My top 25 Christmas specials

TV specials and episodes dedicated to Christmas
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1.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Afternoon Delight (2004)
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While Buster looks for ways to get out of serving in Iraq, Lindsay's quest to score a date at the Bluth... (22 mins.)
 
2.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Noël (2000)
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Josh speaks to a psychiatrist about the events of the last three weeks: Toby hired musicians for the foyer, an Air Force pilot disobeyed orders, Yo-Yo Ma performed at the White House, and Josh managed to cut his hand quite badly. (44 mins.)
 
3.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)
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A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. (26 mins.)
 
4.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Marge Be Not Proud (1995)
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Marge's relationship with Bart is strained when he is caught shoplifting before Christmas. (22 mins.)
 
5.
Pinky and the Brain (1995 TV Series)
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The Brain designs a mesmerizing doll, Noodle Noggin, and plans to have Santa Claus deliver one to every house so he can make people do his every command through mind control. (30 mins.)
 
6.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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On Christmas Eve, Marge admonishes the family not to open presents until 7 a.m. the next morning. Bart finds a way around the directive and opens his gifts at 5 a.m. However, his prized gift - a remote-controlled fire truck - overheats and causes a fire that engulfs the tree and presents. The family investigates and Bart tells them that a burglar has struck. As a result of Kent Brockman's human interest story, the entire town donates gifts and cash to the Simpsons for their "misfortune." Eventually, Bart admits the truth, angering his clueless family but angering the town even more (when Brockman finds out the truth). The family is made into outcasts, and Marge's attempt to win the needed funds on "Jeopardy!" (to pay everybody back) fails miserably. Eventually, the townspeople loot the Simpsons' home ... save for a dust rag. (22 mins.)
 
7.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
Episode: In God We Trust (2003)
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The family attorney arranges George Sr.'s release from prison for Christmas. Later, George-Michael has to wear an embarrassing codpeice in a pageant. (22 mins.)
 
8.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
Episode: In Excelsis Deo (1999)
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When a homeless veteran dies on the National Mall and his body remains uncollected for hours, Toby becomes fixated on getting him a proper burial. (44 mins.)
 
9.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Amends (1998)
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As the Christmas holiday approaches, Angel is tormented by evil apparitions who want him to eliminate Buffy. (44 mins.)
 
10.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Xmas Story (1999)
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Fry learns how Christmas has changed and remained the same over the last 1000 years when a Robot Santa terrorizes New New York. (22 mins.)
 
11.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
Episode: A Tale of Two Santas (2001)
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When Fry, Leela and Bender make a delivery to Neptune, they run afoul of the robot Santa Claus. Bender takes his place, but the previous Santa's fearsome reputation makes his job difficult. (22 mins.)
 
12.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Bartlet for America (2001)
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In an episode dotted with flashbacks, Leo and his attorney Jordon Kendall (Joanna Gleason) face a Congressional... (44 mins.)
 
13.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Christmas Attack Zone (2010)
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Jack tries to ambush his mother by inviting his father and Avery to Christmas dinner, Jenna misses her ex because they won't attend "New Queers Eve" together, and Tracy tries to maintain his new "serious" image. (22 mins.)
 
14.
A Garfield Christmas Special (1987 Short Film)
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Garfield, Jon, and Odie go to Jon's grandmother's house for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma. (30 mins.)
 
15.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
Episode: The Strike (1997)
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Jerry goes out with a woman who is beautiful one day and ugly the next. Kramer goes back to work at H&H Bagels. George makes up a charity. Elaine gives a fake number to a man. (22 mins.)
 
16.
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)
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A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. (47 mins.)
Director: Larry Roemer
 
17.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Movie)
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Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas. (25 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
 
18.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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Christmas seems doomed for the Simpson family when Homer receives no holiday bonus. Hoping to make extra money, he becomes a mall Santa Claus in an attempt to bring the family a happy holiday. (22 mins.)
 
19.
Modern Family (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Undeck the Halls (2009)
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Phil and Claire cancel Christmas for their kids until they confess to wrongdoings at the house. Jay is hesitant to celebrate Gloria and Manny's holiday traditions. Mitchell and Cameron take Lily to meet Santa. (22 mins.)
 
20.
The Story of Santa Claus (1996 TV Movie)
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(60 mins.)
 
21.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Christmas Party (2005)
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Seeing the party is headed for disastrous boredom, Michael breaks corporate policy to buy alcohol for the staff. (22 mins.)
 
22.
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983 Short Film)
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The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece. (26 mins.)
Director: Burny Mattinson
 
23.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Ludachristmas (2007)
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Jack gets attached to Liz's nurturing parents because they provide the love and support he never got from his mom. The staffers get ready for their raunchy holiday party, but Kenneth changes their plans at the last minute. (22 mins.)
 
24.
A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994 TV Movie)
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Fred is cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in a stage adaption of the story, but is acting a bit stingy in real life. (69 mins.)
Director: Joanna Romersa
 
25.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Secret Santa (2009)
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Jack hooks up with an old crush who found him on a social networking site, the writers invent a religion to get out of playing Secret Santa with Kenneth, while Pete vows revenge on Jenna for not pitching in on a Christmas present. (22 mins.)