Some shows are shows that do holiday-themed episodes. It's part of their tradition. This Is Us, for instance, does a Thanksgiving episode nearly every year. Doctor Who is famous for its Christmas specials since returning to the airwaves in 2006. Other shows refuse to acknowledge the holidays, as if that would anchor them in the reality of the world. And then there's Grey's Anatomy. Grey's Anatomy Christmas episodes are like shooting stars, they're here one minute and gone the next, with no sign of when the next time one will fly by.
Grey's Anatomy is one of the longest-running broadcast dramas on television, with 300+ episodes and counting. It broke the record previously held by ER as the longest-running American medical drama. But when it comes to holiday-themed installments, the episodes are few and far between. With the show rounding into its 17th season in 2020, there are only five episodes over the show's entire run that are set at Christmastime.
But absence makes the heart grow fonder. That Grey's Anatomy doesn't do a holiday episode every year means the times it does do them just become all the sweeter. Here's the full list of holiday-themed installments if you're looking to binge out the holiday with Meredith Grey and company.