Film and TV

Top Five: Best Christmas Episodes

What is it about Christmas that inspires so many TV tie-ins? Aside from Halloween, it seems like Christmas is the most popular holiday to use as a narrative prop, and the episodes below are some of the best for the way they've weaved their stories around the holiday. It was tough, as always, to pick just five, so sound off in the comments with your favorites. (And before you ask, yes, I remembered the weird Saved by the Bell where the gang gets charitable for 22 minutes, but it didn't make the cut. C'est la vie.)

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