“Forgiveness and Stuff” Season 1, Episode 10
The Santa burger!! The monstrosity pictured above is a Gilmore classic, when Luke made Lorelai a burger that looks like Santa because she was sad she wasn’t invited to her parents’ Christmas dinner. This is also a really important episode because it features the classic “you may go first” scene, which is now even sadder since the passing of Edward Hermann. In this episode Rory and Lorelai are fighting, as are Emily and Lorelai. Rory goes to the Gilmore Christmas party, where Richard has a heart attack. This forces the family to come together and forgive each other, even though it is hard. This episode has some pretty holiday decor and a nice atmosphere, but really reinforces the importance of being with loved ones during the holidays. This may not be the best episode to watch if you’ve never seen the show before, since it is so plot heavy, but if you enjoy the show it’s a must see.
Netflix available? Yes
Hulu available? No
Xfinity available? Yes, for a fee
Holiday rating: 8 Christmas trees