Many times the holiday episodes are independent of any season story arcs, and can be watched out of order without the watcher getting completely lost.
I look forward every holiday season to the Doctor Who specials. Grimm is becoming known for having a yearly dark holiday special and I can never forget A Very Supernatural Christmas !
Below, I’ve pulled together just a few of my favorite holiday specials from these shows.
What are some of your favorite TV holiday episodes?
Now, let’s think about those shows we love that we want our friends to enjoy.
How do you (more specifically your friends and family) get the essence of a show that has been on for 5-10 seasons without putting in the hours, days, weeks and months it takes to watch all seasons?
Grimm Twelve Days of Krampus – Season 3 Episode 8
After a string of delinquent teens go missing, an old Wesen tale of an evil Santa who brings more than just a lump of coal may be the prime suspect. (IMDB)
Doctor Who - The Christmas Invasion – Season 2
We all got David Tennant for Christmas this year - new Doctor, fresh start! It's Christmas Eve, but this is to be a far from silent night - the cruel Sycorax have come to Earth to enslave mankind and, as ever, only The Doctor can stop them. Unfortunately, he's lying in a coma in Jackie's home.
Doctor Who - Voyage of the Damned - Season 4
Adrift and companion-less, the Doctor and the TARDIS collide with a spaceship based on the RMS Titanic during a Christmas party. With the help of a waitress named Astrid, the Doctor must take on the race called the Hosts as the lives of the Titanic crew and those on Earth are in danger.
Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol (IMDB) – Season 6
The Doctor meets a Scrooge-like figure by the name of Kazran Sardick (masterfully played by the legendary Michael Gambon), the only person who can save Amy, Rory and all the other passengers on a crashing Spaceliner on Christmas Eve.
Doctor Who - The Snowmen (IMDB) – Season 7
London, 1892. Snow is trying to evolve, feeding off of the nightmares of a little girl. But the Doctor has given up on saving the world. It is up to a young governess named Clara to convince him, with just one word, to save the day.