The Best Christmas Episodes Of Our Fave TV Shows

Which is your favourite?

We love a good Christmas episode of our favourite shows. Whether you are happy to watch them all year round or wait until the festive season to press play, there is no shortage of Christmas themed episodes out there.

Today, we’re counting down the best…

Sabrina the teenage witch

The OG Sabrina show ran for years and left us feeling nice and merry nearly every year and always wraps up with a heartfelt, “morale of the story” ending. Plus, what’s cuter than seeing Salem dressed up as Rudolph?

Season 1: Episode 11 (A Girl and Her Cat)
Season 2: Episode 12 (Sabrina Claus)
Season 3: Episode 11 (Christmas Amnesia)
Season 4: Episode 10 (Ice Station Sabrina) – Ski Trip
Season 4: Episode 12 (Sabrina Nipping at Your Nose) – Snowstorm
Season 5: Episode 10 (Sabrina’s Perfect Christmas)
Season 7: Episode 9 (It’s a Hot, Hot, Hot, Hot Christmas)
Where to watch: Prime Video


The Simpsons

Everyone talks about the Treehouse Horror episodes but the Christmas episodes are nothing to sniff at. It’s always a great time at the Simpson residence, no matter the season! There are so many episodes so we narrowed it down to our favourites! Get that magic spark back and feel merry!

Season1: Episode 1 (Simpsons roasting on an open fire)
Season 7: Episode 11 (Marge be not proud)
Season 9: Episode 10 (Miracle on Evergreen Terrace)
Season 15: Episode 7 (Tiz the 15th season)
Season 12: Episode 8 (Skinner’s sense of snow)
Where to watch: Disney+

Grey’s Anatomy

It’s not the first show you’d think about when it comes to Christmas. But the show has been on for so long, it’s no surprise there are great Christmas episodes.

Season 2: Episode 12 (Grandma got run over by a reindeer)
Season 6: Episode 10 (Holidaze)
Season 9: Episode 9 (Run, Baby Run)
Where to watch: Disney+, Prime Video


They really will be there for you! If you need to get away from the troubles of the world and get a laugh out of the gang celebrating the holidays. Check out some of their holiday episodes!

Season 2: Episode 9 (The one with Phoebe’s dad)
Season 4: Episode 10 (The one with the girl from Poughkeepsie)
Season 7: Episode 10 (The one with the Holiday Armadillo)
Where to watch: Netflix


This show has been a fan favourite since it made its way onto Netflix. It’s modelled after the Archie comic books and follows the lives of Archie, Betsy, Jughead, Veronica, and Co as they deal with the horrors of Riverdale, but of course Christmas comes to Riverdale too!

Season 2: Episode 9 (Silent Night, Deadly Night)

Where to watch: Netflix

Brooklyn 99

This show will have you busting a gut all day and night. Get ready for the holidays will these Christmas episodes and those of the later seasons. Not to mention that Jake gets to live out his Die Hard fantasy in a later season.

Season 1: Episode 11 (Christmas)
Season 2: Episode 10 (The Pontiac Bandit returns)
Season 4: Episode 10 (Captain Latvia)

Where to watch: Netflix

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

We thought we had seen the end of the first season of CAOS as it was released prior to Halloween. But we were then gifted a magical, if not horrifying, Christmas special!

Part 1: Episode 11 (A Midwinter’s Tale)
Where to watch: Netflix

New Girl


This is one of our favourite shows and for good reason! It’s funny, heartfelt, and full of physical comedy. With such cheerful fun all year round, of course the xmas eps are going to be special too!

Season 1: Episode 9 (The 23rd)

Season 2: Episode 11 (Santa )

Season4: Episode 11 (LAXmas)

Season 6: Episode 10 (Christmas Eve Eve)

Where to watch: Netflix



This show has had us singing show tunes and covers of popular songs for years!  Watch Rachel, Finn and the gang embrace the holiday season and learn the true meaning of it all. With high Christmas spirits and amazing harmonies, have a merry Christmas. And try not to cry at Marley’s high notes in The First Noel.

Season 2: Episode 10 (A very Glee Christmas)

Season 3: Episode 9 (Extraordinary Christmas)

Season 4:Episode 10 (Glee, Actually)

Season 5: Episode 8 (Previously unaired Christmas)

Where to watch: Netflix




Tori & co keep our sides aching from laughter and give us major talent envy throughout their seasons. One thing that was missing from the first two seasons was a Christmas episode! Season 3 started off with a bang and a 5-6-7-8!
Follow the gang as they scramble to find the best gifts for their secret Santa exchange or face the penalty- singing with Sikowitz!

Season 3: Episode 1 (A Christmas Tori)
Where to watch: Netflix


Which ones will you be watching first?

By Sadhbh Pearse