Not ready to let the holidays go? You can be ready with your finger on the remote as the clock strikes 2015 to make the celebration last just a little bit longer with “Friends” when it arrives on Netflix on Jan. 1.


Enjoy our holiday-themed roundups of “Friends” episodes to justify not taking down your decorations yet (or help pass the time if you’re stuck in an airport).




Season 2, Episode 9: “The One With Phoebe's Dad”
Monica tries to use cookies as currency for holiday tips and, in a pre-Amazon Prime storyline, Chandler and Joey having to improvise after waiting too long to shop for gifts.


Season 3, Episode 10: “The One Where Rachel Quits”
Joey gets a job selling Christmas trees, but needs Phoebe’s help.


Season 4, Episode 10: “The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie”
Ross tries to make a long-distance relationship work, and Phoebe tries to write the perfect holiday song.

Season 5, Episode 10: “The One with the Inappropriate Sister”
While collecting money for charity as Santa’s elf, Phoebe is determined to make New Yorkers feel more joyful.

Season 7, Episode 10: “The One with the Holiday Armadillo (Hanukkah)”
Ross has his son, Ben, for the holidays to teach him about Hanukkah, but Christmas without Santa turns out to be a step too far, so Ross has to improvise when he can’t rent a costume at the last minute.

Season 8, Episode 11: “The One with Ross's Step Forward”
Ross is freaked out when his new-ish girlfriend Mona wants to send out a photo of them at Rockefeller Center a joint holiday card.

Season 9, Episode 10: “The One With Christmas In Tulsa”
Chandler has to spend Christmas at the office or be fired, which gets complicated when his boss starts flirting with him.

New Year’s Eve

Season 1, Episode 10: “The One with the Monkey”
The friends are scrambling to find someone to kiss at midnight, which prompts Chandler to start an anti-kissing pact.

Season 5, Episode 11: “The One with All the Resolutions”
The friends make well-intentioned but impossible resolutions.

Season 6, Episode 10: “The One with the Routine”
Janine is invited to be a dancer on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin ' Eve" and invites Joey, Monica and Ross to come along.

Or, if you’re as hopeless in the kitchen as Rachel (remember her noble effort at a sweet-and-savory trifle?) or a wiz like Monica, indulge your inner foodie with these episodes:

Season 7, Episode 3: “The One With Phoebe's Cookies”
It’s discovered that Phoebe’s grandma’s cookie recipe isn’t so secret after all.

Season 6, Episode 9: “The One Where Ross Got High”
Rachel makes a meat trifle, but that’s not the biggest shocker of the episode.

Season 8, Episode 21: “The One With the Cooking Class”
Monica tries to convince a food critic that he was wrong about the soup served at her restaurant.