishmas]] gingerbread house, which is needed to satisfy Knish Kringle.
* There are several WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts set during Christmas (or just winter) that have frequently been repackaged for television and video compilations over the years. They may take place during the happiest of holidays, but there are few warm feelings to be found...
** "Donald's Snow Fight" (WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck sings "Jingle Bells" and ends up in an epic snowball war against his nephews)
** "Toy Tinkers" (Donald faces off with Chip 'n' Dale over the presents under the tree)
** "Pluto's Christmas Tree" (Chip 'n' Dale wind up in MickeyMouse's house when he chops down their tree for trimming -- and Pluto isn't happy with the "invaders")
** There were also two Silly Symphonies shorts featuring SantaClaus, and a black-and-white era Mickey Mouse short, "Mickey's Good Deed", set during the holiday.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Class Of 3000}}'': The hour-long "Class of 3000 Christmas Special" has Lil' D find out that he's on the naughty list when Eddie invites Santa Claus himself over to spend a day with Tamika. However, the only person not happy to see Santa is Sunny Bridges, who has a grudge against the Big Man of Christmas for a childhood incident. Santa decides to make it up to Sunny by inviting him to be head elf for the holidays, but Lil' D's desire to get off the naughty list for himself causes a disaster that puts Christmas at risk of being cancelled.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'', where the characters celebrate "[[YouMeanXmas Snowflake Day]]", an all-inclusive holiday themed around pirates and tacos for some reason. The plot sees Joan try to ruin Cleopatra's Snowflake Day party and encounter a surprisingly attractive homeless teenage girl who tries to change her views on the holiday while Abe and Gandhi make a get-rich-quick scheme to get money for a present for Cleopatra.
* The episode "Operation: NAUGHTY" in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' is... well, ''unconventional'' as far as Christmas Episodes go. It features a Christmas-themed ''Franchise/XMen'' ShoutOut (including an elf named Wintergreen with "claws of solid peppermintium"), a prominent ShipTease, and [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent comic-book-style narration.]] When you consider that the show was produced at a UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity animation studio, where ''tons'' of independent and experimental filmmakers live and work, it makes sense.
* ''WesternAnimation/CreativeGalaxy'' has this in the first season and is called "Baby Georgia's First Christmas / Christmas Memories." The first installment is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, focusing on Arty helping his baby sister Georgia to have a good first Christmas. The second involves Arty and his friends making a photo book of treasured Christmas memories.
* The TV adaptation of ''Literature/CuriousGeorge'' has the one hour special "A Very Monkey Christmas" where George and The Man with the Yellow Hat can't decide what to give each other for Christmas, and a friend of George has a very similar problem of not being able to write a new song for Christmas.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' had "The Fright Before Christmas" with 85% more rhyming. (And accurate timing!)
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has the episode "The Mall Santa" where Dan and Chris get part-time jobs at a mall's Christmas display and has Dan swearing revenge on a curmudgeon dressed as Mall Santa who has a blatant antipathy for Christmas.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "It's a Wonderful Leaf". GreenThumb SuperVillain Bushroot turns all the Christmas trees in Saint Canard against their owners.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' had "Dexter vs Santa's Claws" in which Dexter tries to prove that Santa isn't real.
* ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' had an episode focusing on [[YouMeanXmas a very similar holiday]], the Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights. (Maybe they called it that because the writers were non-denominational.)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' had two. The {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} one, "Doug's Christmas Story", which featured what seemed to be a good Christmas gone wrong, with Porkchop taken to the pound and then court after injuring Beebe (he was actually trying to save her). Also [[WhamEpisode the darkest episode of the series]]. The Disney one, "Doug's Secret Christmas", involved Doug's baby sister being born, and was aired in primetime on ABC as opposed to Saturday morning.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' had two. "Fa-la-la-la Ed", which had Ed celebrating Christmas in July, and "Jingle Jingle Jangle", where [[TrueMeaningofChristmas Eddy learns what Christmas is supposed to mean.]] [[SubvertedTrope Then he steals all the presents.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' had a Christmas episode where Timmy wishes for it to be Christmas everyday. Unfortunately, the other holidays aren't too happy about this...
** They got a new one for season six, "Merry Wishmas".
** There's also the second live-action film, ''AFairlyOddChristmas''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had a Christmas episode early in its second season, and its second only appeared 7 seasons later! The second, "Road to the North Pole", explores the FridgeHorror of the Santa mythos; it's pretty dark, even by ''Family Guy'' standards, which is unusual for a ChristmasEpisode. However, it was well-received. The show has since had a couple more.
* ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'' has one where a husband and wife are in the kids' clubhouse, taking shelter from a snowstorm...and the wife is about to give birth. Very Biblical.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': "A Lost Claus", where Mac loses his belief in Santa Claus when he finds out that every Christmas, kids create hundreds of Santa Claus imaginary friends, so Bloo tries to restore Mac's faith in Santa.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' episode "In Arms' Way" takes place at Christmastime. While "The Chip" parts 1 and 2 isn't strictly a Christmas story (it's more about the origin story of Freakazoid), the whole plot started because Dexter got a Pinnacle chip for Christmas.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had three Christmas Episodes, two in the original run, and one in the Uncancelled seasons. In the first "Xmas Story", Fry learns that Christmas in the future is now called Xmas, and there's a robot Santa that judges EVERYONE (except Zoidberg) naughty and [[BadSanta tries to kill them]]. The second, "A Tale of Two Santas" the Planet Express crew try to take down Santa and [[SubbingForSanta replace him with the comparatively nicer Bender]]. The third, the "Futurama Holiday Spectacular", is a ThreeShorts anthology episode, with each short depicting the winter holidays in the future - Xmas, Robanukkah[[note]]Which Bender made up as an excuse to slack off, but there is actually a Hanukkah in the 31st century[[/note]], and Kwanzaa - with {{Green Aesop}}s and cameos from Al Gore.
* The ''WesternAnimation/GarbagePailKidsCartoon'' episode "Chris Messin' August" was technically a Christmas episode since it involved a bratty kid named Chris Mess [[BadSanta impersonating Santa Claus as part of a plan to ruin Christmas]], but the episode's title and a line from Terri Cloth in the beginning of the episode indicates that the episode does not take place during Christmas.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow'' has had two - "Caroling Capers" in the first season, and "Home for the Holidays" in the second season.
* From ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' comes "Billy and Mandy Save Christmas" where Santa Claus has been turned into a vampire and Grim, Billy, and Mandy set out to search for the cure.
** The short-lived spinoff ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' had "Christmas Con Carne" which saw Hector trying to ruin the holidays for everyone with only one of Santa's reindeer left to save the day.
* ''Creator/HannaBarbera'' were all over this trope. They produced so many over the years that they became a hallmark for Creator/CartoonNetwork to air for years.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' celebrated Christmas in four different specials, despite living well before the inception of the holiday or any of the holidays Christmas is based on... or, for that matter, before the year Christ was supposedly born.
*** The First being "A Christmas Flintstone" which was a part of the original series.
*** The Last was ''WesternAnimation/AFlintstonesChristmasCarol''
** ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' had 1984's "A Nutcracker Scoob," 2002's "A Scooby-Doo Christmas" (''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo''), and 2012's DirectToVideo special ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooHauntedHolidays''.
** ''WesternAnimation/CaspersFirstChristmas'' served as one for ''WesternAnimation/CasperAndTheAngels'' while also being a Crossover for ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' and others.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' did YetAnotherChristmasCarol in their Uncancelled seasons with Mr. Spacely as Scrooge, George Jetson being Bob Cratchit, and Astro playing Tiny Tim.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' had "Baby's First Christmas" and "The Magic Sack Of Mr. Nicholas".
** On the ''Creator/RubySpears'' side of things ''WesternAnimation/PunkyBrewster'' and her pals visit Santa's workshop thanks to Glomer in the animated episode "Christmas In July".
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' had him reuniting Mr. Hyun with his long lost daughter, who had escaped during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.
* ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' has "Happy Baboon Holidays" where I.R. Baboon's family comes over for Christmas, but Baboon accidentally leaves them out in the cold. When Weasel finds them frozen, he takes the Baboons to his place for the holidays. A very displeased Baboon decides to get revenge on Weasel by preventing Santa from delivering his presents.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' featured a full half-hour Christmas episode in the form of "The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever". (Thankfully, is still referred to as "Christmas" for most of the episode.) Once the series was canceled, it wound up acting as a sort of series finale.
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' which featured the baddies vs. the heroes who's protecting Santa Claus with the help of his maximum security elves.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' had two: "'Twas the Night", where Johnny knocks out Santa and must take over for him (told entirely in rhyme and narrated by Creator/AdamWest), and "A Johnny Bravo Christmas", featuring a guest appearance by Donny Osmond.
* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' has the two-parter ''Worry Bear Finds The Light/Julius Alliday'', with honorable mentions of Hanukkah and Chinese New Year. It even includes a special Christmas song, ''Holiday Lights''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Comfort and Joy" was, of course, Christmas-themed. Interestingly, it was the only one-parter episode of the series. ComicBook/MartianManhunter spends Christmas with the Kents, Hawkgirl & Green Lantern go to a bar in another planet, and The Flash fights The Ultra-Humanite (who stops, once given the opportunity to give Christmas gifts to orphans...). No Batman and WonderWoman in sight (though it is mentioned that they are on watchtower duty... Besides Batman already got three Christmas episodes...)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Episode 69, Episodes 103 and 104 (together forming a MultiPartEpisode) and Episode 105.
* ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' has "A Christmas Mikey", which takes 3 of the most parodied holiday stories in the English language and twists them around into one sequel-of-sorts to the show's pilot! Produced as the season finale, it's regarded as among the best episode in the series.
* ''WesternAnimation/KateAndMimMim'' has "A Christmas Wish", in which Kate wishes for her father to be home in time for Christmas.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' had the Christmas episode "A Very Possible Christmas", complete with a ShowWithinAShow Christmas special: "The Six Tasks of Snowman Hank", of which Ron and Drakken both turned out to be fans. The episode had [[AnAssKickingChristmas the usual action]], and also lots of snow-fueled wackiness. And singing. And dancing. And [[TonightSomeoneKisses mistletoe]].
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': The first was Season 2's "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying", in which Hank goes hysterically blind after accidentally seeing [[BrainBleach his mother and her Jewish boyfriend in the middle of sex on the kitchen table]]. Season 3's "Pretty, Pretty Dresses" was more of a TearJerker as it sees Bill's suicidal depression on his wife Lenore leaving him on Christmas spirals into him believing he ''is'' Lenore. Finally, in Season 5's "Twas The Nut Before Christmas", Bill turns his front yard into a Christmas Village, but keeps it and his Santa costume around well after the holidays - and then a slacker moves in to mooch off him.
* ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'': "Storybook Holiday and Iguanukkah".
* ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'' had "The Night Before [[YouMeanXmas Chaos-mas]]", where the titular gang of {{Harmless Villain}}s steal presents from other, more competent villains, only to encounter [[BadSanta Kinder Kreep]].
* While a number of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes shorts are set in winter, there are next to none that specifically have a Christmas theme -- there's one with Sniffles ("Bedtime for Sniffles"), and one with Tweety and Sylvester ("Gift Wrapped"), and that's it for the classic characters. Occasionally someone would be dressed as Santa Claus, but only to fool someone else (and never anytime near Christmas).
** There's also a Depression-era Merrie Melodies short called "The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives", which is perhaps most notable today for being featured on Creator/{{RiffTrax}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': "11 Louds a Leapin'", which shows what the Louds are up to at Christmastime with Lincoln trying to retrieve a sled confiscated by CrankyNeighbour Mr. Grouse, and ending up learning why Mr. Grouse is so bad-tempered on Christmas. In the meantime, the sisters have their own adventures (Lori resists the temptation to open presents, Leni tries to make a good Christmas outfit, Luna tries to come up with a Christmas carol, Luan creating her "12 Puns of Christmas", Lynn and Lucy searching for hidden presents, Lana setting reindeer catchers, and Lola trying to be nice with Lisa scoffing at her). It's also the show's first half-hour episode [[spoiler:and we finally get to see Mr. and Mrs. Loud's faces]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'' had the ''Madeline's Christmas'' installment.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' had "Mumfie's White Christmas'', which was set two days before Christmas. It chronicled around Mumfie trying to ask the North Wind for snow for his skating party. It also was the only episode of Mumfie that aired on Saturday Morning on Fox Kids, and it won its timeslot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' has the simply titled "Holiday Special" which has not only a Christmas theme but also Hanukkah & Kwanzaa. The episode is even a musical with several popular Christmas carols re-adapted to fit the episode's lesson of recycling.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'', Edge City has arrested everyone dressed as Santa Claus because criminals tend to dress like him. Unfortunately, Edge PD do not realise that they've arrested the real Santa.
* ''WesternAnimation/MaxAndRuby'' ''Max's Christmas, Grandma's present, Max's Christmas passed and Ruby's Christmas tree'' and so many other Christmas episodes.
* ''Mega Christmas'' from ''WesternAnimation/MegaBabies''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' animated series had an episode where the agents had to rescue Santa Claus from aliens.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' episode "Dethmas" had Toki getting into the Christmas spirit and trying to get the others into it, Dethklok's moms coming over and forcing their sons to spend time with them, Murderface and Knubbler hosting a ChristmasSpecial that ended up being funded by the Christian Church (which Nathan was ''not'' amused about), and to top it all off, Dr. Rockso crosses the MoralEventHorizon by hocking Toki's presents for cocaine money, getting a handjob from Skwisgaar's mom ''on national television'', and getting {{Karma Houdini}}ed because Toki suffered DiabolusExMachina before he could beat up Dr. Rockso.
* Creator/{{MGM}}'s cartoon studio produced several Christmas-themed shorts:
** "WesternAnimation/PeaceOnEarth" is an Oscar-winning 1939 short that doubles as an antiwar fable released at the onset of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Remade for the ColdWar age in 1950 as "Goodwill to Men".
** An early WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry short is called "The Night Before Christmas" and takes place on Christmas Eve (naturally).
** "One Ham's Family" is a Creator/TexAvery cartoon set at Christmas and centered around a mischievous young pig based on Red Skelton's "Mean Widdle Kid" character.
* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': "A Special Christmas" has Ladybug and Cat Noir trying to stop [[BadSanta an akumatized Santa]] from ruining Paris' Christmas.
* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' started with one [[BookEnds and ended with one.]] Note that it wasn't supposed to: the first Christmas episode was supposed to be the first season finale.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'''s "Animas" special.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' did "A Robot for All Seasons" where Jenny gets mind controlled by [[TheGrinch a miserable rich boy]] to ruin Christmas and ends up fighting [[BadassSanta Santa Claus]] one-on-one.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has had a few "Christmas" episodes:
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve "Hearth's Warming Eve"]] (the name of [[YouMeanXmas Equestria's version]]) has the Mane Six starring in a play about the origins of the holiday and the founding of Equestria.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E21Hearthbreakers "Hearthbreakers"]] revolves around Applejack and her family meeting Pinkie Pie's family for Hearth's Warming, and having to get used to the odd traditions they have on the rock farm.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp "Winter Wrap-Up"]] was similarly winter-themed, even airing on Christmas Eve 2010, but was not about Christmas or any similar holiday so much as the transition from winter to spring.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail "A Hearth's Warming Tail"]] is a variation on YetAnotherChristmasCarol, with a touch of HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas, with Starlight Glimmer [[AndYouWereThere portraying]] the Scrooge/Grinch [[CompositeCharacter composite]] Snowfall Frost, who not only thinks Hearth's Warming Eve is a waste of time, but actively seeks to erase the holiday.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbChristmasVacation''. ("Mom! Phineas and Ferb are making a Christmas special!")
** "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" in Season 3.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}'' has a Christmas episode from Season 2 titled "Pingu's Family Celebrates Christmas" takes place during Christmas Eve at the South Pole. Well, uh......no, it doesn't feature SantaClaus. At the end of the episode, the family open their gifts, and they all sing ''Silent Night'' (but not in English).
* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' had a Christmas episode, aptly titled "A Pinky and the Brain Christmas", which won an Emmy for "Outstanding Animated Program."
** ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain'' also had one titled "Yule Be Sorry", where [[ItsAWonderfulPlot Brain wishes he never met Pinky and then has a bad dream about still living in the lab but Elmyra is still torturing him]]. Needless to say, it's nowhere as good as its predecessor.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePJs'' has the episode "How the Super Stoled Christmas" which is a take on the classic story of The Grinch, where Thurgood becomes a repossession man for the projects so he can work up enough money to buy the computer Muriel wants for Christmas.
* ''{{ComicStrip/Popeye}}'':
** One of the earliest entries in the series was a Christmas episode, ''Seasin's Greetinks'', where Popeye gives Olives a pair of ice skates and has to save her when Bluto tosses her into the river.
** Creator/FamousStudios did another one in 1955, ''Mister and Mistletoe'', where Bluto dresses as Santa Claus to woo Olive.
** An Al Brodax-produced short had the Sea Hag kidnapping Santa.
* There was a book and tape/record set for ''WesternAnimation/{{Popples}}'' titled "A Nutcracker Christmas". The episode that actually aired closest to Christmas for the TV show was about the Popples having an olympics ceremony.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had "'Twas The Fight Before Christmas", in which Princess Morbucks, the show's resident AlphaBitch, sneaks over to the North Pole and puts herself on Santa's Nice List, while deeming the other kids of Townsville naughty. Naturally, it's up to the girls to remedy this mistake.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' had a Kwanzaa episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': "Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave". While the show is a SaturdayMorningCartoon, it was originally considered for primetime on Christmas Day 1998. However, due to the timeslot being pre-empted, ABC had no choice but to show the episode on OneSaturdayMorning's broadcast on December 26...the day AFTER Christmas. The special was later released on DVD and video with some more episodes and linking material in 2001 as ''Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street''.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' has seven and...let's go with a quarter. The first featured Christmas related skits from past episodes while the "Half-Assed Christmas Special", "Dear Consumer" (AKA, the "Full-Assed Christmas Special"), "DP Christmas Special", "ATM Christmas Special", and the "Born Again Virgin Christmas Special" feature new ones. "The Robot Chicken Christmas Special: X-Mas United" episode was a standalone episode centered on The Nerd traveling to the North Pole out of the belief that Santa Claus was his biological father. [[spoiler: The Krampus turned out to be his father instead.]] Then there's the episode "Lots of Holidays but Don't Worry Christmas is Still in There Too so Pull the Stick Out of Your Ass Fox News Special" that featured a mishmash of holiday sketches.
* Speaking of Nickelodeon, let's not forget "Rocko's Modern Christmas" in ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', in which Rocko implements a party the day before Christmas, inviting everyone over. Unfortunately, it doesn't go as planned when Ed Bighead spreads false rumors about the elves that prevents everyone from coming. Luckily, the shy young elf (who Rocko saved from the crocodiles at the mall earlier in the episode) saves the day by realizing that love is the main ingredient to the Christmas cheer, and everyone comes by to Rocko's house on Christmas day, where the party begins.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'' episode "Rupert's Christmas Adventure", where Rupert had to recover all of Nutwood's Christmas ornaments after they're stolen by a bunch of pine sprites and his friend Podgy proves he understands the true meaning of Christmas when he is given all the presents by giving them away to the other children.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had two Christmas episodes, a Passover episode, a Hannukah episode, and a Kwanzaa episode. Top that!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has had ''several''. [[ComicBookTime Considering that the cast never gets any older]], this gets a bit weird.
** Their very first episode, not counting their segments on ''The Tracey Ullman Show'' (one of which had a Christmas theme), was a Christmas episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". (It was the first to air, but not the first produced.)
* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'''s "Holiday In Enchancia" is set at [[YouMeanXmas Wassalia]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** And who can forget the heartwarming Critter's Christmas Special of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fame? It ends on such a special note, all the characters have grown and live happily ever after [[spoiler: except for Kyle, who dies of [=AIDs=] three weeks later.]]
** ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has done a few Christmas episodes before, most of them featuring Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo.
** In fact, ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' itself was based on a Christmas-themed animated short made by series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone called "Jesus vs. Frosty". Years after its creation a Fox executive saw the short and commissioned another one called "Jesus vs. Santa" which became popular on the internet and was the impetus to the creation of the series.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGoofs'', the aliens are trying to drive away Santa Claus.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' season 2 episode "Reinforcement" takes place during the last couple of days leading up to Christmas, with the episode ending with Peter and Aunt May opening their gifts on Christmas morning.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** The first was "WesternAnimation/ChristmasWho?", where the sea-creatures find out what Christmas is, and start to expect Santa, who never came. Squidward (who realized his mistake of ruining Spongebob's Christmas) then covers up for the dude by giving all his possessions, [[Heartwarming/SpongeBobSquarePants only to be thanked by the real Santa in the end.]]
** A dozen years later, they made a stop-motion special titled ''WesternAnimation/ItsASpongebobChristmas''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' had the season 2 episode "Frozen Out", where Static deals with a homeless girl who has [[AnIcePerson ice powers]]. It's actually quite heartwarming.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': "Three Gems and a Baby" counts as one, despite their universe [[AlternateHistory not having a Christmas to speak of]], as it aired on the first of December, features heavy snowfall in both the present [[WholeEpisodeFlashback and past scenes]], and has a bizarre take on a Nativity Scene where the Gems bring gifts to a baby Steven, kidnap him in hopes of bringing Rose Quartz back, and ultimately huddle around him and Greg, the latter wrapped in a blue blanket reminiscent of depictions of the Virgin Mary.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' did a Christmas episode starring a LittlestCancerPatient. It was appropriately horrifying, but - as opposed to 99% of the rest of the show - quite the TearJerker at the same time.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' cartoons had two: "Koopa Klaus" and "The Night Before Cave Christmas".
* The live-action portion of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' had a Christmas episode titled "Santa Claus is Coming to Flatbush".
* The ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "Jolly Molly Christmas" has Baloo and friends going on a quest to make it snow in Cape Suzette on Christmas day--and thus restore Rebecca's daughter Molly's faith in SantaClaus.
* ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' had the episode "No Time For Christmas". Among the highlights were the HoYay mistletoe scene, Digeri Dingo showing his soft side near the end and that one crystal teardrop.
* [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 The 2003 Ninja Turtles cartoon]] has one titled "The Christmas Aliens", with its story adapted from a one-shot comic book starring Michaelangelo. It even premiered on Christmas Day.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' has had a Christmas episode in nearly each of its seasons. The US dub of Series 3's Christmas Episode was turned into a ThanksgivingEpisode.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' had an episode, "The Tick Loves Santa!" where the title character was traumatized when he seemingly led to the death of Kris Kringle (actually a crook who stole a costume from a charity bell-ringer). The other heroes try to convince him that Santa isn't real, but he still can't bring himself to fight the revived imposter and his evil duplicates. In the end, it takes the ''real'' Santa Claus to convince the Tick that he needs to get over his issues and put the evil imposter in his place. Also includes this gem:
-->''Arthur:'' Tick, I don't know. Maybe they're plums dipped in sugar, maybe they're made ''out'' of sugar... I just don't know, I never had one.
-->''Tick:'' But they're ''dancing'', Arthur... they're '''[[LargeHam DANCING IN MY HEAD]]!'''
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''' "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toon Christmas Special" starred Buster Bunny in the WonderfulLife trope.
* Despite being shown during late April, the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' episode "Human Error" occurred during Christmas. Sari introduces the Autobots to Christmas, the Autobots indulge in the Christmas spirit, presents are exchanged and oilnog is drunk... and then it starts getting weird.
* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan''[='=]s ItsAWonderfulPlot, "Nightmare before Christmas", much like the [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife trope namer]], takes place on Christmas Eve and Day.
* Two shorts made by Creator/VanBeurenStudios are set around Christmastime:
** "Opening Night", Cubby Bear's first short. Santa Claus even cameos in the opening.
** The Little King short "Pals" is set during Christmas Eve, and the reused print of the film was even renamed "Christmas Night".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' had a special 10-minute Christmas short after its first season.
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' had "The Gift" and "The Gift II: The Giftening", where Wander and Sylvia travel around the galaxy to give presents to everyone they had encounter in their travels, including Lord Hater. When they get to Hater's ship, Hater and Peepers find all their Watchdogs turning into happy zombies from Wander's gift giving.
* ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'': "Christmas Parties" sees the Bears getting invited to spend Christmas Eve with Ranger Tabes, Charlie the Sasquatch, and Chloe's family. They also get an invitation to Nom Nom's big holiday bash, and end up leaving the first three parties early (much to the frustration and disappointment of their friends) so they can attend. [[spoiler: Then it turns out the invitation to Nom Nom's party was a mistake, and the cranky koala kicks them out as soon as possible. The guilt-ridden bears spend the rest of the night making amends to their friends; they give the free puppy they got from Nom Nom's party to Ranger Tabes so she'll have someone as energetic as her to keep her company, they nick one of Nom Nom's decorations so Charlie can use it on his Christmas tree, and they clean up the mess they made at Chloe's house in their haste to leave and fix the Park family a new Christmas dinner.]]
* "Just Like Old Times" from ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' takes place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Carmen steals the ill Chief of ACME leading Zack and Ivy to do an invert of the usual routine plays out.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' has "On Angel's Wings", where Scott and Rogue (who [[EverybodyKnewAlready has a crush on him]]) are the [[ParentalAbandonment only students left at the mansion]] during the holidays. The plot involves them chasing rumors of an "angel" (guess who) who's been performing miraculous rescues.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' had "Christmas in Saigon" about the Vietnam War and Ioki's escape from it.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' has had a Christmas Episode in every season except the first one. The second one was creatively titled "Christmas Special". The others are "Ludachristmas", "Secret Santa", and "Christmas Attack Zone".
%%* ''Series/AdamTwelve'' did one as well.
* ''The Adventures of [=McGee=] & Me'' has the episode ''Twas The Fight Before Christmas'' all about Nick's delinquent friend Derrick wanting to change his ways after seeing the church Nativity play. Nick soon learns there is more to Derrick than just his juvenile antics. It turns out he's just being abused by his father.
* ''Series/{{ALF}}'' also had two. The first was a wacky, zany romp for a new Christmas tree after Alf mistakenly chopped up the Tanner's first for firewood. It ends with Alf getting to see snow for the first time. The second surprisingly [[TearJerker was not happy AT ALL.]] After destroying the Tanner's best laid Christmas plans (par for the course for Alf), he [[spoiler: befriends Tiffany (an eight year old IllGirl in the hospital with a terminal illness who "won't live to see another Christmas"), delivers a child (and talks the mother into naming her newborn daughter after Tiffany), and stops the hospital Santa from committing suicide]]! To top it all off, [[spoiler: Tiffany ''is'' based on (and named after) an actual child who died that year and the episode is dedicated to her]].
* ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall'' had three: two to bridge the gap during the hiatus and one to close out the series.
* ''[=ANTFarm=]'' had an episode entitled [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Santa's Little Helpers]] during which Principal Skidmore had a [[Literature/AChristmasCarol change of heart after being visited by three ghosts.]]
* ''Austin City Limits'' has their 1978 broadcast featuring Music/TomWaits; for years, it has been a tradition to rebroadcast that episode yearly during the holiday season, and Waits sings a few bluesy Christmas tunes in the course of his performance.
* ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "Too Many Christmas Trees" has Steed and Emma at a Christmas party at the estate of a Dickens-obsessed publisher.
* ''Series/BeingErica'' had one as the last episode of season 3. The main character, ''Jewish'' Erica Strange, tries to get into the Christmas spirit [[spoiler: to cheer up Adam]] and learns it isn't all glamorous like on TV.
%%* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' has some every few seasons.
* ''Series/BigTimeRush'' has "Big Time Christmas", which features the eponymous group attempting to rush to meet a deadline and record some holiday songs so they can get home for Christmas. It features special appearances from Creator/MirandaCosgrove and Music/SnoopDogg.
* ''Series/TheBill'' had so many it was difficult to count. All would generally involve Reg Hollis being sent on a menial shopping task by a higher up (so he could then turn up caked in snow) while female members of the relief try to get hardened cynics like Sgt Boyden to get into the true spirit of the season.
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' had the parody ''Blackadder's Christmas Carol'', in which the Victorian Ebeneezer Blackadder, "the kindest man in England" had a [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol series of visions of the past and future]] that convinced him to turn evil.
* ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'' had one in every season of its run. (Conversely, ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' only had one.)
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' has had a few, including the murder of Santa and one where the entire team was trapped in the lab for the holiday.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' had several, including "Santa's Little Helper" from season 1, "Easy Street" from season 4, "A Very Topanga Christmas" from season 5, and "Santa's Little Helpers" from season 6.
* ''Series/TheBozoShow'' had several Christmas episodes each year. During the Christmas episodes, They would also run the classic 1950's stop motion Christmas short: ''Hard Rock, Coco, and Joe!''
* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' 's Christmas episodes have been important plotwise. Season one's sees Boyle getting shot in the butt and Terry getting back into the field, while season two sees the end of the Giggle Pig plot, the Pontiac Bandit returning, and Rosa smiling.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' did this once, with the Season Three episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E10Amends Amends]]". Aside from the first appearance of the First Evil (which later became the BigBad of Season Seven), it also brought two couples back together - Willow/Oz and Buffy/Angel.
** The week before, "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E9TheWish The Wish]]" played out like another ''It's a Wonderful Life'' story, until it was derailed midway through with the wisher getting killed. [[spoiler: As the victim was Cordelia, she got better at the end.]]
** "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E16TheBody The Body]]" showed the Scoobies celebrating Christmas for the last time in the show.
** "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E10BringOnTheNight Bring on the Night]]" took place around the Christmas season, with Buffy noting this could be the last one anyone has.
%%* ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' is slated to have one with every future series (and had one with its first).
* ''{{Series/Casualty}}'' and its spin-off ''Series/HolbyCity'' (set on the wards of the same hospital) sometimes celebrate Christmas with a {{Crossover}} in which a major disaster requires the entire hospital staff. ''{{Series/Casualty}}'' occasional threw in wholly unexplained supernatural elements (a superstore Santa implied to be the real Santa in one case).
* Somehow, ''Series/TheChase'' had one, with it taking place during ITV's Text Santa telethon. It was a CelebrityEdition with the Chasers dressed like traditional Panto villains (The giant from Jack and the Beanstalk, Captain Hook, etc).
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' had three:
** "Chuck Vs. the Crown Vic" wasn't Christmas centered, but did have a minor subplot of the Buy More crew getting ready to celebrate their annual Christmas... sorry, ''[[InsistentTerminology Holiday]]'' party.l
** "Chuck Vs. Santa Claus" had the Buy More getting held hostage by a criminal in what was an episode-long ShoutOut to ''Film/DieHard''.
** "Chuck Vs. the Santa Suit" concluded the first arc of the show's final season, where Chuck finally discovered who was trying to shut his business down the entire time: [[spoiler: Daniel Shaw.]]
* ''Series/TheCloser'' had a Season 3 Christmas-themed episode, "Next of Kin", which aired in December well after the end of the regular season as a two-hour special.
** In season 6, they had another two-parter; "Living Proof". Both the season 3 and the season 6 Christmas Episodes had somewhat humorous story lines when it came to the main cast, but were very much downers regarding the actual cases of the episodes.
** In season 7, there was "You Have the Right to Remain Jolly", which was a single episode, aired as a part of the regular season, and was ''much'' lighter in tone than the previous Christmas Episodes.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' did a Christmas special in which Abed hallucinates everyone being stop-motion animated. And they all go on a magical journey through Winter Wonderland.
** Season 1 had Shirley insisting Jeff not get into a fight with a bully when she's planning a Christmas party, but ends up in a full-on brawl with everyone else.
** Season 3 parodied ''Series/{{Glee}}'' with the study group getting assimilated one by one into the Christmas pageant -- they end the show watching the ''JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime'' Christmas special.
** Season 4 had the group trying to talk the history professor into a better grade at Jeff's Christmas party, but things spiral out of control.
* ''Series/DesigningWomen'' had one which centered around Mary Jo's son being determined to catch Santa Claus in the act, so Suzanne hired a mall Santa to enter Mary Jo's house ''and gave him the key''. Big surprise -- he robbed Mary Jo blind!
* ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' had a classic episode where the Alan Brady Show writers all performed on a holiday variety show.
* ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' had two, the first of which was also a ClipShow (in the show's very first season!).
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has featured one every year since its 2005 relaunch.
** The first three -- [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion "The Christmas Invasion"]], [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride "The Runaway Bride"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]] -- follow directly on from their previous series' finales. Following this are the standalone [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] (which was split in two parts, airing on Christmas and New Year's Day). The first four are ''very'' Christmassy. "The End of Time" was the final story before a complete change in production team and [[TheNthDoctor lead actor]]; aside from the lack of Christmas elements besides the time period, it starts with premonitions of darkness and [[FromBadToWorse rapidly gets bleaker]], eventually rolling down into WhamEpisode territory. Taking a note from soap operas, these tend to have high body counts and bittersweet endings in general, [[LampshadeHanging to the point]] that London is evacuated on Christmas in "Voyage of the Damned" because everyone remembered what happened the last two Christmases!
** When Creator/StevenMoffat takes over as showrunner, most of the Christmas shows become ''extra''-Christmassy. [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol "A Christmas Carol"]] and [[DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe"]] are LighterAndSofter standalone stories where EverybodyLives (at least onscreen).
** Drama, chills, and continuity return with [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]], which introduces the Great Intelligence/Impossible Girl story arc that drives the second half of Series 7.
** [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time of the Doctor"]] is a grand finale for the Eleventh Doctor with WhamEpisode elements.
** [[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas "Last Christmas"]], the Twelfth Doctor's first Christmas show, is the coda to the Series 8 story arc and originally was set to have companion Clara die at the end, returning to the dismal tradition of British Christmas specials; given the context of the threat in the episode (a creature that lulls its victims into happy dream states so that it can eat their brains), it would have been depressing. However, actress Jenna Coleman decided to stay on for another series, so Clara survives -- with the story's guest supporting hero SantaClaus (guest star Nick Frost) helping to save the day!
** Clara ''is'' gone for good at the end of Series 9, via a heartbreaking three-part finale that sees the Doctor temporarily become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. So [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong "The Husbands of River Song"]] is another coda, but it's also a BreatherEpisode for Twelve: a '''much''' LighterAndSofter comedy that shifts into tender romance and [[ThrowTheDogABone throws River and the Doctor a bone]].
** The longer-than-usual break between Series 9 and 10 was spelled with another BreatherEpisode, [[Recap/DoctorWho2016CSTheReturnOfDoctorMysterio "The Return of Doctor Mysterio"]], in which the Doctor teams up with a comic book-style superhero in New York City. This is the least Christmasy of the specials -- only the opening sequence (establishing The Ghost's origin) takes place at Christmastime.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E3TheUnquietDead "The Unquiet Dead"]] is, in a way, the revival's ''very'' first Christmas episode: It came three episodes into Series 1, and featured Charles Dickens and a swarm of body-jacking alien "ghosts". Not quite YetAnotherChristmasCarol, but plenty of references!
** There is but one classic series Christmas special: Episode 7 of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan "The Daleks' Master Plan"]], "The Feast of Steven", which was broadcast on Christmas Day, had the First Doctor BreakTheFourthWall and wish everyone at home a happy Christmas at the end of a BreatherEpisode that had nothing to do with the rest of the serial. The logic back then was that no-one would watch telly on Christmas Day. (This mentality has changed -- the new series' Christmas specials posted some of the show's highest ratings.) Unfortunately, however, this logic lead to the episode never being copied or offered for overseas sale; consequently, when the original videotape was wiped, the episode became ''Doctor Who'''s only MissingEpisode that we know for certain can never be recovered.
* ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' had a couple, the most well-known probably being the story of the boy who 'stole' the statue of the child Jesus from the nativity scene at church to give him the first ride in the red wagon he finally got. The story was done three times: on the radio, in the 50s version of the series, and in the '60s remake.
* "During the course of its series' run, ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' was on the air for six consecutive Decembers. However, "The Great Santa Clause Chase" was the series' only holiday-themed show. (David Hofstede, in the unofficial companion book for the series)
%%* ''Series/FamilyMatters'' had seven of them.
* ''Series/FixerUpper'' - instead of renovating a house for a couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines fix up a house from the 1800's previously passed up by another couple and turn it into a bed and breakfast.
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' episode [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E9RunningToStandStill "Running to Stand Still"]], where villains the Weather Wizard, Captain Cold and the Trickster team up to take down Comicbook/TheFlash on Christmas Eve. Their plan involves the Trickster dressed up as [[BadSanta Santa Claus]], and giving out explosives disguised as presents to 100 random children across Central City. The episodes [[Recap/TheFlash2014S1E9TheManInTheYellowSuit "The Man in the Yellow Suit"]] and [[Recap/TheFlash2014S3E9ThePresent "The Present"]] are boarderline examples, taking place at Christmas, but the holiday [[DidIMentionItsChristmas quickly takes a back seat to the main threat]].
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' had several notable Christmas episodes. The first season episode "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street" dealt with Doctor Crane's hilariously depressing first Christmas totally alone, only to end on a sweet, uplifting note about [[RousseauWasRight the common good of humanity]]. The fifth season episode "Perspectives on Christmas" is considered one of the series' best, and in season 7, [[spoiler:Daphne's romantic feelings for Niles secretly bloomed]] in the Christmas episode, having [[spoiler: found out about Niles's long-standing feelings for her in the previous episode.]]
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' didn't really have special Christmas episodes, just ones that due to continuity took place around Christmas time and therefore mentioned it (but sometimes New Year's Eve instead.) Their "big deal" episodes apart from season finales tended to be {{Thanksgiving Episode}}s.
* ''Series/FullHouse'' had three: "Our Very First Christmas Show" (aka "the one at the snowed-in airport"), "A Very Tanner Christmas", and "Arrest Ye Merry Gentlemen"; the last guest-starred Mickey Rooney.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has a Christmas episode in every season except the first. Special mention goes to Season 5's episode, which is a non-canonical episode presented as being a "lost" episode from the previous season.
* An early ''Series/GreenAcres'' episode has Oliver anxious for an old-fashioned Christmas in his new country home - he finds that 'traditional' in Hooterville means (literal) AluminumChristmasTrees.
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' had two, both with Wesen versions of folkloric monsters that "only come out at Christmas":
** Season 3: "Season of the Krampus", which as the title suggests, features TheKrampus.
** Season 4: "The Grimm Who Stole Christmas" has the Mediterranean [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kallikantzaros Kallikantzaros]].
* ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' had one with the Nancy Drew episode "Will The Real Santa Claus Please Stand Up". Nancy tries to save an old man accused of theft. Said gentleman claims to be Santa Claus and is assumed to not be playing with a full deck, until the very end...
* ''Series/{{Haven}}'' had the episode "Silent Night". The twist is that it is really July, but reality has been altered so that everybody in town except [[AntiMagic Audrey Parker]] thinks it is Christmas, and nobody but Audrey notices that [[RetGone the townspeople are disappearing one by one]]. She runs herself ragged trying to snap everybody out of it and get back the missing people, but everybody thinks she's just being a Scrooge. When Audrey saves the day and restores the town to normal, she decides to celebrate Christmas in July, as her adventure taught her the importance of her friends and to appreciate how lucky they are to be there.
* ''Series/HenryDanger'' had the episode "Christmas Danger". Surprisingly it is only a Christmas episode by name. It's actually a PrisonEpisode. But hey, it features a single Christmas song and takes place on Christmas!
* ''Series/HomeImprovement'' had one every season with most of them featuring Tim trying to win the annual neighborhood lighting contest with outlandish displays and constantly losing to his elderly neighbor.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'' had "Horrible Christmas", featuring (among other things) the WWI Christmas Day truce, weird Victorian holiday cards, and the decidedly uninspiring truth behind various favourite carols. Very frustratingly for many fans, it's the one episode that apparently can't be found on YouTube.
* ''Series/{{House}}'': Christmas Episodes are well-known for being downers but ''Merry Little Christmas'' takes the fricking cake. Wilson has just betrayed House to Tritter and gets hated by everyone for it, he and Cuddy try and force House to take the deal (rehab instead of jail) by making him detox and as for House himself? Well, he detoxes nastily, cuts his arm to avoid the pain in his leg, steals a dead patient's drugs, leaves an answer message for his parents in what can be argued as a suicide note, overdoses on his pills by drinking a ton of alcohol, gets left by Wilson in a pool of his own vomit and when he's [[BreakTheHaughty broken enough to come crawling back to Tritter]], Tritter removes the deal anyway. Good times.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has 3 Christmas episodes.
** "How Lily Stole Chistmas" in season 2
** "False Positive" in season 6 (although the main plot point is Marshall and Lily trying to get pregnant, not Christmas)
** "Symphony of Illumination" in season 7 (the A-plot isn't Christmas-centered, but the B-plot involved Marshall trying to set up an elaborate light display)
* ''Series/ICarly'': The [[SarcasmMode imaginatively named]] "iChristmas". Complete with ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''-based plot and ShoutOut to ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'' had five of these, once per season following the fourth (save the show's sixth season) and with the common sight of Harm visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial [[spoiler: his father was shot down on Christmas Eve 1969]]. One episode did air on Christmas Day 1997 (Season 3), but it had nothing to do with Christmas.
** Season 4, "Jaggle Bells"
** Season 5, "Ghosts of Christmas Past"
** Season 7, "Answered Prayers"
** Season 8, "All Ye Faithful"
** Season 9, "A Merry Little Christmas"
* ''Series/JohnnyAndTheSprites'' had "A Very Spritely Holiday", though Johnny mentions Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and says that he likes celebrating all holidays. He decorates a Christmas tree, however, and Gwen is mentioned as Santa's helper.
* ''Johnny Staccato'' had "The Unwise Men", an episode where a department store Santa (Johnny's friend) is being pressured into participating in a jewel heist. Johnny even [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] at the end to wish the viewer a merry Christmas.
* ''Series/JonathanCreek'' had three Christmas episodes; the first was a typical ''how''dunnit, but the next two both introduced Creek's new companions.
* ''Series/JustShootMe'' had a memorable Christmas Special, "[[HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas How the Finch Stole Christmas]]", which featured Finch starring in a ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' parody, complete with Creator/DrSeuss[=-style=] narration. Meanwhile, Elliot starred in a subplot based on ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' and Nina starred in a YesVirginia inspired subplot.
* Franchise/KamenRider:
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' had episode 16, "Christmas no Kiseki" (The Christmas Miracle), which aired on December 23 and featured a SurpriseSantaEncounter and a one-use "Merry Christmas" [[RingOfPower Wizard Ring]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' had episode 12 aired on Chrismas Day, which had Ex-Aid and Brave fighting to a remix of Jingle Bells from Pippy. [[MoodWhiplash Jarringly]], it's also the episode [[spoiler:to have a Kamen Rider KilledOffForReal]].
** Its counterpart, [[Franchise/SuperSentai]] generally always has one or two Christmas Episodes (the first airing the week before Christmas if it is a two parter). Because the season is nearing the final stretch, it's not unusual for these episodes to be a bit heavy and normally set up for the finale. To contrast, ''Kamen Rider'' typically is just concluding its opening arc, so they are typically lighter, if they happen at all.
* ''Series/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge'' has "Knowing Me, Knowing Yule" as its final episode. Highlights include Alan attempting to discreetly plug Rover cars under the nose of a BBC executive, an attempt at pulling the world's largest Christmas cracker, and [[spoiler: Alan punching the BBC executive in the face with a partridge, well and truly killing any hopes he had of getting a second series (and this after accidentally shooting a guest on live television in the previous episode)]].
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' took 13 or 14 seasons, but finally produced a Christmas episode entitled "Presumed Guilty," in which the squad unites to get Fin's WronglyAccused brother-in-law out of jail in time to spend Christmas with his family. Of course, [[CrapsackWorld being SVU]], they had to arrest Santa Claus and a PedophilePriest along the way, but hey...
* ''Series/LazyTown'' featured a Christmas episode in its first season. Robbie Rotten even dressed up as Santa as part of his plot to get rid of Sportacus that week. He pulls a Grinch on the kids by stealing their presents, but then gives them back when he realises they have a present for him, and has dinner with the rest of the characters.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': "The Ho Ho Ho Job" sees the team called in to save the reputation of a mall Santa who was framed for drinking on the job as part of a larger scheme.
* ''Series/TheManFromUncle'' had Solo and Kuryakin trying to keep an Eastern European Premier from being assassinated in "The Jingle Bells Affair".
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'':
** The show did the "[[ItsAWonderfulPlot It's a Bundyful Life]]" thing, with Creator/SamKinison as Al's guardian angel.
** Additionally, there is "You Better Watch Out" (with a parachuting MallSanta falling to his death in the Bundys' backyard), "Christmas" (Al working multiple jobs to buy gifts), "The Worst Noel", and "God Help Ye Merry Bundymen".
* Curiously, ''Series/{{MASH}}'' had more Christmas Episodes than there were Christmases during the Korean War.
** "Dear Dad" in the first season had Hawkeye writing his father and telling him about life at the 4077th during Christmas time. Best remembered for Hawkeye having to fly into a battle zone dressed as Santa Claus.
** The seventh season episode "Dear Sis" focuses on Father Mulcahy writing around Christmastime.
** "Death Takes a Holiday" in Season 9 dealt with the gang trying to keep a badly wounded soldier from dying on Christmas.
** There was also a Boxing Day episode, with officers and enlisted personnel switching jobs for the day.
* ''Master Blasters'' ran a Christmas episode in March of 2008.
* ''Series/MockTheWeek''[='s=] Christmas episodes are a mix of this and a ClipShow, consisting of highlights from the previous series, deleted scenes and specially-shot material that is actually about Christmas.
* ''Series/TheMonkees'' has "The Christmas Show", featuring the kid who played [[Series/TheMunsters Eddie Munster]].
* Perhaps the most famous UK Christmas Episodes were those of the ''Creator/MorecambeAndWise Show'' by Creator/TheBBC from the 1970s, which broke many viewership records, including the 1977 edition, which was watched by 28 million people - ''over of half the UK population''. (However, it ''wasn't'' the most watched show of the night it was on, as Mike Yarwood's airing before it got a touch more viewers.)
* ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' had a Christmas episode in the first season, appropriately titled "Mork's First Christmas" . Notably, there was no report to Orson at the end, and the ending credits ran over footage of Mork sneaking downstairs on Christmas Eve to wait for Santa.
* ''Series/MrBean'' had the ever liked episode ''Merry Christmas Mr. Bean''. Among other things we see Mr. Bean black out a very well-known store's exterior, steal the town square Christmas tree, conduct a brass band, and try and cook the world's biggest turkey for dinner with his girlfriend-without much success. But that's not as big a disappointment as her present.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
** Season 9 had a feature length Christmas episode, entitled "A Merry Murdoch Christmas".
** As did season 10: "Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas".
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had two: ''Film/SantaClausConquersTheMartians'', and ''Film/SantaClaus1959''. The former had the invention exchange include the Easy Bake Foundry, Mr. Mashed Potato Head, and Patrick Swayze's ''Film/RoadHouse'' Board Game, presaging the classic song "Let's Have a Patrick Swayze Christmas" later in the episode. Both movies were revisited by the SpiritualSuccessor Podcast/RiffTrax years later (see Web Original below) with all-new jokes, and friendly rival Cinematic Titanic also did a fresh take on ''Santa Claus Conquers the Martians''.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' and its various spinoff series tend to have a Christmas episode on the last new episode air date before Christmas. They also sometimes (But not always) have Halloween and Thanksgiving themed episodes near those holidays.
* ''Series/NewGirl'' has one every season.
** Season 1: "The 23rd"
** Season 2: "Santa"
** Season 3: "Clavado En Un Bar"
** Season 4: "[=LAXmas=]"
* ''Series/NickyRickyDickyAndDawn'' has the episode "Santa's Little Harpers". After being punished for snooping at their Christmas presents, the four kids must now work together to work up the money for the game console they want. HilarityEnsues''. Meanwhile Tom and Ann switch the roles of Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus to see who has the harder job.
* As mentioned above, the UK version of ''Series/{{The Office|UK}}'' ended with a special two-part Christmas episode. The show's follow-up ''Extras'' also finished with a feature-length Christmas episode.
* ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' had one every season except the 6 episode 1st and the writer strike shortened 4th.
* For three years (1995-1997), ''Series/OneFootInTheGrave'' became a series of nothing ''but'' Christmas Episodes. A concluding series was broadcast in 2000.
* Like the above, there was a period when ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' consisted entirely of Christmas Episodes, in this case between 1991 and 1996 (with a three-parter intended to be the finale). The series later had three more Christmas Episodes from 2001 to 2003.
* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'' had several Christmas episodes, i.e. "Christmas Gift Mix-up", "Christmas Show", "Department Store Contest", "The Magic Tree".
* ''Series/{{Oz}}'' also had what could loosely be called a Christmas Episode, notable for the immortal line "Seasons greetings, fuckwads!" courtesy of CO Claire Howell.
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' has three Christmas episodes: "Christmas Scandal", "Citizen Knope", and "Ron and Diane".
* ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' had at least two. First, the pair are trying to make it to Larry's parents' house. Another had [[JerkAss Mr. Gorpley]] invited to a party by Balki to the other guests' displeasure. Both times, Balki reminds people of the true spirit of the holiday.
* ''Series/{{Poirot}}: Hercule Poirot's Christmas''.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' had a Christmas episode in its third and fourth season. There's also the non-canon Direct to Video Christmas Special "Alpha's Magical Christmas".
* ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' had two. "Yes, Punky, There Is A Santa Claus" had Henry dressed as Santa, and Punky (who doesn't know it's him) asks for her mother for Christmas. In first-run syndication, "Christmas Thief" had Punky goaded into shoplifting a scarf.
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'' and ''Series/{{Monk}}'' have done Christmas specials, British-style one-offs in between seasons.
* ''Series/{{QI}}'' has had a Christmas episode in every series ''except'' series C.
%%* ''Series/RaisingHope'': "Toy Story".
%%* ''Series/{{Reba}}'' has one of these.
* ''Series/{{Rentaghost}}'' gave us "Rentasanta", the episode that introduced Dobbin the Pantomime Horse.
* ''RoundTheTwist'' Season 1 has a very Australian version of this trope, including a spoof on the whole Santa myth.
* ''Series/TheRoyleFamily'' has a Christmas Episode after its second season which saw Denise giving birth prematurely. The series finished with its next Christmas Episode, though it did come back for a one-off (non-seasonal) special episode six years later and a seasonal one in 2008.
* ''Series/RutlandWeekendTelevision'' had a Christmas show where guest star George Harrison was determined to play a pirate, although there was no pirate sketch in the schedule.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' had one each season, apart from the sixth:
** Season 1 - Salem gets kidnapped by a mean little boy and Sabrina has to come up with a plan to rescue him.
** Season 2 - Sabrina ends up injuring Santa Claus (a distant relation actually) and has to replace him for the night.
** Season 3 - Sabrina accidentally erases Christmas from the world and has 24 hours to fix things.
** Season 4 - Sabrina must help Mr Kraft rediscover the spirit of Christmas.
** Season 5 - Sabrina spends Christmas with Morgan and her family while Hilda and Zelda have Roxie over.
** Season 7 - Sabrina, Morgan and Roxie go to Florida and run into Roxie's mother out of prison.
* ''Series/{{Schillerstrasse}}'' has one where Christmas is celebrated two days in advance because everyone's going to celebrate it with their families.
* Since 2007 ''Series/SchlagDenRaab'' has one at the end of the season, and often one of the games is Kerzen Anzünden.
* Both the Sci-Fi series ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' and ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' have had at least two Christmas special episodes (one per season in Warehouse 13's case).
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' had two: "My Own Personal Jesus" (season 1), and "My Best Moment" (season 4).
* ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' had three Christmas episodes: "SCTV Staff Christmas Party", "Christmas", and "It's a Wonderful Film". Johnny [=LaRue=] (John Candy) and his ongoing quest for a crane shot figure into the first two episodes. The third example naturally includes a running spoof of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' had several, the most famous being "The Strike", in which the Costanzas celebrate the holiday of Festivus.
* ''Series/SexSentMeToTheER'' gave us some "Holiday Hanky Panky".
* "Fallow Time" on ''Series/SlingsAndArrows'' is mostly centered around Christmas (a downtime for the theater festival, which performs in the summer). Oddly, it originally aired in July.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': ''Lexmas''. The title probably already tipped you off. It is centered on Lex's "prefect" dream in which he is married with Lana, with a young boy and expecting a girl, and Clark is with Chloe. He gives up the senator race but wins the Humanitarian award of the year, and is on excellent terms with everyone except Lionel, but who cares? [[spoiler:[[TearJerker At least, not until the dreaded]] DreamApocalypse...]]
** ''Gemini'' also takes place around Christmas, but the festival tones are much less prevalent. [[spoiler:[[TwistedChristmas Other than the bit with the secret Santa putting a bomb in Chloe's handbag...]]]]
* ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' has the episode "The River of Stars", which was inspired by the real life Christmas Day truce in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
%%* So did ''Series/StarskyAndHutch''.
* ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' has its detractors, and Creator/GeorgeLucas [[CanonDiscontinuity has disowned it]], but it's universally regarded as [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative the best Life Day Special featuring Wookiee porn, a musical number by Bea Arthur, and a crossdressing Harvey Korman]], and no one can ever take that away.
* ''Series/StElsewhere'' actually [[AnyoneCanDie killed off Santa Claus]] in its Christmas episode. Just to bring it home, the episode's called "Santa Claus is Dead."
* ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' had "The Christmas Show", which doubles as a meta example because it deals with Matt Albie's efforts to put together a ChristmasEpisode of the eponymous ShowWithinAShow.
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'': "Christmas at the Tipton" centered around the hotel getting snowed in on Christmas.
* ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'' had one. [[spoiler:Kilokhan manages to brain fry the team using Christmas lights, Malcom and Jennifer help save the day, Kilokhan is defeated, and everyone promptly has their memories of the experience erased by the end.]]
* The ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Christmas episode ''A Very Supernatural Christmas'' has Evil Santa, sacrifices to gods (and what says Christmas more than watching someone's fingernail be torn off?) and a surprisingly effective ending. Sniff. And a tree decorated with air fresheners and fishing flies.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', PR's parent shows, does Christmas episodes far more frequently due to the difference in airing dates. Both franchises tend towards AnAssKickingChristmas.
* Episode #115 of ''Series/TakeshisCastle'' is this, especially in the Comedy skits of said episode.
* ''Series/TalkinBoutYourGeneration'' had one that aired on Christmas Eve and was (what else?) Christmas-themed.
* ''Series/That70sShow'' had 8 Christmas episodes, one for every season. Which is a little weird considering the show was [[FridgeLogic supposed to take place over a 4-year time span.]]
* ''Series/ThatGirl'' had at least two Christmas episodes: "''Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid''", where Ann Marie brings Donald on a flashback to her time as a boarding school teacher with a little boy who can't go home for Christmas, and "'''Twas the Night Before Christmas, You're Under Arrest''", where Ann buys theater tickets from a scalper as a present to the Baumans' and unsuspectingly gives that scalper too much information. When Donald tells her that scalpers try to use this info to break into apartments, she panics and talks her beau into hiding their presents, only to be accused of being burglars themselves.
* ''Series/TopGear'''s overseas specials tend to be {{Christmas Episode}}s.
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' had "Night of the Meek".
** "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" and "The Changing of the Guard" are sort of Christmas Episodes, as well.
* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has done a few, though one may want to see the Anime and Manga folder on the holiday's significance in Japan.
** In ''Series/UltramanAce'', the incredibly powerful Father of Ultra has recovered from nearly killing himself against the alien Hipporito. He is reintroduced by taking the guise of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. After he helps Ace fight off Yapool's {{Kaiju}} of the day, Snowgiran (''whilst still in his Santa Disguise, which he has now turned into a giant''), He returns to normal, and is even shown piloting a sleigh.
** In ''Series/UltramanTaro'', an owl-like alien with a crystal ball named Miracle comes to Earth with the intention of wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! However, he is being pursued by another alien named ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Terrorist]]'', who kills him in front of Taro. Out of revenge, the Ultra avenges the good-intentioned avian by killing Terrorist with Miracle's crystal ball. The resulting explosion also leads into a shower of snow.
** ''Series/UltramanMax'' has an episode entitled "Elly at Christmas," about Yunijin, a mysterious kaiju that only appears on Earth for a few seconds on Christmas Eve every 12 years and the man who is trying to find it. However, [[spoiler:anywhere Yunijin is present will begin to warp out of space-time.]] There is less fighting than most Ultraman episodes, but many fans find it quite charming.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'' has "An Echolls Family Christmas" in season one, though the fact that it was Christmas was more of a background event.
* ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'', being set in a church, naturally had a few. These were originally major parts of the show's continuity, as Alice [[AwayInAManger gave birth to her baby as part of the nativity scene]]. Once the show ended, the actors would get together again every year to do a special ChristmasEpisode for charity.
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' has "A Christmas Tori", where the group has to give Secret Santa gifts, and Tori attempts to help Andre after he gets a bad grade on his Christmas song.
* Lampshaded in the title of an episode of ''Series/TheWeirdAlShow'' named "The Obligatory Holiday Episode", though the episode was about the characters celebrating all holidays at once, not just Christmas.
* ''Series/TheWestWing'': "In Excelsis Deo", "Noel", "Bartlet for America", "Holy Night", "Abu el Banat".
** [[TearJerker/TheWestWing I can only hope, sir.]]
* The American version of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' had a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1aVIyPRA9U Christmas Episode]], complete with massive LampshadeHanging from Drew about how they didn't even bother decorating, and just stuck Christmas-y things into the games.
** The British version of ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' had an extra long Christmas special in series 2 with six performers instead of four (Josie Lawrence, Paul Merton, Tony Slattery, Sandi Toksvig, Greg Proops, and Mike McShane).
* The PanelShow ''Series/WouldILieToYou'' introduced one starting with its seventh series. Most (but not all) of the stories will be Christmas-related, and there will usually be at least one fairly big-name guest star on the panel (Ray Winstone, Ricky Tomlinson and Tom Courtenay have all shown up). The special is filmed with the rest of the series, which goes out earlier in the year; this means sometimes it will be recorded as early as ''March'', and some knowing jokes will be made about this.
* Given its somewhat elastic definitions of history, ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' has what may be the only live-action Christmas episode in which the word "Christmas" is never mentioned (for obvious reasons) -- "A Solstice Carol".
* ''Series/TheXFiles'':
** The first season episode "Beyond the Sea" begins with Scully's parents visiting her during the festive season.
** The two-parter "Christmas Carol"/"Emily" in which Scully discovers that her stolen ova has been used to create a child while away at her brother's house for Christmas.
** Only this show would set a Christmas episode ("How the Ghosts Stole Christmas") in a HauntedHouse and only [[AgentMulder Mulder]] would think staking out said haunted house is a good way to spend Christmas Eve. However, many might identify with [[AgentScully Scully's]] take on shopping just before Christmas: "If I'd heard 'Silent Night' one more time, I was going to start taking hostages." It's important to note that said house was haunted due to a lover's murder/suicide pact and that said ghosts get our two favourite FBI agents to re-enact said pact. All to the soundtrack of Frank Sinatra's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".
* ''Series/YesMinister'' had precisely one Christmas Special, an hour-long episode after the end of the third series entitled "Party Games". Interestingly, it manages to be a WhamEpisode and yet not rely on any kind of continuity whatsoever. Sir Arnold retires, leaving Sir Humphrey to become Cabinet Secretary. Shortly afterward, the [[InvisiblePresident the Prime Minister]] retires as well his rival, the Home Secretary, having provided him the perfect excuse to [[KickedUpstairs kick him Upstairs]]. Through machinations and an utterly hilarious speech about sausages, Jim Hacker becomes Prime Minister, with Sir Humphrey as his chief Civil Service liaison. And Bernard? Well, the Prime Minister needs a Principal Private Secretary, too. In short, the episode manages to change everything and absolutely nothing about the show (which was rechristened ''Yes, '''Prime''' Minister'' for its remaining two series).
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* The ''Videogame/SaintsRowIV'' DLC "How the Saints Saved Christmas" is an AffectionateParody of Christmas tropes, in which [[TheGrinch the Boss]] must save Santa Claus and learn the true meaning of the Holiday Spirit by going through various pastiches of various Christmas films/specials.
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