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The Ultimate Ranking Of The Office's Christmas Episodes

An iPod has never been so controversial.

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Like any good office, the folks at Dunder-Mifflin put together some memorable holiday celebrations over the years. In fact, the Scranton, Pennsylvania, paper company probably had some of the wildest office Christmas parties ever, since it was home to the zany cast of characters of The Office. But with nine seasons of The Office to go through, finding the best Christmas episodes can be harder than finding the perfect Christmas gift for your boss. No worries, though, because this guide is here with the definitive ranking of The Office’s Christmas episodes.

All nine seasons of The Office are available to stream on Peacock, so as soon as you're done watching all the newest Christmas movies for 2022, you can easily keep the holiday marathon going with these classic episodes. (That is, as long as Michael Scott doesn't cancel Christmas this year.) No matter what, the one thing that's guaranteed is that doing a marathon of these Christmas episodes of The Office is definitely way better than going to your actual office party. From Secret Santa snafus to hibachi hijinks, these Christmas episodes are here to provide a little holiday cheer and a lot of cringe-worthy humor. So settle in, and let the festivities begin, Dunder-Mifflin style.


"Christmas Wishes" (Season 8, Episode 10)


This is the first Christmas episode without Michael, and it's simply not as fun to watch Andy try to grant everyone's Christmas wishes as it would be to watch Michael do the same. That said, it's always a blast to spend time in the Scranton office, and this episode also offers some classic Jim/Dwight pranks.


"Dwight Christmas" (Season 9, Episode 9)

After Steve Carell left The Office, the show was never exactly the same. But this episode featuring Dwight going all out for a Pennsylvania Dutch-style traditional Christmas gets pretty close to filling the Michael Scott-sized holes in everyone's hearts.


"Classy Christmas" (Season 7, Episode 11)


This episode wins points for a series of really sweet, heartfelt moments, like Jim and Pam's tender homemade gift exchange, Darryl working hard to make his daughter happy on Christmas, and Michael's attempts to impress Holly with a fancy party. Oh, and Jim and Dwight have a pretty epic snowball fight, if you're more in the mood for typical The Office silliness.


"Secret Santa" (Season 6, Episode 13)

This episode gives a pretty feminist Christmas representation in the form of Phyllis's female Santa Claus, who is honestly a modern holiday icon. Michael isn't having it, though. He insists on dressing up too, except he tries to trump Santa by walking around Dunder-Mifflin in a Jesus costume. With all the Christmas superstars making an appearance in this episode, it's a thoroughly festive time.


"A Benihana Christmas" (Season 3, Episode 10)


Michael is devastated after his girlfriend Carol breaks up with him (for editing himself into a Christmas photo of her and her children... so let's be real, he deserved it). But to cheer himself up, he takes the guys from the office to Benihana to find a rebound and they end up in one of the most depressing places to spend the holidays. There's some offensive humor scattered throughout this episode, so points are taken off.


"Moroccan Christmas" (Season 5, Episode 10)

This episode has it all: Dwight capitalizing off of the latest Christmas toy craze, Michael staging an intervention, and Meredith's hair catching on fire. It's all the Christmas kookiness you'd expect from The Office, including Dwight collapsing into a wrapping paper desk.


"Christmas Party" (Season 2, Episode 10)


The Christmas episode that started it all. When Michael ignores the $20 limit on Secret Santa gifts and buys Ryan an iPod, he only ends up disappointed that the handmade oven mitt he's gifted doesn't match up to what he bought. Thus begins the most hilariously awkward gift swap of all time and a long tradition of The Office Christmas celebrations.

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