30 Rock: 'Ludachristmas'
On this Christmas episode oil meets vinegar when Liz's jolly, goofy family and Jack's stern, blunt mother both decide to drop by. As these two families attempt to mingle, the staff prepares for their annual Ludachristmas party, but face such challenges as Tracy being required to wear an alcohol intake monitor.
The Office: 'Christmas Party'
Seasons upon seasons of "The Office" means that there are numerous holiday episodes worth watching, but season 2's episode reigns supreme. Michael gets frustrated with Secret Santa when the oven mitt that Phyllis knits him does not meet the iPod standard he set. Instead he takes fate into his own hands and proposes that the office play Yankee Swap instead. Of course things get jumbled up, and Dwight ends up with the gift Jim intended for Pam, but, as always, things end up sorting themselves out to make for a sweet, Christmassy ending.
Seinfeld: 'The Strike'
You've got to love the TV episode that provided 'Festivus' for the rest of us. Kramer finally returns to work at H & H bagels after a 12-year strike, Jerry struggles with the fact that his new girlfriend appears to be two-faced, only looking good in certain lights, and George attempts to create a fake charity all while his family prepares the Festivus pole.
Friends: 'The One With the Holiday Armadillo'
Ross's attempts to teach Ben about Hanukkah are upset when Ben only shows interest in Santa. Ross, however, doesn't own a Santa suit so he's forced to dress up as the Holiday Armadillo, who allegedly is Santa's representative in the southern states.
Arrested Development: 'Afternoon Delight'
Buster tries to avoid Army, G.O.B. gets roasted at the Bluth Company's Christmas party leading to mass firings, and Lindsay struggles with the fact that no one flirted with her at the Christmas party.
Community: 'Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas'
This episode provides a good dose of stop motion as we get a look through Abed's eyes. It turns out he views the whole world in stop motion animation, which causes concern amongst his friends. As the friends try and pull him from his stop motion world, a Christmas tale unfolds.
The West Wing: 'In Excelis Deo'
This is the first "West Wing" Christmas for the series and the Emmy's loved it. The emotional episode shows Toby identifying a body that is wearing an old coat that Toby had given to charity. Upon discovering that the body belongs to a homeless Korean War veteran, he makes sure the man's burial has full military honors.
Futurama: 'Xmas Story'
"Futurama" takes Christmas to the future in this episode. Christmas becomes X-mas and of course Christmas trees are extinct so palm trees are now used. If you thought those were the only twists on Christmas that "Futurama" can come up with, then this dark, twisted episode might catch you off guard: watch it if you dare.
Ally McBeal: 'Blue Christmas'
The season three "Ally McBeal" Christmas episode, when Ally and Renee make bets on who can better bring sex appeal to the company Christmas party, takes the proverbial fruit cake. Singing, laughs, and Christmas fun ensue.
Parks and Recreation: 'Citizen Knope'
There's nothing like a little "Parks and Rec" to warm your heart on Christmas. In this episode Leslie gets her friends and co-workers the best, most thoughtful gifts possible. In return, she winds up getting more than she can imagine when her friends save her from a bind.
The Office: 'A Benihana Christmas'
"The Office" makes its second appearance, just because of the general high level of quality of their Christmas episodes. This episode sees Andy bringing a sad Michael to Benihana to find a nice date after being dumped by Carol for photoshopping his face onto a picture of her ex-husband. From there, the two plus their dates return to the office, where things as usual get hilarious.
The Office (U.K.): 'Christmas Special'
This episode has a rough beginning for its characters, but things soon turn around to make one of the best series finales ever. Tim sees Dawn when she comes back from L.A. for the Christmas party, David has a new date and well, everyone makes fun of Gareth.
Doctor Who: 'Voyage of the Damned'
What better way to understand Christmas than from the perspective of an alien with a degree in Earthonomics? This 2007 Christmas special is a favorite among Whovians, and really epitomizes the show.