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The Best 'HIMYM' Episodes To Watch During The Holidays

List RulesOnly 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.

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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
    • Series: How I Met Your Mother
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    The Final Page

    Part 1: Ted wants to rub his new building in the face of an old professor, Barney is the victim of a lengthy jinx, Marshall and Lily run into an annoying old acquaintance, and Robin gets an opportunity to fire Patrice.

    Part 2: Will Ted go to the opening of his new building with Robin as his date, or will he break his promise to Barney and tell her that Barney is proposing to Patrice? Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily have big plans for a rare night out.

    • Original Airing: Dec 17 2012
    • Season: How I Met Your Mother - Season 8
    • Episode Number: 11
    • Series: How I Met Your Mother
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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
    • Series: How I Met Your Mother
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    Symphony of Illumination

    After Robin tells Barney that she's pregnant with his child, she receives some shocking news from her doctor. Meanwhile, a neighborhood teen plays a trick on Marshall while he decorates his house with Christmas lights.

    • Original Airing: Dec 05 2011
    • Season: How I Met Your Mother - Season 7
    • Episode Number: 12
    • Series: How I Met Your Mother
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