Christmas Watch List

Classic Christmas episodes and movies available to stream on the most popular platforms.

The Office

Christmas Party

Season 2 – Episode 10

Flush with cash from a recent bonus, Michael throws an office Christmas party. Jim begins planning the perfect Secret Santa gift for Pam.

A Benihana Christmas

Season 3 – Episodes 10 and 11

Michael makes a special Christmas greeting card for Carol. Meanwhile, Angela, Pam and Karen don't see eye to eye about the annual yuletide party.

Moroccan Christmas

Season 5 – Episode 11

Phyllis's party goes up in flames when Meredith's hair catches on fire, and Dwight corners the market on the hottest toy of the Christmas season.

Secret Santa

Season 6 – Episode 13

Michael is outraged when Jim allows Phyllis to be Santa at the office Christmas party. Jim and Dwight try to get everyone into the holiday spirit.

Classy Christmas Pt. 1

Season 7 – Episode 11

Toby has to take a leave of absence and corporate sends Holly Flax to cover for him. Michael forces Pam to throw a second Christmas party.

Classy Christmas Pt. 2

Season 7 – Episode 12

Michael wants to throw a second Christmas party to celebrate Holly's returns to Scranton. Jim regrets agreeing to a snowball fight with Dwight.

Christmas Wishes

Season 8 – Episode 10

Andy tries to make this year's Christmas the best ever by granting each person's holiday wishes. Meanwhile, Robert California tries to drown his sorrows at the office party.

Dwight Christmas

Season 9 – Episode 9

When the party planning committee drops the ball on the Christmas party, Dwight gets everyone to celebrate a traditional Schrute German Christmas.


The One with Phoebe's Dad

Season 2 – Episode 9

Phoebe tracks down her father, but isn't sure whether she should meet him. Ross asks Rachel to make a list of pros and cons about him.

The One Where Rachel Quits

Season 3 – Episode 10

Ross accidentally breaks a little girl's leg. Rachel quits her job at Central Perk and Joey's Christmas tree selling conflicts with Phoebe's principles.

The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie

Season 4 – Episode 10

Monica hires Joey so she can fire him in front of her kitchen staff. Chandler unsuccessfully tries to set Rachel up with a co-worker. Ross can't choose between two girls.

The One with the Inappropriate Sister

Season 5 – Episode 10

Phoebe collects money for the Salvation Army during the holidays. Rachel is disturbed by her date's unusual relationship.

The One with the Routine

Season 6 – Episode 10

Joey, Ross and Monica dance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve." The rest of the gang searches for Monica's hidden Christmas presents.

The One with the Holiday Armadillo

Season 7 – Episode 10

Ross dresses up as the Holiday Armadillo. With help from Monica, Chandler and Joey, he teaches Ben about Chanukah.

The One with the Creepy Holiday Card

Season 8 – Episode 11

Ross becomes nervous when his new girlfriend wants to mail cute Christmas cards with both of their pictures on it.

The One with Christmas in Tulsa

Season 9 – Episode 10

Because of a critical deadline at work, Chandler is stuck spending Christmas in Tulsa, Okla.

Gilmore Girls

Forgiveness and Stuff

Season 1 – Episode 10

Misfortune strikes at the Gilmores' Christmas party. Dean assures Lorelai that nothing improper happened the night he and Rory fell asleep together.

The Bracebridge Dinner

Season 2 – Episode 10

While Rory struggles to keep the budding rivalry between Dean and Jess under control, Lorelai invites most of Stars Hollow to an elaborate feast.

That'll Do, Pig

Season 3 – Episode 10

Lorelai misses the town carnival when a visitor arrives. Rory's beau won't take her to the carnival -- until he learns she might go with another boy.

In the Clamor and the Clangor

Season 4 – Episode 11

Lorelai is upset that Luke has gotten an apartment in another town. Rory learns that a guy she likes has been spreading false information about her.

Women of Questionable Morals

Season 5 – Episode 11

When Christopher visits Rory at college, she rejects his attempt at reconciliation. Lorelai consoles him but doesn't tell her boyfriend where she was.

Just Like Gwen and Gavin

Season 6 – Episode 12

Getting an education: Taylor Doose learns the Winter Carnival can be successful without him. Paris learns the Yale Daily News staff loathes and fears her, and Lorelai learns Luke has a daughter.

Santa's Secret Stuff

Season 7 – Episode 11

Luke asks Lorelai to write a character reference letter for his court case. Lorelai, Christopher and Rory have a late but extravagant Christmas.

A Year in the Life (2016)


Fresh from a career high, Rory pays a visit to Stars Hollow. Emily copes with Richard's death. The inn keeps Lorelai busy as she ponders her future.


Black Santa/White Christmas

Season 1 – Episode 10

Certain that his annual office Christmas party needs a black Santa, Dre goes out of his way to fill the red suit. Meanwhile, Bow doesn't feel like competing with Ruby over who cooks the big holiday dinner.


Season 2 – Episode 10

Dre thinks Christmas has become commercialized and is all about "stuff," and no one loves "stuff" more than his kids. Pops and Ruby think they have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas.

Just Christmas, Baby

Season 3 – Episode 10

Zoey is college-bound, so Dre sets out to create the best family Christmas ever. Meanwhile, Bow babysits Gigi's newborn and remembers just how difficult mothering a baby is.

Christmas in Theater Eight

Season 5 – Episode 8

The Johnsons can't agree on what movie to see on their traditional Christmas trip to the theater. Junior feels embarrassed after his ex mistakes him for a theater employee.

Father Christmas

Season 6 – Episode 10

Dre is thrown off when Pops shows up to the house full of holiday cheer; the whole family gets into the holiday spirit until someone from Lynette's past shows up.

Parks and Recreation

Christmas Scandal

Season 2 – Episode 12

Leslie has to hide from the press when a meeting with a disgraced councilman lands her in the middle of a sex scandal.

Citizen Knope

Season 4 – Episode 10

Unable to get work done from inside the Parks Department, Leslie forms a citizen action group and fights from the outside.

Ron and Diane

Season 5 – Episode 9

As Ron accepts a woodworking award, Diane feels threatened by another woman in his life. Jerry throws his annual Christmas party.

30 Rock


Season 2 – Episode 9

Jack gets attached to Liz's nurturing parents. The staffers get ready for their raunchy holiday party, but Kenneth changes their plans at the last minute.

Christmas Special

Season 3 – Episode 6

Jack keeps the entire Girlie Show staff at work to have a live Christmas Eve Special, just to avoid being home with mother. Liz participates in a charity program for kids.

Secret Santa

Season 4 – Episode 8

Jack is reunited with his high school crush as Liz struggles to find him the perfect present for Christmas. The writers try to get out of playing Secret Santa with Kenneth.

Christmas Attack Zone

Season 5 – Episode 10

Both Liz and Avery convince Jack to unveil two big secrets to his mother during her Christmas visit. Jenna misses her ex. Tracy tries to maintain his new "serious" image.

New Girl

The 23rd

Season 1 – Episode 9

The gang attends Schmidt's holiday office party, and Jess frets when she receives an expensive gift from Paul.


Season 2 – Episode 11

While attending multiple holiday parties in one night, Jess tries to avoid Sam, and Nick tries to keep up with his adventurous date.


Season 4 – Episode 11

Stuck at the airport due to flight delays, the gang worries they'll be home alone for the holidays. Jess receives a special invitation.

Christmas Eve Eve

Season 6 – Episode 10

Winston worries that his Secret Santa gift for Cece won't arrive in time, and the gang goes all out so Jess has a memorable Christmas.


Comparative Religion

Season 1 – Episode 12

Shirley throws a Christmas party for the gang and much to her surprise, learns her classmates come from various religious backgrounds.

Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas

Season 2 – Episode 11

When Abed wakes up to discover that everything is in stop motion, the group helps him find the true meaning of Christmas.

Regional Holiday Music

Season 3 – Episode 10

A holiday-themed parody of "Glee" in which Abed tries to persuade each member of the Study Group to join the glee club so that they can qualify for regionals.

Intro to Knots

Season 4 – Episode 10

Jeff's holiday party goes south when Annie secretly invites Professor Cornwallis.


The Red Dot

Season 3 – Episode 12

Elaine's boyfriend is a recovering alcoholic who falls off the wagon because of Jerry's carelessness. George buys Elaine a marked-down cashmere sweater.

The Pick

Season 4 – Episode 12

George lobbies to get Susan back, only to regret the success of his efforts. Jerry gets dumped. Elaine sends out a revealing photo of herself in Christmas cards.

The Race

Season 6 – Episode 10

A grade school acquaintance puts pressure on Jerry to finally settle an old score in the form of a race; Elaine is blacklisted from a Chinese restaurant.

The Strike

Season 9 – Episode 10

Elaine accidentally gives out a fake phone number on the back of a free sandwich coupon; George's father revives Festivus, a holiday he invented to replace Christmas.

Miscellaneous Christmas Episodes

Arrested Development

In God We Trust (S1 - E7)

The family attorney arranges George Sr.'s release from prison for Christmas. Later, George-Michael has to wear an embarrassing codpeice in a pageant.

Arrested Development

Afternoon Delight (S2 - E6)

Lindsay's quest to score a date at the Company Christmas party backfires after Gob's sexual harassment speech. Michael & Maeby sing Afternoon Delight.

BoJack Horseman

Sabrina's Christmas Wish (Special)

It's Christmas, and BoJack wants nothing to do with it. Then Todd shows up with a giant candy cane and an old "Horsin' Around" Christmas episode.

Happy Endings

Grinches be Crazy (S2 - E9)

Desperate to earn money, Max agrees to play Santa at Penny's charity event

Happy Endings

No Ho Ho (S3 - E7)

When the gang finds out Jane lied about being born on Christmas Day and never got her own celebration, they throw a Christmas-free birthday party for her.

Black Mirror

White Christmas (S2 - E4)

Three interconnected tales of technology run amok during the Christmas season are told by two men at a remote outpost in a frozen wilderness.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

My Mom, Greg's Mom and Josh's Sweet Dance Moves! (S1 - E8)

During the holidays, a stressed-out Rebecca prepares for a visit from her extremely critical mother, while Greg struggles with his own family issues.


Congressional Ball (S5 - E7)

Selina's plan to lobby votes at the annual White House Congressional Ball goes awry, while Dan tries to save Jonah's disastrous campaign.


Camp David (S5 - E8)

Selina takes Catherine to Camp David, ostensibly for a family Christmas celebration, but also to conduct secret talks with the Chinese government.

Saturday Night Live

SNL Christmas Special

A star-studded collection of Saturday Night Live's most hilarious Christmas-themed sketches from various seasons.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

A Very Sunny Christmas (S6 - E13)

While Mac and Charlie attempt to rediscover the spirit of Christmas for themselves, Dennis and Dee attempt to convince Frank to change his ways... and stop ruining their own Christmases.

Christmas Movies

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The Grinch decides to rob Whoville of Christmas -- but a dash of kindness from little Cindy Lou Who and her family may be enough to melt his heart.

It’s a Wonderful Life

After George Bailey wishes he had never been born, an angel is sent to earth to make his wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he's impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Christmas with the Kranks

When Luther Krank and his wife opt to skip Christmas -- no tree and no rooftop Frosty -- can they handle the fallout from their family and neighbors?

Jingle All The Way

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Home Alone

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Home Alone 2: Lost in NY

One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City - and the same criminals are not far behind.


A selfish postman and a reclusive toymaker form an unlikely friendship, delivering joy to a cold, dark town that desperately
needs it.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.


Santa's daughter finds herself helping her brother Nick take over the family business. But Nick doesn't necessarily want it, so she has to step up.

The Santa Clause

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

The Santa Clause 2

Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

The Santa Clause 3

Santa is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Jack Frost (1979)

The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love.

Bad Santa

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.

Die Hard

New York City Detective John McClane becomes the only hope for a small group of hostages, one of whom is his estranged wife, trapped in a Los Angeles high-rise office building when it is seized by terrorists on Christmas Eve.


One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa's bag of toys Raised as an elf. Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world--in New York City--and finds his workaholic father and meets a special someone.

Christmas Vacation

The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue in this latest "Vacation" outing, the third and most successful of the series.

Polar Express

A doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

A Christmas Story

In this holiday classic, Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the '40's, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift.

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle...Santa Claus; then Susan meets Kriss Kringle, a special department store Santa.

A Christmas Carol (2009)

When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas -- but he must act on it before it's too late.


A cynically selfish TV executive gets haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Did we miss a classic?

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