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Saturday, December 20, 2014

The 100 Grooviest Christmas TV Episodes #68 - 100

To celebrate the holiday season, I thought it would be fun to count down the 100 Grooviest Christmas TV Episodes. Hopefully I've selected some of your favorites.

100) The Six Million Dollar Man - "A Bionic Christmas Carol"/December 12, 1976
On Christmas Eve, Steve Austin dons a Santa Claus suit to show a Scrooge-like Mr. Budge the true meaning of Christmas.

99) CHiPs - "Christmas Watch"/December 15, 1979
Ponch is feeling down because he longs for a family Christmas and doesn't know his mother is flying in.

98) Diff'rent Strokes - "Santa's Helper"/December 18, 1982
Arnold helps out a street-corner Santa Claus, who takes advantage of the Drummonds' kindness by robbing them.

97) The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries - "Will the Real Santa Claus...?"/December 18, 1977
Nancy Drew is determined to prove the innocence of an elderly derelict who believes he is Santa but has been jailed for a series of burglaries. Rick Springfield guest stars as Ned Nickerson.

96) Cybill - "A Hell of a Christmas"/December 9, 1996
Cybill's overbearing mom comes for a Christmas visit.

95) Phyllis - "The Christmas Party"/December 27, 1976
Dan won't let Phyllis go to a Christmas party being held on the other side of their office.

94) Gilligan's Island - "Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk"/December 19, 1964
It's the first Christmas on the island and the castaways remember their first days on the island. Soon Santa visits to remind them of what they have to be thankful for.

93) The Beverly Hillbillies - "Christmas at the Clampetts"/December 25, 1963
A television, a boat and a chimpanzee are among the many gifts Mr. Drysdale gives to the Clampetts for Christmas.

92) Modern Family - "Express Christmas"/December 7, 2011
After realizing that they will be scattered this coming Christmas, the family set off with their respective duties to throw an impromptu Christmas celebration.

91) Melrose Place - "A Melrose Place Christmas"/December 16, 1992
Jo and Jake try to overcome their unhappy memories of Christmas, while Michael invites Kimberly to the Christmas party.

90) Father Knows Best - "The Christmas Story"/December 19, 1954
Jim decides that the family needs a real Christmas tree, but they become stranded when they go into the woods to cut one down.

89) Gimme a Break - "A Kanisky Christmas"/December 22, 1983
The family surprises Nell with a special Christmas present - her mother!

88) Perfect Strangers - "A Christmas Story"/December 17, 1986
Balki tries to keep Larry merry when a blizzard keeps him from going home to Wisconsin.

87) What's Happening!! - "A Christmas Story"/December 11, 1976
Roger and Dee think their mother is working on Christmas Day so they spend it with their father, whose girlfriend ruins their dinner due to her inability to cook.

86) One Day at a Time - "Girl Talk"/December 25, 1978
Ann and the girls spend a warm Christmas Eve in a frigid mountain cabin.

85) Happy Endings - "No-Ho-Ho"/December 18, 2012
The gang throw Jane a Christmas-free birthday celebration, while Max tries to kick his eggnog addiction.

84) 227 - "The Night They Arrested Santa Claus"/December 10, 1988
Mary, Lester, Sandra, Rose and Pearl each dress up as Santa, but when the police are looking for Santa thieves, they all end up in jail as suspects.

83) Married... with Children - "You Better Watch Out"/December 20, 1987
A Christmas stunt at Chicago's Lakeside Mall goes awry when the man playing Santa crash-lands on the Bundys' yard and dies.

82) WKRP in Cincinnati - "Bah, Humbug"/December 20, 1980
In a dream brought on by eating one of Johnny's brownies, three ghosts show Mr. Carlson why he is making a mistake by not giving generous Christmas bonuses.

81) The Jeffersons - "984 W. 124th Street, Apt. 5C"/December 24, 1977
It's the Christmas season, and George is sneaking around sending gifts to a mysterious address in Harlem, leading Louise to follow him.

80) 30 Rock - "Ludachristmas"/December 13, 2007
It's time for the annual "Ludachristmas" party for the TGS staff, while Jack's mom (Elaine Stritch) pays him a visit.

79) A Different World - "For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls"/December 21, 1989
Whitley learns the true meaning of Christmas when she is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

78) Petticoat Junction - "Cannonball Christmas"/December 24, 1963
Scrooge-like Homer Bedloe plans to stop the Hooterville Cannonball from making its traditional Christmas caroling tour.

77) The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - "Deck the Halls"/December 10, 1990
After realizing that Ashley has never experienced a real Christmas before, Will decorates the inside and the outside of the mansion, upsetting some of the neighbors.

76) Frasier - "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz"/December 17, 1998
Frasier and his family must pretend that they are Jewish on Christmas Eve in order to deceive the mother of the woman he is dating.

75) Welcome Back, Kotter - "A Sweathog Christmas Special"/December 15, 1977
The Sweathogs share Christmas memories as they help the Kotters trim their tree.

74) Maude - "Maude's Christmas Surprise"/December 19, 1977
Maude finds a baby on her doorstep at Christmastime.

73) Green Acres - "An Old-fashioned Christmas"/December 21, 1966
Oliver is determined to have an old-fashioned Christmas, which includes decorating his own tree.

72) The Flying Nun - "Wailing in a Winter Wonderland"/December 21, 1967
Sister Bertrille attempts to make it "snow" at the convent.

71) The Honeymooners - "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"/December 24, 1955
Ralph sells his bowling ball to get Alice a Christmas gift.

70) Bewitched - "Humbug Not to Be Spoken Here"/December 21, 1967
When a prospective client insists on working on Christmas Eve, Samantha tries to reform the modern-day Scrooge with a visit to Santa's workshop.

69) Northern Exposure - "Seoul Mates"/December 16, 1991
The town celebrates the holidays with a Raven pageant, Joel gets his first Christmas tree, and Shelly pines for a Christmas Mass.

68) The Bob Newhart Show - "His Busiest Season" - December 23, 1972
Bob invites his patients to a Christmas party at his apartment, and Carol gets "swacked" on eggnog at the office.

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