Happy Christmas Eve Eve! This is my Christmas present to you: an in depth analysis of how the top 3 Friends Christmas episodes are an entirely accurate representation of real life.
(You can disagree with my top 3 Christmas episodes if you’d like, but you’d be wrong.)
3. The One with the Creepy Holiday Card
It might not have been a holiday card, but most of us have experienced some communication issue that caused problems with a person we were dating. Many times, the particular problem lies in that one person perceives the relationship to be moving forward faster than the other person wishes. (i.e. one person thinks sending a holiday card out is innocent and the other person thinks this means you want to get married.) If this episode teaches us anything, it’s that a sit down DTR (define the relationship) will most definitely backfire on you and you shouldn’t give your BF/GF a key to your apartment as a peace offering. It is vitally important to make sure you have open honest communication so that you don’t end up as a HOMELESS PERSON IN A VERY SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP. Basically, you should always tell the truth and this episode has happened to everyone ever.
2. The One with the Routine
If we’re being honest, there are about a million things we did growing up with our siblings that we would never want the world to know. (Except for that time my sister decided to tell everyone that we used to dress up and pretend to be Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders while watching ourselves in the mirror.) Anyway, the hilarity of this episode lies within Monica and Ross having absolutely ZERO idea that their dance “routine” is not cool. At all. Not unlike their obsession with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve or most people’s actual real lives. (Was there an event where you also won honorable mention in the brother/sister dance category? If so, PLEASE comment below.) The routine is a perfect storm of Monica’s competitiveness and Ross’ inclination to over-achieve. This classic brother/sister bonding rivals the Geller Cup for most embarrassing childhood moment and believe me, we’ve all been there. (Is everybody else seeing a troll doll nailed to a 2 x 4?)
1. The One with the Holiday Armadillo
Dad’s going to ridiculous lengths to make their children happy is a completely relatable and adorable Christmas storyline. Also, dad’s waiting until the last minute to perform said adorable act is completely relatable as well. Heaven forbid that a man plan a WEE bit ahead while Santa costumes are still available. No, no, they ALWAYS wait until the very.last.minute. and thus, the Holiday Armadillo is born. Santa’s representative from all the southern states! AND MEXICO! The Holiday Armadillo, or whatever outlandish thing parents do for their children, represents much more than an absurd Christmas costume. It’s a sweet dedication to giving kids the best holiday memories possible. This will happen exponentially when your friends show up in Santa and Superman costumes. Your Christmas celebration will totally look like the Easter Bunny’s funeral, but your kid will have no idea. Good on ya, pops.
P.S. My favorite part was also when Superman flew all the Jews out of Egypt.
Merry Christmas! Phoebe’s Christmas Song