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From Santa Brawls to Die Hard: All The Brooklyn Nine-Nine Christmas Episodes

It's not just Halloween episodes - Brooklyn Nine-Nine also knows how to do Christmas right.

By Trent Moore

Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) spent eight seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine obsessed with Die Hard, so you just know the series had to tackle a couple of Christmas episodes along the way (because, yes, it is a Christmas movie).

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Watch every episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Peacock.

Though its arguably best known for the never-ending saga of Halloween heists, Brooklyn Nine-Nine also took on the cheerful holiday season a handful of times. From drunken Santa brawls, to (you guessed it) a full-fledged riff on Die Hard, the Christmas episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine make for a great little holiday mini-binge.

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The full eight-season run of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is streaming now on Peacock. The series stars Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta, Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz, Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords, Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago, Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle, Chelsea Peretti as Gina Linetti and Andre Braugher as Capt. Holt.

If you’re looking for even more comedy staples, you can find other sitcom hits like The Office (including the extended “SuperFan” episodes), 30 Rock, Scrubs and Parks and Recreation all available to binge on Peacock.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Christmas Episodes

Christmas” - Season 1, Episode 11

It didn’t take long for Brooklyn Nine-Nine to take a swing at its first Christmas episode, which opened with a hilariously festive Santa fight on the streets of New York, which ends with Jake and Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) beating up and arresting two rogue Santas. The main story follows Jake as he’s tasked with protecting Capt. Holt (Andre Braugher) from a threat, with the duo spending most of the episode hand-cuffed together while they try to track down the source of the threat. The story itself admittedly isn’t all that Christmas-y, but it’s really worth it just for the cold open.

The Pontiac Bandit Returns” - Season 2, Episode 10

Brooklyn Nine-Nine didn’t rely too heavily on guest stars most of the time, but when it did, The Office alum Craig Robinson’s Doug Judy (aka the Pontiac Bandit) absolutely stole the show. It was the episode where Jake and Doug really started to become friends — despite being on opposite sides of the law — and Robinson really broke out as a fan favorite. Much like Christmas, this one wasn’t all that festive beyond being set around Christmastime. But it’s one of the best Pontiac Bandit episodes, made even better by a Christmas tree farm chase.

Yippie Kayak” - Season 3, Episode 10

When the episode opens with Santiago (Melissa Fumero) accidentally causing a bomb scare with her attempt to give Capt. Holt a Christmas present, you know it’s a good start for a holiday installment. But the real crux of this one is the Die Hard homage that ramps up when Jake, Gina and Boyle are trapped in a department store on Christmas Eve in the midst of a hostage situation. Though Jake has been obsessed with Die Hard his entire career, it’s Boyle who becomes the poor man’s John McClane in the final moment. His take on McClane’s trademark line? “Yippie kayak, other buckets!” Just make sure to stay for the end for Gina’s makeshift flamethrower.

Captain Latvia” - Season 4, Episode 10

The last Christmas episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine was arguably the most Christmas-y of them all, with Boyle and Jake running across the city to find a Christmas gift for Boyle’s son, and the rest of the precinct teaming up to take on the MTA in a charity caroling competition between departments. We get plenty of caroling, Christmas moments and sweet, funny interactions among the main cast. But really, Hitchcock’s Christmas rap is all we need to get into the holiday spirit.

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