Mid-December. There’s snow (or maybe potato flakes) on the ground, you’re scrambling to buy your last-minute Christmas gifts, and, worst of all, all of your shows have gone on midseason break, not to return until January… if you’re lucky.
Sure, there are network TV specials, but John Legend will only get you so far. That marathon of Harry Potter movies isn’t really Christmas, and you’re not actually going to watch The Christmas Prince on Netflix, right?
The obvious answer is “go watch some classic Christmas episodes.” I’m not claiming that these are the “best” episodes, but they are some of my favorite shows and I have unquestionably good taste.