The Best Holiday Episodes On 'Parks and Recreation'

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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.

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  • Citizen Knope
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    62 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.

    Unable to get work done from inside the Parks Department, Leslie forms a citizen action group and fights from the outside. Meanwhile, everyone in the office brainstorms ideas for what to get Leslie for Christmas.
    • Original Airing: December 08, 2011
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 10
    62 votes
  • Halloween Surprise
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    68 VOTES

    Halloween Surprise


    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?

    A new job offer for Ben causes Leslie to contemplates their future. Meanwhile, Ron and Andy take Diane's girls out trick-or-treating, and Tom searches for a new business idea.
    • Original Airing: October 25, 2012
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 5
    68 votes
  • Meet n Greet
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    130 VOTES

    Meet n Greet


    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.

    Andy and April host a Halloween bash at their house. Tom emcees an event for Leslie's campaign. Andy and April receive an unusual wedding present from Ron and Ann.
    • Original Airing: October 27, 2011
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 5
    130 votes
  • Ron and Diane
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    103 VOTES

    Ron and Diane


    Memorable Quotes:

    Andy: I'm allergic to sushi. Every time I eat more than 80 sushis, I barf.

    Leslie: By Swanson standards, we're close. I know when your birthday is.
    Ron: So does Baskin-Robbins.

    Tom: It's cold outside, and I can't wear mittens cause they're unflattering to my hands.

    Ron, Diane, and Leslie attend a wood working awards dinner after one of Ron's handcrafted chairs is nominated, but the happy occasion is threatened by the arrival of Tammy II. Meanwhile, Jerry hosts a holiday party at his home with his wife, and some of his friends are shocked to find they were not invited.
    • Original Airing: December 06, 2012
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 9
    103 votes
  • 5
    56 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.

    "Greg Pikitis" is the seventh episode of the second season of Parks and Recreation, and the thirteenth overall episode of the series. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on October 29, 2009. In the episode, Leslie attempts to catch a suspected teenage vandal in the act of defacing a public statue. Meanwhile, Ann throws a Halloween party, which turns out to be very boring until Tom livens it up. The episode was written by series co-founder Michael Schur and directed by Dean Holland, an editor on the series. "Greg Pikitis" featured a guest performance by stand-up comedian Louis C.K. as Dave Sanderson, Leslie's police officer boyfriend. It also featured Cody Klop as Greg Pikitis, a ...more
    • Original Airing: October 29, 2009
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 7
    56 votes
  • Galentine's Day
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    50 VOTES

    Galentine's Day


    Memorable Quotes:

    Leslie: Prospects for new Pawnee best friend. Donna Meagle. Confident, worldly, we go way back. April Ludgate. Vivid imagination, young, and vibrant. Shauna Malwae-Tweep. Pretty, fragile, makes terrible life decisions. A real fixer-upper, but look, it's not like Ann was doing so hot when I met her. Ethel Beavers. Bit of a dark horse. Crotchety, but probably wise. And then we got Evelyn, aka fake Ann. I don't know her last name. Honestly we just needed bodies.

    Leslie: Okay, it's time for a little Galentine's day Q&A. Donna, you pick first.
    Donna: "What is your favorite TV show?" Well, for live tweeting, it's Scandal. For binge watching, it's Scandal. But for fashion, it's actually Scandal. My answer is Scandal.

    Leslie: The only thing I am crazy about is a magnificent, pregnant manta ray named Ann Perkins. I am ranking topics of conversation for our next phone call. The worst part about your best friend living in another stupid state is the topics really pile up. What do you think should be higher priority? Infinity scarves or whether or not it's worth it for me to get Showtime?

    Leslie throws a hasty Galentine’s Day in an attempt to find a replacement for Ann. Tom and Ben look to finalize a deal on tents for the Unity Concert, while Ron finds himself looking after Andy.
    • Original Airing: March 20, 2014
    • Season: Parks and Recreation - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 17
    50 votes