Every ‘Modern Family’ Christmas Episode, Ranked by Fans
There’s nothing like celebrating the holidays with family — especially this Modern Family. In its 11 seasons, ABC’s comedy boasts a handful of Christmas episodes for fans to binge-watch. Which are the best festive episodes of the award-winning series, Modern Family? Here’s what fans on Reddit had to say.
The first ‘Modern Family’ Christmas episode is in season 1, titled ‘Undeck the Halls’
No one likes a liar, especially during Christmastime. This is the first holiday-themed episode released by Modern Family when Phil takes it upon himself to find out which kid was smoking after seeing a burn mark on the couch.
“’Undeck the halls’ no doubt! Phil taking the tree away, about to put it back and then takes it away again. And Phil saying, ‘So I guess the couch came home from a stressful day and lit a cigarette’ because that makes no sense,” said one Reddit user.
Fans shared their love for season 3’s ‘Express Christmas’
How does the cast of Modern Family celebrate Christmas when the Dunphy and Pritchetts are all busy on Christmas day? They scramble to celebrate Christmas a week early, on a day called “Express Christmas” by Phil. This episode features a hectic shopping trip, Gloria’s stun gun, and a heartwarming ending.
“‘Express Christmas’ will always be my [favorite Christmas episode,]” wrote one Reddit user. “The whole family working together so they can celebrate Christmas before they all leave – not a big deal anyway but the fact they wanted to celebrate together even though they’re together every week.”
The Dunphy-Pritchetts spend the holidays at a log cabin during season 7’s ‘White Christmas’
When the Dunphys, Pritchetts, and their “manny,” Andy, head for a log cabin, they’re welcomed with heat and a woman named Fig Wilson, whose family abandoned her on Christmas. Jay announces he’s retiring and to Claire’s surprise, he’s leaving Pritchett’s Closets to someone named Chuck Finney. The biggest surprise is that Gloria invited Andy’s girlfriend, Beth, to stay with them, even though Andy and Haley are seeing each other.
“I love when Gloria brings Beth in and Claire pushes Haley back into the room. And then after you hear Gloria yell ‘what,’” said one Reddit user.
Season 5’s holiday episode is ‘The Old Man and The Tree’
Everyone has goals for the new year. For Phil, that was reaching Canada on his elliptical machine. During “The Old Man and The Tree,” Luke tries to help Phil reach his goal, while Cam and Lily get mixed up at a homeless shelter for the holidays. At the same time, Jay and Manny head into the forest to chop down their own Christmas tree, which proves to be a lot harder than it looks.
One of the most recent ‘Modern Family’ holiday episodes is Season 10’s ‘Stuck in a Moment’
During season 10, Haley had a huge announcement for the rest of her family. “Stuck in a Moment” is the episode that she and Dylan tell the family about their pregnancy. At the same time, Phil borrows the family Christmas tree for one of his house showings. Of course, there are plenty of jokes and holiday fun along the way.
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