Now, being a comedy site its only right that we speak about this topic and it is also a topic that I love to talk about. Some of my favourite comedy scenes in sitcoms has happened in the Christmas Episodes of a television show and I can watch these over and over again and never get bored of them.
At Christmas, there is more comedy then usual as channels will comission one off specials, or there will be christmas versions of a certain comedy show or something will arise from the dead and do a christmas special (Miranda, Only Fools and Horses, Vicar of Dibley and Goodnight Sweetheart to name a few in recent years.) So in todays Christmas article I am going to tell you some of my favourites and all the reasons why.
Mr Bean and the Nativity Scene
I have to watch this episode of Mr Bean whenever the festive season comes along as I love it as its so funny and absolutely hilarious. There are many classic parts of this episode including the carol singers and the turkey but my favourite part is to do with the Nativity scene in Harrods. The scene sees Mr Bean come across the Nativity scene on the shop floor and start to play with it. The scene like a lot of the show doesnt have a lot of narrative but it is so funny to watch and some of the characters that he introduces and the ending. Absolutely perfect comedy!
Vicar of Dibley – Natvity Scene
Another Nativity scene and a completely different way to portray it in a comedy series and it is absolutely hilarious. This time the Nativity scene comes around because the church decide to hold a live show of the birth of Jesus with real animals and a show that the audience follow to the barn in which the Manger is kept. The
Friends – The One With The Routine
I never really think of this as a Christmas Epsiode but when you think of it – it actually is because Chandler has to stop Rachel and Phoebe finding Monicas presents. I love the Monica and Ross dance routine in this episode it always makes me laugh.
Friends – The One With The Holiday Armadillo
If we are talking about Friends then we have to mention this Christmas episode as well because it is such a classic. I love this episode not really because of the Armadillo but because of one line that Chandler says when he is dressed up as Santa – “I wanted to shake my belly like a bowlful of jelly” – makes me laugh out loud everytime.
The Office US – Classy Christmas
The American Office Christmas episodes are always so random and there are many episodes I could say I like and give lots of reasons why but Classy Christmas I like because its the return of Holly and Michael’s actions make me laugh throughout. Like hiring only one member of a jazz band. Also the snowball fight between Dwight and Jim is so brutal its also so hilarious and very clever.
The Simpsons – Simpsons Roasting On an Open Fire
This is the first ever episode of The Simpsons and also one of the most wholesome in regards to the story – it is such a lovely story and it doesn’t matter how many times i have seen it I always go ahhh at the end.