Here’s a List of All the ‘Friends’ Holiday Episodes You Can Watch Before It Leaves Netflix in January 2020
The countdown has been on since WarnerMedia announced that “Friends” will be leaving Netflix for HBO Max come January. The hit show has been exclusively streaming on the platform since 2015. Come January 2020, however, “Friends” won’t be available on any streaming service until HBO Max launches in May.
In addition to streaming reruns, reports also came out that HBO Max is in talks for a “Friends” 25th anniversary reunion, which would see all six cast members return for a special on the platform The reunion is not official, however, as they are still trying to work out details of a deal and scheduling for the show.
While “Friends” has left us with some serious existential questions (Were they or were they not on a break?), given us some catch phrases (“How you doin’?) and brought us hymns we’ll cherish (“Smelly Cat” forever), here’s your last chance to watch all of the series’ holiday episodes while it’s still on Netflix. After all, it is the end of an era.
Season 1, Episode 10: “The One With the Monkey”
“The gang make (and break) a pact not to bring dates to their New Year’s Eve party. Phoebe starts dating a scientist. Ross compensates for his loneliness by getting a monkey.”
Season 2, Episode 9: “The One With Phoebe’s Dad”
“As the friends are preparing for the festive season, Phoebe tracks down her father, but isn’t sure whether she should meet him. Ross asks Rachel to make a list of pros and cons about him. Rachel and Monica have a Christmas party at their place.”
Season 3, Episode 10: “The One Where Rachel Quits”
“Ross accidentally breaks a little girl’s leg and tries to help her sell boxes of cookies, which recreates Monica’s childhood fixation. Rachel quits her job at Central Perk and Joey’s Christmas tree selling conflicts with Phoebe’s principles.”
Season 4, Episode 10: “The One With the Girl From Poughkeepsie”
“Ross meets an amazing girl from Poughkeepsie on the train. Rachel hates to be alone around the festive season. In order for her kitchen staff to acknowledge her authority, Monica hires Joey so she can fire him in front of them. Chandler unsuccessfully tries to set Rachel up with a co-worker.”
Season 5, Episode 10: “The One With The Inappropriate Sister”
“A bored Ross wreaks havoc in Chandler and Joey’s lives. Rachel is uncomfortable with Danny’s unusually close relationship with his sister. Phoebe runs into trouble while collecting donations for the poor during Christmas.”
Season 6, Episode 10: “The One With the Routine”
“On the set of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” Joey tries to kiss Janine at midnight and Monica and Ross resurrect their dance routine from high school. Meanwhile, Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for Monica’s Christmas presents.”
Season 7, Episode 10: “The One With the Holiday Armadillo”
“Ross wants to introduce Ben to Hanukkah. In order to entice Rachel to move back into their refurbished apartment, Phoebe must drive a wedge between Rachel and current roomie Joey.”
Season 8, Episode 11: “The One with Ross’s Step Forward”
“Ross and Mona took pictures of themselves at the Rockefeller Center and now Mona wants to send the picture as a holiday card to friends. Ross freaks out at the thought of them sending out holiday cards together because they’ve only been dating a couple of months. Ross tries to have a conversation about their relationship and says all the wrong things and ends up giving Mona a key to his apartment.”
Season 9, Episode 10: “The One With Christmas in Tulsa”
“Chandler must spend Christmas in Tulsa, causing Monica to think he might have an affair with a former Miss Oklahoma runner-up while he is there. Chandler comes home early to announce that he quit his job.”