Last month we brought you our Top 10 Classic Sitcom Thanksgivings. In the spirit of the season, we now give you our Top 10 Classic Sitcom Christmases.
1. Gilligan’s Island
It takes Santa (or is it the Skipper) to help the castaways count their blessings on Christmas day.
2. The Brady Bunch
When Carol loses her voice before her big performance at the Christmas day services, a selfless Cindy asks Santa to get her mommy’s voice back in this classic episode from the first season.
3. The Beverly Hillbillies
Mr. Drysdale showers the Clampetts with gifts in order to retain their business.
Forget Christmas! Let’s celebrate Festivus!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without an original carol from the delightfully daffy Phoebe.
6. The Partridge Family
The Partridges, with plenty of help from some studio singers, cheer up a lonely old man with Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
7. The Carol Burnett Show
Technically The Carol Burnett Show was a variety show, not a sitcom, but we definitely wanted to include Eunice and Mama.
8. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Before she was the it girl of 2010, Betty White was a festive Sue Ann Nivens on MTM.
9. The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life girls, including a breathless Tootie, perform in the big house to brighten up the Christmas of some comedic criminals.
10. The Golden Girls
Betty White once again, proving she’s probably the funniest Christmas comedienne.