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The Best 'HIMYM' Episodes To Watch During The Holidays 

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Updated December 26, 2019 276 votes 80 voters 4.4k views 13 items

List Rules Only episodes featuring or set during the holiday season.

Celebrity the holidays at MacLaren's, and enjoy the best How I Met Your Mother episodes featuring Ted Mosby's romantic escapades to watch during the holiday season. Whether you're looking for the one where Marshall scares Barney with the third slap in "Slapsgiving" or when Marshall goes all-out with his Christmas decorations in "Symphony of Illumination," this list of How I Met Your Mother Christmas episodes and Thanksgiving episodes also includes popular fan favorites, like "Blitzgiving," "How Lily Stole Christmas," and the New Year's Eve episode "The Limo." What is your favorite holiday episode from How I Met Your Mother

Vote up the best How I Met Your Mother holiday specials, and see where they rank among the funniest HIMYM episodes of all time.

Slapsgiving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'HIMYM' Episodes To Watch During The Holidays
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Marshall warns Barney that the third slap in their "slap bet" will be coming on Thanksgiving night. Meanwhile, Ted and Robin sleep together on the night before Thanksgiving.

Original Airing: Nov 19 2007

Season: How I Met Your Mother (Season 3)

Episode Number: 9

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How Lily Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'HIMYM' Episodes To Watch During The Holidays
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Lily takes away her Christmas display after she finds out that Ted called her a bad name while she was broken up with Marshall, and Barney is too sick for his Christmas plans.

Original Airing: Dec 11 2006

Season: How I Met Your Mother (Season 2)

Episode Number: 11

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The Limo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'HIMYM' Episodes To Watch During The Holidays
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It's New Year's Eve 2005 and Ted spends a large portion of his Christmas bonus for a limo for him and the gang. In addition, he has outlined a plan for how they will ring in the New Year. Unfortunately, things don't always go as planned.

Original Airing: Dec 19 2005

Season: How I Met Your Mother (Season 1)

Episode Number: 11

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Belly Full of Turkey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'HIMYM' Episodes To Watch During The Holidays
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Thanksgiving with Marshall's family is stressful when Lily thinks she might be pregnant. Robin, Barney, and Ted spend the holiday volunteering.

Original Airing: Nov 21 2005

Season: How I Met Your Mother (Season 1)

Episode Number: 9

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