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An easy way to get into the Christmas mood is to watch someone uncharacteristically wear a Santa suit. It just makes you smile. There are a ton of great Christmas tv episodes that you should check out.

This is the third entry in my holiday Netflix TV Streaming posts. The others are Top Thanksgiving TV Shows on Netflix Streaming and Top Halloween TV Shows on Netflix Streaming.

Click the show’s title to visit it on Netflix.

Parks and Recreation (2009-2010)

2-12 Christmas Scandal
Leslie is wrongly accused of being involved in a sex scandal with a politician. So she has to hide instead of appearing at the Pawnee Winter Wonderland Festival that she designed.

The Cleveland Show (2008-2010)

1-9 A Cleveland Brown Christmas
Cleveland gets drunk and upsets Rallo on Christmas.

2-8 Murray Christmas & 2-9 Beer Walk
Rallo learns all about Hanukkah. Cleveland has to do housework.

Gossip Girl (2007-2010)

1-11 Roman Holiday
Blair is upset when her father visits but doesn’t give her all of his attention.

2-12 It’s A Wonderful Lie
Blair and Chuck bet that they can find each other dates at the Snowflake Ball.

4-11 The Townie
Dan and Blair drive to Connecticut to find out about Juliet.

Mad Men (2007-2010)

4-2 Christmas Comes but Once a Year
The firm throws a Christmas party for an important client. Don spends the holidays boozing and womanizing, as per usual.

30 Rock (2006-2010)

2-9 Ludachristmas
The staff plan a dirty holiday party. Jack observes Liz’s parents who are the opposite of his mother.

3-6 Christmas Special
Jack hits his mom with his car. Then he makes the cast put on a live Christmas Eve show.

4-8 Secret Santa
The writers make up a fake religion and get Kenneth to fall for it hook line and sinker. Julianne Moore guest stars as Jack’s former high school crush who he has reconnected with.

5-10 Christmas Attack Zone
Liz decides to get Paul and Jenna back together since Jenna misses him so much. Jack invites his mother, father and Avery to Christmas dinner.

Brothers & Sisters (2006-2010)

1-10 Light the Lights
Saul, Tommy and Sarah try to save the business. Justin and Kevin try to keep Justin out of combat.

5-10 Cold Turkey
Nora tries to treat herself to a holiday getaway with Karl. Saul encounters an ex (Richard Chamberlain).

The Office (2005-2010)

2-10 Christmas Party
“…is this enough to get 20 people plastered?”
“15 bottles of vodka? Yeah, that should do it.”

Michael takes a bonus for himself but then feels guilty and blows it on a trashtastic Christmas party & an expensive Secret Santa gift. Michael ruins the Secret Santa swap of hand chosen gifts by turning it into a Yankee Swap in which everyone vies for a new iPod.

3-10 A Benihana Christmas
Michael picks up a waitress from a Benihana’s on Christmas after a break up. The Party Planning Committee is split on ideas so they break off into two competing parties.

5-11 Moroccan Christmas
Michael tries to have an intervention for Meredith during the boozy office Christmas party. The hit toy of the season is Princess Unicorn.

6-13 Secret Santa
Michael acts like a complete jerk when he sees that Phyliss is being Santa at the office Christmas party. Andy expresses his affection for Erin by giving her the gifts from the song The 12 Days of Christmas which backfires.

7-11 & 7-12 Classy Christmas
Michael changes the Christmas party into a Classy Christmas at the last minute to impress Holly when he learns that she will be coming back to work at the office. Dwight takes a snowball fight with Jim too far. Pam and Andy help Darryl entertain his daughter.
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How I Met Your Mother (2005-2010)

2-11 How Lily Stole Christmas
Lily and Ted have a huge fight when she finds out that he called her a cunt to sympathize with Marshall during their breakup. This jeopardizes the holiday magic that she had originally planned for Marshall. Barney gets ill and has to stay in bed sans suit.

4-11 Little Minnesota
Robin and Marshall become regulars at a Minnesota themed bar. Ted tries to keep Barney and his little sister from getting busy.

6-12 False Positive
Everyone decides to make huge life changes in an effort to keep up when they think that Lily may be having a baby.

Bones (2005-2010)

1-9 The Man in the Fallout Shelter
The gang is quarantined in the lab on Christmas. Bones has some emotional moments.

3-9 The Santa in the Slush
Bones tries to do something special for her jailed father for the holiday. Booth is not able to spend the holiday with his son. Booth and Bones kiss under the mistletoe.

5-10 The Goop on the Girl
Emily Deschanel’s sister Zooey Deschanel guest stars as a second cousin whom she doesn’t understand.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2010)

2-12 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Cristina and Burke deal with a patient who doesn’t want surgery. Shepherd performs surgery on the head of family who is merging their religions.

6-10 Holidaze
This episodes includes the time frame from Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Mark’s daughter is pregnant. The chief is reverting to alcoholism. Miranda’s father visits and reams her out for her life choices.

Scrubs (2001-2010)

1-11 My Own Personal Jesus
Elliot deals with an uncertain expectant mother, Turk struggles with his faith and JD makes a mistake incurring Dr. Cox’s wrath.

2-10 My Monster
Elliot is cut off by her dad and ends up living out of a moving van “like a hobo or Jewel”.

4-12 My Best Moment
The gang remembers their best moments in medicine.

Ghost Whisperer (2005-2009)

3-10 Holiday Spirit
A creepy ghost insists that he is actually Santa Claus. Dee Wallace guest stars.

My Name Is Earl (2005-2008)

1-10 White Lie Christmas
Earl acts like he’s still married to Joy for her mother’s benefit.

2-9 Born a Gamblin’ Man
Earl tries to make amends with someone but gets him addicted to gambling instead. Randy decides to make a move on Catalina.

3-13 Bad Earl
Earl becomes bad again when he sees something that rocks his faith in karma since he is now poor and homeless.

4-13 Orphan Earl
Earl finds out that Joy is still conning someone from years ago.

Ugly Betty (2006-2009)

1-10 Fake Plastic Snow
Betty tries to make up her mind about her feelings for Henry as opposed to her relationship with Walter.

2-9 Giving Up The Ghost
There’s a huge emergency so the staff have to redo an entire issue before the deadline. Eliza Dushku guest stars.

4-9 Be-Shure
Betty and Hilda have pregnancy scares. Marc has a plan to get Wilhelmina back. Claire tracks down the son that she gave up for adoption.

Futurama(1999-2009)

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2-4 Xmas Story
The evil robot Santa tries to kill Fry and Leela.

3-5 A Tale of Two Santas
Bender takes the place of the murderous Santa robot.

5-13 Holiday Spectacular
This episode includes Christmas, Robanukah and Kwanzaa.

That 70’s Show (1998-2005)

1-12 The Best Christmas Ever
The gang has their own party in the basement while Red and Kitty throw one upstairs.

3-9 Hyde’s Christmas Rager
Hyde’s dad acts more like a friend than a dad by letting the teens do whatever they want. They end up throwing a huge party. When Eric arrives home stinking drunk Red upbraids Hyde’s dad.

4-12 An Eric Forman Christmas
“Kelso, I don’t think Jesus was the son of a spaceman”
Eric is supposed to put on a a traditional nativity scene at his church but the gang drives him insane by changing everything.

6-7 Christmas
Red has to dress as Santa. The boys attend a school dance.

7-11 Winter
Kelso and Eric unwrap toys that were donated for children to the police department. The girls go with Kitty to a Christmas party.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2002)

3-10 Amends
Angel is tormented by ghosts who want him to kill Buffy.

Ally McBeal (1997-2001)

1-11 Silver Bells
Elaine plans the firm’s Christmas party. The Biscuit asks Ally out.

2-10 Making Spirits Bright
A client is fired because he claims to have seen a unicorn.

3-7 Saving Santa
Cage defends a Santa who says that he was fired because for being too fat.

3-8 Blue Christmas
Elaine tries to adopt a baby that was left in a nativity scene.

4-6 ‘Tis the Season
The Biscuit tries to impress Kimmy (Jami Gertz) by pretending to be a singer.

4-8 The Man with the Bag
Larry’s ex (Famke Janssen) visits and Ally worries that she wants him back. Nelle’s defends her father who believes he is Santa Claus.

5-7 Nine One One
Ally defends a minister who lost his job because he lost his faith.

Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2000)

2-9 A Solstice Carol
Gabrielle and Xena face a king who doesn’t believe in celebrating the Winter Solstice.

Sliders (1995-1999)

3-12 Season’s Greedings
They slide into a world of people who live and work in giant malls.

Quantum Leap (1989-1992)

3-10 Little Miracle

Sam tries to stop a rich guy from replacing a mission with a high rise.

The Twilight Zone (1959-1963)

2-11 The Night of the Meek
A drunk Santa Claus find a bag that gives out presents after he is fired on Christmas Eve.

3-14 Five Characters in Search of an Exit
Four odd characters are trapped in a room and don’t know who they are how to get out.

3-37 The Changing of the Guard
A professor contemplates suicide until he has an experience that shows him that he is wrong about his life.

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Dirty Sexy Money (2007-2008)

1-10 The Nutcracker
Brian asks Tripp for a job when he is suspended from the priesthood. (Wasn’t he like the hottest priest ever, well aside from Ed Norton in Keeping the Faith, but he was sweet, Brian definitely wasn’t.) Jeremy and Lisa get up to no good.

Nip/Tuck (2003-2009)

3-13 Joy Kringle
When a mall Mrs. Santa Claus comes in for liposuction a huge secret is revealed to her husband.

4-13 Reefer
“Hey asshole, you think Jesus loves you more just cuz you got money?!”
To me this is one of the best “Sean falls off his high horse all the way to the bottom” episodes. During his divorce Sean finds out that he can’t see his children for Christmas and grows even more depressed when Christian is wrapped up in his own life. To deal with the season Sean turns to the bottle, even at work. Then Sean gets talked into playing Santa but doesn’t stop his partying (yes, that’s an elf!).

5-8 Duke Collins
Sean finds out that Julia and Christian are seeing each other. Edens offers Julia a gift.

Monk (2002-2009)

4-9 Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa
Someone dies at the police department’s Christmas party after drinking from a poisoned bottle of wine that was for Captain Stottlemeyer.

5-9 Mr. Monk Meets His Dad
Monk’s estranged father visits during Christmas.

6-10 Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa
Monk has to clear his name when he is accused of shooting someone dressed as Santa Claus.

7-9 Mr. Monk and the Miracle
Monk investigates the death of a homeless man.

Roswell (1999-2001)

2-10 A Roswell Christmas Carol
Michael tries to find a great gift for Maria. Max is haunted by someone that he didn’t help.

3rd Rock From the Sun (1996-2000)

2-12 Jolly Old St. Dick
The Solomons have their first Christmas.

Newsradio (1995-1998)

2-10 Xmas Story
Bill thinks a man working as Santa Claus in the station’s lobby is a killer who is stalking him. Tone Loc guest stars.

3-10 Christmas
Dave has to do everyone’s job affecting his trip to visit his parents with Lisa.

My So Called Life (1994)
1-14 So Called Angels
When Rickie is homeless on Christmas Angela tries to help.

Wings (1990-1996)

4-10 The Customer’s Usually Right
Joe’s miserly ways ruin Christmas for Brian, Helen and an elderly woman.

5-11 Happy Holidays
Antonio hooks up with Lowell’s ex-wife.

6-9 Insanity Claus
The gang is held hostage.

8-9 All About Christmas Eve
Fay, Casey and Helen end up stuck in a mall. Antonio’s charge is a nun.

Roseanne (1988-1996)

4-12 Santa Claus
Roseanne aks Dan if he wants a to work at Rodbell’s as a Santa Claus.

5-12 It’s No Place Like Home for The Holidays
A snow storm leaves Darlene stuck at David’s house and Roseanne and Jackie stuck at the diner with Nana Mary and their mom.

6-12 White Trash Christmas
Roseanne and Dan decide to have a super tacky Christmas when the neighborhood tries to tell them how to decorate.

7-12 The Parenting Trap
DJ has an embarrassing incident at school.

9-12 Home for the Holidays
Dan returns home from staying with his sick mom but he doesn’t act like he used to.

Married with Children (1987-1996)

2-13 You Better Watch Out
When Santa lands in the Bundy’s backyard Al takes his place.

4-11 & 4-12 It’s a Bundyful Life
Al is visited by Sam Kinison (as an angel) who shows him how great the family’s life would be without him ala a reverse It’s A Wonderful Life.

7-12 Christmas
Al works as a department store Santa to buy presents.

8-13 The Worst Noel
Marcy and Jefferson don’t invite Al to their Christmas party. Bud and Kelly try to get their parents a jukebox for Christmas.

10-14 I Can’t Believe It’s Butter
Al makes Peggy’s mom to get a job. Griff is having phone sex with Peggy’s mom.

11-8 God Help Ye Merry Bundymen
Al and Griff are fired on Christmas Eve.

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Click HERE to watch Dutch on Netflix.

To come up with a list of Thanksgiving movies that are on Netflix Streaming I would have had to find merit in a bunch of obscure films that didn’t interest me. So instead I’m focusing on Dutch. Dutch is a childhood favorite of mine.

It stars Ed O’Neill (Married with Children, Modern Family) and Ethan Embry (then Ethan Randall, Empire Records). It was great when I was a kid because one of the main characters is a surly child. It holds up though.

O’Neill is a blue collar guy who has started dating a rich yuppie. He goes to pick up her nerdy anti-social son from boarding school. We know this because he wears glasses and is using a computer at the age of 13 in 1991.


The boy has decided to spend the holiday alone as he’s angry about the dissolution of his parent’s marriage. Because this movie is from that time period his dad is played by Christopher MacDonald (who always manages to play an asshole who is still incredibly bangable).

Of course Embry doesn’t want to accompany Ed…

but Neill convinces him.

Yes, it’s a road movie. Along the way back home good old Bundy introduces him to lots of stuff a 13 year old would love…

fireworks


fine dining

nudie cards

hitchhiking

and, well there’s more but I don’t want to spoil it for you. Gotta love that ending too.

Fun Fact:
These two actors later appeared in the Dragnet remake together.

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Since I enjoyed putting together my Top Halloween TV Shows on Netflix Streaming post I felt like doing the same for Thanksgiving. Catch these episodes with your family.

Click the show’s title to visit it on Netflix.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-2016)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Thanksgiving
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Thanksgiving song
1-6 My First Thanksgiving with Josh!
Rebecca gets invited to Josh’s for Thanksgiving, and his parents love her.Greg quits his job, but to a lot less drama than he had hoped.

Orange Is the New Black (2013)
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1-9 Fucksgiving
Larry is supposed to visit for Thanksgiving. Piper dances with Alex, in front of everyone.

Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 (2012)
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2-4 It’s a Miracle
Chloe gets June to go to her parents for Thanksgiving. June doesn’t come off to well as Chloe has her pretend to be in a wheelchair to ostensibly make her mother feel more comfortable. There’s also the little matter of June having banged Chloe’s dad in the past.

Bob’s Burgers (2011-2016)Bob's Burgers An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal

3-5 An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal
Bob’s landlord, Mr. Fischoeder, asks for quite a favor. He hires Bob’s family to pose as his to make a woman jealous. Bob plays his chef. This episode is appropriately ridiculous. Mr. Fischoeder, as always, is played by the amazing Kevin Kline. Linda sings The Thanksgiving Song, and Bob gets hammered on absinthe.

4-5 Turkey in a Can
Bob is super excited to try a new turkey recipe, but is disappointed when his turkeys keep mysteriously ending yp in the toilet. Who is the turkey burglar?

5-4 Dawn of the Peck
Bob’s family decides to do activities at the Wonder Wharf pier, instead of having a traditional Thanksgiving with him.

The Vampire Diaries (2009-2016)Jodi Lynne O'Keefe on the Vampire Diaries

6-8 Fade Into You
Caroline hosts a friendsgiving dinner. The episode has a lot of plot lines going on. Jodi Lyn O’Keefe guest stars.

How I Met Your Mother (2005-2012)
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1-9 Belly Full of Turkey
Lily visits Marshall’s family and worries that she’s pregnant. Barney takes Ted and Robin to volunteer with him on Thanksgiving.

3-9 Slapsgiving
Lily tries to throw a nice Thanksgiving in the apartment while Marshall spends his time teasing Barney about slapping him.

5-9 Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap
More slapping fun ensues. Lily’s father visits.

6-10 Blitzgiving
This episode focuses on the curse of the Blitz.

7-11 The Rebound Girl
Robin is upset by Marshall and Lily’s move to Long Island. Ted and Barney consider adopting a child together.

The Cleveland Show (2008-2012)

1-7 A Brown Thanksgiving
Roberta & Federline want to celebrate on their own. Cleveland learns a huge secret about Auntie Momma.

2-7 Another Bad Thanksgiving
Donna’s bossy sister Janet and her kids visit. Janet and Holt run away to Las Vegas to elope leaving the Browns with her kids. So they follow them to Vegas.

Mad Men (2007-2012)

1-13 The Wheel
Don’s work interferes with his home life.

4-1 Public Relations
The mysterious Don Draper is targeted for an interview.

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5-8 Dark Shadows
Betty angrily stirs up trouble between Sally and Megan. Don screws Ginsberg over on an account. Jane agrees to pretend to still be married to Roger to impress Manischewitz. Megan auditions for the show Dark Shadows.

6-13 In Care Of
Don tries to get Megan to agree to move to California with him. On Thanksgiving morning, the partners hold a meeting to force Don to take a leave of absence. Don reveals his real childhood to multiple people.

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Gossip Girl (2007-2012)

1-9 Blair Waldorf Must Pie
Dan invites Serena and her family to spend Thanksgiving with his family.

2-11 The Magnificent Archibalds
Blair is upset when her traditions are ruined by her mother’s new boyfriend.

3-11 The Treasure of Serena Madre
Lily invites Maureen and Tripp to dinner.

American Dad 2005-2016

7-6 There Will Be Bad Blood
Stan’s brother is supposed to visit for Thanksgiving. Instead, the family visits him, and learns that he is wealthy. Haley and Jeff eloped, but they are forgiven when they help the family out of a bind.

10-5 Kung Pao Turkey
Francine has her parents over for Thanksgiving.

The Office (2005-2012)

7-9 WUPHF.com
Michael helps Ryan get people to invest in his start-up. Dwight makes a hay festival in the parking lot.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2012)

2-9 Thanks for the Memories
The interns and residents find the holiday hard to handle but are unable to admit it.

6-10 Holidaze
Miranda’s father visits and disapproves of her life.

10-10 Somebody That I Used to Know
Meredith plans to host Thanksgiving at her place. Bailey’s OCD is becoming worrisome. Richard is still recovering in the hostpital. Arizona and Callie try to deal with the aftermath of Arizona having got it on with Leah. Cristina and Shane want to use Meredith’s 3D printer.

Scrubs (2001-2009)
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1-9 My Day Off
J.D. has appendicitis. The gang gets drinks at the bar on Thanksgiving evening.

Gilmore Girls (2000-2007, 2016)
Gilmore Girls Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving

3-9 A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving
Lorelai and Rory have to attend four separate Thanksgiving dinners. At Emily and Richard’s dinner, Rory announces that she has applied to Yale.

6-10 He’s Slippin’ ‘Em Bread…Dig?
Luke needs to tell Lorelai about hsi daughter.

Family Guy (1999-2016)

10-6 Thanksgiving
Joe and Bonnie’s son makes a dramatic return during Thanksgiving dinner.

12-7 Into Harmony’s Way
Quagmire and Peter start a musical group, managed by Mort.

13-5 Turkey Guys
Peter and Brian have a series of scrapes while trying to obtain a last minute turkey.

14-6 Peter’s Sister
Peter’s sister, Karen, visits the family for Thanksgiving. She is a professional wrestler, who bullies Peter. This leads to a wrestling match involving Karen, Peter, and Meg.

Charmed (1998-2005)

1-8 The Truth Is Out There, and It Hurts
Prue casts a temporary truth spell to find out if Andy will still like her if he finds out that she’s a witch.

7-9 There’s Something About Leo
Piper learns that Leo is now an Avatar so Paige and Phoebe go to Kyle for help.

That ’70s Show (1998-2005)

1-9 Thanksgiving
Laurie’s friend hits on Eric.

5-8 Thank You
Eric plans to announce that he is engaged to Donna.

7-9 You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Hyde and Angie’s dad gives them the responsibility of furnishing, decorating and opening his record store.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2002)

4-8 Pangs
Buffy meets the spirit of a Native American warrior who had their people wiped out by settlers.

Roswell (1999-2001)

2-9 Max in the City
Max and Tess go to New York City where he is confirmed as a true king.

Ally McBeal (1997-2001)

3-5 Troubled Water
Ally invites her coworkers and parents home for dinner and everyone erupts.

Friends 1994-2004
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1-9 The One Where Underdog Gets Away
Monica hosts Thanksgiving. Joey accidentally models for V.D. awareness.

3-9 The One with the Football
Ross and Monica try to beat each other at touch football. Joey and Chandler both want the same girl.

4-8 The One with Chandler in a Box
Joey punishes Chandler by making him spend Thanksgiving in a crate. Monica meets Richard’s hot son (Michael Vartan), who is also an optometrist.

5-8 The One with the All the Thanksgivings
The gang remembers previous Thanksgivings, which are shown as hilarious flashbacks. This one has a keen focus on establishing a past between Monica and Chandler. Turkeys on heads, a fat suit, and bad wigs are just some of the reasons to check this episode out.

6-9 The One Where Ross Got High
Chandler finds out that Ross and Monica’s parents dislike him, because Ross blamed the smell of pot smoke on him, even though he didn’t do it. Rachel makes a half English trifle and half shepherd’s pie, which looks thoroughly disgusting. This is still what I think of any time someone mentions shepherd’s pie.

7-8 The One Where Chandler Doesn’t Like Dogs
Ross tries to name all 50 states. Rachel invites cute, young hottie Tag to Thanksgiving dinner.

8-9 The One with the Rumor
Monica states that she will not be cooking Thanksgiving this year, due to too many leftovers, Chandler’s hatred of Thanksgiving, and Rachel being nauseated due to her pregnancy. Brad Pitt guest stars, as he was with Jennifer Aniston at the time. This episode deals with high school rumors.

9-8 The One with Rachel’s Other Sister
Rachel’s sister Amy (Christina Applegate) comes to Thanksgiving dinner.

10-8 The One with the Late Thanksgiving
Monica and Chandler don’t want to host Thanksgiving, but are talked into it. When everyone is late due to shenanigans, Monica and Chandler lock them out.

Quantum Leap (1989-1992)

3-1 & 3-2 The Leap Home
Sam leaps into himself as a teenager and tries to lead his high school basketball team to a championship. The he leaps into a Navy Seal who’s serving with his brother.

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2000)

2-10 Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick
The Solomons celebrate their first Thanksgiving.

Roseanne (1988-1996)

2-9 We Gather Together
Jackie and her mom argue at dinner.

4-10 Thanksgiving ’91
The holiday is shocking.

6-10 Thanksgiving ’93
A family secret comes out and Bev leaves.

7-10 Thanksgiving ’94
Everyone meets Nana Mary’s new husband.

8-8 The Last Thursday in November
DJ acts in his school’s Thanksgiving pageant which features violent Pulp Fiction style action.

9-10 Home Is Where the Afghan Is
Dan doesn’t attend Thanksgiving, which is catered.

*NOTE: Only these last two episodes of Roseanne are currently available on Netflix.

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Brothers and Sisters (2006-2010)

3-10 Just A Sliver
Basically every episode of this show ends with the family gathered around a table eating and talking. Often episodes even primarily revolve around the lead up to one of these meals. So a Thanksgiving episode was a natural fit for this series. This episode is about how they have difficulty getting their schedules in sync. Plus Elizabeth has a medical emergency.

Ugly Betty (2006-2009)

1-8 Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral
Wilhelmina tries to cook a turkey and Daniel attends his parents’ brunch.

Out of Practice (2005)

1-9 Thanks
The family wants to avoid the disasters of Thanksgivings past.

Alias (2001-2005)

1-7 Color Blind
Sydney gets important intel while trapped in an asylum in Romania. Will continues investigating Danny’s murder. Francine’s bf proposes on Thanksgiving.

Dawson’s Creek (1998-2002)
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3-8 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
Jen’s mom shows up. Grams cooks dinner at the Leery’s.

Dirty Sexy Money (2007-2008)

2-10 The Facts
When the Darlings are away for Thanksgiving their chauffeur tells his version of their family rumors.

Married with Children (1987-1996) (Not Currently Available)

11-6 A Bundy Thanksgiving
A death threatens Al’s Thanksgiving tradition.

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The Horde (French) (2009) 
The Horde is a French zombie movie. It centers around a group of cops and criminals trying to escape from zombie. I found some of the un-PC humor in the movie a bit off putting but dug the zombie’s makeup.

The Walking Dead (Seasons 1-3)

I hope the cast in the top photo looks interesting to you because you aren’t going to see many of these zombies.

I’ve already mentioned what I think about this series. Basically that it’s a bit low on actual zombies and a bit long in the tooth on stories that aren’t wrapped up. I still think that it’s very cool/interesting that there is a zombie series on TV.

Resident Evil (2002)
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Yes, the original Resident Evil film. BTW-Netflix should get the others as well. This series is based on the video game series. The basic plot (in case you live in a whole in the ground) is that an evil company has created a zombie virus that has spread. It stars the gorgeous and talented Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez and Eric Mabius (!).

The Evil Dead (Not Currently Available)/Evil Dead 2 (1981/1987)
The Evil Dead is the first film in the Evil Dead series. I also highly recommend both sequels which are hilarious. It’s about some college students who accidentally awaken the dead using The Book of the Dead while vacationing at a cabin in the woods. I recommend reading about the making of the films in Bruce Campbell’s book, If Chins Could Kill.

Night of the Living Dead (1968) 

Of course this is the classic George Romero movie about zombies attacking survivors in a farmhouse in Pennsylvania.

Bonus: Info on the Romero Dead series is here.

White Zombie (1932)

This movie is notable for being the first feature length zombie movie and the namesake of Rob Zombie’s band. It centers on an adorable woman who moves to the West Indies to marry her sweetheart. As soon she gets there 2 guys (one played by an overly widow’s peaked out Bela Lugosi) fall for her. They also learn a bit about the local zombies, which are voodoo zombies. They are basically just some undead unattractive locals who are being used as free labor.

The evil Lugosi character decides to make the young bride into his “white zombie”. Due to the film’s age the sound is very low (you are going to have to turn your TV’s volume way up) and the editing is a bit rough. The movie is slow and not a ton of action takes place but if you are a zombie movie freak then you probably want to check it out, like I did.

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Otto; or Up With Dead People (Canadian/German) (2008)



I was intrigued by the photos for this movie. That guy is mighty hot for a zombie, right? Then I read this user review on Netflix and knew that I had to watch it. “This is basically a gay pornographic zombie horror themed movie, with a movie in a movie story, and strong political/social statements.” That isn’t the full extent of the film but is a good summary. I wasn’t sure about including this title after I watched it because it’s definitely not like other zombie movies…or other movies at all.

It involves a teen who believes he is a zombie and an underground experimental filmmaker who hires him to star in her zombie movie. It also seems to veer from espousing the filmmakers views (some meaningful on conformity and consumerism) to heavily satirizing her as another over the top experimental filmmaker. If you are homophobic don’t watch this movie (it includes a few full frontal gay sex scenes, though not usually sexy because of the gore) After you watch it read this, which was my ultimate conclusion (except they did use that word). I also found this comment interesting (and I also find that woman’s films creepy).

The Return of the Living Dead (1985) (Not Currently Available)


This is my all time favorite zombie movie. It’s hilarious and scary. A group of punk teens and a few odd adults end up fighting off the undead, first in a medical supply warehouse and later a mortuary. Everyone in the cast is amazing.

If you fall in love with this movie you will definitely want to check out the recent documentary and book about it. If you have the original VHS then keep it because all of the US releases have different music because of licensing issues. FYI: The sequel, Return of the Living Dead 2 is so bad that it’s good. Pass on the later sequels though.

Night of the Comet (1984) (Available Until: 08/16/2036)


This is a doomsday movie about a couple of valley girl type sisters who end up being some of the last survivors after a comet hits and turns everyone else into zombies. It’s a pretty fun little movie.

Bonus: Read Agent Lover’s review of the film (with screencaps).

The Dead Hate the Living (2000) (Not Currently Available)


I’m a big fan of this indie horror movie. It’s about some gung ho independent horror filmmakers who end up using a building to shoot in that actually has real evil in it. Then the director decides to incorporate it into the movie.

Masters of Horror: Tobe Hooper: Dance of the Dead (2005) (Not Currently Available)

I find the Masters of Horror series from Showtime to be very interesting. Some of the installments are great while others fall flat. Most still have an intriguing premise though. This episode is about a teen girl who is being sheltered by her mother to keep her safe from zombies and other nefarious people. However she ends up running off with some miscreants and arriving at the creeptastic bar (with imprisoned dancing zombies) run by Robert Englund’s character. The twist and ending are disturbing.

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Last Updated: May 2014

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I simply adore when TV shows do a special Halloween themed episode. Check out my top picks available on Netflix Instant Streaming in this entry in my Netflix Streaming series.

Click the show’s title to visit it on Netflix.

Melissa & Joey (2010)


1-11 A Fright In The Attic

This episode of Melissa & Joey involves mysterious noises in the attic. Love MJH’s costume.

Parks and Recreation (2009-2010)


2-7 Greg Pikitis

This Parks & Rec is about Ann trying to throw a fun Halloween party and Leslie tracking down a prankster. Louis C.K. guest stars.

The Cleveland Show (2008-2010)


2-4 It’s the Great Pancake, Cleveland Brown

All that Junior wants to do is go trick or treating dressed as a pancake. After some bullying his father tries to change everything about him.

Gossip Girl (2007-2010)


3-7 how To Succeed in Bassness

Chuck is opening his new club with a prohibition style party but will it become an actual speak easy when he has trouble obtaining his liquor license? Meanwhile Rufus wants to hand out candy to trick or treaters like in the days before he was a kept man. Hilary Duff costars.
Bonus:
Read the Vulture episode recap

Mad Men (2007-2010)

3-11 The Gypsy and the Hobo
Don opens up to Betty about his past. Joan and Greg plan their future. Sally and Bobby dress as a gypsy and hobo for Halloween.

30 Rock (2006-2010)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5zzEcYXijU

4-3 Stone Mountain

Jack and Liz take a trip to Kenneth’s home town to scout for new talent for the show. Back in NYC the writers try to score an invite to Gay Halloween, because all of the hot girls attend those types of parties.

Bones (2005-2010)

3-5 The Mummy in the Maze

Booth and Brennan investigate the mummified remains of two teens. The whole gang dresses up for a Halloween party. Gotta love Booth as a squint & Brennan as Wonder Woman!

The Office (2005-2010)




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2-5 Halloween
Michael has to let someone go due to the budget and has put it off until Halloween.

5-6 Employee Transfer
Darryl drives Michael and Holly to her new home while trying to to figure out how their long distance relationship would work. Pam is in New York and is the only person in her office wearing a costume (Charlie Chaplin).

6-8 Koi Pond
They plan a haunted house for local kids. Michael is taunted after falling in a koi pond.

7-6 Costume Contest

The whole office goes overboard competing to win a local booklet of coupons that aren’t actually worth much.

Medium (2005-2010)


6-6 Bite Me

Allison dreams that she is in the movie Night of the Living Dead. This concept was executed very well.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2010)

4-5 Haunt You Every Day

Meredith thinks that her mother’s ashes are haunting her on Halloween.

Ghost Whisperer (2005-2009)




5-6 Head Over Heels

The Headless Horseman haunts Melinda.

My Name Is Earl (2005-2008)

4-8 Little Bad Voodoo Brother

Earl tries to cross an item off his list by giving Joy’s children a good Halloween. Randy acts as a big brother to Catalina’s nephew. The child keeps threatening everyone with voodoo.

Angel (1999-2003)


5-5 Life of the Party

Lorne has his sleep removed while planning a huge Halloween party at Wolfram and Hart. Everyone starts acting oddly.

Charmed (1998-2005)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLvlYgkR1RE

3-4 All Halliwell’s Eve
The sisters dress as witches for Halloween (including Elvira and Glinda).They are transported back in time to help an ancestor on All Hallow’s Eve.

That 70’s Show (1998-2005)


2-5 Halloween
Fez discovers the joys of trick or treating. The group hang out at their old grade school and end up arguing with each other. Red and Kitty recall a Halloween from years before.

3-4 Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die

This episode of That 70’s Show pays homage to Hitchock’s flicks including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and The Birds. Fez dresses as Dr. Frank N Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2002)



2-6 Halloween
The group turn into their costumes.

4-4 Fear, Itself
The group get stuck in a real haunted house.

6-6 All The Way

Xander announces his engagement to Anya. Tara worries about Willow using magic too much.

Wings (1990-1996)

8-6 The Gift of Life

The gang think that a heart that is needed for a transplant has been left in the terminal.

Quantum Leap (1989-1992)

3-5 The Boogieman-October 31, 1964

Sam is a horror novelist from Maine during this leap. He has to figure out who is murdering those around him. Luvin’ that coat.

Saturday Night Live (1975-2011)

There are way too many SNL Halloween sketches for me to go into. Unfortunately Netflix doesn’t have the Saturday Night Live Halloween Special but they do have every season so if you check the episodes that aired the week of or in the weeks leading up to Halloween for each season you should be able to catch some great sketches. Bill Hader is awesome as Vincent Price.
Bonus:
Halloween on SNL Photos from NBC.com

SNL’s Top 10 Halloween Sketches

Not Currently Available

Reaper (2007-2008)

1-6 Leon

The devil is bummed out since he has to give everyone in Hell the day off for Halloween. Sam tries to reconcile his friendship with Andi while dealing with 2 demons. Patton Oswalt costars (with a pretty bitchin’ demonic feature).

Monk (2002-2009)

4-2 Mr. Monk Goes Home Again
Monk solves a Halloween murder. He and his brother (John Turturro) wait for their long lost dad to return home.

Dead Like Me (2003-2004) (Not Currently Available)

2-15 Haunted

The team have to reap the souls of a serial killer on Halloween.

3rd Rock From the Sun (1996-2000) (Not Currently Available)

3-5 Scaredy Dick

The Solomons think that their house is haunted. Dick is afraid of getting a general check up from his doctor. Sally and Tommy do a bad job of house sitting/passing out candy at Mary’s.

Roseanne (1988-1996) (Not Currently Available)


The Roseanne Halloween episodes are just fantastic. I try to watch them every year.

2-7 BOO!
Dan and Roseanne try to out scare each other.

3-7 Trick or Treat
Roseanne dresses as a man for Halloween and then is actually mistaken for one on the way to a party.

4-6 Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
Dan and Roseanne pull off an elaborate Halloween prank on a neighbor.

5-7 Halloween 4
In this twist on A Christmas Carol Roseanne is visited by ghosts when she tries to dodge Halloween.

6-6 Halloween 5
Roseanne tries to get Dan to prank Nancy to prove that he likes her.

7-6 Skeleton in the Closet
During Leon’s Halloween party Roseanne suspects that Fred is gay.

8-5 Halloween: The Final Chapter
They have a seance.

9-7 Satan, Darling

Roseanne, Jackie and Nancy party with the elite in NYC, including the ladies from Absolutely Fabulous.

Married With Children (1987-1996) (Not Currently Available)

8-7 Take My Wife, Please

Al is visited by the Grim Reaper, who takes the form of Peggy. Peggy and the kids perform as The Village People at Marcy’s party until the actual Village People show up.

My So Called Life (1994)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSiQNVw-_jk

1-9 Halloween

Angela and her friends decide to visit school after hours on Halloween to try to unravel the mystery of a student who died years ago. Angela’s parents get busy in their costumes.

The Addams Family (1964-1965) (Not Currently Available)


1-7 Halloween with the Addams Family
The getaway car of some bank robbers stalls in front of the Addams’ house on Halloween.

2-19 Halloween-Addams Style
The Addams prepare for trick or treaters.

Check It Out:
HalloweenShows.net
IGN’s Top 10 Halloween Show Episodes
31 Classic Halloween TV episodes and specials
List of of Halloween TV Specials on Wikipedia

Last Updated: October 2013

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