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The Best Christmas Episodes On 'American Dad!'

Updated January 25, 2021 2.9k votes 933 voters 54.6k views11 items

List RulesOnly episodes set during Christmas or the holiday season.

Here are the best American Dad! Christmas episodes, including new episodes from the latest season. Whether you're looking for the one where Stan and Steve accidentally shoot Santa Claus in "For Whom the Bell Tolls" or when Stan goes back in time in "The Best Christmas Story Never Told," this list of American Dad! Christmas episodes also includes popular fan favorites, like "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever," "Gifted Me Liberty," and "Minstrel Krampus." What is your favorite Christmas episode from American Dad

Vote up the best American Dad! Christmas specials, and see where they rank among the funniest American Dad! episodes of all time.

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    The Best Christmas Story Never Told

    Stan goes to the past to keep Jane Fonda from ruining Christmas, but he winds up creating an alternate future where the United States has been taken over by the Soviet Union.

    Memorable Quotes:

    The Ghost of Christmas Past: Um, we're kind of in a hurry here.

    The Ghost of Christmas Past: I'm not going back to Tooth Fairy Duty, not after the way I quit! Did you know there's DNA in poo? 'Cos I didn't!

    Francine: Well, isn't that cute. Roger's making a snow angel... a face down snow angel... in a pile of angel vomit.
    Hayley: He's passed out, Mom. He's been binge drinking since Thanksgiving.

    Francine: I'm not going back to that filthy decade without any Purrel!

    • Original Airing: Dec 17 2006
    • Season: American Dad! - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 9
    • Series: American Dad!
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    Ninety North, Zero West

    The Smiths rescue Steve after he's kidnapped and taken to the North Pole, where Santa Claus is using children to mine for precious stones needed for an ancient ritual.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Roger: He didn't have the Christmas magic. For elves, it's in the pointy part of the ears. [He holds up a "Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual"] Read your Bible, people.

    Francine: Santa has kidnapped Steve!
    Jack: Steve Harvey? Santa's gone too far this time!

    Santa: So you're really not here to foil my plans?
    Steve: No, I swear! I was just trying to have a nice Christmas.
    Santa: Then what am I hassling you for? [to his henchman] Cut his throat. But make it Christmas-y.

    • Original Airing: Dec 19 2016
    • Season: American Dad! - Season 14
    • Episode Number: 7
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    The Most Adequate Christmas Ever

    Stan dies while trying to get the perfect Christmas tree. After he dies, he petitions for a second chance at life, which leads to a trial where he must prove that he deserves it.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Francine: Klaus, you got the train to work.
    Klaus: Yeah, it's in my blood. My grandfather was a conductor at Auschwitz.
    [everyone gasps]
    Klaus: No, no, he ran the kiddie train at the zoo. You know, it's a big town, there's other stuff there.

    Roger: Merry, merry everyone!
    Hayley: Wow, great sweater, Roger.
    Roger: Thanks, I totally sniped it from a guy on eBay. I not only stole the sweater, I stole his holiday spirit and that made my holiday spirit grow stronger. Because, that's how it works, right? Like Highlander? There can be only one?

    Guy at Party: Hey J.C., we're out of sushi.
    Jesus: Check again.
    Guy at Party: Thank you!

    • Original Airing: Dec 16 2007
    • Season: American Dad! - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 8
    • Series: American Dad!
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    Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas

    Stan grows tired of his daily responsibilities and makes a Christmas wish to swap lives with the free-spirited Principal Lewis.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Stan: I wanted my family to be, like, suspended in a void, y'know, or like a static nothingness or whatever happens when I leave the room.

    Roger: Some people say "Porsh". Some people say "Porcia". I don't choose sides. I let the car do the talking. I say "Porcia". It's longer. Better chance someone will overhear me talkin' about it. Por-ciaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    Stan: Oh God, the fish doesn't talk. What kind of Twilight-Zone am I living in?

    • Original Airing: Dec 1 2014
    • Season: American Dad! - Season 12
    • Episode Number: 6
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