Halloween or Christmas "themed" TV episodes. Which is worse?

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    Despite living in the age of the DVD/binge watch it seems TV shows insist on doing Halloween and Christmas themed episodes.

    Which do you find more annoying?

    In previous years I would have said Christmas without hesitation, however Halloween themed episodes this year mostly seemed a bit tepid. I reserve the right to change this is a few months though.
     
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    I hate the Christmas themed episodes when it revolves around ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. But I enjoy them when it just regular episodes which happen around Christmas time.

    No excuses for Halloween though. Those are usually just horrible
     
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    if a tv shows has Halloween themed episode... BYE. next tv series.
     
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    Halloween episodes are great for the first ten Treehouse of Horror episodes alone.

    I mean, you could disagree with me, but you'd be wrong and bring shame upon your family.
     
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    Christmas is definitely worse commercially. When religion is mixed with consumerism.... ugh...
     
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    By most accounts consumerism/gluttony was already the default setting and then religion co-opted a few things. Anyway this was supposed to be about TV shows having themed episodes.

    This is new to me. I have seen it done for clip shows, amnesia, surprise not really dead outside of scifi/fantasy, also surprise not really dead inside of scifi/fantasy, computers as wizard substitute in modern world and after one too many deus ex machina devices but Halloween themed episode as a reason for junking a show... that is new.
     
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    Usually I would vote for Halloween, but after seeing Brooklyn Nine-Nine's two Halloween episodes and am at a lose, now that I have witnessed a few good ones.
     
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    I usually like both, so I will say which I like less: Halloween, maybe because of cultural differences and/or the lack of scaryness on most halloween specials, The Treehouse of Horror from Simpsons are pretty good though.
     
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    Christmas ones that do the whole "Santa is real!" bullshit are bad. The other ones are fine.
    I like Halloween episodes where the characters dress up.
     
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    Christmas, because it's gotten too commercial and more about materialism than spending time with your loved ones.
     
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    Fair enough (Christmas might even have been that original and changed), however this was about themed episodes of TV shows and not the general concept.
     
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    Depends on the episodes of what series. I'm saying christmas is worst for TV just for all the fcking made for TV movies