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 spotlighted some of the best Christmas-themed episodes from some of Geek culture’s greatest shows, covering different shows and episodes and encouraging you to watch along with us. We’re on our final day of our countdown – Christmas Day!
So come one, come all, to the 25 Days of Geek TV Christmas!
Saturday, December 25th, 2010 – Day 25: Arrested Development
Season 2, Episode 6: “Afternoon Delight”
Directed by: Jason Bateman
Written by: Abraham Higginbotham and Chuck Martin
Starring: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Mae Whitman, Charlie Hartsock, Tom Saunders, Jim Gaines Sullivan, Al Eisenmann, and J.J. Wall
Original Air Date: December 19, 2004
You can stream the episode over at Hulu or watch it right here below! You can also purchase a copy of the episode at Amazon or iTunes.
I love “Afternoon Delight” for many different reasons. Not only is it one of my favorite episodes of one of my favorite series, but it’s my favorite Christmas TV episode of any show (save for maybe Community‘s “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas”). There are a ton of great reoccurring jokes and gags in this episode, along with a hilarious script that all culminates at the Bluth Company Christmas party. Hilarious and well directed by Jason Bateman, “Afternoon Delight” will have you rolling as you watch what shenanigans the Bluths get into this time.
At the Bluth Company Christmas party, Gob gets upset and fires all the employees, forcing Michael to invite them all to a second party at the banana stand so he can rehire them.
Sadly, today is the final day of the 25 Days of Geek TV Christmas. I hope you’ve enjoyed watching all of these episodes. If you have any suggestions for some Christmas themed TV episodes that I may have missed, leave your recommendations in the comments below and I’ll add them to list. Thank for watching along with us, and have a Merry Christmas!