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!
Monday, December 13th, 2010 – Day 13: 30 Rock
Season 3, Episode 6: “Christmas Special”
Directed by: Don Scardino
Written by: Kay Cannon & Tina Fey
Starring: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander, Alec Baldwin, Katrina Bowden, Keith Powell, Kevin Brown, Grizz Chapman, John Lutz, and Elaine Stritch
Original Air Date: December 11, 2008
You can also purchase a copy of the episode at Amazon or iTunes.
While I’m not a huge fan of Elaine Stritch’s character of Colleen, this episode did a good job of showing how important the relationship between her and Jack and how the holidays can both bring out the best and the worst in people, especially when it comes to family situations. It’s a very strong episode for Alec Baldwin and Stritch that is both funny and sweet at the same time.
In the Christmas episode, Liz decides to help a charity for underprivileged children after her parents ditch their holiday plans. Jack’s mother, Colleen (ELAINE STRITCH), stops Jack from going on a Christmas vacation so he ends up taking his frustration out on the TGS staff. The TGS crew have to ditch their own plans for a holiday-themed episode of the show.
Join us tomorrow for a classic holiday episode of House and let us know what you thought of “Christmas Special.”