Joanna’s Guide to Great Christmas TV Episodes to Check Out
With El Paso's holiday curfew in effect, this is the perfect year to spend Christmas eve in, on the couch and with family and enjoy some great TV. Don't forget: curfew runs from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and goes through December 26 and takes effect again for the new year on December 30 to January 4th! El Pasoans going to work, to the store for essential items or to seek medical care will be exempt from the curfew, which primarily targets social gatherings. Also exempt from the curfew order will be those attending Christmas Eve mass at Catholic churches- since that's being allowed.
It's officially Christmas by my watch and that means one thing: 24 hours of "A Christmas Story." It sounds pretty awesome. I haven't seen "A Christmas Story" since last Christmas so it'll definitely be a treat. But if 24 hours of wholesome family togetherness and a constant loop of "you'll shoot your eye out, kid" aren't cutting it for you this season, then sink your teeth into my list of great Christmas TV episodes!
If you're not into the usual Christmas holiday specials on TV like "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" or "Frosty the Snowman" and are looking for a mixture of funny and heartwarming television- check out my list below.
The Office- Christmas Party (S2 Ep. 10) Available on Netflix
(Try and get as much "The Office" as you can before it leaves Netflix on January 1st!)
Bob's Burgers- The Bleakening Pt. 1 & 2 (S8, Ep. 7 & 8) Available on Hulu
Community- Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas (S2, Ep. 11) Available on Netflix
The Golden Girls- 'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas (S2, Ep. 11) Available on Hulu
Parks & Recreation- Citizen Knope (S4, Ep. 10) Available on Peacock
The Simpson's- Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (S9, Ep. 10) Available on Disney+
The X-Files- How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (S6, Ep. 6) Available on Hulu
Friends- The One with the Holiday Armadillo (S7, Ep. 10) Available on HBOMax
Seinfeld- The Strike (S9, Ep. 10) Available on Hulu
Evil- Swans a Singin' (S1, Ep. 10) Available on Netflix
Black Mirror- White Christmas (S2, Ep. 4) Available on Netflix
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