Dec. 13th: "Christmas Scandal" - Parks and Recreation
Leslie has a public image crisis when Councilman Dexhart says they’re having an affair, which is much easier to control than the real affair, which involves sex in a hospital room just after the birth of his love child, with more than one woman, none of which is the mother. In order to clear her name, Leslie must go on Joan Callamezzo's show and expose herself in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Andy and April subtly flirt as they try to come up with a Christmas present for her gay boyfriend. This is an early episode that showcases Leslie's love for her work and her co-workers love for her as they all join together to light the tree at the Pawnee holiday festival. You can watch the full episode on Hulu or Netflix.
Dec. 14th: "Afternoon Delight" - Arrested Development
It’s time for the annual office Christmas party! Michael’s upset because George Michael wants to go to yams, I mean, Ann’s house instead of the party. Lindsey doesn’t want Maeby to go because she hopes to meet someone there. Both rejected, Maeby and Michael bond while singing what ends up being an awkward and ill-advised karaoke song. Elsewhere on the episode, Lucille is paranoid and lonely; Buster learns how to use a skill crane; and Gob gets roasted by the Bluth Company employees. Nobody does Christmas like the Bluth’s! You can watch the full episode on Hulu or Netflix.
Dec. 15th: "The Best Christmas Ever" - That 70's Show
Early in this long running series, Red gives Eric $40 to get a Christmas tree and tells him he can keep the change for a party he wants to throw in the basement. Eric does what every teenage kid would do – cuts a tree from the side of the road and uses the money to buy beer. Lori is jealous and spikes the party's punch with rum. This results in Jackie and some of her cheerleader friends getting wasted and hitting on Fez who happily soaks up the attention. Watch it just to see clueless Kelso and drunk Jackie before they were married in real life. You can find the full episode on Netflix.
Dec. 16th: "My Own Personal Jesus" - Scrubs
This episode is more about laughs than emotional tugs on your heart strings. Turk is excited for Christmas but loses his holiday spirit after a bad shift on Christmas Eve; Elliot deals with a pregnant woman who may or may not represent the Virgin Mary; and Dr. Cox as Grinch? Who couldn't have called that? You can watch the full episode on Hulu or Netflix.
Dec. 17th: "How Lily Stole Christmas" - How I Met Your Mother
Lily and Marshall are back together and Christmas is here! Life is good. That is until Lily finds an old message on the answering machine in which Ted calls her a bitc- er, grinch. When Ted refuses to apologize, Lily packs up all of her decorations and leaves. Meanwhile, Barney is the most awesomely annoying sick man I’ve ever seen and Robin takes care of him, eventually spiking his soup with codeine so he'll pass out. How I Met Your Mother is great with the long running jokes and here we see that Ted and Lily historically buy each other a beer when they want to make up. The episode ends with Lily bringing a beer to Ted’s uptight, super religious cousin’s house to save him from spending the holiday with them. You can watch the full episode on Netflix.
Dec. 18th: "Amends" - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The only Christmas episode in Buffy history, Amends has a lot of the traditional holidays feels – forgiveness, hope, regret, second chances, and the good and bad that come with family. Some say the episode has a little too much moping from Angel but I for one was always a fan of his and especially loved him and Buffy together. There were also good scenes between Angel and Giles and Oz and Willow. You can watch the full episode on Hulu or Netflix.