20 Christmas TV Episodes that Deserve a Holiday Rewatch

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18. “An Eric Forman Christmas” – That 70’s Show, Season 4

This one is billed as “the wildest holiday show ever.” That’s because Kitty Forman thinks it’s a good idea to sign her son Eric up as director of the annual Christmas pageant. He enlists all his friends to help out. What could possibly go wrong?

The entire episode is bathed in the holiday spirit. The opening theme is replaced with a new version complete with jingling bells, and the transition titles are also decked out in holiday cheer. Eric has a real chance to spread the Christmas tidings as director of the play, but he gets kicked off the production in the scene above. Why? Take a guess. However, his friends weren’t necessarily being that supportive, suggesting the Nativity scene be decked out in space unicorns and a lifeguard’s tower.

This is a Christmas episode that really highlights the importance of friendship, especially around the holidays. It makes us want to have a crew like Eric has; They’re all close and supportive, even though their distinctive personalities clash from time to time. Seeing his brand new tape deck as a stand-in for Baby Jesus captures that quintissential 70’s vibe we love about this show. This episode also let us know that it’s totally fine to kick back and watch some of those classic holiday cartoons that roll around at the end of every year. Just as claymation Santa told Kelso about those who disapproved, “They’re too old for Christmas specials!” Thankfully, we’re not either.