Arguably one of the best episodes produced during the holidays, “A Benihana Christmas” in season three is full of classic Michael lines, heated Jim and Pam tension, and wild Dwight pranks. Can it get any better than that? (The answer is no.)
Following a sudden breakup, Michael is heartbroken and distraught, to which Andy takes him, Dwight and Jim out to Scranton’s Benihana to try and lift the mood. “Nog-a-sake” shots are taken, and then naturally, the chaos occurs, especially when Andy encourages Michael to ask out their waitress. Meanwhile, back at Dunder Mifflin, the office is divided into two separate holiday parties, as Phyliss, Hannah and Kevin attend Angela’s, while the rest of the staff are at Pam and Karen’s. Although “The Office” has a handful of Christmas episodes to choose from, this one steals the spotlight.