The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us. The Christmas season is here and with that comes Christmas TV episodes!
For the 25 days leading up til Christmas Day this month, we’ll be spotlighting some of the best Christmas-themed episodes from some of Geek culture’s greatest shows. Each day we’ll cover different shows and episodes and encourage you to watch along with us. So come one, come all, to the 25 Days of Geek TV Christmas!
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2010 – Day 2: Chuck
Season 2, Episode 11: “Chuck Versus the Santa Claus”
Directed by: Robert Duncan McNeill
Written by: Scott Rosenbaum
Starring: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Adam Baldwin, Julia Ling, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Ryan McPartlin and Tony Hale
Original Air Date: December 15, 2008
You can purchase a copy of the episode at Amazon or iTunes.
As much as I enjoyed the Day 1 pick “Chuck Versus the Crown Vic,” my favorite Christmas episode of Chuck has to be “Chuck Versus the Santa Claus.” The criminal’s take over of the Buy More turns the episode into a bottle episode (for those unfamiliar, a bottle episode is where the primary story throughout the episode takes place in specific and defined location and normally features the main characters trapped in the one location due to a particular reason and the story focuses very heavily on character development) and I love bottle episodes. It’s also one of the best examples of an episode where Chuck’s spy life crossovers into his real life, threatening those around him that he cares for. Also, Sarah shows just how far she’ll go to protect Chuck. It’s a hilarious and drama filled episode with several Die Hard references and is essential Christmas TV viewing.
THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEARâ€”Christmas Eve does not go as planned when an amateur criminal on the run from the police crashes into the Buy More and takes Chuck (Zachary Levi), Ellie (Sarah Lancaster), Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) and the rest of the Buy More gang hostage. In order to protect Chuckâ€™s cover and the safety of the other hostages, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) secretly go in to the store to remove Chuck, but the mission quickly falls apart when Chuck refuses to leave his friends and family behind. Tony Hale guest stars and Joshua Gomez, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Julia Ling and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.
Join us tomorrow as we cover classic holiday episodes of The Office and let us know what you thought of “Chuck Versus the Santa Claus.”