The Best Christmas Episodes On 'Friends'

Voting Rules
Only Friends episodes set during Christmas or the holiday season.

Head on over to Central Perk for the holidays, and enjoy the best Friends Christmas episodes. Whether you're looking for the one when Joey saves the "ugly" Christmas trees for Phoebe in "The One Where Rachel Quits" or when Ross tries to show Ben the importance of Hanukkah in "The One with the Holiday Armadillo," this list of Friends Christmas episodes also includes popular fan favorites set during the holiday season, like "The One with the Routine," "The One with the Monkey," and "The One with All the Candy." What is your favorite Christmas episode from Friends

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


  • The One With The Routine (a.k.a. The One With The Rockin' New Year)
    Photo: NBC

    On the set of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve", Joey tries to kiss Janine at midnight and Monica and Ross resurrect their dance routine from high school. Meanwhile, Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for Monica's Christmas presents.

    • Original Airing: December 16, 1999
    • Season: Friends Season 6
    • Episode Number: 10
    • Series: Friends
    27 votes
  • The One Where Rachel Quits
    Photo: NBC

    Ross accidentally breaks a little girl's leg and tries to help her sell boxes of cookies which recreates Monica's childhood fixation. Rachel quits her job at Central Perk and Joey's Christmas tree selling conflicts with Phoebe's principles.

    • Original Airing: December 12, 1996
    • Season: Friends Season 3
    • Episode Number: 10
    • Series: Friends
    26 votes
  • The One With The Holiday Armadillo
    Photo: NBC

    Ross wants to introduce Ben to Hanukkah. In order to entice Rachel to move back into their refurbished apartment, Phoebe must drive a wedge between Rachel and current roomie Joey.

    • Original Airing: December 14, 2000
    • Season: Friends Season 7
    • Episode Number: 10
    32 votes
  • The One With All The Candy
    Photo: NBC

    Monica makes candy for the the whole apartment building, but they become a little too popular. Rachel and Tag try to hide their relationship at work. Ross tries to teach Phoebe how to ride a bike.

    • Original Airing: December 07, 2000
    • Season: Friends Season 7
    • Episode Number: 9
    23 votes
  • The One with Phoebe's Dad
    Photo: NBC

    Phoebe tracks down her father, but isn't sure whether she should meet him. Ross asks Rachel to make a list of pros and cons about him.

    • Original Airing: December 14, 1995
    • Season: Friends Season 2
    • Episode Number: 9
    • Series: Friends
    20 votes
  • The One with the Monkey
    Photo: NBC

    The gang make (and break) a pact not to bring dates to their New Years Eve party. Phoebe starts dating a scientist. Ross compensates for his loneliness by getting a monkey.

    • Original Airing: December 15, 1994
    • Season: Friends Season 1
    • Episode Number: 10
    • Series: Friends
    17 votes