The Best Holiday Episodes On 'Parks and Recreation'

Party with Pawnee, and enjoy the best Parks and Recreation holiday episodes. Whether you're looking for Christmas episodes or Halloween specials, this list of Parks and Rec holiday-themed episodes includes favorites, like "Galentine's Day" and "Ron and Diane."

Vote up the best holiday episodes, and see how they rank among the funniest Parks and Rec episodes of all time.


  • Meet n Greet
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    147 VOTES


    Memorable Quotes:

    Leslie: Look, I don't like to throw around the word "butthead" too often. If you call everybody a butthead then it kinda loses its impact. But I can say without hesitation that Tom is being a real d*ck.

    Ron: No home is complete without a proper toolbox. Here's April and Andy's: A hammer, a half eaten pretzel, a baseball card, some cartridge that says Sonic and Hedgehog, a scissor half, a flashlight filled with jellybeans.

    • Original Airing: Oct 27 2011
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 5
    • Series: Parks and Recreation
  • Citizen Knope
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    60 VOTES


    Memorable Quotes:

    Leslie: [Logo on her Parks Committee of Pawnee t-shirt] PCP - makes it fun

    Ron: Every year, I give Leslie the same present I give everyone: a crisp 20 dollar bill. And every year, she gets me something thoughtful and personal. It makes me furious. This year, she outdid herself.
    [Presses a clicker that closes both of his office doors at once]
    Ron: She had it installed over the weekend. It's so...
    [starts crying]
    Ron: it's so beautiful.

    • Original Airing: Dec 08 2011
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 10
  • 3
    60 VOTES


    Memorable Quotes:

    Leslie: I believe that you're innocent until proven guilty in this country. That's the cornerstone of democracy.
    Andy: Sure.
    Leslie: On the other hand. Greg Pikitis is a little punk. And I kind of want to TP his house.

    Ron: Ann, do you have any Mounds? Because all I can find are Almond Joys. And almonds give me the squirts.

    April: I passed up a gay Halloween party to be here. Do you know how much fun gay Halloween parties are? Last year I saw three Jonas brothers make out with three Robert Pattisons. It was amazing.

    • Original Airing: Oct 29 2009
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 7
    • Series: Parks and Recreation
  • Halloween Surprise
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    Memorable Quotes:

    Andy: [talking into tape recorder] 7:34 p.m. Man dressed as a nerd. Female dressed as... crazy witch.
    Man: Neither of us is in costume.
    Andy: Case closed. Candy please.

    Leslie: The Pawnee municipal employee health care plan is kinda crappy.  One time I sprained my wrist, and our insurance claimed that having a wrist was a pre-existing condition.

    Andy: I’m applying to the police academy soon, and the manual says I have to work on my observation skills.  So…tree, leaves, night, sky, hand, Andy’s hand. Pfft.  What else you got?

    • Original Airing: Oct 25 2012
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 5
    • Series: Parks and Recreation