2016 Christmas Specials: Our Guide to Christmas TV!

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THIS IS US — “The Trip” Episode 109 — Pictured: (l-r) Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Chrissy Metz as Kate, Justin Hartley as Kevin — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

December 6th, This Is Us

If you haven’t been watching This Is Us, then you are not living. Beware, spoilers ahead!

The show has been hailed as NBC’s new Parenthood. If you aren’t sure about the TV show Parenthood, either, then you need to spend a little bit of time on Netflix. Parenthood followed the Braverman family– is what I would call a “Slice of LIfe” TV show– through their successes and failures and all of the trials and hilarious familial dramas that happen in between. NBC gave us six seasons of Parenthood, which are all available through Netflix.

This Is Us, then, follows the Pearson family and intertwines the stories of the triplets in their adult lives, and that of their parents when they were raising the children. From the NBC website:

"“…this refreshingly honest and provocative series follows a unique ensemble. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same birthday and so much more than anyone would expect. From the writer and directors of “Crazy, Stupid, Love” comes a smart, modern dramedy that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know.”"

The Christmas special is sure to be a tear-jerker. Most of the episodes are. So get your tissues ready!

Air date: Tuesday, December 6th
Time: 9 PM / 8 PM Central
Channel: NBC