The One Where It Was Christmas: All 10 'Friends' Christmas Episodes, Ranked

From the forgettable to the iconic and everything in between

"Friends," a timeless and beloved sitcom, continues to captivate audiences today, just as it did during its prime in the late '90s and early 2000s. This enduring show, now conveniently available for streaming on Max, is widely regarded as one of the funniest and most dependable series in TV history, leaving fans perpetually eager for more.

The holiday season has a special place in the hearts of "Friends" enthusiasts, with Christmas episodes becoming iconic moments in the series. These episodes beautifully capture the festive spirit, from cozy dinners to raucous celebrations as the clock strikes midnight. It's no wonder that fans hold these holiday-themed episodes in high esteem, often rating them among the series' finest on platforms such as IMDb.

While "Friends" is celebrated for its Thanksgiving episodes — such as the memorable one in which Chandler meets Monica and Joey dons a turkey on his head — the show also boasts its fair share of unforgettable Christmas episodes. What sets these episodes apart is the same enduring formula that characterizes the entire series: an exceptional cast, stellar writing, genuine humor and poignant moments. "Friends" consistently maintained a level of quality that set it apart from other sitcoms and cemented its place in television history.

In the spirit of the season, let's delve into the rankings of all 10 "Friends" Christmas episodes spanning the show's 10-season run, celebrating the festive moments that have become etched in our hearts.

"Friends is currently streaming all 10 seasons on Max.

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