Does ‘Gilmore Girls’ Have a Christmas Episode?
The little town of Stars Hollow had many festivals and celebrated really unique holidays. But are there any Christmas episodes of Gilmore Girls? There are just a few episodes that take place around Christmas time and there are some dramatic moments between Lorelai (Lauren Graham), Rory (Alexis Bledel), and the rest of the characters. Here are the three Christmas episodes of Gilmore Girls.
‘Forgiveness and Stuff’ Season 1 Episode 10
The first season had an important Christmas episode with “Forgiveness and Stuff.” Richard (Edward Herrmann) goes to the hospital after he collapses due to a heart attack at a Christmas party. This leads to Emily (Kelly Bishop), Lorelai, Rory, and Luke (Scott Patterson) spending time there.
It’s not a totally “feel good” episode because of what happened to Richard. But the health emergency does make Emily and Lorelai try to play nice. There are some fun elements in the episode with the town putting on Christmas pageant in the episode. The scene of Emily and Richard together at his hospital bed is also one of their sweetest moments in the whole series.
‘Merry Fisticuffs’ Season 7 Episode 10
Gilmore Girls doesn’t really go back to Christmas until its last season in its original run. In “Merry Fisticuffs” Emily once again throws a Christmas party. By then the differences between married Christopher and Lorelai bubble up, Luke meets with a lawyer to fight for custody of his daughter, and Rory and Logan (Matt Czuchry) awkwardly go on a double date with Marty (Wayne Wilcox) and Lucy (Krysten Ritter.) Lucy still doesn’t know that Marty and Rory know each other.
The ending is pretty crazy and probably one of the many reasons why Gilmore Girls fans aren’t thrilled about the last season.
‘Santa’s Secret Stuff’ Season 7 Episode 11
Things from the previous episode carry over into “Santa’s Secret Stuff.” Lorelai, Rory, Christopher, and Gigi try to spend Christmas together after putting the holiday on hold when Rory was away in London. Luke also asks Lorelai to write a character reference for his custody battle.
It’s another awkward episode given Gigi is more involved. Also, Lorelai, Rory, and Christopher are trying to figure out which Christmas traditions they should go with moving forward.
The show has even more winter episodes
Lorelai definitely loves snow so there are many episodes that take place during winter, but doesn’t necessarily acknowledge Christmas. Those episodes include “The Bracebridge Dinner” which has many beloved characters having a themed dinner at the inn. In “That’ll Do Pig,” Lorelai is on the search for a gift for Richard, whose mother is also in town. In “Women of Questionable Morals,” Lorelai wakes up a cranky Luke to go out and see the snow.
So there are a few options when it comes to binging Gilmore Girls at this time of the year. There are more winter episodes than actual Christmas episodes. Sadly, two of the Christmas episodes are in the show’s weirdest season.
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