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Kang: Pathetic humans. They're showing a Halloween episode...in November!
Kodos: Who's still thinking about Halloween? We've already got our Christmas decoration up!
The Simpsons lampshading this trope in "Treehouse of Horror XIV"

Seasons happen at different times per year in different parts of the world. Add in the various different Time Zones, and chances are episodes of various different shows can come out at different times per year.

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This occurs when the episode that airs at a time that is different than the time of year in Real Life.

A seasonal variant on (but not entirely related to) Out of Order, and occasionally causes/is caused by Short Run in Peru.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Toradora!'s OVA released in 2011 (3 years after the anime was emitted) is about Ryuuji trying to challenge Kitamura's grandmother in cooking skills without success. This episode is placed between the episodes 12 and 13 (after the summer vacation), but apart of the misplaced season (anime episodes occur in summer and the OVA is in spring), the OVA itself was released on December, being winter in Japan.
  • Pretty Cure:
    • The sixth episode of Suite Pretty Cure ♪, which dealt with the girls making desserts for White Day (a holiday held a month after Valentine's Day on March 14th), aired on March 20th, 2011 as a result of all Japanese programming being interrupted by non-stop coverage of the Tohoku earthquake on every major Japanese channel except TV Tokyo the day it was supposed to air. The hiatus also gave them time to re-animate a sequence in order for it to be Distanced from Current Events where Hibiki's brother is trapped in cake mix by Siren.
    • The 26th episode of Healin' Good♡Pretty Cure is an episode about a Japanese summer festival. However, due to Schedule Slip, it wound up airing in September.
  • The Halloween and Christmas episodes of Mewkledreamy aired after their respective holidays due to Schedule Slip.
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    Film — Animation 
  • The Boss Baby: Family Business, which takes place on Christmas, will be released on September 17, 2021, three months before the holiday. It was originally scheduled for release on March 26 of the same year, three months after Christmas.
  • The DVD of The Grinch, a Christmas-themed movie, was released on February 5th, 2019.
  • Rise of the Guardians was released in November 2012. While Santa Claus and Jack Frost are two of the main characters, and most of the movie features snow-covered locations, it's actually set in the Easter period.

    Film — Live Action 
  • Batman Returns takes place during the Christmas season, but was released in June of 1992.
  • Die Hard & Die Hard 2 were released in July and June respectively. While neither seem to have been designed as Christmas movies, the plots of both take place in the build up to Christmas, and the first film in particular has a fair few festive reminders. Over the years, they have become Christmas movies in the eyes of many.
  • Gremlins features a Mogwai Christmas present as the Inciting Incident, the titular monsters wrecking havoc over a snowy town filled with Christmas iconography, opens with "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"... and was released in June. Critics at the time thought this was odd.
  • Hocus Pocus takes place on Halloween, but was released in July. Disney didn't release it in October because the slot was already taken by The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • Iron Man 3 is set during Christmas, but it was released in April.
  • Despite starring a man who may or may not be Santa Claus, Miracle on 34th Street was originally released in May. This was because the summer was seen as a more profitable time of year, and resulted in the marketing focusing on the romance sub-plot rather than the main off-season festive story.
  • SHAZAM! (2019) takes place in December and is Christmas-themed, but it was released in April.
  • Surviving Christmas, starring Ben Affleck, a movie that takes place during Christmas, was released on October 22, 2004. It originally was slated for a Christmas 2003 release, but it was pushed back to avoid competing with another Ben Affleck film, Paycheck. The film was a Box Office Bomb, so it actually was released on home video just before Christmas 2004.
    • Another Affleck Christmas-themed movie, Reindeer Games, was originally slated for the 1999 holiday season but got pushed back to the last week of February 2000 for unknown reasons.
  • While other films about the holidays only air on Christmas on HBO, the film Last Christmas airs even when it isn't Christmas.

    Live-Action TV 
  • A uniqueness of their mutual seasons means that while Kamen Rider and Super Sentai normally do feature a Christmas Episode, the tone of each episode is completely different. Kamen Rider seasons premiere in mid-October and Super Sentai premieres in mid-February. Given the serial nature of each show, Kamen Rider's Christmas episodes tend to fall right around the time of a much needed breather episode and typically feature some light-hearted plot (in fact, the dark twist at the end of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid's plot was exceptionally notable and had a more than a few complaints). Conversely, while Super Sentai tries to get a breather in if it can be worked, the Christmas Episode falls right around the final 10 episodes of the season, with the results typically being darker as they are now in the build-up phase to the finale.

By Network:

  • The Hallmark Channel starts airing their original Christmas movies nonstop (aside from the four hours reserved for their talk-show Home and Family starting in late October into New Year's Day. Due to the network's success with them, Hallmark started airing them throughout July, using "Christmas in July" festivities as an excuse to air them.
  • Nickelodeon ran a Christmas In July event in July 2020 where Christmas-themed episodes of their programming aired all day, bringing out a few older shows from their library such as Rugrats as well.
  • GSN and Buzzr have both been inconsistent with their airings of holiday-themed game show episodes over the years. Sometimes they will air these episodes when the rotation naturally reaches those points, while in other cases they will skip past the holiday episodes and then later air them during the appropriate seasons.

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  • The Bob Newhart Show bicentennial episode, "Caged Fury", aired two months after Independence Day on October 2, 1976.
  • The Carrie Diaries: "Endgame", set on Thanksgiving, aired in February.
  • When Community's fourth season was delayed, that year's Thanksgiving ("Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations") and Christmas ("Intro to Knots") episodes aired in March and April respectively.
  • Doctor Who:
  • The special Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh was Adored by the Network for a while by Nickelodeon, airing even when it was no longer Christmas. This was despite the fact that the show had another movie, Really Big Shrimp, that wasn't Christmas-themed.
  • Averted with Friends. They don't show any Christmas, Thanksgiving or Halloween episodes unless it's the actual month of those holidays. This actually cause a bit of a continuity problem because two Thanksgiving episodes were plot important; one dealing with Chandler being able to date Joey's ex-girlfriend and another having Monica and Chandler being able to adopt.
  • Full House had an episode where Danny, Joey, and Jesse compete in a race, with the winner getting to pick their Halloween costumes. The episode aired a little after Halloween.
  • The Glee episode "Thanksgiving" aired a week after the titular holiday.
  • A season 3 episode of Halt and Catch Fire takes place during the 4th of July weekend, however, the episode aired three months later in October.
  • Invoked in an episode of Haven. A Christmas episode, released around Christmas in Real Life but taking place in July in-universe. Someone's trouble was creating Christmas in Haven by trapping the town in a snowglobe, and only Audrey, who is immune to the Troubles, knew something was wrong. Everyone else just assumes she's a Grinch for not liking Christmas (and thinks she's crazy when she says Christmas is not in July).
  • Freeform airs the How I Met Your Mother episode "How Lily Stole Christmas" as part of the regular rotation of the show.
  • The last two episodes of Jeopardy! that were hosted by Alex Trebek were originally supposed to air on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, respectively, but that entire week's shows aired two weeks later, yet those two episodes still make mentions of Christmas.
  • Legends of Tomorrow episode "Turncoats" was set on Christmas Eve, even though the episode aired in February.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: Since the show moved to Netflix for season 11, all the episodes of that season went live on April 14, 2017 — including The Christmas That Almost Wasn't. Kinga Forrester even lampshades that Netflix programs are made for binge-watching, so hardly anyone is going to watch this episode near Christmas.
  • Same with the Orange Is the New Black episode "Fucksgiving" which also aired in Februarynote .
  • Both of the Christmas themed episodes of The Outer Limits (1995), "The Conversion" and "The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson", aired in June, in 1995 and 1997 respectively.
  • Pretty Little Liars has Halloween episodes during October, while its seasons air between January-March and June-August.
  • A Thanksgiving episode of Webster called "Thanksgiving With The Four Tops" aired in January 1989, two months after Thanksgiving.
  • Often happens with Wheel of Fortune, which will often theme entire weeks around a certain holiday (Valentine's Day, Christmas, Halloween, etc.) even if said holiday occurs early in the week. As the show also tends to tape six episodes per session and air the sixth episode later on (usually as part of "America's Game"), this may mean that the set decorations will reflect a very out-of-season feel.
  • Subverted in an episode of The Weird Al Show called "The Obligatory Holiday Episode", in which Weird Al has a party celebrating EVERY holiday, which allowed for the episode to be rerun as often as any episode without feeling out of place with the time of the year. Of course this episode premiered during the Christmas season.

    PBS Kids 
This is common among most PBS Kids shows, as usually holiday-themed episodes aren't taken out of rotation, save for hour-long Christmas Specials. In many cases, it was because the shows usually aired all their episodes for a specific season from September to November.
  • This is usually averted with the holiday-themed or season-focused episodes of Arthur. However, "The Blackout; Mei Lin Takes A Stand", which has the first segment of the episode focus on a heatwave hitting Elwood City during the summer, is placed in regular rotation. It also first aired in April 2009, two months before summer began.
  • Because of said topic being part of the show's curriculum, Barney & Friends has a few episodes based around seasons as part of its' regular rotation. For example, "Spring Into Fun!" was a spring-themed episode that first aired in October.
  • Sprout had a tendency to air Caillou's Holiday Movie even when it wasn't Christmas, simply because it was the only movie that was ever made for Caillou.
    • Caillou also has a few seasonal episodes like "Caillou's Winter Wonders", "Fall Is In The Air", "Winter!" and "Caillou's Christmas" that air regularly regardless of if the seasons depicted are actually happening.
  • Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood shows all its' holiday episodes outside of the respective holidays. This is probably because the episodes are more about the socioemotional lessons the characters learn while celebrating the holidays rather than the holidays themselves. Oddly enough, prior to April 2020, "Snowflake Day!" was extempt from this treatment, though this might have been due to another Daniel Tiger episode having to become a missing episode so it could be Distanced from Current Events.
  • PBS Kids will often air the Let's Go Luna! movie "Luna's Christmas Around the World" for their Family Night block even when it's not Christmas because it's currently the only hour-long special made for the series.
  • Six episodes of The Noddy Shop take place on holidays. Of those six, five of them aired before the holidays they were about:
    • "We All Say Boo!", a Halloween Episode, aired on September 23rd, 1998. It's not bad compared to most of these examples, as this aired a month before the holiday in question.
    • "Secret Valentines" aired on October 12th, 1998, four months before Valentine's Day.
    • "Jack Frost Is Coming To Town" takes place on the first day of winter, but first aired on October 17, 1998, when it was still fall.
    • "April Fool", which had an April Fools' Plot, aired on September 16th, 1999.
    • "Part Of The Family", a Very Special Episode that took place on Mother's Day, aired on November 8th, 1999.
    • The lone aversion for the show is "Anything Can Happen At Christmas", a Christmas special which aired on December 6th, 1998.
  • The Puzzle Place episode "Dancing Dragon", centering around the Lunar New Year, was part of the regular episode rotation for that show.
  • Sesame Street
    • From the late 80's up until the early 90's, the show had two Sesame Street News Flash segments involving Santa Claus, airing at different times of the year. The first of them, which also involves the Easter Bunny and a witch, first aired in January, while the second, which has Kermit watching for Santa to come down the chimney, first aired in April 1989 (and was actually taped on December 20, 1988, just five days before Christmas).
    • Their YouTube channel posted a skit called "Sharing Things" on Thanksgiving Day of 2017 note  despite it taking place on Halloween, which happened a month prior.
  • Thomas the Tank Engine: The aptly titled "Halloween" premiered on PBS on November 20, 2004, when Halloween already passed.
  • Ready Jet Go!: The series had Christmas, Halloween, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Earth Day, and St. Patrick's Day episodes, and they all aired around their respective holidays. But one episode, "Asteroids, Meteors, and Meteorites", premiered in April 2016; it was a Father's Day episode, and that holiday is in June.

    Podcasts 
  • Unwell Podcast has a Halloween episode and a Thanksgiving episode, both released months before their respective holidays.
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    TV Tropes 
  • If you take a look at the date of some holiday-related tropes, it's likely that some of these tropes have been launched out of season. Christmas Tropes alone has 15 out of 71 tropes that had been launched in December.

    Video Games 
  • Undertale was going to have an alarm clock companion app, as a vehicle for various humorous monologues from the characters. Development of this app was halted to focus on Deltarune, so in September 2020, Toby Fox took the Christmas Episode portion of the dialogue, polished it up, and published the dialogue by itself. At the end of Asgore's page, Flowey pops in to incredulously wonder how nobody noticed the date.

    Web Animation 
  • Minor example: Hour of Poop's YTP Wallace's Christmas Conundrum came out on January 3rd. Lampshaded:
    Merlin You are a bit late you know...

    Webcomics 
  • Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff does this as part of its Stylistic Suck, deliberately releasing all holiday-specific comics on the wrong day. For example, the Christmas comic going up on May 1, the Halloween comic on December 26... and even a comic that had as a punchline "It's Tuesday, you fat nasty trash!" came out on Monday.

    Web Original 
  • The Nostalgia Critic's review of Santa Claus: The Movie was released on January 3rd. This was acknowledged during the beginning of the video:
    Critic: Well, as we come to the end of December, we look at our last Christmas movie.
    Douchey McNitpick: But Christmas is over!
    (The Critic nonchalantly grabs a gun and drives Douchey away with it)
    • His Nostalgiaween videos rarely involve the holiday of Halloween; in many cases they are reviews of regular horror movies, something the Critic will sometimes review outside of the Halloween season, and the only signs of Halloween in said videos are the Critic's Nostalgiaween outfit.

    Western Animation 
  • American Dad!:
    • Parodied in the episode "Gift Me Liberty", aired on June 13, 2016. It begins much like a Christmas Episode but the rest of the episode takes place after Christmas and ends during Christmas again. Lampshaded by Roger when he breaks the fourth wall at the end:
      Roger: Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Wait a minute, is this our Christmas episode? What month is this?
    • The Season 14 premiere, "Father's Daze", is treated as a Father's Day episode but the episode aired on November 7, 2016. Within the episode, Stan keeps erasing his family's memories every day until they give him the perfect Father's Day and he's been doing this for six months.
      Stan: You know what, guys, this is easily one of my favorite Father's Days. And Christmases. Did you guys know it was Christmas?
    • [adult swim] and TBS almost never skip the holiday episodes in their rerun rotations meaning you can see them even when the holiday is nowhere close to the airing.
  • Animaniacs:
    • "My Mother the Squirrel/The Party/Oh! Say Can You See/The Twelve Days of Christmas Song", which contains a segment about Christmas, was aired on January 27, 1996, a month after Christmas ended.
    • "Cutie and The Beast/Boo Happens/Noel", which also had a Christmas-themed segment, aired on September 7th, 1996, three months before Christmas.
    • "The Christmas Tree/Punchline (Part I)/Prom Night/Punchline (Part II)", whose first segment revolves around Christmas, aired on April 25, 1998.
    • The reboot had a Halloween episode in its' first season despite premiering on November 20, 2020, a few weeks after said holiday. This was averted when Teletoon ran the show, as the episode was skipped by the network.
  • In the Aqua Teen Hunger Force season 1 episode "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future", the titular character breaks into Carl's home claiming he's the Ghost of Christmas Past and comes to show Carl what Christmas was like for him in 1968. Carl reminds the Ghost that it's not Christmas at all, but in fact February. Hilariously enough, the episode actually aired four days after Christmas.
  • The Batman: The Animated Series Christmas Episode "Christmas with the Joker" originally aired on November 13, 1992—weeks before the Christmas season even started.
  • Downplayed in Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 1 "Trials of the Demon!", the episode starts with a Batman Cold Open that takes place during Halloween, but the episode first aired during March. The main plot doesn't actually take place during Halloween, but it might as well have been considering the dark atmosphere of the episode.
  • Big City Greens has 2 examples:
    • "The Gifted" is a Father's Day episode, yet it aired on July 11, 2020.
    • "Big Resolution" is a New Year's Eve episode, yet aired on January 30, 2021.
  • Unlike most holiday-themed episodes of Dora the Explorer which air on the respective holidays, "Dora Saves Three Kings Day" airs year-round, even when it's nowhere close to the actual holiday, which is celebrated in January.
  • Elena of Avalor normally averts this, but the episode "Dia De Los Madres" plays this straight. The episode would've come out in May, when Mother's Day takes place, but due to the coronavirus pandemic hindering production (in a situation similar to the Suite Pretty Cure example above), it was moved to July.
  • The Fairly OddParents: April Fools' Day episode "Fools Day Out" premiered on October 11, 2002 and it only had a Halloween moment for a few seconds.
  • The Family Guy episode "Boy (Dog) Meets Girl (Dog)", set on Valentine's Day, aired on January 7, 2018, due to pre-emption.
    • Similar to the American Dad example above, [adult swim] and TBS almost never skip the holiday episodes in their rerun rotations meaning you can see the episode even when the holiday is nowhere close to the airing.
  • On Fancy Nancy , "Nancy's Ooh La La Spa", a Mother's Day episode, aired on July 20, 2018, while "Nancy's Favorite Grandpa", a Father's Day episode, aired on April 26, 2020. These are the only cases of this happening due to the other holiday episodes airing in their respective months.
  • The Father of the Pride episode "The Thanksgiving Episode" aired on December 28, 2004, 3 days after Christmas and almost a month after Thanksgiving.
  • Inverted in Gravity Falls. The episode "Summerween" aired in October, when Halloween is, but In-Universe it's in the middle of the summer. Justified since the people of Gravity Falls like Halloween so much that they celebrate it twice a year.
  • The Justice League Action episode "Trick Or Threat", which takes place on Halloween, aired in the US on March 18, 2017. It's first air date was in the UK on December 24, 2016.
  • The Littlest Pet Shop (2012) episodes "Secret Cupet" and "Littlest Pet Shop of Horrors" , which respectively take place on Valentine's Day and Halloween, aired on June 21, 2014 and November 28, 2015.
  • Nickelodeon airs The Loud House episode "April Fool's Rules" as part of the regular rotation because the episode it's paired with, "Cereal Offender", isn't holiday-themed. This also happens to "Snow Bored", note  "Fool's Paradise", note  and the "Snow Way Out/Snow Way Down" two-parter, note  with all of these episodes being in regular rotation.
    • The Valentine's Day Episodes "Singled Out; Brave The Last Dance" were supposed to premiere on February 8, 2020, but Nickelodeon moved the premiere to February 15, 2020 in order to compete with Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 2, which premiered that same weekend, causing the episode to air the day after Valentine's Day.
  • The Magic Adventures of Mumfie episode "Pinkey's Garden", which was about Mother's Day, aired on September 15th, 1998.
  • The Valentine's Day episode "Dark Cupid" from the first season of Miraculous Ladybug first aired on TFOU on October 29, 2015, 2 days before Halloween. This episode has frequently aired outside Valentine's Day and still does to this day.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • Any episode of PAW Patrol that's holiday-themed will air on TV Ontario months before the holiday being celebrated occurs, since Canada usually airs the episodes in production order rather than holding off the holiday-themed episodes until it's close to the actual holiday like Nickelodeon does. Perhaps the most notable example was the first episode, whose second segment takes place during a festival celebrating the end of fall, aired in August as the premiere of the show. The only time TV Ontario averted this was for the Christmas Episode, which aired on Christmas Eve. This also applies to re-runs on the channel, with one example being a Halloween Episode airing in May.
    • Not even Nickelodeon is prone to this trope. "The Pups' Winter Wonder Show" occasionally airs when it's not winter, usually whenever Nickelodeon airs one of the show's 30-minute episodes on a Friday. It also premiered in Australia in late March, 3 months before winter. And on May 5, 2020, "Pups and the Werepuppy", a segment from one of their Halloween Episodes, aired.
    • Holiday episodes are also part of the regular rotation in the United Kingdom too, at least on Channel 5's Milkshake block.
    • In Japan, "Pups Save Christmas" aired on September 21, 2019, likely due to the channel airing the episodes in production order like TV Ontario does.
    • Nickelodeon held off an episode featuring an expy of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade until the day before Thanksgiving. In Canada, that episode aired on October 27, 2019, a month before the actual parade in question was held. Nickelodeon then put the episode into their regular rotation, airing it well after Thanksgiving was over.
  • The Peppa Pig episode "Chinese New Year" airs on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. even when it is nowhere near the holiday in question, which occurs in February.
  • Phineas and Ferb: The brothers intentionally had a Christmas episode in mid-summer, and televised it in-universe.
  • The Powerpuff Girls (2016) episode "Snow Month" was held back several months in America because it was themed around winter. In the UK, it aired in July.
  • The Recess episode "Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave" aired the day after Christmas. It was supposed to air the previous week, but ABC's entire Saturday morning lineup was preempted for Bill Clinton's impeachment trial.
  • The Halloween and Christmas episodes of The Rocketeer came out in July 2020, months before their respective holiday seasons.
  • The short lived 80s cartoon Rubik, the Amazing Cube had both a Halloween and a Christmas episode, both of which each aired a month before the respective holidays.
  • The Simpsons
    • Due to Fox's coverage of Major League Baseball's World Series, for a while they would air the "Treehouse of Horror" episodes around the first week of November, which got Lampshaded in later years. (Now the network airs the episodes in mid-October.) Generally averted on syndication, where they are usually only shown on October, although FXX will often include one as part of their themed blocks if it somehow fits the theme. However, "Treehouse of Horror XXXI" aired on November 1, 2020 in the United States due to the episode being pre-empted at the last minute for sports.
    • Subverted with "Dude, Where's My Ranch?", an episode that first aired on April 27, 2003. It begins during Christmas, but after about three minutes, all the trappings that indicate that it's Christmas (up to and including the presence of snow) disappear.
    • Part of episode "Summer of 4 Ft. 2" took place during the Fourth of July. It first aired on May 19, 1996, which is more than six weeks before the holiday. It's justified, as all Simpsons seasons follow a normal TV premiere schedule by starting in September and ending in May (with the exception of "Blood Feud", which aired in July of 1991).
    • "Diary Queen", a Valentine's Day episode, aired on February 21, 2021 due to its' original airdate being pre-empted by the Daytona 500.
  • Sonic Boom had the episode "New Years Retribution", which aired in August 2015, four months before New Years 2016.
  • Spongebob Squarepants strongly averts this trope as you will rarely see "Valentine's Day", "Scaredy Pants" or their sister episodes "The Paper" and "I Was A Teenage Gary" respectively (unless its filler for a movie that's running short) unless it is around season (Valentines Day and Halloween respectively). However, one in particular, "Fools in April", airs with its sister episode "Neptune's Spatula" throughout the year, even when it's nowhere near April Fools Day.
  • Steven Universe: "Horror Club", clearly treated like a Halloween Episode, aired on February 12, 2015. (It has to be noted that, according to Word of God, some festivities don't exist within the show's Verse, Halloween included.)
  • In the United States, the Supernoobs episode "Noob-O-Ween", which centered around Halloween, aired on December 29, 2015.
  • An example involving re-runs: From the fall of 2015 until January 2017, the holiday themed episodes of Teen Titans Go! were played on the US feed of Cartoon Network even when it wasn't said holiday because of the show's Adored by the Network status. However, in December 2019, holiday episodes were brought back into rotation to expand the episode variety since the show had close to 300 episodes in the can. The United Kingdom also has holiday episodes are treated as part of the normal rotation.
    • During this time period, "Thanksgiving" was frequently played in early 2015 due to being paired with "Serious Business", one of the show's most popular episodes.note 
    • This also tended to happen when they would premiere a holiday episode and then re-run often it as was the practice with most new episodes of the show. For example, "How 'Bout Some Effort" played even after Valentine's Day passed.
    • One episode, "More Of The Same", premiered long before New Year's Eve, which was the episode's subject, even happened, as it aired on July 29th, 2015.
    • "Titan Saving Time", about the spring Daylight Savings Time change, has been part of the regular rotation ever since it first aired and airs even when it's nowhere near that occasion. It's justified as it is not really considered a holiday in the first place: there are some states don't observe the change.
    • "Slapping Butts and Celebrating For No Reason", an episode about the Super Bowl, also gets this treatment, likely for the same reason as "Titan Saving Time".
    • Cartoon Network's US feed has a tradition of airing "Caramel Apples" on Valentine's Day when the episode itself takes place on Father's Day.
    • The episode "Batman vs. Teen Titans: Dark Injustice" often airs as part of the regular rotation, despite being about April Fools' Day.
    • On February 1, 2020, the Easter episode "Egg Hunt" aired on the US Cartoon Network feed.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures: Night Ghoulery was originally intended to premiere in October of 1994, but ended up premiering on Fox on May 28, 1995.
  • While this is usually averted with Total DramaRama, the episode "Mother Of All Cards" is part of the regular rotation despite the episode being about Mother's Day.
  • Transformers Animated aired it’s two-parter “Human Error”, set on Christmas Eve and Day, in the midst of April 2009. It doesn’t look like the show creators had too much say in the matter though, since the series had to wrap up quickly before the release of the highly anticipated Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen that summer, which was intended to be Hasbro’s real breadwinner that year.

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