6 Heartfelt Schitt's Creek Episodes That Can Help You Through the Holidays

While not everyone will be seeing family in person this year — CDC guidelines recommend that we still need to stay inside and isolated as much as possible — those who are reconnecting with parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins may be in need of something lighthearted and encouraging to watch together. In the midst of a stressful year, Schitt's Creek has been the show I watch when I need a laugh, a distraction, or a reminder that I'm not alone. It deserves all the hype it gets, and I'm thankful a friend shared his love for it so I could see its greatness too. While there are so many great Schitt's Creek episodes to watch with family, these are the ones that will leave your heart feeling full of joy.

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Season 1, Episode 7: "Turkey Shoot"

While the first season of Schitt's Creek isn't its best, this episode definitely stands out. After David bugs out about a bug in his room, Stevie teases him and invites him to go shoot turkeys with her and other town members. David goes, but definitely struggles throughout the ordeal. Watching this humorous (and relatable) episode is a perfect way to relax after eating a bunch of turkey at Thanksgiving.

Watch "Turkey Shoot" on Netflix.

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Season 2, Episode 2: "Family Dinner"

This episode is where the popular and quotable phrase, "Fold in the cheese!" comes from. After the Roses argue over who's going to cook dinner, Moira finally gives in and offers, leaving the other family members worried since she's not the best cook. When David tries to help Moira cook one of her dishes, Moira keeps yelling, "Fold in the cheese!" without explaining, creating a huge, hilarious fuss. If your family also struggle with cooking over the holidays, this episode will help you all laugh about it.

Watch "Family Dinner" on Netflix.

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Season 3, Episode 12: "Friends & Family"

Moira comes across a large portrait of the Rose family that used to stand prominently in their old house. She sends it to Johnny as a gift, and the family look at it together. While Johnny and Moira appreciate the picture, they also feel a bit weird about it since it represents an old part of their life that doesn't feel real anymore. This episode is a great one to watch over the holidays because it shows how families can change and what it's like to reflect on those changes.

Watch "Friends & Family" on Netflix.

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Season 4, Episode 9: "The Olive Branch"

After being on a relationship break, Patrick tries to reconcile with David by extending olive branches. David turns away from him most of the time, but by the end of this episode, he sits Patrick down and lip-syncs Tina Turner's "Simply the Best," the song that Patrick sang to David a few episodes prior. This is an especially great holiday episode for those who are fighting with loved ones and want to see a cute message of hope.

Watch "The Olive Branch" on Netflix.

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Season 4, Episode 13: "Merry Christmas, Johnny Rose"

This episode is known as the formal holiday episode in Schitt's Creek. Johnny throws a Christmas party similar to the parties the family used to throw and is able to get his family members on board despite their reluctance. However, after a lot of mishaps, the Roses struggle to get into the holiday spirit. Don't worry, though: the ending is a happy one filled with Christmas cheer, love, and thoughtfulness. The holidays can be a struggle for families for several reasons, so this episode is a heartwarming breath of fresh air.

Watch "Merry Christmas, Johnny Rose" on Netflix.

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Season 5, Episode 11: "Meet the Parents"

This episode shows that conversations we worry about can actually go well. After David accidentally outs Patrick to Patrick's parents, the parents run off. He tells Patrick what happened, and the two decide that Patrick should come out to them formally. To his surprise, Patrick's parents reaffirm their love for him and share that they were upset earlier because they wished he felt comfortable telling them sooner. The holidays can create a lot of nervousness when we worry our family won't approve of us or when we have to meet our partner's parents, so let this episode reassure you that the holidays may go better than you expect!

Watch "Meet the Parents" on Netflix.