The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us. The Christmas season is here and with that comes Christmas TV episodes!
For the 25 days leading up til Christmas Day this month, we’ll be spotlighting some of the best Christmas-themed episodes from some of Geek culture’s greatest shows. Each day we’ll cover different shows and episodes and encourage you to watch along with us. So come one, come all, to the 25 Days of Geek TV Christmas!
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 – Day 14: House
Season 3, Episode 10: “Merry Little Christmas”
Directed by: Tony To
Written by: Liz Friedman
Starring: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, and David Morse
Original Air Date: December 12, 2006
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“Merry Little Christmas” is anything but merry, as it is one of the most depressing Christmas episodes I’ve watched. Yet, at the same time, the episode is fantastic to watch due to the Hugh Laurie’s expert portrayal of Dr. House. Much like some of the other episode we’ve covered, I think “Merry Little Christmas” does a great job to show how truly depressing and lonely the holidays can be for many people, including Dr. House.
It is Christmas at Princeton-Plainsboro and Wilson has a present for House: he and Detective Tritter have struck a deal and House has three days to accept it. Cuddy receives a patient afflicted with dwarfism, who has a variety of symptoms and is recovering from a recently collapsed lung. Cuddy is eventually forced to make a difficult and potentially life-threatening choice between her patient and House’s well-being.
Join us tomorrow for a classic holiday episode of How I Met Your Mother and let us know what you thought of “Merry Little Christmas.”