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Best Christmas Episodes On Netflix

December 28, 2021
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Christmas is a time of relaxation, fun, joy and family reunions. What better way to spend the holidays than watching Christmas episodes of your favourite TV series? For this reason, we have selected a few ideas you can stream on Netflix for your Yuletide season.

Our Top Picks of Christmas TV Series Episodes

Gilmore Girls, Season 1 - Episode 10: “Forgiveness And Stuff”

Christmas is in full swing in Stars Hollow, but not everything is peaceful in the Gilmore household. Lorelei (Lauren Graham) and her daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel) are fighting, and Lorelei’s mom Emily (Kelly Bishop) uninvited her from the family Christmas dinner.

The night is disrupted when Richard (Edward Hermann) Lorelei’s father is rushed to the hospital after suffering from a heart attack, forcing the family to spend Christmas together.

Can they find a way to put their feelings aside and get along?

New Girl, Season 4 Episode 11: “LAXmas”

Zooey Deschanel in S04E11 of New Girl

The gang finds themselves stuck at LAX as they try to board their flights among delays and cancellations.

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) freaks out when she learns her boyfriend lives in a castle in England, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece (Hannah Simone) get drunk in the VIP lounge, and everyone has to find a way to make Christmas work amidst the chaos.

Can they find their Christmas cheer before they lose their minds?

30 Rock, Season 2 Episode 9: “Ludachristmas”

Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey in S02E09 of 30 Rock

Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) loves celebrating the holidays with her seemingly perfect family, and this year appears to be no different. Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) thinks his mom can’t make it for Christmas but is upset when she surprises him anyway and ends up causing chaos for the Lemon family Christmas.

Jack and his mom Colleen (Elaine Stritch), realize their family isn’t as bad as they thought and choose to enjoy the uproar they’ve started.

Huge secrets are revealed, and bombshells are dropped, rocking Liz’s world to the core.

Happy Endings, Season 3 Episode 7: “Ho-Ho-Ho”

Elisha Cuthbert in S03E07 of Happy Endings

Jane (Eliza Coupe) is caught in the lie that her birthday is actually on Christmas Day, and she’s been hiding it for years with a fake ID.

The gang decides to make this year her best birthday ever by celebrating Jane-mas instead of Christmas, but not everything goes as planned.

Max (Adam Pally) drinks too much eggnog and gets drunk, while Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) can no longer hold back her addiction to present opening.

Can they save the day and give Jane a birthday she will remember forever?

Seinfeld, Season 9 Episode 10: “The Strike”

Seinfeld S09E10 The Strike

Frank Castanza (Jerry Stiller) decides he wants to create his own holiday and comes up with “Festivus,” the holiday where you eat together, decorate with an aluminium pole, and let everyone know how they’ve upset you the past year.

No one is ready for the realness that comes along with Festivus, and soon everyone is just waiting for the day to end.

This episode is a classic that continues to inspire Festivus-themed merchandise sold worldwide!

Big Mouth, Season 5 Episode 8: “A Very Big Mouth Christmas”

Big Mouth S08E05 A Very Big Mouth Christmas

This Christmas special hosted by hormone monster Connie (Nick Kroll) in live puppet form is a fan favourite.

In this irreverent special, classic Christmas stories are retold in x-rated fashion, sure to make even the most seasoned Big Mouth fans blush.

Stories told include the injustice of the virgin Mary not getting to have sex to become impregnated, an elf-filled orgy with Santa and Mrs Clause, and a heartwarming Hanukkah tale told by a Jewish boy who wishes to become Christian to celebrate the fun that only Christmas can offer.

Alexa And Katie, Season 2 Episode 8: “The Ghost Of Cancer Past”

Alexa And Katie S02E08 The Ghost Of Cancer Past

Alexa (Paris Berelc) is happy that everything is going as it should for Christmas. She’s on track with getting everything done and is full of Christmas joy.

That is until she finds an old hospital bag full of items she used when she had cancer. This discovery throws her off and sends her into a tailspin of sorts.

Can she find peace and not let her discovery ruin Christmas?

Black Mirror, Season 2 Episode 4: “White Christmas”

Jon Hamm in S02E04 of Black Mirror

This episode follows three stories of technology interfering with human life.

The first follows a man who tries to seduce a woman during a Christmas party with the help of remote guidance.

The second story follows Matt (Jon Hamm) as he trains digital human clones called “cookies,” set to replace people in the near future.

The third story shows Joe (Rafe Spall) becoming obsessed with his ex-fiance after she puts an abrupt end to their relationship. Every story is told with an eeriness that only Black Mirror can muster.


If you are a fan of any of these TV series, look no further because Netflix has a wide range of TV series for you to choose your Christmas episodes from. Whether you take our suggestions of the best Christmas episodes or not, Netflix is the place to go!