It’s that time of year again. The time where we cozy up in blankets in our living room, ready to watch our favorite shows…only to seem then donning colors of green, red, and blue. It’s the holidays, and I’ve got a question for you:
Yay or Nay: Do you like holiday-themed episodes?
Note that I did say holiday-themed. Don’t think that I’ve forgotten those Disney Channel favorites like Even Stevens, where they did try their best to bring Hanukkah to the eyes of children (you know, the one episode out of ten that didn’t go Christmas crazy on the Disney Channel).
Personally, I think Christmas episodes make sense for some shows. I enjoy seeing them on sitcoms. I’m super excited about tonight’s stop-motion episode of Community, and the first few seasons of The Office and Friends had some good Christmas episodes, too. Some dramas can fit in the holiday spirit. In fact, one of my favorite episodes of Bones was the first season Christmas episode. I guess they’re really just fitting for those shows that don’t have a strong story arch where a holiday episode might get in the way.
Kinda like Leverage. As much as I love the show and am thrilled to see it return on Sunday, it’s returning with a Christmas episode. Now, I enjoyed the episode when I saw the screener, but it just seemed out of place.
So for me, if it’s a show that has one-off episodes that can fit in a holiday episode without raising eyebrows, go for it. I’m quite happy to see more than just holiday commercials when I turn on the tube. But as for some shows, just push them aside, and stay with your strength.
What do you think?
Seriously, tonight’s Community is going to be so fun!
*images from TNT and NBC