12 non-Christmas episodes for the rest of us

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Still from Friends. Photo: TBS

Here’s 12 of the best non-Christmas holiday episodes, because Christmas isn’t for everybody.

In case you haven’t noticed, Christmas has gobbled up every square inch of our culture, and you can’t throw a rock without hitting a Santa ringing a bell, a tree-shaped cookie, or a star of Bethlehem. If you aren’t big on the holiday or you happen to celebrate something else this time of year, you’re kinda out of luck. Thankfully, I’ve gathered up a few non-Christmas episodes for your holiday delight.

Yeah, yeah, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but what about all those folks out there who just aren’t about it? This time of the year has other things going on besides the 12 days of Christmas, you know. If you’re a Grinch like me, you might just want to check out of Christmas for a while. But if you still have a beating heart inside your chest instead of a lump of coal like me, you might just want to mix it up.  In an attempt to introduce a little diversity into our holiday TV habits, I’ve compiled a list of non-Christmas episodes that explore something other than jolly ol’ Saint Nick or Rudolph.

Here’s a handful of stuff to watch if Christmas isn’t really your thing, or if you’ve just reached the threshold of things with the word “Christmas” in the title. Here’s something else you can indulge in – you know, a little TV for the rest of us.