Rob Licuria: My top 10 TV Xmas episodes

1. The Office: “Christmas Party”
Michael attempts to swap a better Secret Santa prize than Phyllis’ oven mitts and he gives a ridiculously expensive and over-budget iPod.

2. The Big Bang Theory: “The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis”
Sheldon needs to reciprocate a gift to Penny.

3. Seinfeld: “The Strike”

Festivus is introduced by George Costanza, complete with aluminum Festivus pole and annual Airing of the Grievances.

4. Roseanne: “Santa Claus”
While playing Santa at Rodbell’s, Roseanne meets Darlene’s newest friend Karen, a 39 year-old woman who runs a bookstore.

5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: “Amends”

Christmas in Sunnydale and Angel is haunted with dreams of the people he murdered over the years as Angelus

6. The X Files: “How the Ghosts Stole Christmas”

On Christmas Eve, Mulder convinces Scully to put aside her gift wrapping and stake out a reputed haunted house where a pair of lovelorn spectres prove how lonely the holidays can be.

7. 30 Rock: “Christmas Special”

The best of the brilliant chemistry between Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy and his mom Colleen, played by Eileen Stritch.

8. My So-Called Life: “So-Called Angels”

Rickie finds himself homeless on Christmas, and Angela tries to help him with the aid of a mysterious homeless girl.

9. Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip: “The Christmas Show”
Features the best rendition of “O Holy Night” ever.

10. The Nanny: “Oy to the World”

What could be better than an animated Fran Drescher?

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