Welcome to another installment of Blogmas, brought to you by my favorite Christmas time television episodes.
Peep Show (“Seasonal Beatings“): Without a doubt, my favorite Christmas T.V. episode. Quintessential British humor from a first person perspective makes the awkward moments feel like they’re happening to you… and there are plenty when Mark struggles to put together a Christmas of clashing traditions for his new girlfriend, his family and his spirited flatmate Jeremy.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (“A Very Sunny Christmas“): After years of being mistreated by Frank during the holiday season when he buys gifts for himself, Dennis and Dee decide to teach him a lesson… A Christmas Carol style. Mac and Charlie reflect on their childhood Christmases, which were not as joyous and wonderful as they remembered in retrospect.
The Office (“Christmas Party“): I’m not a huge fan of The Office, but with nine seasons, there is some good material. The staff hosts a secret Santa but selfish boss Michael turns it into a “Yankee Swap,” when he’s not satisfied with his gift throwing everyone, especially Jim who was going to use his gift to tell Pam how he feels, for a loop.
Black Mirror (“White Christmas“): Not strictly Christmas-themed, but hey, if Die Hard is a Christmas movie, this is a Christmas episode. Two men who work together in a remote shed spend their Christmas revealing dark secrets about themselves with a Black Mirror twist you have to see to believe.
Friends (“The One With Ross’s Step Forward“): Ross’s new girlfriend Mona wants to send out a couple’s holiday card despite only being together for a few months. The resist to confrontation and awkwardness of that talk is something any young adult can relate to.
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