Northern Exposure: The episode called Seoul Mates. It’s the one where Holling sings Ave Maria to Shelley.
West Wing: Noel. This is the best of them all, my personal favorite, it’s the one where Leo tells the story to Josh that begins, “A man falls into a hole …”
West Wing: In Excelsis Deo, the one where Toby arranges for the burial of a homeless vet. (Aaron Sorkin can really do Christmas, apparently.)
Bones: The Man in the Fallout Shelter, this is the one where they are all quarantined in the lab over Christmas.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Amends. The one where it snows at the end.
Roswell: A Roswell Christmas Carol. This is the one where Max heals all the children at the hospital.
I didn’t get to the Christmas episodes of the X Files. I also loved the two Newsradio Christmas episodes that I watched, but really, they were barely Christmas-y, and were great because this show was always great.
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Hi Stacy, it’s David Yamada from Boston. A few weeks ago, I too loaded up the West Wing Christmas episode featuring Toby and the homeless vet. Very, very touching.
I celebrated Election Day by buying the full run of West Wing, figuring now I could watch it without sinking into despair over the state of the real life presidency.
Hi David! And I love your idea of watching West Wing to celebrate Barack Obama’s election. I remember just going into a state of denial at the time and thinking ‘Jed Bartlett is my president.’
A few commentators noted similarities between the series-ending Matt Santos storyline and the Obama campaign!
Thank goodness that life imitated art. I would still be in complete despair today if the result had been the other way around.