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Many television shows have an episode themed around Christmas.

Some shows present their Christmas episodes with specially-made versions of the show's opening sequence (examples including Tiny Toon Adventures and Pinky and the Brain), or without the regular opening sequence at all (such as Hey Arnold! and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends). Also, these particular episodes are often only aired for first time during Christmastime (between late-November and early-January), as if to be elevated to the status of a primetime special.

Many series air their Christmas episodes in late-November, before going on a Christmas break lasting until about mid-January.[1]

Episodes are listed below in alphabetical order by the title of the show.

Live-action shows

Show Christmas Episode(s)
227
30 Rock
3rd Rock From the Sun "Jolly Old St. Dick"
7th Heaven
8 Simple Rules "All I Want for Christmas"
Absolutely Fabulous "Cold Turkey"
According to Jim
Adam-12
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
The Adventures of Pete and Pete "O' Christmas Pete"
AfterMASH "All About Christmas Eve"
ALF
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alias "Spirit"
Alice
All in the Family
All of Us "Home for Christmas"
Ally McBeal
Amazing Stories "Santa '85"
Amen
The Andy Griffith Show "Christmas Story"
Anything But Love "Salmonella is Coming to Town"
Are You Being Served
Arrested Development
Austin & Ally
Baby Talk "Away in a Manger"
Barney & Friends
Barney Miller
Baywatch "Silent Night, Baywatch Night"
Bear in the Big Blue House "A Berry Bear Christmas"
Becker
The Bernie Mac Show
The Beverly Hillbillies
Beverly Hills, 90210
Bewitched
The Big Bang Theory
The Bill Cosby Show "A Christmas Ballad"
The Bing Crosby Show "The Christmas Show"
Blackadder "Blackadder's Christmas Carol"
Blossom "It's a Marginal Life"
Bob
The Bob Newhart Show
Bones
Boston Legal
Boy Meets World
The Brady Bunch "The Voice of Christmas"
Brotherly Love "A Roman Holiday"
Brothers & Sisters "Light the Lights"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Amends"
Camp Wilder "A Close Shave"
The Cavanaughs "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Pop"
Charles in Charge
The Charmings "Yes, Lillian, There Really Is a Santa Claus"
Cheers
Chuck
Circus Boy "The Good Samaritans"
Coach "Christmas Brains"
Community
Dad's Army
The Dame Edna Experience
Dawson's Creek
Dead Zone "A Very Dead Zone Christmas"
Delta "A Christmas Tale"
Designing Women
Desperate Housewives "The Miracle Song"
The Dick Van Dyke Show "The Alan Brady Show Presents"
Dinosaurs "Refrigerator Day"
Doctor Who
The Donna Reed Show "A Very Merry Christmas"
Doogie Howser, M.D. "Doogie the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
The Doris Day Show
Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger "The Christmas Witness"
Drop The Dead Donkey "The Christmas Party"
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Due South
The Dukes of Hazzard "The Great Santa Claus Chase"
Dynasty "That Holiday Spirit"
Early Edition "Christmas"
Ellen
The Ellen Show "Ellen's First Christmas"
The Equalizer "Christmas Presence"
ER
Evening Shade
Ever Decreasing Circles "The Party"
Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Loves Raymond
Family Affair "Christmas Came a Little Early"
Family Matters
Family Ties
Father Dowling Mysteries "The Christmas Mystery"
Father Ted "A Christmassy Ted"
First Time Out "O Christmas Tree"
The Five Mrs. Buchanans "What Child is This?"
Flash Forward "A561984"
For Your Love "The Married Little Christmas"
Fraggle Rock "The Bells of Fraggle Rock"
Frank's Place "Season's Greetings"
Frasier
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Friends
Full House
Fuller House "Nutcrackers"
Furchester Hotel
George Lopez
Ghost Whisperer
Gilligan's Island "Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk"
Gilmore Girls "Santa's Secret Stuff"
Girlfriends "You Better Watch Out"
Glee
GoGo Sentai Boukenger "The Dangerous Christmas Present"
The Golden Girls
Good Luck Charlie
Game Shakers "A Reggae Potato Christmas"
Grace Under Fire
Green Acres "An Old Fashioned Christmas"
Grey's Anatomy
Grounded for Life "I Saw Daddy Hitting Santa Claus"
Growing Pains
Hancock's Half Hour "Hancock's 43 Minutes"
Hank Zipzer "Hank Zipzer's Christmas Catastrophe"
Happy Days
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries "Will the Real Santa Claus...?"
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys "A Star to Guide Them"
Here Come the Brides "A Christmas Place"
Herman's Head "A Charlie Brown Fitzer"
Hi-5 "Christmas" (Series 5 and 11)
Hi-5 House "Christmas" (Hi-5 House Series 2)
Henry Danger "Christmas Danger"
Highway to Heaven "Another Song For Christmas"
Home Improvement
The Honeymooners
How I Met Your Mother "How Lily Stole Christmas"
The Hughleys
iCarly "iChristmas"
I Didn't Do It "Merry Miss Sis"
I Love Lucy "I Love Lucy Christmas Special"
In the House
The Jack Benny Show "Christmas"
The Jackie Gleason Show "Christmas Party"
The Jeffersons
The Jeff Foxworthy Show
Jesse "The Christmas Party"
Jessie
Joey "Joey and the Christmas Party"
The Judy Garland Show "The Judy Garland Christmas Show"
Juken Sentai Gekiranger "Hapi-Hapi! Merry Christmas, Osu"
Just Shoot Me!
Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger A Lovely Christmas Eve
Kamen Rider "Werewolf Monster's Huge Murder Party"
Kamen Rider Wizard "The Miracle of Christmas"
Kate and Allie
Kenan & Kel "Merry Christmas, Kenan"
The King of Queens
Kirk "The Christmas Show
Knight Rider "Silent Knight"
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge "Knowing Me, Knowing Yule"
The Kumars at No. 42 "Christmas Special 2001"
Last of the Summer Wine
LazyTown
The League "The Usual Bet"
The League of Gentlemen "League of Gentlemen's Christmas Special"
Leave It to Beaver "The Haircut"
Less Than Perfect
Life with Derek "A Very Derekus Christmas"
Liv and Maddie "Fa La La La-A-Rooney"
Living Single "Living Kringle"
Lizzie McGuire "Xtreme Xmas"
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Love & War "A Christmas Kvell"
M*A*S*H
MacGyver "The Madonna"
Mad Men "Christmas Comes but Once a Year"
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. "The Jingle Bells Affair"
Married...with Children
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Masked Rider "Ferbus' First Christmas"
Matlock
McCloud "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas..."
Me and the Boys "Christmas Story"
Meego "I Won't Be Home For Christmas"
Melissa & Joey
Melrose Place
The Middle
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers "I'm Dreaming of a White Ranger"
Minor Adjustments "A Christmas Story"
Mister Ed "Ed's Christmas Story"
Mister Rogers Neighborhood "Christmastime with Mister Rogers"
Modern Family "Undeck the Halls"
Moesha "A Class Act Christmas"
Monk
The Monkees "The Monkees Christmas Show"
Mr. Bean "Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean"
Mr. President "The Christmas Story"
Murder, She Wrote "A Christmas Secret"
Murphy Brown
My Name Is Earl "White Lie Christmas"
My So-Called Life "So-Called Angels"
The Naked Brothers Band "The Naked Brothers Band Christmas Special"
The Nanny
Naturally, Sadie "A Very Sadie Christmas"
The Neighbors "Merry Crap-Mas"
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn "Santa's Little Harpers"
New Girl
Newhart "No Room at the Inn"
NewsRadio
Night Court
Northern Exposure "Seoul Mates"
The OC
Odd Squad "Reindeer Games"
One Tree Hill "Songs to Live and Die By"
Only Fools and Horses "Christmas Crackers"
On Our Own "All I Want for Christmas"
Operation Petticoat (TV series) "I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas"
The Outer Limits (1995) "The Conversion"
Out of the Box "Happy Holidays"
Pahappahooey Island "A Pahappahooey Christmas"
The Parent Hood "The Man Who Canceled Christmas"
The Partridge Family "Don't Bring Your Guns to Town, Santa"
Party of Five "Christmas"
The Patty Duke Show "Christmas Present"
Pearl "Christmas Daze"
Perfect Strangers
Phil of the Future "Christmas Break"
Phyllis "The Christmas Party
Popular
Power Rangers Samurai "Christmas Together, Friends Forever"
Power Rangers Super Samurai "Stuck on Christmas"
Power Rangers Zero "A Season to Remember"
The Pretender "Not Even a Mouse"
Psych
Punky Brewster
Quantum Leap "A Little Miracle"
Reba "Cookies for Santa"
Rhoda "Guess What I Got You For The Holidays"
Road to Avonlea "Happy Christmas, Mrs. King"
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
Roseanne
Roswell
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Saved by the Bell "Home for Christmas"
Saved by the Bell: The New Class "Christmas in July"
Scrubs
The Secret World of Alex Mack "The Gift"
Seinfeld
Sesame Street
Shining Time Station "'Tis a Gift"
Silver Spoons
The Six Million Dollar Man "A Bionic Christmas Carol"
Sliders "Seasons Greedings"
Smallville
Soul Man "Christmas Ruined My Life"
Step by Step
Still Standing
Stingray "A Christmas to Remember"
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody "Christmas at the Tipton"
The Suite Life on Deck "A London Carol"
Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show (live-action segment) "Santa Claus is Coming to Flatbush"
Supernatural "A Very Supernatural Christmas"
Tales From The Crypt "All Through The House"
Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills "It's a Gorganus Life"
Taxi
That '70s Show
The Thundermans "Winter Thunderland"
That Girl
That's So Raven "Escape Clause"
Thea "A Christmas Story"
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
Three's Company "Three's Christmas"
Topsy and Tim "Christmas Eve"
Thunderbirds "Give Or Take a Million"
Today's Special "Christmas"
To The Manor Born "Christmas"
Touched by an Angel "Fear Not!"
Trailer Park Boys "Xmas Special"
Tru Calling "'Twas the Night Before Christmas...Again"
True Jackson VP "Telling Amanda"
Two and a Half Men
Ugly Betty
Veronica Mars
Victorious "A Christmas Tori"
Viva La Bam "A Very Merry Margera Christmas"
Voyagers! "Merry Christmas, Bogg"
VR Troopers "Santa's Secret Trooper"
Walker, Texas Ranger
Warehouse 13 "Secret Santa"
The Wayans Bros. "A Country Christmas"
The Weird Al Show "The Obligatory Holiday Episode"
We Got It Made "Upstairs, Downstairs (aka Christmas Clip Show)"
Wings
The Wonder Years
Xena, Warrior Princess "A Solstice Carol"
The X-Files
Yo Gabba Gabba!
You Can't Do That on Television "Christmas"
The Young Riders "Star Light, Star Bright"

Animated shows

Show Christmas Episode(s)
101 Dalmatians: The Series "A Christmas Cruella"
6teen
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters "Gone Shopp'n"
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective "The Reindeer Hunter"
Adventures from the Book of Virtues "Compassion"
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius "Holly Jolly Jimmy"
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog "Sonic Christmas Blast"
Adventure Time "Holly Jolly Secrets"
All Grown Up! "The Finster Who Stole Christmas"
Alvin and the Chipmunks "Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll
The Amazing World of Gumball "Christmas"
American Dad!
American Dragon: Jake Long "Hairy Christmas"
Animaniacs
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Archibald the Koala "The Christmas"
Arthur "Arthur's Perfect Christmas"
As Told By Ginger "An 'Even Steven' Holiday Special"
Atomic Betty
Avenger Penguins "A Christmas Carol"
Back at the Barnyard "It's an Udderful Life"
The Backyardigans "The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve"
Batman: The Animated Series "Christmas With the Joker"
Batman: The Brave and the Bold "Invasion of the Secret Santas"
Beavis and Butthead
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
Ben 10 "Merry Christmas"
Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom
Biker Mice from Mars "Chill Zone"
Bob and Margaret "A Very Fishy Christmas"
Bob's Burgers
Bob the Builder
Bobby's World "Miracle on 34th Street and Rural Route 1"
BoJack Horseman "BoJack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina's Christmas Wish"
Bonkers "Miracle at the 34th Precinct"
Brandy and Mr. Whiskers "On Whiskers, On Lola, On Cheryl and Meryl"
Bubble Guppies
Camp Candy "Christmas in July"
Camp Lazlo "Kamp Kringle"
CatDog "A Very CatDog Christmas"
ChalkZone "When Santas Collide"
Chowder "Hey, Hey It's Knishmas!"
Clarence
The Cleveland Show
Clifford's Puppy Days "The Cookie Crumbles"
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (TV show) "Lobster Claus is Coming to Town"
Codename: Kids Next Door "Operation N.A.U.G.H.T.Y."
Count Duckula "A Christmas Quacker"
Curious George "A Very Monkey Christmas"
Cyborg 009 "Christmas Eve Mirage"
Danger Mouse
Danny Phantom "The Fright Before Christmas!"
Darkwing Duck "It's a Wonderful Leaf"
Dexter’s Laboratory "Dexter Vs. Santa's Claws"
Digimon Adventure 02 "A Very Digi Christmas"
Doc McStuffins "A Very McStuffins Christmas"
Donkey Kong Country "The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights"
Dora the Explorer
Doug
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Eek! The Cat "It's a Very Merry Eek's-Mas"
Evil Con Carne "Christmas Con Carne"
F is for Family "O Holy Moly Night"
The Fairly OddParents
Family Guy
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Fireman Sam
Fish Hooks "Merry Fishmas, Milo"
Flight Squad "Christmas Star"
The Flintstones "Christmas Flintstone"
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends "A Lost Claus"
Freakazoid! "In Arms Way"
Futurama
Gaspard and Lisa
G.I. Joe "Cobra Claws Are Coming to Town"
Go, Diego, Go! "Diego Saves Christmas!"
Goof Troop A Goof Troop Christmas: Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas
Hamtaro
Harvey Beaks "It's Christmas, You Dorks!"
Heathcliff
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe "He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special"
Hey Arnold! "Arnold's Christmas"
Hey Duggee "The Tinsel Badge"
Histeria! "The American Revolution - Part I"
Horrid Henry
Hotel Transylvania: The Series "The Fright Before Creepmas"
House of Mouse
I Am Weasel "Happy Baboon Holidays"
Inspector Gadget "Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas"
Invader Zim "The Most Horrible Xmas Ever"
Jackie Chan Adventures "A Jolly J-Team Xmas"
The Jetsons "A Jetson Christmas Carol"
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Test "A Holly Johnny Christmas"
Jojo's Circus "A Circus Town Christmas"
Justice League "Comfort and Joy"
Kate & Mim-Mim "A Christmas Wish"
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil "A Cousin Kyle Christmas"
Kid vs. Kat "Kid vs. Kat vs. Christmas"
Kim Possible "A Very Possible Christmas"
King of the Hill
Life with Louie
Little Dracula "Bite Before Christmas"
Little Einsteins
Littlest Pet Shop (1995 animated series)
The Loud House "11 Louds a Leapin'"
MAD
The Magic School Bus "Holiday Special"
Make Way For Noddy "Noddy Saves Christmas"
The Mask "Santa Mask"
Max & Ruby
Maya & Miguel "Miguel's Wonderful Life"
Men in Black: The Series "The Black Christmas Syndrome"
Metalocalpyse "Dethmas"
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse "Mickey Saves Santa"
Mickey Mouse Shorts "Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special"
Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone "Santa-Napped"
Milo Murphy's Law "A Christmas Peril"
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir "A Christmas Special"
Moral Orel "The Best Christmas Ever"
My Gym Partner's a Monkey "Have Yourself a Joyful Little Animas"
My Life as a Teenage Robot "A Robot for All Seasons"
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Nella the Princess Knight "The Knight Before Christmas"
The New Batman Adventures "Holiday Knights"
New Looney Tunes "Tis the Seasoning"
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries "The Nutcracker Scoob"
The New Woody Woodpecker Show
Noddy's Toyland Adventures "Noddy and Father Christmas"
The Octonauts
Oggy and the Cockroaches
Olivia
Paddington
Paddington Bear "The Ghost of Christmas Paddington"
PAW Patrol "Pups Save Christmas"
Peg + Cat
The Penguins of Madagascar "The All Nighter Before Christmas"
Peppa Pig
Pepper Ann "A Kosher Christmas"
Peter Pan and the Pirates "Hook's Christmas"
Peter Rabbit "Peter Rabbit's Christmas Tale"
Phineas and Ferb
Pingu "Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas"
Pinky and the Brain "A Pinky and the Brain Christmas"
Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain "Yule Be Sorry"
The Pink Panther "I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas"
Pink Panther and Sons "Insanity Claus"
PJ Masks "Gekko Saves Christmas"
The PJs "How the Super Stoled Christmas"
Pokémon "Holiday Hi-Jynx"
Postman Pat
The Powerpuff Girls 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas
The Powerpuff Girls (reboot) "You're a Good Man, Mojo Jojo"
The Raccoons "The Christmas Raccoons"
Rainbow Fish "Santa Sword Is Coming to Town"
Ready Jet Go! "Holidays in Boxwood Terrace"
The Real Ghostbusters "Xmas Marks the Spot"
Recess "Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave"
Regular Show
The Ren & Stimpy Show
The Replacements "Dick Daring's All-Star Holiday Stunt Spectacular V"
Rescue Heroes "Alone for the Holidays"
Rick and Morty "Anatomy Park"
Robot Chicken
Rocket Power "A Rocket X-Mas"
Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Christmas!: Can't Squeeze Cheer From a Cheese Log!
Rugrats
Rupert "Rupert's Christmas Adventure"
Sabrina: The Animated Series "Witchmas Carole"
Sealab 2021 "Feast of Alvis"
Shaun the Sheep "We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas"
She-Ra: Princess of Power "He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special"
SheZow "SheZon's Greetings"
Shimmer and Shine
The Simpsons
The Smurfs "Baby's First Christmas"
Sofia the First
South Park
Special Agent Oso "The Living Holiday Lights"
The Spectacular Spider-Man "Reinforcement"
Splash and Bubbles "Whitebeard/Coral Day"
SpongeBob SquarePants
Star vs. the Forces of Evil
Super Dave "Merry Christmas, Super Dave!"
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show (animated segment) "Koopa Klaus"
Super Mario World "The Night Before Cave Christmas"
SuperTed "SuperTed Meets Father Christmas"
Super Why!
TaleSpin "Jolly Molly Christmas"
Teamo Supremo "Happy Holidays, Mr. Gruff"
Team Umizoomi "Santa's Little Fixers"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "The Christmas Aliens"
Teen Titans Go!
Thea "A Christmas Story (Thea)
Thomas & Friends
The Tick "The Tick Loves Santa!"
Timon and Pumbaa "Don't Be Elfish"
Tiny Toon Adventures "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special"
The Tom and Jerry Show "The Plight Before Christmas"
Tom and Jerry Tales "Ho Ho Horrors"
Totally Spies
Transformers: Rescue Bots "Christmas in July"
Uncle Grandpa
The Venture Bros. "A Very Venture Christmas"
Wacky Races "Dashing Thru the Snow"
Wallykazam "Wally Saves the Trollidays"
Wayside "A Wayside Christmas"
We Bare Bears
What-a-Mess "Santa What-a-Mess"
What’s New, Scooby Doo? "A Scooby-Doo! Christmas"
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? "Just Like Old Times"
The Wild Thornberrys "Have Yourself a Thornberry Little Christmas"
Winx Club "A Magix Christmas"
Wishfart "Christmas Times the Max"
Wonder Pets
WordGirl "Oh, Holiday Cheese"
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends "The Tailor of Gloucester"
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
X-Men "Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas"
X-Men: Evolution "On Angel's Wings"
Yin Yang Yo! "Season's Beatings"

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