Film and TV

Top 5 Most Depressing Christmas Episodes on Television

It's a common myth that some people find the winter holidays to be so depressing that suicide rates spike around Christmas. It's at least prevalent enough that Snopes dedicated an article to debunking it. Simply put, there us no significant increase in the number of people who seek psychiatric help for depression or take the final measure to end their lives just because of the holidays.

I am here to fix that because I am an inherently bad person.

Every TV show worth its lunch box and mint-in-box licensed action figure has Christmas episodes. Some are light-hearted and fun, some are warm and family-oriented, and some seek to teach us a moral. Then there are Christmas episodes dedicated to stomping on your heart and wiping the broken organ all over your soul.

Surprisingly, only one of them is written by Steven Moffat.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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