• lydiaspringer


I know to most people, it's too early for the festivities to start but here in Canada, we have Thanksgiving before Halloween, so by November 1st, I'm READY for Christmas. Also, I'm not going to be in Canada for the whole month of December, so I have to get in all the white Christmas vibes I can now. And you're just going to have to deal with it. I'd be lying if I said we didn't put our Christmas tree up last night (but again, we're leaving in like 2.5 weeks so...it's fair).

Anyways! I thought about doing this for Halloween and then never did, so maybe I'll do it next year. For now, here's a master list of shows, movies, and some music to help get you into the festive spirit! (*˘︶˘*)

To make sure it isn't ~too~ long, I'll only include shows/movies/etc. that I would personally watch or have watched, and of course, a few classics.

Any articles I used will be linked at the end.


A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (1992)

Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (2002)

I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003)

Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001) *(including this because I had a VHS copy of this and watched it every year as a kid, it was one of my absolute faves)



Adventure Time

3x19 and 3x20 - Holly Jolly Secrets

7x14 and 7x15 - The More You Moe, The Moe You Know

American Dad! (American Dad has some of the BEST Christmas episodes)*

2x09 - The Best Christmas Story Never Told

3x08 - The Most Adequate Christmas Ever

5x09 - Rapture's Delight

6x08 - For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls

7x07 - Season's Beatings

9x08 - Minstrel Krampus

10x09 - Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas

12x07 - Ninety North, Zero West

13x08 - Santa, Schmanta

Bob's Burgers*

3x09 - God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins

4x08 - Christmas in the Car

5x06 - Father of the Bob

6x05 - Nice-Capades

7x07 - The Last Gingerbread House on the Left

8x06 and 8x07 - The Bleakening, part 1 and part 2 (respectively)

9x10 - Better Off Sled

Family Guy*

3x16 - A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas

9x07 - Road to the North Pole

11x09 - Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

12x08 - Christmas Guy

13x06 - The 2000-Year-Old Virgin

15x09 - How the Griffin Stole Christmas

16x09 - Don't Be a Dickens at Christmas

Phineas and Ferb

2x27 - Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation

(2011) A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas

Rick and Morty

1x03 - Anatomy Park

The Simpsons

1x01 - Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

7x11 - Marge Be Not Proud

9x10 - Miracle on Evergreen Terrace

11x09 - Gift of the Magi

12x08 - Skinner's Sense of Snow

13x06 - She of Little Faith

15x07 - Tis the Fifteenth Season

17x09 - Simpsons Christmas Stories

18x09 - Kill Gil, Volumes I & II

22x08 - The Fight Before Christmas

23x09 - Holidays of Future Passed

25x08 - White Christmas Blues

26x09 - I Won't Be Home for Christmas

28x10 - The Nightmare After Krustmas

29x09 - Gone Boy

30x10 - Tis the 30th Season

South Park

1x09 - Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo

2x16 - Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson!

3x15 - Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics

4x17 - A Very Crappy Christmas

6x17 - Red Sleigh Down

7x15 - It's Christmas in Canada

8x14 - Woodland Critter Christmas

17x09 - Titties and Dragons

18x10 - #HappyHolograms


2x28 - Christmas Who?

8x23 - It's a Spongebob Christmas!

11x22 - Goons on the Moon

12x05 - Plankton's Old Chum


Boy Meets World

1x10 - Santa's Little Helper

2x12 - Turnaround

4x12 - Easy Street

5x11 - A Very Topanga Christmas

6x11 - Santa's Little Helpers

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

1x11 - Christmas

2x10 - The Pontiac Bandit Returns

3x10 - Yippie Kayak

4x10 - Captain Latvia


1x10 - The One with the Monkey

2x09 - The One with Phoebe's Dad

3x10 - The One Where Rachel Quits

4x10 - The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie

5x10 - The One with the Inappropriate Sister

6x10 - The One with the Routine

7x10 - The One with the Holiday Armadillo

8x11 - The One with the Creepy Holiday Card

9x10 - The One with Christmas in Tulsa

The Goldbergs* (The Goldbergs has some of the BEST Halloween and Christmas episodes)

3x10 - A Christmas Story

4x10 - Han Ukkah Solo

5x10 - We Didn't Start the Fire

Gossip Girl

1x11 - Roman Holiday (2007)

4x11 - The Townie (2010)


2x10 - A Very Glee Christmas (2010)

3x09 - Extraordinary Merry Christmas (2011)

4x10 - Glee, Actually (2012)

5x08 - Previously Unaired Christmas (2013)


2x11 - How Lily Stole Christmas

4x11 - Little Minnesota

6x12 - False Positive

7x12 - Symphony of Illumination

8x11 and 8x12 - The Final Page

Modern Family

1x10 - Undeck the Hall

3x10 - Express Christmas

5x10 - The Old Man & The Tree

7x09 - White Christmas

11x09 - The Last Christmas (airing December 11th, 2019)

New Girl

1x09 - The 23rd

2x11 - Santa

3x11 - Clavado En Un Bar

4x11 - LAXmas

6x10 - Christmas Eve Eve

The Office

2x10 - Christmas Party

3x10 and 3x11 - A Benihana Christmas

5x11 - Moroccan Christmas

6x13 - Secret Santa

7x11 and 7x12 - Classy Christmas

8x10 - Christmas Wishes

9x09 - Dwight Christmas

Parks and Recreation*

2x12 - Christmas Scandal

4x10 - Citizen Knope

5x09 - Ron and Diane


3x12 - The Red Dot

4x13 - The Pick

6x11 - The Race

7x10 - The Gum

8x10 - The Andrea Doria

9x10 - The Strike

The Vampire Diaries*

O Come, All Ye Faithful (2012)

Christmas Through Your Eyes (2014)

Cold As Ice (2015)

The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You (2016)

*my personal favourite shows


Arthur Christmas (2011)*

Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)*

Frosty the Snowman (1969)

The Grinch (2018)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)*

The Polar Express (2004)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)


A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)*

A Christmas Story (1983)

Bad Santa (2003)

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

Daddy's Home 2 (2017)*

Die Hard (1988)

Elf (2003)*

Eloise at Christmastime (2003)

Four Christmases (2008)

The Holiday (2006)

Home Alone (1990)*

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 - Jim Carrey)*

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Love Actually (2003)*

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)* (all-time favourite, hands-down)

Office Christmas party (2016)*

The Santa Clause (1994)

The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

Unaccompanied Minors (2006)

NOT NECESSARILY CHRISTMAS MOVIES, but close enough / they're winter-y

Blades of Glory (2007)*

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (2005)*

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Frozen (2013)

And, of course...

HARRY POTTER Christmas scenes* (they're all my favourite)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2003)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2009)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010)

*my personal favourite movies


I don't listen to a lot of Christmas music, and there's SO MUCH out there, so I'm just sharing the few albums I personally listen to.

Ariana Grande

Christmas Kisses EP (2013)

Christmas and Chill EP (2015)

Santa Tell Me (single - 2014 - an absolute Christmas BOP)

Baby It's Cold Outside (with Mac Miller), released under his pseudonym, Larry Lovestein

(try not to cry challenge)

Lea Michele

Christmas in the City (album - 2019)


List of United States Christmas television specials

List of United States Christmas television episodes

List of Christmas Films

55+ Best Christmas Movies of All Time

The 50 Best Christmas Movies of All Time

65 Best Christmas Movies of All Time