It’s hard to believe Christmas will be here in about a week! One of my favorite parts of the season are the awesome holiday episodes shows put out, and now it’s your turn to vote for your favorites! I purposely saved this poll for right before Christmas so I could add in some of 2012’s holiday episodes.
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I know I’m missing some of your favorite Christmas episodes, so feel free to nominate more episodes on our Facebook page, tweeting me at @waterfallbooks, or by leaving a comment below. Please include both the show and episode name, and yes, you can nominate this year’s holiday episodes! (Be sure to stick with live-action, scripted shows, though it’s fine if just this one episode has some animation, like with a certain Community episode.) Please only nominate Christmas episodes that are part of a regular show, not one-off specials like “A Charlie Brown Christmas” or movie-related specials like “Shrek the Halls.”
Without further ado, vote for up to fifteen of the episodes below! Poll will close Sunday night, December 23rd, giving you one week to spread the word!
What's your favorite Christmas episode? (Choose up to 15!)
Leverage - The Ho Ho Ho Job (17%, 154 Votes)
Supernatural - A Very Supernatural Christmas (8%, 76 Votes)
Doctor Who - The Christmas Invasion (5%, 43 Votes)
Doctor Who - Voyage of the Damned (4%, 35 Votes)
Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol (4%, 35 Votes)
Doctor Who - The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (4%, 34 Votes)
The Big Bang Theory - The Bath Gift Item Hypothesis (3%, 31 Votes)
Psych - Gus's Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy (3%, 26 Votes)
Bones - The Man in the Fallout Shelter (3%, 24 Votes)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Amends (3%, 24 Votes)
How I Met Your Mother - How Lily Stole Christmas (2%, 23 Votes)
The Big Bang Theory - The Santa Simulation (2%, 22 Votes)
Castle - Secret Santa (2%, 21 Votes)
NCIS - Faith (2%, 20 Votes)
NCIS - Newborn King (2%, 19 Votes)
Bones - The Santa in the Slush (2%, 19 Votes)
Friends - The One With the Holiday Armadillo (2%, 18 Votes)
NCIS - Silent Night (2%, 17 Votes)
Psych - Christmas Joy (2%, 17 Votes)
How I Met Your Mother - Symphony of Illumination (2%, 16 Votes)
The Vampire Diaries - O Come, All Ye Faithful (2%, 15 Votes)
Community - Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas (2%, 14 Votes)
New Girl - Santa (2%, 14 Votes)
Psych - The Polarizing Express (2%, 14 Votes)
Community - Regional Holiday Music (1%, 13 Votes)
Community - Comparative Religion (1%, 13 Votes)
Eureka - O Little Town (1%, 12 Votes)
Warehouse 13 - Secret Santa (1%, 12 Votes)
Eureka - Do You See What I See (1%, 12 Votes)
Warehouse 13 - The Greatest Gift (1%, 12 Votes)
Arrow - Year's End (1%, 11 Votes)
Chuck - Chuck vs Santa Claus (1%, 11 Votes)
Veronica Mars - An Echolls Family Christmas (1%, 10 Votes)
House - It's a Wonderful Lie (1%, 10 Votes)
The OC - The Best Chrismukkah Ever (1%, 9 Votes)
Glee - A Very Glee Christmas (1%, 9 Votes)
The X-Files - How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (1%, 8 Votes)
M*A*S*H - Death Takes a Holiday (1%, 8 Votes)
The West Wing - In Excelsis Deo (1%, 6 Votes)
Seinfeld - Festivus (1%, 5 Votes)
The Office - Dwight Christmas (1%, 5 Votes)
The Office - A Benihana Christmas (0%, 4 Votes)
Go On - The World Ain't Over 'Til It's Over (0%, 4 Votes)
The Office - Christmas Wishes (0%, 4 Votes)
Monk - Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa (0%, 4 Votes)
The Mindy Project - Josh and Mindy's Christmas Party (0%, 3 Votes)
This Monday Madness, in honor of Father’s Day this coming Sunday here in the US, we’re looking at TV dads! These dads, whether grounded or goofy, often set the tone of their shows, and no matter how difficult or stubborn, always have a soft spot for their kids. This poll is focusing on actual (both biological and adoptive) dads, since including father-like figures would have made it too lengthy – though many of the dads on this poll do have a father-like role in other characters’ lives.
This poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 10 of your favorite TV dads. Be sure to spread the word so your favorites will make it into the top 10! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Get creative!
Even though there are 50 70-some options on this list, I know there are dozens of TV dads I left out! You can nominate fathers I missed in the comments until Thursday night, and I may add them to the poll (dads from live-action scripted shows only, please, and the dad must be in at least 3 episodes of the show).
Want more of a say in who makes it onto the poll each week? Be sure to follow me on Twitter or like TV Breakroom on Facebook, since I usually ask for nominations for the next Monday Madness the weekend before the new poll. Please help out with nominations! There are only so many shows I can watch personally, so I’m counting on you to fill me in!
Without further ado, here’s the poll for this week’s Monday Madness! Voting ends around 1AM June 18th.
Who is your favorite TV dad? (Choose up to 10!)
Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) - Castle (14%, 1,951 Votes)
John Winchester (Jeffery Dean Morgan & Matt Cohen) - Supernatural (10%, 1,362 Votes)
Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) - Eureka (5%, 681 Votes)
Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen) - Psych (4%, 620 Votes)