12/16/2014 05:13 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Holiday TV Episodes That Celebrate Hanukkah, Too

Tuesday night marks the beginning of Hanukkah, the festival of lights! So if you're interested in some post-Menorah lighting TV watching, we've got you covered. Below, find five iconic holiday episodes that celebrate Hanukkah. (And if you are an observer of Chrismukkah, check out our handy guide to the best Christmas episodes currently on Netflix.)

1. "Friends," "The One With The Holiday Armadillo"
In this classic holiday episode, Ross wants to teach his son, Ben, about his Jewish heritage. He runs into costume troubles and ends up having to wear an Armadillo suit. So, he takes on the persona of a "Holiday Armadillo" to shower Ben in the Hanukkah spirit.

2. "Rugrats," "A Rugrats Chanukah"
Need a reminder on the specifics of the Hanukkah story? Watch "A Rugrats Chanukah," and see the babies act it out before your very eyes. The adults are on theme too as Grandpa Boris fights a longtime rival over who will star in their synagogue's Hanukkah play.

3. "The OC," "The Best Chrismukkah Ever"
Seth introduces Ryan to his hybrid Christmas-Hanukkah holiday and throws a party to celebrate the occasion. Summer and Anna each try to win Seth over with personalized gifts, but he continues to struggle to choose between them.

4. "The Nanny," "The Hanukkah Story"
Fran worries after a snowstorm threatens Maxwell, C.C. and Gracie's safety. But, in the true spirit of sit-com holiday episodes, a Hanukkah miracle intervenes.

5. "Even Stevens," "Heck Of A Hanukkah"
It's Christmas and Hanukkah time in the Stevens household, and Louis cannot wait to find his presents. Unfortunately, his life takes a turn for the worse as soon as he does. That is, until a mystical holiday spirit visits to help him out.

BONUS: "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" "Can I Interest You in Hannukah?"
Jon Stewart visits Stephen Colbert on his Christmas special to pitch him on Hanukkah.



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