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The Top 7 Moments in Friends Holiday History

The TV series Friends ran for ten seasons and is still seen in syndication. In that time, there were plenty of episodes centered around the holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years Eve, some more memorable than others. Who could ever forget the outrageous Holiday Armadillo?

It’s important for children to know and understand where they came from. Holidays aren’t just about presents, or at least that’s what parents tell their kids. During season 7, Ross wants to teach his son Ben about their Jewish heritage. But Ben, being a typical kid, is just excited for Christmas and Santa, showing no interest in much else. Ross finally gives up and decides to rent a Santa costume to make Ben happy, but it’s too late. With no Santa costumes available, he arrives dressed as the “Holiday Armadillo” – representing Santa for “all the southern states and Mexico”. Ben is unimpressed at first but soon becomes interested in Hanukah and the Festival of Lights. Everything’s going as planned until Chandler arrives dressed as Santa Claus. Ross kicks him out but not before Monica asks Chandler to keep the costume “for later.”

Relive the memories with video clips from seven of the funniest and most ridiculous holiday episodes of Friends at TVOM.

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