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The Best Christmas Episodes On 'American Dad!'

Updated January 25, 2021 2.8k votes 920 voters 53.8k 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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    For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls

    Stan and Steve accidentally shoot and kill Santa Claus, but he is brought back to life by his elves and is hell-bent on getting revenge against the entire Smith family.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Stan: [to Hayley about Jeff] Just because you married him doesn't make him a part of my family.
    Hayley: Actually, it does, Dad, and you need to accept that.
    Stan: Hayley, the only thing I have to accept is that socially I can't wear mascara even though it makes my eyes pop like firecrackers.

    Francine: I'm starting a new Christmas tradition.
    Stan: What was wrong with our old traditions? Like letting homeless people smell our napkins after Christmas dinner?
    Francine: On The View, they said we could try the Dutch custom of putting presents in wooden clogs. Barbara Walters said it and she had an affair with a married black senator. So, you know, she doesn't drive in the slow lane.

    Roger: Poor Ned Beatty. He can he can play Rudy's dad all he wants, but when we look at him, all we see is him getting rammed in the woods.

     

    • Original Airing: Dec 12 2010
    • Season: American Dad! - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 8
    • Series: American Dad!
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    Minstrel Krampus

    Stan and Roger travel to the North Pole to rescue Steve from an infamous Christmas demon. An epic battle between Santa and Krampus ensues. Elsewhere, Hayley earns money for Christmas presents by working at the airport.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Jamaican #1: Where the irie plane, mon?
    Jamaican #2: You trying to tell me this flight is late, skank?
    Jamaican #3: Rude boy!

    Stan: What are you doing? We had a deal.
    Santa: Yeah, well I'm Santa and maybe now even a dumb*ss like you can figure out that I'm the bad guy.
    Steve: That's what I was trying to tell you! Krampus was good. He cared about kids, Santa just spoils them.
    Santa: And I make a hell of a lotta money doing it. Most of my portfolio is in toy stocks. [laughing]
    Stan: That's why you give toys to everyone...whether they're naughty or nice.
    Santa: The naughty kids buy the most toys.
    Roger: Wait, what? Kids don't buy toys, you give toys away. H...how does that make mone...
    Santa: Do not overthink this! Just know that I'm in bed with big toys so I'm making money.

    Santa: Once we kill Krampus, you'll be on my permanent good list, Stan. You and Jesus.
    Roger: But he's Jewish.
    Santa: He is?!

    • Original Airing: Dec 16 2012
    • Season: American Dad! - Season 8
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Series: American Dad!
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    Stan and Francine are left behind after the Rapture, and wind up playing critical roles in Jesus Christ's war against the Antichrist.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Roger: Ah, I love your religion - for the crazy! Virgin birth, water into wine; it's like Harry Potter, but it causes genocide and bad folk music.

    Stan: God pays twice as much attention on Christmas, like the media when a white kid goes missing.

    Jesus Christ: Kneel before the Lord... punk.

    • Original Airing: Dec 13 2009
    • Season: American Dad! - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 9
    • Series: American Dad!
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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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