“The One with Phoebe’s Dad” Season 2, Episode 9
This is the first episode of the show, and it aired 21 years ago which is just crazy. This show is an absolute classic and their holiday episodes are always some of my favorites. In this episode, Phoebe discovers that all of her photos of her father are actually just frame filler pictures. When she confronts her grandmother, she admits that Phoebe’s mother had wanted to keep her father’s identity secret. She gives Phoebe her real father’s address, but Phoebe struggles to work up the courage to meet him. Meanwhile, Monica and Rachel’s heat breaks and their entire apartment becomes sweltering. Their Christmas party soon becomes summer theme, with everyone there sweating and suffocating in the heat. This episode is cute and takes place at Christmas, although it isn’t one of the most holiday-spirit evoking things you can watch, in my opinion. But still, if you like friends and you want to watch all the Christmas episodes, it’s definitely still enjoyable.
Netflix available? Yes
Hulu available? No
Xfinity available? No
Holiday rating: 6 Christmas trees