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->''"Hang the star up on the tree, it's Christmas again. Candy canes for you and me, it's Christmas again."''
-->-- '''''Series/SesameStreet''''', "Elmo Saves Christmas"

Known in Britain as a "Christmas Special" (not to be confused with a ChristmasSpecial, a series or franchise based on Christmas itself), the Christmas Episode is a one-off seasonal episode of an ongoing series, typically a comedy or comedy drama. Sometimes the Christmas Episode will be shown in two or three parts over consecutive nights, typically in the build-up to Christmas Day. Only the most popular shows get their Christmas episodes shown on Christmas Day itself.

Note that unlike other holiday episodes included in a series, the Christmas Episode is usually a special production or commission separate from the season it occurs alongside; as such, it generally just features the series's core cast (and sometimes, popular secondary characters) and is [[CanonDiscontinuity not necessarily in continuity]] to the rest of the season -- though it can also be used to set up major changes in continuity through events such as a Christmas wedding or (and this is a popular one for obvious reasons) [[AwayInAManger a Christmas birth]], which can then be canonized in the next year's season. Alternatively, the Christmas Episode may be the last-ever episode of the series, as happened with the UK version of ''Series/{{The Office|UK}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' (before getting UnCancelled), and ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' (although the latter had more Christmas Episodes commissioned afterwards).

In Britain, a more recent variation is a specially recorded Christmas day message on Creator/Channel4 which is then run in competition to the Queen's televised Christmas message (recent years have seen announcements from [[Series/DaAliGShow Ali G]] and [[TheSimpsons Marge Simpson]]). However, since this is breaking the FourthWall, it is not typically part of an actual story.

During the 1980s and 90s, British Christmas specials usually took place in some decidedly un-Christmassy part of the world such as Florida (''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'') or Majorca (''Series/BirdsOfAFeather''). This has proven unpopular in recent years.

If a Christmas Episode is depressing in tone, this is a case of TwistedChristmas. British {{Soap Opera}}s in particular tend to make the Christmas Episode the most depressing episode of the entire year. (Which is saying something; Brit Soaps like ''Series/EastEnders'' tend to be depressing anyway.) It is not uncommon for a long running character to die in Christmas Episodes of this kind, and another occurrence is a disastrous WeddingDay where everything goes wrong and the wedding doesn't occur, or a disastrous Birth where the baby, mother or both [[DeathByChildbirth die in the process]].

May overlap with VacationEpisode if travel is involved.

See also ChristmasSpecial, which is based on Christmas itself instead of a pre-existing series. Also see YouMeanXmas, where a world where Christmas doesn't exist gets a similar holiday for the purposes of having an episode for it. Compare UsefulNotes/ChristmasInJapan. See AprilFoolsPlot or VerySpecialEpisode for another themed episode found in shows. If the plot is taken by a certain Dickens' tale, you might be prompted to say YetAnotherChristmasCarol. Action-adventure shows may have AnAssKickingChristmas if those elements don't take a holiday. Dramatic shows may lighten up the tone for a MerryChristmasInGotham. SavingChristmas, of course, is not unheard of.

For other holidays see HalloweenEpisode, ThanksgivingEpisode and ValentinesDayEpisode.


* ChristmasEpisode/LiveActionTV
* ChristmasEpisode/WesternAnimation

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
Note that in Japan, Christmas has roughly the same cultural significance as Valentine's Day does in the West -- so Anime Christmas Episodes can have an additional romance theme to them. See UsefulNotes/ChristmasInJapan for details.

* ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi: Enishi'''s ChristmasEpisode doubled as a ShoutOut to ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''.
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' had a special with [[MoeAnthropomorphism Finland]] dressing up as Santa and answering fan mail with his puppy Blood-Smeared Flower Egg. [[spoiler:France then hijacks the special and runs around molesting other countries and forcing them to strip]].
** There was also one where the Allies and Axis are visited by Finland as Santa, who gives them gifts, and one where Italy, Germany and Japan interview the other countries about their Christmas traditions. In the Webcomic, there's a strip where Britain and Germany call a truce on Christmas and play a game of soccer/football, based on a real-life event. There is an episode in the anime where America holds a Christmas party.
** And then came Manga/HetaliaBloodbath2010...
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' had one of these. Complete with Chiyo-Dad as Santa; courtesy of Sakaki's imagination.
** The manga had two.
* Episode 11 of ''Anime/TheBigO'' features "Heaven's Day."
* The ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' anime has an episode where Chrono, Rosette, and Azmaria celebrate Christmas with the rest of the Magdalene Order before they begin their journey to California to save Joshua. The manga follows a slightly different timeline and mentions Christmas, but doesn't have a traditional "episode" per se--the final battle actually takes place over Christmas Eve and ends at sunrise on Christmas Day.
* ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'' had an episode with 3 Christmas themed parts, the first being about a troupe of performers coming to Shin's kindergarten class to put on a play, the second about Shin helping his mother (and her firends) give away some gifts and the third about Shin's parents fretting over how they're going to get their son a Christmas present.
* ''Anime/DaiGuard'' has one where the cast attempted to have a Christmas party, but threat of attack forced everyone to wait on standby. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments They simply move the party to Dai-Guard's hanger and invite the repair and ground crew to join them.]]
* The ''Manga/DeathNote'' manga had a couple of [[{{Yonkoma}} four-panel cartoons]] with Light and Ryuk. "Since when do {{shinigami}} celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ?"
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' used the Christmas episode for a RelationshipUpgrade.
* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' has plenty of these.
* While ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' is not essentially Christmas themed, the Deimon Devil Bats aspire to [[spoiler:and eventually do]] go to the Christmas Bowl, the biggest game of the year played on Christmas.
* In later volumes of ''Manga/HappyHappyClover'', the main characters Clover and Mallow discover the story of Santa Claus. But their school teacher, named "Professor Hoot" takes the book away from them and doesn't allow them to read the rest of it. Since he told them that the whole Santa story was for "Grown-Ups". But Clover tells about Santa Clause to Kale's baby brothers, which he would later find out and start ripping the letters to shreds. Clover and her friends then decided to deliver their Christmas gifts to Kale's brothers much to their amusement on Christmas morning. Near the end of the story, Clover and her friends wake up and see presents laying around them home wondering if Santa actually did visit them on Christmas Eve.
* Anime/{{Hamtaro}} has several of them, the first involving the Ham-hams making sure that Boss has a good Christmas since "Santa never comes to field hamsters" and the second involving Hamtaro playing the part of Santa Claus and delivering presents to his friends, with a little help from Bijou. [[NoExportForYou And it had (at least) three more that were never dubbed in English]]
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' starts off TheMovie (and the novel it's based on) with a Christmas Party, though it is very decidedly not the focus of the story.
* Episode 12 of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' takes place on Christmas, but Kaoru and Hajime can't spend the day together due to Kaoru having to work late. So Hajime goes to a party with Kaoru's friends and their husbands. And since she has to work the next day, they can't spend any time together that night either, so it ends with Hajime [[ADateWithRosiePalms reaching for a box of tissues]].
* ''Manga/IchigoMashimaro'' concludes with one of these. Nobue tries to preserve Matsuri's belief in Santa Claus by shutting down Miu's attempts to tell her the truth, and by dressing up as Santa Claus herself.
* ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'' has one of these.
* Episode 11 of ''Manga/IsTheOrderARabbit'' starts with a Christmas Market[[note]]The premise is located in a Japanese town which looks more like a German one[[/note]], and the main bulk of the plot has the girls and the side characters working at Rabbit House to serve customers during this time of year. Cocoa also secretly gives Chino a present while she's sleeping, but then falls asleep next to her, though Chino appreciates the thoughts behind the gift.
* The ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'' OVA episode "White Christmas" has Tylor trying to make a Christmas Eve date with Yuriko, only to get sidetracked by a kid whose mother is stuck working late.
* ''Manga/ItsudatteMySanta'': the whole thing is a [[GoshDangItToHeck friggin']] Christmas Episode!
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'':
** ''Anime/{{Jewelpet 2009}}'': Episode 38, in which BigBad Dian decides to ruin Christmas for everyone using a brainwashed Io. At the end it turns out that Santa Claus is way cool.
** ''Anime/JewelpetTwinkle'': Episode 39 features Akari taking her love interest Yuuma on a tour of Jewel Land on Christmas Day.
** ''Anime/JewelpetSunshine'': Episode 38. The first half is about the Jewelpets helping Sakuran do her job as Santa's helper. The second half is a messed up midnight mass, only with a {{Jerkass}} CrystalDragonJesus instead of plain ol' Jesus.
** ''Anime/JewelpetKiraDeco'': Episode 38, in which Peridot is Santa's helper and instead of reindeer, Santa uses an ice turkey-phoenix thing to get around.
** ''Anime/JewelpetHappiness'': Episode 38, about the gang setting up their Cafe for Christmas, only to have an overeager Jewelpet screw things up. Nene and Mouri develop their romance as a bonus.
** ''Anime/LadyJewelpet'': Episode 38 shows Christmas as celebrated by Petit Ladies in the Royal Palace. Much romantic drama ensues between Momona, Cayenne and Elena.
* ''Manga/KOn'' and its manga has one of these.
* ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail''. Interestingly, in the manga, the corresponding chapter had nothing to do with Christmas at all.
** Particularly baffling since the manga does have one or two Christmas chapters.
* ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'' has a Christmas episode. Pretty interesting, considering the show follows the daily life of a Shinto Goddess. Although keep in mind that episode had the show's resident HotBlooded {{Miko}} [[http://i49.tinypic.com/30c6aza.jpg get offended]] about the foreign holiday and invent "[[YouMeanXmas Yurie's Year-End Thanksgiving Day]]" as a Shintoist alternative.
* A bonus chapter in ''Manga/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' is set on a rather cold day, in which most members of Organization XIII decided to take a day off against Saïx's wishes.
%%* ''Manga/LoveHina'''s was a tearjerker.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'':
** Episode 9 is called "Christmas Eve". It starts out like a Christmas episode up until Nanoha and Fate visit the hospital where Hayate's staying so she won't be alone on Christmas. Little do they know that Hayate's the MoralityPet of their enemies and the {{Mana}} battery for their ArtifactOfDoom. What follows is AnAssKickingChristmas that lasts for 3 episodes.
** Episode 11 is called "A Present For Christmas", although more than one present is given. [[spoiler: Fate gets to meet Alicia, and The Book of Darkness [[MeaningfulRename gets a name]] (Reinforce).]]
** The first Megami [[AudioAdaptation Sound Stage]] takes place on Christmas Eve in ''A's'', although strangely enough, it suggests that after Nanoha and Fate visited Hayate, they went to training without any further problems. In the sound stage, Nanoha and Fate discuss topics like believing in Santa and what they do to celebrate Christmas, in addition to their thoughts on the current situation.
* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', twice. There were actually three episodes that took place on Christmas, but one was plot-important and didn't focus on the holiday itself... [[spoiler: although it did have a Christmas birth.]]
* Chapter 8 of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' had Tohru decide to throw a Christmas party. Due to the anime rearranging the timeline, the party was changed into an excuse for Kobayashi to get out of the company cherry blossom viewing festival. The anime had its own Christmas episode later on when all the dragons performed a [[DerailedFairyTale very loose adaptation]] of ''Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl'' at a retirement home.
* There is also one in ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'', in which Kaede shows the {{Ninja}}s the ''true'' meaning of Christmas. HilarityEnsues. (Honestly, that episode is one of the funniest of that series, hands down).
* ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'' had a story arc in the manga that ran from late 2012 to early 2013 that dealt with Raku attempting to get Chitoge's extremely busy mother to spend time with her daughter on Christmas.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' anime had a filler (which went on to become regular filler) of the cast in Feudal Japan with Luffy as a detective. The first episode had a Christmas ending with Chopper, who was vaguely busy all day, being one of Santa's reindeer. Chopper, the blue-nosed reindeer.
* ''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}'' has one of these.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has several episodes that are Christmas- or winter-themed, and the ''true'' Christmas one ended up being banned from TV for containing Jynx, perceived by one woman to be an offensive caricature (but not before it got released to video).
* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series tend to have a Christmas episode every year. ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'''s is significant that the others as theirs goes directly into the finale, where others tend to be something of a BreatherEpisode before that.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has one with nearly all of the characters appearing in it, at least for a little bit.
* The Three Sisters Agency was started on Christmas in ''Anime/RODTheTV''. The episode shows them sharing birthday cake with [=NeNeNe=].
* ''Anime/RODTheTV'' features a particularly heartwarming episode that doubles as a Christmas episode and an OriginStory for the Paper Sisters.
* Franchise/SailorMoon did not have a literal Christmas Episode, but the second movie is implied to take place during Christmas. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9lNelJcDHc Say what you will, but it gave us this scene.]] Added to that, the girls form a Christmas tree to fight the villain.
** This is more explicit in the manga story the film was based on, [[spoiler: where Luna's transformation is treated as a Christmas gift.]]
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble''. Harima uses Tenma's present for Karasuma as transportation.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' had an episode where Keroro plots to take over the world at Christmas while everyone's guard is down, but everyone drops out one by one. Eventually he goes to help Kogoro by dressing up as Santa and giving away Christmas presents (so as to get onto Santa's good list and to get a present for Christmas).
* ''Manga/ShugoChara'': The show tends to move with the date upon the episodes creation and further release, and, there - fore, has several ones taking placed within winter: however only a portion (One where Su loses her way home, and upon being found via Amu and her other Chara, Amulet Clover is created for the first time, and one involving Amu strengthen her path with Lulu at her house within christmas, and some more, slightly less christmas focused ones around them.) are more than slight Christmas-related tryings.
** Manga/ShugoCharaParty also had a Manga/ShugoCharaPucchiPucchi 2-parter. The first was Yoru getting snow from Santa, the other is about a Christmas Cake.
* ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'''s episode revolves around the discovery that Matsuri still believes in Santa, and efforts to keep her from finding out otherwise, to the point of climbing a ladder to her bedroom to leave the latest ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book by her bed. In the anime, Nobue wonders afterwards what the point was of delaying the inevitable. (Also in the anime, Miu invents a story in which she asked for such far-out gifts when she was little that "Santa" gave up and wrote her a letter telling her that her parents would be taking over that duty, and to please go easy on them.)
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' had a two-parter with a Mew Aqua time bomb on top of the giant city Christmas tree. It also inserted foreshadowing for an event in the GrandFinale that also happened in the manga, but there, went unexplained.
* '' LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' gets a lovely one where [[spoiler:all the main school age characters end up alone and probably in tears because they've all been ignored, rejected or rejected someone they did like.]] Except for Yuusaku. Nobody who's willing to be in ''that'' costume could possibly be feeling down.
* ''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]].
* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' had one where Nitori and Takatsuki hang out with Yuki and her boyfriend.
* In an early ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' manga chapter, Yusuke meets the spirit of a girl who fell ill and died while waiting for her boyfriend, Kenji to show up to meet her on Christmas Eve of the previous year, not knowing that she'd been stood up. When Kenji shows up to meet another girl on this Christmas Eve, she realizes that he never cared for her, and Yusuke takes her out for some fun, enabling her to happily pass on. Yusuke then takes revenge on Kenji by pretending to be one of his other girlfriends; when he tries guessing which one, his current girlfriend gets angry after realizing how unfaithful he is.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/TheTransformers UK'' featured several Christmas issues:
** In "Christmas Breaker", Optimus Prime got dressed in a Santa suit and Circuit Breaker didn't kill Jazz due to Christmas. Yeah.
** In "The Gift", Buster helps Jetfire to appreciate his Earth heritage as a Christmas gift.
** In "Stargazing", a kid tries to have Starscream do good deeds due to the Christmas spirit. At the end, Starscream still doesn't care for others, but he wishes the kid Merry Christmas.
** In "Cold Comfort and Joy", while Optimus blames himself for the war reaching Earth, [[LetsYouAndHimFight a misunderstanding causes the Powermasters to fight the Wreckers]].
** In "The Greatest Gift of All", Optimus uses the last shard of the Creation Matrix to restore the environment of an area damaged by a battle, as a gift to Earth.
** While issue 302 didn't include any UK-original comic story, it included a short NoFourthWall text story of Dreadwind having YetAnotherChristmasCarol which convinces him to leave the letters page..
* Franchise/TheDCU and Franchise/MarvelUniverse Holiday Specials, featuring Christmas with various superheroes.
** A particularly good one that takes place out of continuity has Franchise/{{Superman}} attempting to visiting an upset child dressed up like a Santa Claus-verison of himself. Batman shows up and chides Superman for acting childish and making himself look silly, which tarnishes his reputation as an icon for good. Superman reluctantly agrees and ditches the costume, but still decides to leave all the gifts he was going to bring for the kid. But as he enters his house, the first thing he sees is Batman dressed up as Bat-Santa... he actually just wanted to hog all the glory for himself. Supes gets pretty pissed and proceeds to smash Batman's face in.
** In 1988 story ''Christmas with the Super-Heroes #2: Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot'', the Pre-Crisis ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}[[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_pScx8BN4h3s/TRAR_CElMcI/AAAAAAAAK3Y/JIg2PlbMWkk/s1600/Xmas+1988-03.jpg briefly appears]] [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_pScx8BN4h3s/TRAR_dm1YiI/AAAAAAAAK3c/voPpHlP3snU/s1600/Xmas+1988-04.jpg right after having been erased from continuity]]:
--->'''Kara:''' We don't do it for the glory. We don't do it for the recognition... We do it because it needs to be done. Because if we don't, no one else will. And we do it even if no one knows what we've done. Even if no one knows we exist. Even if no one remembers we ever existed.
** In ''[[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2013/12/back-issue-holiday-box-dcu-infinite.html DCU Infinite Holiday Special issue #1]]'', ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} gets to answer some of the Christmas letters that get sent to her cousin. One of those letters is from a girl who wants to see her father. However her father is an asshole who doesn't want his daughter to know he is a screw-up. Supergirl manages to talk him into clearing things up with his ex-wife and daughter through... unorthodox means. Several months later ([[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2010/02/review-supergirl-50-part-2.html in Supergirl #50]]), the little girl thanks Supergirl for bringing her dad back:
--->'''Supergirl:''' You know the cliché, Fred. Everyone does. "When you're about to die, your life flashes in front of your eyes." But I've been there, and it's crap... isn't it? You see '''something''', though. You see the '''holes'''... the '''missing bits'''. And all of the things that '''would''' have made your life '''complete''', if you had one more year... a day... a '''second'''. I don't know what you saw, Fred, but considering you were in free fall for a solid minute, I bet it was an eyeful. Maybe you are a screw-up. A loser. A '''drunk'''. But maybe, the piece you're missing... can make you something better. But only if you go to her, and try. Merry Christmas, Fred. Hope it's a good one.
** In the ''DC Universe Holiday Special 2008: A Day Without Sirens'', a "Day Without Sirens" is proposed right before Christmas. Commissioner Gordon believes such an initiative is doomed to failure. The criminals of Gotham would never heed such a calling. However, the day proceeds without police sirens. It turns out that Kara Zor-El and [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon]] [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_pScx8BN4h3s/SU-kKYaVUmI/AAAAAAAACGc/LKdSPl0ht34/s1600-h/holiday-09.jpg It turns out handled covertly all emergency calls during that day]].
--->'''Oracle:''' Just rest easy knowing you did something special today.\\
'''Supergirl:''' You really think so? Do you think this one day is going to make a difference?\\
'''Oracle:''' I know so. Never discount the healing power of a little hope, Kara.
* Marvel had at least six featuring ComicBook/ThePunisher. Frank Castle dressing as Santa to gun down mafiosi? Two years in a row? CrazyAwesome!
** Marvel even did a story once where a little blind boy who was kidnapped by bad guys on Christmas Eve gets rescued by Comicbook/GhostRider and is convinced for the rest of his life that he was saved by Santa Claus.
** And another time Doctor Doom took the mantle of Santa Claus.
** Even ComicBook/HowardTheDuck got in on the action in the third issue of the black-and-white 64-page version of his comic, where he had to save Christmas from being taken over by a villain named Greedy Killerwhatt.
* The ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' comics had a Christmas special. [[http://www.clivebarker.com/html/visions/bib/comics/hell/hell22.htm Seriously]].
* A ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' storyline had Larfleeze (an Orange Lantern who represents avarice) discovering Christmas and attempting to celebrate it. HilarityEnsues. It ends with a bit of a TearJerker, however...
* The ''ComicBook/HackSlash'' bonus story ''Slashing Through the Snow'', featuring a wannabee slasher named Rudolph. Despite the name, he was a BadSanta. Also, it was done in [[http://www.boomvavavoom.com/image/hack/HackXmas.jpg chibi-style]].
* Against all odds, ''ComicBook/SinCity'' had a Christmas one-shot called ''Silent Night''. Outside of the title and the funny pin-ups in the back, the comic simply looks as if it takes place on a snowy night.
* Comicbook/{{Hitman}} #22: The Santa Contract. Tommy and Nat are hired to kill a radioactive murderer in a stolen Santa suit on Christmas eve. The [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments best part]] is the rhyming narration InTheStyleOf "Twas the Night Before Christmas".
-->'' "Word!" Said his homie, "I got my nine! Now let's go bust a cap in that nuclear swine!" So they took their nine 'mils and a big forty four, and a hand grenade Tommy'd been keeping in store, and enough ammunition to fight a small war. And went off to inform vile Bob of the score.''
* For a few years, ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' would do a Christmas issue where the hero answers some letters that pile up in the Metropolis post office.
* ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' often has a bumper issue for Christmas usually being on sale for two or three weeks rather than the usual week. The Christmas issue would also often feature long stories involving all the current Beano characters. Which is unusual seeing as the Beano is an AnthologyComic.
* ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' had "Little Peter's Christmas" and "The Smurfs Christmas" as its comic book stories.
* The Christmas issue of ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' involves the titular band being paired up for Secret Santa with their rivals The Misfits.
* The ''ComicBook/{{Beetlejuice}}'' comic books had a "horror-day" issue in which the cover story, "Get Me to the Church on Slime," takes place at Christmas. The focus isn't really ''on'' Christmas, however, but rather on the fact that Lydia's celebration of the holiday gets hijacked by her ghostly best friend being forced into marriage. ItMakesSenseInContext (kind of).

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has "A Calvin and Hobbes Christmas!".
** ''Christmas with Calvin and Hobbes'' is this for Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}} at large.
* 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.
* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' has "Empath And The Red-Nosed Reindeer" as its original Christmas Episode story, featuring [[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer a certain reindeer with a shiny nose]].
* ''[[FanFic/JusticeLeagueOfEquestria Mare of Steel]]'' had a side story that acted as a Christmas Episode; Rainbow suits up and finds a ship caught in the middle of a storm. She destroys the storm, and then carries the ship into port, all so a father doesn't have to break his promise to his daughter that he'd be home for Hearth's Warming.
* The ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' forums have a monthly literary challenge, and the December 2014 topic was [[http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=1315291 "Winter Wonderland Celebrations"]] (in reference to the in-game winter event hosted by Q Junior). Worffan101 wrote a short with the crew of the USS ''Patagonia'', showing off winter festival decorations for several species, and catrie had a short journal entry by her Orion captain talking about her experiences with traditional Christmas (she especially likes presents). Things got darker after that with grylak's USS ''Viper'' getting half-destroyed in another galaxy ("not everybody has a good Christmas"), and then starswordc went completely off-book and wrote "Fanfic/SolaereSsiunHnaifvdaenn", which all but ignored Christmas in favor of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
* Creator/RoseOfPollux's ''A Lifetime Away'', among others. It focuses on [[Series/DoctorWho Jamie's]] first Christmas away from Scotland.
* Fanfic/TheOfficialListOfUnofficialRules has a few, including Chapter 8.
* ''Fanfic/ChristmasWithACorduroy'': Dipper and Mabel invite Wendy over for Christmas. Having done Apocalypse training with her family as a holiday tradition, Wendy has to adapt to having a traditional Christmas, while dealing with the twins' overprotective mother.
* ''The [=DysFUNctional=] Christmas'' is a Christmas spin-off for ''Fanfic/TheDysFUNctionalPirates'', complete with parodies of Christmas movies and specials, all of the randomness of ''The [=DysFUNctional=] Pirates}}'', and at least one reference to ''Film/{{Inception}}'' in every chapter.
* ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' has "T'was the Dark Knight Before Christmas."
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' turned ''Anime/TheTreeOfMight'' into this: the whole plot started because Krillin wished for the perfect Christmas tree and Turles is basically what would happen if the Grinch was a Saiyan.
** They also ''Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans'' to ''Plan to Eradicate Christmas'' with ghost copies of Freeza, Cooler, Lord Slug, and Turles being summoned to kill the Z Fighters and machines that fill the air with a terrible miasma to kill everyone on earth summoned by [[spoiler: ''[[BadSanta Santa Claus himself]]''.]]
* The ''Manga/OnePiece'' SelfInsertFic ''FanFic/ThisBites'' has one in between Chapters 14 and 15.
* ''Fanfic/TimeFixersNicktoonsOfTheFuture'' has [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9940026/1/Time-Fixers-A-Christmas-Captivity "A Christmas Captivity."]]
* The third installment of ''Fanfic/ThePrivateDiaryOfElizabethQuatermain'' takes place over the course of the winter, and several chapters are devoted to [[Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen the League]] celebrating the Christmas festivities.
* One of the many [[ExpandedUniverse tie-in oneshots]] of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' is a "Holiday Special" that features several short stories written by different authors.
* The ''{{Series/House}}'' fanfic "It's Time You Got A Life" is a spoof of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', of course.

[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* So far two of the ''{{Franchise/Barbie}}'' films take place on Christmas: ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInAChristmasCarol'', ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAPerfectChristmas''.
* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'', [[{{Interquel}} where they're human now but talking about the Christmas where they weren't]]:
-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''': "Yes, please recount to us the event that '''we were all present for'''!"
* ''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.

[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/LoveFindsAndyHardy'', the fourth film in the 16-film ''Film/AndyHardy'' series, finds Andy and his family at Christmas time. Andy is worried about getting a date for the big Christmas dance after his steady girlfriend Polly leaves town to spend the holidays with family elsewhere.

* Sherrilyn Kenyon's ''Literature/TheDarkHunters'' series includes a short story based on a character named Gallagher experiencing his first Christmas as a Dark Hunter.
* ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' has a Christmas Episode in the [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Christmas festivities of the Rostov family]], during which Nikolai Rostov [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in Badass during a hunting trip]].
* Creator/HPLovecraft managed to work his own unique version of a ChristmasEpisode into the Franchise/CthulhuMythos with a short story called "The Festival", set in a picturesque New England town during the Yule season. This being Lovecraft, expect {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and terrors aplenty.
* The ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' canon includes "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", a story about a stolen gemstone, a man down on his luck, a Christmas goose, and forgiveness. The story is actually set two days after Christmas, but pretty much every adaptation is set either on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
* The ''Literature/SpaceCaptainSmith'' universe includes two Christmas themed short stories (''When Slay Bells Ring'' and ''The Celery and the Ivy''), written as free downloads for the fanbase.
* One of Jean de Brunhoff's ''Literature/{{Babar}}'' books, ''Babar et le Père Noël'' (''Babar and Santa Claus'').
* Charlotte [=MacLeod=]'s ''Rest You Merry'' is set during the Christmas celebrations in Balaclava County.
* Tim Dorsey's series about Serge Storms has one novel set during Christmas, ''When Elves Attack''. Serge is determined to win a Christmas decorating contest, using (among other things) a tree stuck halfway through his front door. [[spoiler: He does win.]]
* Agatha Christie wrote ''Literature/HerculePoirot's Christmas'', later adapted into an episode of ''Series/{{Poirot}}''. She also wrote a short story called ''The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding'', which was also adapted into an episode under the name ''The Theft of the Royal Ruby''.
* ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' has the short story "Overtime," where Bob - due to being laid up after a mission gone wrong - has failed to fill out his request for holiday leave on time, and ends up doing security detail at the Laundry over break. Given [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos the setting]], he really doesn't want to deal with anything crawling down the chimney...
* Many ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' books are about holidays. Christmas itself is particularly popular, having at least five fairies devoted to it.
* ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'' has the story "Bajo el Muérdago," which takes place at Christmas and has the majority of the main characters visiting one of Sara's foster fathers in South America.
* The Literature/AgentPendergast series has ''White Fire'', where Pendergast and his sometimes assistant Corrie Swanson attempt to solve a murder mystery during Corrie's Christmas Break.
* ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKidCabinFever'' had a chapter focusing on Christmas.
* ''Literature/DillyTheDinosaur'' had a story "Dilly and the Book of Bad Behaviour", in which Dilly, the naughty young dinosaur, worries that if he gets excited for Christmas, he'll be naughty and Santa won't come so he disallows his family to mention Christmas.
* ''Literature/{{Mog}}'' had the story "Mog's Christmas Calamity" in which the titular cat accidentally sets her family's house on fire on Christmas.

* Music/TheBeatles sent a flexi-disc Christmas record to members of their fan club every year from 1963 to 1969. The records included Christmas songs, jokes, messages to Beatles fans, and general goofiness. In 1970, a compilation album, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles%27_Christmas_Album The Beatles' Christmas Album]]'' was released.
* Music/TheBangles also made Christmas tapes for their fan club in the '80s, "inspired by - okay, a blatant ripoff of" (said The Bangles' Vicki Peterson) the Beatles recordings. They later released ''Holiday in Bangleonia'', a limited-edition CD with both a re-release of their 1983 recording and a new one for 2004. The Bangles revived the tradition in 2009 with an annual holiday podcast.
* The first song released by Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks was "The Chipmunk Song", aka "Christmas Don't Be Late".
* It may be unusual for a summer activity like drum corps to have Christmas-themed shows, but the Cavaliers (1991's "Cavalier Anthems Advent Collection") and the Cadets (2012's "12.25") pulled off such shows.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* The International Wrestling Association used to have a "Christmas in Puerto Rico" series of events in December.
* There was a Christmas edition of Monday Night Raw in 1997 with the logo wrapped inside of a wreath, and featured Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin stunning a fake Santa Claus, as well as Wrestling/ShawnMichaels pretty much giving Wrestling/TripleH the European Title as a gift ([[FingerPokeOfDoom disguised as a match where hbk laid down]] and pranked Wrestling/SgtSlaughter)
* Starting in 2003, Wrestling/{{WWE}} has produced a Christmas episode of one of their main shows (either ''Raw'' or ''Smackdown''), in the form of a Christmas-themed wrestling show for the troops in the Middle East.
* Wrestling/{{N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA New York's X-Mas Chaos
* Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla's Astonishing Christmas
* An ongoing theme of SHINE end of year shows starting ar 23, where Mia Yim wore red and green, Leva Bates [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy was red and green]], Wrestling/{{Daffney|Unger}} was a reindeer.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
%%* ''Series/FraggleRock'': "The Bells Of Fraggle Rock"
* ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' has had two one hour specials. The first was ''Barney's Night Before Christmas'' in 2000 and the second was 2002's ''Barney's Christmas Star''.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'' has had a few Christmas specials during its run. The earliest was the prime time special ''Christmas Eve on Sesame Street'' in 1978. There was also the commercial broadcast special ''A Special Sesame Street Christmas'' in that same year. 1996 had ''Elmo Saves Christmas'' and 2007 had the commercial special ''Elmo's Christmas Countdown''. 2016 had ''Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas'', set in the 19th century, with lots of [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Ancestors]].

* This trope is OlderThanTelevision, even discounting Literature above and only dealing with episodes of a audio or visual series, with the earliest traceable example dating back to an episode of a [[http://www.oldtimeradiodownloads.com/drama/empire-builders-the/the-empire-builders-30-12-22-65-columbia-river-1 1930 episode of a radio drama featuring a young]] ''Creator/BettyWhite'', though evidence suggests there might have been a Christmas episode the prior year, when an episode of this series is believed to have aired [[http://www.otrsite.com/logs/loge1009.htm 23 December 1929]].
* It is also possible to count The second in a series of shorts that would become a series known as Main Street Sketches. [[http://www.otr.com/Main_Street_Sketches.html The first episode was a Thanksgiving Special]]
* [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Fit the Seventh]] of ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' was commissioned by the BBC as one of these, but ended up having absolutely nothing to do with Christmas as Creator/DouglasAdams simply couldn't think of an idea. (Seeing as it was still advertised as a Christmas special, this may well be a subversion.) It was, instead, used as a way of tying the first two phases together -- and, as a result, which one it's actually attached to is rather vague. The LP and CD of the Secondary Phase opens with Fit the Seventh, clearing up the confusion.
* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' had two Christmas SomethingCompletelyDifferent {{Parody Episode}}s; ''I'm Sorry I Haven't Literature/AChristmasCarol'' and ''Humph in [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Wonderland]]'', which somehow managed to work all the usual silly games into an almost coherent storyline. (Replacing the [[{{Calvinball}} Caucus Race]] with [[{{Calvinball}} Mornington Crescent]] was inspired.)
* This was a continuation of the annual ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'' panto, which ran slightly longer than ISIRTA itself.
* ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'' had three episodes over its run that were broadcast around Christmas and could be considered Christmas episodes:
** The second episode of series two, entitled "Lesson 8: Plan Christmas Schedules The Burkiss Way", which mocked the space-filling rubbish that gets shown on TV at Christmas;
** The sixth episode of series three, entitled "Special Christmas Show", which starts with an announcement that it cannot be opened before Christmas;
** And the final episode of series five, broadcast on the 26th of December but entitled "Eric Pode of Croydon's Easter Special". It contains nothing about Christmas, but does have a man being diagnosed with Terminal Hogmany.
* ''The First Nighter'', which ran on Creator/{{NBC}} radio from 1929 to 1953, first broadcast a Christmas episode titled "Little Town of Bethlehem" in 1937. By popular demand, they performed the episode every year until their last Christmas episode in 1952. The 1945 installment can be heard [[http://www.oldradioworld.com/media/The%20First%20Nighter%20Program%20Oh%20Little%20Town%20of%20Bethleham.mp3 here]].
* The episode od ''Radio/TheNowShow'' closest to Christmas has a jingle-bells theme tune and a Christmas theme. In 2010, they did a topical-news {{pantomime}}.
* 2011 had ''Radio/TheNewsQuiz Panto'', in which Sandi Toksvig went on a magical quest to Radio 4 Land to find the missing pips. Representatives of nearly every show on R4 contributed, from the ''Gardener's Question Time'' panel as the magic beans, to the villain of the piece being [[spoiler: Graham Seed, supposedly bitter about the death of his ''Radio/TheArchers'' character, Nigel]].
* ''Radio/CabinPressure'' had one on a plane, obviously, in the 2010 episode "Molokai". Featuring an impromptu seven-minute celebration on the flight deck, with turkey made from bits of a chicken sandwich and a green umbrella in lieu of a tree.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space'' suggests the GM runs a scenario outside the normal campaign during the holiday season, wink wink. The game is obviously based of the adventures of a certain [[Series/DoctorWho Time Lord...]]
* ''Spirit of the Season'' is a Christmas and Hanukkah-themed supplement for ''TabletopGame/SpiritOfTheCentury,'' featuring pulp-adventure versions of Santa Claus, his reindeer (actually humans in this case), and a handful of Jewish allies as ready-made {{Player Character}}s.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* During the holidays, Ride/DisneyThemeParks are famous for going all-out with special seasonal entertainment, but year-round attractions getting Christmas-specific overlays include:
** Both Disneyland in California and Tokyo Disneyland turn "Ride/TheHauntedMansion" into "Haunted Mansion Holiday", themed to ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. Since ''Nightmare'' also encompasses the Halloween holiday, this overlay opens in late September!
** "It's a Small World" gets a Christmas makeover that, among other things, adds carols to the usual EarWorm soundtrack at the California, Paris, and Tokyo parks (and briefly in Hong Kong).
** Starting in TheEighties and lasting until the TurnOfTheMillennium at the U.S. parks, the ''Country Bear Jamboree'' became the ''Country Bears Christmas Special'' for the holiday season. This version still turns up at Tokyo Disneyland as ''Jingle Bell Jamboree''.
** The Jungle Cruise at both American parks becomes the ''Jingle'' Cruise starting in November, with a thin storyline involving a shipment of holiday decorations being lost in the jungle on the way to the base of operations added to the usual script -- along with plenty of seasonal puns.
** At Walt Disney World in Florida, after Halloween has passed the Magic Kingdom's central icon Cinderella Castle gets an overlay of lights that make it appear iced over at night. The stage show ''A Disney/{{Frozen}} Holiday Wish'' presents this as Queen Elsa of Arendelle's work.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}'' had a Christmas-themed MissionPackSequel named ''Xmas Lemmings''.
* Freezeezy Peak in ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' where the bear and bird get to play Santa and decorate and "be the star" on the Christmas tree.
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' had a unique code that made all the bonus levels Christmas-themed. After finding the Cheat menu, type in MERRY and suddenly the bonus levels will have Christmas music replacing the normal music, Christmas ornaments instead of stars, and presents instead of green bananas.
* The Snowflake Mountain world in ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' level of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
* A more literal example would be the ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice: Season Two'' premiere ''Ice Station Santa''.
* The final episode of Season 2 of ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesGrimm'' featured Grimm doing his thing to ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Folklore}}'' had a downloadable Christmas add-on with a seasonal side quest and costumes.
* ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'' has a special Christmas "demo", as well as a full Christmas-themed episode.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzyNB1Jyjqw This]] VideoGame/{{Touhou}} FanVid gives [[TykeBomb Flandre]] a chance to celebrate Christmas.
* The third bonus level of the second ''VideoGame/{{Ouendan}}'' game has a guy sending a text message to his girlfriend on Christmas excusing his lateness, and the AnthropomorphicPersonification of said text message has to reach its destination.
* Mission twelve of ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' is set at Christmas. After eleven levels of rescuing cartoon caricatures from wacky, off-the-wall scenarios, "You're the Inspiration" gives us [[MoodWhiplash a little girl still waiting for her beloved, recently deceased father to come home for Christmas]]. Upon completion, the victory text reads "Merry Christmas" in festive red and green.
* ''Christmas Nights'' is a special "demo" of ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams'' with unlockable material not found in the main game proper.
* ''VideoGame/{{Gex}} 3: Deep Cover Gecko'' had a Christmas-based level.
* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'': Every year, new Christmas-themed characters are added to the gacha [[SexySantaDress dressed in Santa clothes]]. The season is set to Winter and enemies are based on characters or concepts from several Christmas-related stories or tales.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' have this. In ''3'' the cultural differences are even explained nicely to the International audiences. So yes, Christmas Eve is usually spent with your LoveInterest.
* VideoGame/PuttPutt has a TieInNovel[=/=]AudioAdaptation known as ''Putt-Putt's Night Before Christmas''.
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' received a free DLC on the Dreamcast that added snow and a christmas tree to Station Square.
* Many games also offer [[DownloadableContent seasonal downloads]], or have [[EasterEgg bonus content]] if you play near to [[HolidayMode Christmas time.]]
* Chapter 3 of ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' is set around Christmas (with one mission actually being titled 'Christmas is Here'). The UpdatedRerelease includes a number of extra Christmas missions at the beginning of the chapter.
* ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' has the level "Blizzard of Balls", a disturbing level with parts including battling with a snowman and a reindeer and then the Nerd exacting his revenge on Santa for the years of crappy games every Christmas by killing him and going on a downhill ski with his body.
* The DLC for ''VideoGame/CostumeQuest'' took place in winter and during the monsters "yeti festival". Yes the kids where still dressed up for Halloween, why do you ask?
** As an added bonus if you play the game on Christmas Day (or you know, just change the clock) you unlock an achievement.
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has an annual winter event with various minigames and prizes, hosted by Q Junior. The event takes place in a [[{{Technobabble}} pocket dimension]] populated with gingerbread people, evil snowmen, and a few Breen.
* ''VideoGame/ToTheMoon'' has a bonus episode called "[=SigCorp=] - Holiday special", which takes place at the main characters' office during a Christmas party.
* ''VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate'' had a Christmas-themed chapter in which the trio deliver presents to children at the square. Leanne wore a Santa dress, while Zephyr and Vashyron dressed as anthropomorphic reindeer. The two guys would later [[MythologyGag repeat this]] in Chapter 25 of ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2'', when they wore the same reindeer outfits that they had in ''Resonance of Fate'' and scattered 10 gifts around the map before the map starts. In that map, the primary objective was to collect them in a certain amount of turns.
* A minor example in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'': if the Sole Survivor happens to be in Diamond City on December 25th, then there will be a Christmas tree and Christmas lights set up. It's about as close to a Christmas Episode you can get in an open-world RPG.
* The game VideoGame/ClusterTruck has a level named "Holiday World" but takes more influences from Christmas.
* 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.
* 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.
* ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'': In December 2017, an update added a new chapter, "Buy Hard", in which [=McQueen=] and Dooley go last-minute Christmas shopping and end up having to save Santa Claus from TheKrampus (and [[spoiler:having his reindeer clamped by an unsympathetic traffic cop]]).

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* [[InheritedIlliteracyTitle "Da Amazin OT Cristmats Advenchr"]] in ''WebAnimation/DaAmazinOTAdvenchr''.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Eddsworld}}'': Edd, Matt, Tom and Tord (until 2008) had almost an Eddsworld Christmas Special or a Zanta Claws every year. Also the short "Xmas Day" and "Snowgre".
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has plenty, although for some odd reason [[YouMeanXMas Free Country, USA celebrates Decemberween instead of Christmas]].
** HSR's first Christmas cartoon, the 2000 short "A Holiday Greeting", had Homestar interrupting Strong Bad's fractured rendition of "O Holy Night" before it got too sacrilegious and wishing the viewers "Happy Holidays".
** 2001 saw the release of "The Best Decemberween Ever". Homestar goes around looking for advice on finding the perfect gift for Strong Bad, and ends up giving him a DVD of ''Deep Impact''... [[MyNewGiftIsLame for the third year in a row]], because [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Strong Bad liked it so much the first time Homestar got it for him]].
** 2002's "A Decemberween Pageant" has Homestar and friends starring in a play about the First Decemberween. It's a convoluted and [[BadBadActing poorly-acted tale]] involving two Kobe Bryants, a sailor named Archibald, a Santa-like character known as "Doctor Christmas", an angel, and the King of Town (though it's a bit ambiguous as to whether it's [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld the KOT we know]] or a predecessor).
** 2004's ''Decemberween In July'' featured a collection of Decemberween-themed shorts, including a WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad cartoon where the girls draw names for a gift exchange... out of the belly of a lion, a kids' book called "That Time Of Year" defaced by Strong Bad, a short in which Puppet Homestar fools around with a battery-operated "Santaman" toy, and the nonsensical ''[[ShowWithinAShow Sweet Cuppin' Cakes]]'' Decemberween special [[WordSaladTitle "Cactus Coffee and the No Tell Motel"]].
** Also from 2004 was "Homestar Presents: Presents", where [[TheDitz Homestar]] forgets to do his holiday shopping until ''[[RidiculousProcrastinator 10 PM on Decemberween night]]''. He ends up [[ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping digging through a box of Bubs old "Aught-Four" crap]] for his shopping..
** The WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "what I want" has Strong Bad and Marzipan going over a list of terrible gift ideas.
** "Decemberween Short Shorts", released in 2006, was a series of extra-short cartoons themed around Decemberween, including Strong Bad having a secret love of tube socks, a scene between ornament versions of the main characters, The Homestar Runner's unsanitary old-timey traditions, and Homestar singing a song to inspire Coach Z to be less creepy so people will want him around on Decemberween.
** According to Strong Bad in 2007's "Happy Dethemberween", [[HonestJohnsDealership Bubs]] serves Santa duties as the enigmatic [[PaperThinDisguise Dethemberween Thnikkaman]].
--->'''Strong Bad:''' He's the Dethemberween Thnikkaman\\
And he'll make your dreams come true\\
No, there ain't no beatin' that holiday feelin'\\
When he says "shut up" to you!\\
'''Bubs/Dethemberween Thnikkaman:''' [[CatchPhrase Yeah, shut up, kid!]]
** In 2008's ''A Death-Defying Decemberween'', Homestar announces he's going to sled down the Steep Deep, not so much a hill as a straight drop, and Strong Bad catches him trying to bury a mattress at the base of the hill. Being Strong Bad, he removes the mattress, [[spoiler: only for Homestar to make a perfect landing anyway: turns out the mattress was full of hammers, broken glass and candy canes sucked into points, and Homestar was ''trying'' to maim himself to keep from having to visit [[GranolaGirl Marzipan's parents]]]].
** After a long hiatus, 2010 saw the release of "A Decemberween Mackerel", in which Marzipan and Homestar conspire to save an apparently-sickly Señor Cardgage by cramming him with holiday cheer.
** 2017 saw the release of the first Christmas episode in seven years, "Dangeresque Puppet Squad: The Hot Jones Hijack". It's a crossover between ''Dangeresque'' and ''WebAnimation/CheatCommandos'' in which puppet versions of Dangeresque (played by Strong Bad) and Firebert (played by The Cheat) try to stop Stingy Relenque (played by Homestar), a "French-Canadian smuggler and Decemberween-themed bad guy" who's stolen all the Hot Jones in Brainblow City just before the Cheat Commandos' big Decemberween party.
* ''WebAnimation/MyJungleBookYourYear'' has "A Very Furi Christmas".
* "Pimp Lando's Non-Denominational Holiday Special" in the ''WebAnimation/PimpLando'' series, which is also a Hanukkah Episode, a Kwanzaa episode, and a Ramadan episode, though the episode really has little to do with any of these holidays.
* The fifth ''WebAnimation/ProstituteMickey'' short revolves around this. The short had Mickey being mistaken for Ebenezer (the series' version of Scrooge [=McDuck=]) by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. The events turn out to only be a dream and Ebenezer returns to demand that Mickey let him piss on him again, but Goofy inadvertently saves Mickey and ends Ebenezer's vile ways by shooting and killing him for his wallet.
* The (two minute) Christmas episode of ''WebAnimation/SenpaiClub'' has Kurokawa blackmailing Teacher-sensei into going on a Christmas date with her. It ends with Teacher-sensei running away after punching Kurokawa due to her kissing her.
* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': "MallSanta".
* ''WebAnimation/CampCamp'' had one after Season 2 ended, titled “A Camp Camp Christmas, or Whatever”. It still takes place in the summer, but after it [[WeatherDissonance starts snowing]] (do to climate change), the cast decides to pretend that it’s the holiday season.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' regularly has Cthulhu-related Christmas comics (frequently parodies of Christmas carols).
* ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' had a very funny Christmas special which only showed prime numbered panels, making it sort of a Noodle Incident.
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has played it very straight, first with a group shot of the [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20071225.html family celebrating the holiday,]] and then with a [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20081223.html winter landscape]] under a [[StarOfBethlehem starry sky.]]
* ''Webcomic/VGCats'' has several, but the most recent one is [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=290 really]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming touching]]
* ''Webcomic/TropeOverdosedTheWebcomic'': [[http://tropeoverdosed.pcriot.com/?p=45 "Happy Birthday Jesus!"]]
* ''Webcomic/GameDestroyers'' has had two Christmas strips, one in [[http://www.gamedestroyers.net/396 2008]] and one in [[http://www.gamedestroyers.net/688 2009]].
* ''Webcomic/LifeOfMaid'' has three Christmas specials as well, in [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=86927&pool_id=81 2009]], in [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=534042&pool_id=81 2010]], and in [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=743937&pool_id=81 2011]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'' has a story arc each year with [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Kevin]] dreaming he's been shanghaied into helping with Santa's Christmas rush.
* Despite being about subterranean dragons, ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Dragon_city Dragon City]]'' does this annually. Though it is explained that Christianity spread to dragons when American dragons started trading with certain Americans.
* Done annually in ''Webcomic/{{Jix}}'' and often involve the Ambis (aliens) getting confused by human traditions.
* ''Webcomic/DustpitFollies'' took a break from the main story to present a version of ''Literature/TwasTheNightBeforeChristmas''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' absolutely loves playing this in combination with WebcomicTime. After over two years of the comic's run it's still April 13 2009, [[TheHero John's]] 13th birthday, but the two Christmas periods which have passed since ''Homestuck'' started featured John and [[TheChick Jade]] [[ItemCrafting alchemising]] new items en masse, with [[{{Lampshading}} lampshades]] abounding. Jade, having never seen a [[DreamingOfAWhiteChristmas white Christmas]] and now being on a SlippySlideyIceWorld, was determined to make it as Christmassy as possible, and so on Dave's advice alchemised and decked the halls with [[Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff a kringlefucker and a conksuck boot]].
-->[[http://mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=002969 So much sweet loot]]. You'd almost think it was simultaneously your birthday, AND Christmas or something. \\
Of course you know that is ridiculous and could never conceivably happen.
** Speaking of ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'', it sees its own Christmas episode [[ChristmasInJuly in May]]. The comic's Christmas update is the HalloweenEpisode.
* ''Webcomic/FarOutThere'' takes Christmas [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1030260/a-far-out-there-christmas-god-bless-us-every-one/ very]], [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1071134/another-far-out-there-christmas-and-a-happy-new-year/ very]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090316/christmas-2010-merry-christmas/ seriously]]. Come December, the comic shifts from updating twice a week to updating daily to squeeze in as many Christmas comics as possible.
* ''Webcomic/MyMilkToof'' had an arc about the ickle and Lardee finding their Christmas presents, ickle tried to take a look at his but decides to tape it back shut and Lardee unwraps his altogether.
* ''Webcomic/NerfNow'' had two ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' Christmas episodes -- [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/227 the first]] with BLU team Engie-tan making a little [[labelnote:mistake]] -- she forgot to turn off something that reacts to ''red clothes''[[/labelnote]], and [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/439 another]] with her next Christmas gift.
* ''Webcomic/VirtualShackles'': A three-part Christmas comic was made that involved Santa, videogames, light cycles, and Farmville.
* ''Webcomic/ThePackrat'' celebrates Christmas 2005 his own way: [[http://www.umop.com/art/packrat_kb007.jpg with a shining, blinking Buchla modular synth as a Christmas tree]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Thornsaddle}}'' ran a [[http://thornsaddle.com/comics/41 twelve-part Christmas story]] in December 2011 called "A Thornsaddle Christmas Mystery" in which a mysterious figure manipulates one of the students. The creators intend "Christmas Mystery" to become an annual tradition.
* ''Webcomic/ZombieAndMummy'' [[http://www.zombie-and-mummy.org/celebrate/christmas.html Celebrate Christmas]].
* [[http://www.wordwearycomic.com/2012/12/christmas-comics.html The secret life of Santa]] is revealed in ''Webcomic/TheWordWeary'' Christmas comic.
* ''Webcomic/PennyBlackfeather'' had a rather elaborate [[http://www.pennyblackfeather.co.uk/?webcomic_post=on-the-first-day-of-christmas-my-true-love-sent-to-me Twelve Days of Christmas]] reinterpretation for Christmas 2012, replacing the gifts traditionally mentioned in the song with items/animals/Eldritch abominations related to the comic's themes.
* ''Webcomic/VaticanAssassins'' takes a break from the story every December to do an "Advent Calendar"--a short story told a panel a day for every day of the religious season of Advent. These short stories usually take place on Christmas and are much more lighthearted than the rest of the series.
** 2013's story had Viola chasing a demon around St. Peter's during Midnight Mass.
** 2014's story is about Fife getting a football/soccer ball as a Christmas gift and the kids all playing football/soccer.
* [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/interlude-one-cover/ The first interlude]] of ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'', between chapters 4 and 5, consists of holiday-themed flashbacks for several of the characters.
* ''Webcomic/HarryPotterComics'' has had two, [[http://harrypottercomics.net/80.html How the Voldemort Stole Christmas]] and [[http://harrypottercomics.net/550.html White Christmas]], both officially part of continuity. The comic had double updates during these specials, though both overran Christmas before the arcs were finished.
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' often had a Christmas themed storyline or comics accompanied by music during December:
** 2008: A HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas parody, with King Dedede as the 'character' in this case.
** 2009: YetAnotherChristmasCarol starring a now elderly Mario as Scrooge.
** 2010: Three comics parodying Christmas carols about how Dedede is a jerk (set to Frosty the Snowman), how Waluigi wants presents (set to Carol of the Bells) and how Gannondorf wants the Triforce (set to All I Want for Christmas is You).
** 2011: "Ice World", a parody of "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" centered around the various {{Slippy Slidey Ice World}}s in Nintendo games.
** 2012: Dedede, a Bug Catcher, Ganondorf, and Luigi travel for the holidays, culminating in the musical comic "Home" (a parody of "Home for the Holidays") where they come home after their travels.
** 2013: ItsAWonderfulPlot, again, featuring Dedede [[spoiler:and Waluigi]].
-->'''Pit:''' [[SubvertedTrope If you never existed, the world would be bliss!]] Well, whatddya think?
-->[[spoiler:'''Waluigi:''' WAA! Waluigi hates this.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* LetsPlay/{{Treetopia}} had one where all LetsPlay/TheCreatures present had a building contest. Some of the buildings included a Christmas tree, Santa vomiting and pooping, and the star of David.
* "The Most Wonderful TIME of the Year" is a NoFourthWall musical short/Christmas card from ''WebVideo/TheTimeGuys''.
* ''WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange'' has at least one Christmas video every year:
** 2009: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlyFs9f1gYA Sandy Claus]]''
** 2010: ''[[http://assets.behance.net/swf/player.swf?controlbar=over&file=http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles3/143436/projects/916687/f1fbc64920fc25cb133d9b1c2e1f3dac.flv&skin=http://assets.behance.net/swf/modieus.swf&height=288&width=512ℑ=http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles3/143436/projects/916687/f1fbc64920fc25cb133d9b1c2e1f3dac-0000.png Nokia wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Flamin' Good New Year!]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAmKx7e_dzI Wishful Thinking]]''
** 2011: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw0qYP5PD-s Annoying Orange - Xmas Card Xplosion!!]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb96OH5T0dQ Annoying Orange - Orange vs. Frosty]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQnqyMOQmlA Annoying Orange - Marshmallow's Christmas Sock]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_sSLDXRi80 Annoying Orange - Nutcracker]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JANqU_BKDW0 Annoying Orange - Dizzy Hanukkah]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ekkgAyuvPw Annoying Orange - Ding-A-Ling]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do343ZQ3vK0 Annoying Orange - Ginger Man]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3BVzcqvW5s Annoying Orange - Midget Rudolph]]''
* ''WebVideo/{{Fred}}'' has had a few.
** 2007: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTetkt6mnek Fred on Christmas]]''
** 2009: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWCidnkhPtQ Christmas Cash]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPVNvJoljD0 Christmas is Creepy]]''.
* Literature/TheFlyingCloud: "Episode 51: The Flying Cloud Christmas Special"
* LetsPlay/AchievementHunter had an "Achievement hunter presents: Merry Christmas!" where Achievement city was decorated for the occassions and the crew had snowballs fights, went sledding, built snowmen and exchanged presents.
* The first season of ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' had one, "Christmas Surprise."
* ''WebVideo/LookAVlog'' has one in Ep. 3.
* ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' had 7 of them. 3 of them focus on Wisdom Tree's games based off of Literature/TheBible, one had ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' homage ([[spoiler:with footage of James at ages 8 and 11]]), one focused on the NES version of Winter Games, and one was a parody of ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''.
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' absolutely ''LOVES'' Christmas. Like with Halloween, has done at least two seasonally appropriate videos every December that the show's been in regular production. Unlike Nostalgiaween, these reviews don't have a subseries nickname. However there is a traditional celebratory freakout that gets more fantastical each year. His love even goes as far to give his Top 11 Lists an extra step beyond.
** 2008
*** Top 12 Christmas Specials
*** Film/JingleAllTheWay
** 2009
*** ''[[Film/JackFrost1998 Jack Frost]]''
*** ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]] and [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower She-Ra]]: A Christmas Special''
*** "The Return of the Christmas Specials": The top 12 runners-up to the previous year's list of best Christmas specials
*** ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''
*** ''Film/ErnestSavesChristmas''
** 2010
*** WesternAnimation/RoverDangerfield
*** ''[[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticYoureARottenDirtyBastard You're A Dirty Rotten Bastard]]'': The Nostalgia Critic does an ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' homage
** 2011-12
*** 1986's Theatre/BabesInToyland
*** ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''
*** ''Film/ChildsPlay'' with Phelous
*** ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie''
** 2013
*** Top 12 Santa Clauses
*** ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights''
*** An editorial about keeping up the lie about Santa
*** ''WesternAnimation/TheChristmasTree''
*** ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas''
** 2014
*** ''WesternAnimation/GrandmaGotRunOverByAReindeer''
*** A showcase of overlooked Christmas specials
*** ''Film/AChristmasStory2''
*** What You Never Knew about ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation''
** 2015
*** ''We Wish You A Turtle Christmas''
*** An editorial as to whether ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' is overrated
*** ''Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks''
*** ''Film/TheForceAwakens''
** 2016
*** ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Saves Christmas''
*** Top 12 Christmas Commercials
*** ''Film/IllBeHomeForChristmas''
** 2017
*** WesternAnimation/TheRapsittieStreetKidsBelieveInSanta
*** ''Film/AMuppetFamilyChristmas''
*** ''Film/HomeAlone2LostInNewYork''
** Since 2014, Doug has acknowledged that he's gotten into a habit of doing a really extreme NightmareFuel episode, followed by a RealitySubtext TearJerker one.
* ''WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows'' has done two; a Pop Song Review on ''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmC25j0BsBQ Mistletoe]]"'' by Music/JustinBieber in 2011 and a One Hit Wonderland on ''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIXStAcAKW8 Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer]]"'' by Elmo & Patsy in 2012.
* A side story of ''Literature/TrintonChronicles'' featured Christmas themes (although it is called [[CallARabbitASmeerp Yule]]) and took place both in the [[TimeTravel past and present]] of the story. The current story takes place during the actual month of December and features decorations and the similar themes of Christmas.
* The ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' did a whole series of Christmas stories, all for Christmas 2006 (when the stories take place). A couple of them even came out at Christmas time, one year or another.
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' had two, in which the characters sing Christmas songs.
* ''WebVideo/EightiesDan'' had one that was called "Very Inappropriate" for good reason. Let's just say Nazis got shot, and there was a tree star that got involved in an AssShove.
* ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' had "A Blair Witch Hangover". The happiness of the episode could be described in one line:
-->'''Quinn:''' Christ, this is depressing. And I'm Irish! I'm going to watch ''Angela's Ashes'' so I can remember what it feels like to laugh again.
* Podcast/RiffTrax, a SpiritualSuccessor of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', does a Christmas-themed riffing or two every year, sometimes as a live movie theater simulcast.
** 2006: ''WesternAnimation/NestorTheLongEaredChristmasDonkey'' (animated television special; Mike Nelson solo effort)
** 2007: ''LiveActionTV/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' (feature-length television special), "A Visit to Santa" (short; later reappeared in the 2009 live show)
** 2008: "Christmas Toyshop" (short)
** 2009: [=RiffTrax=] Live! Christmas Shorts-stravaganza
** 2010: ''Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny'' (film), "Santa Claus' Punch and Judy" (short)
** 2011: Christmas with [=RiffTrax=]: ''The Magic Christmas Tree'' plus the short "The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives"
** 2012: Christmas with [=RiffTrax=]: Santa's Village of Madness (shorts compilation)
** 2013: [=RiffTrax=] Live! ''Film/SantaClausConquersTheMartians'' plus the short "Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen"
** 2014: [=RiffTrax=] Live! ''Film/SantaClaus1959''
** 2015: [=RiffTrax=] Live! ''Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny'' (alternate cut in which the framing device repackages a cheap adaptation of "Jack and the Beanstalk" instead of "Thumbelina") plus the shorts "Santa Claus' Story", "Custard the Dragon", and "Santa's Enchanted Village" (the last was previously featured in the 2012 show)
** 2016: [=RiffTrax=] Holiday Double Feature (reruns of the 2009 and 2013 shows)
* ''WebVideo/TheSonicAmigos'' has several.
** ''WebVideo/TheSonicAmigos Christmas Special''. (Two-Parter)
** ''WebVideo/TheSonicAmigos Christmas Special: 2013 Edition''.
** ''Shadow in Christmas Carol''.
** ''Tails' Christmas Present Hunt''.
* ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'' has [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Christmas Special]], where Laura, Carmilla, Perry, and [=LaFontaine=] find themselves trapped in a diner with a woman who keeps trying to feed them cookies. [[spoiler: [[Literature/HanselAndGretel She's a cannibal.]]]]
* ''Advertising/WillItBlend'' had the episodes "Christmas Dinner" and "Elf on the Shelf".
* Every year since 2008 comedian ''WebVideo/StuartAshen'' has uploaded Christmas specials featuring reviews of products from British retailer Poundland. The specials are as follows:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfXEnjI4vTk Christmas Tat 1 (2008)]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATZPvDhHX3I Christmas Tat 2 (2009)]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsjQpxJU7hM 2010]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbDeW5PwqRU 2011]] and a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeJFZBvyVrE bonus Christmas crackers video]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6GziB3ArVI 2012]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UNVUUcvUcE 2013]] and a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTeQs4-3CAY bonus Christmas food video]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MXsvjtA0c4 2014]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmCwsSrhG98 2015]]
* ''WebVideo/IsItAGoodIdeaToMicrowaveThis'' has done the episodes, "Disco Ball", "Christmas Tree", and the bonus special "Christmas Trees with Gasoline".
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZrO1toSkZ4 Episode 4]] of ''WebVideo/ACoupleOfCuntsInTheCountryside.''
* ''Website/TlfTravelAlerts'': In a spoof of the early broadcast of Christmas themed commercials, they gave us an early release heartwarming advert of a [[https://twitter.com/TlfTravelAlerts/status/928904263668920321 boy befriending an escalator]]. Which then devolved into a TwistedChristmas tale of ruination and delays.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce Christmas Truces]] of World Wars I and II: proof that this sort of thing actually happens [[TruthInTelevision real life]]. For many units the war literally went on pause so troops from both sides could venture out into No Man's Land. Some simply called a truce to bury their fallen comrades, while some units actually mingled, exchanged gifts, and ''sang carols'' together. There are even accounts of friendly games of football between opposing units. Unsurprisingly, just like many Christmas Specials, the fight was right back on the next day [[StatusQuoIsGod as if nothing had happened]].