Stars Hollow served as the backdrop for some of the best scenes in Gilmore Girls. The small town that Lorelai Gilmore and Rory Gilmore called home was perfect, but its quirky people and fun festivities made it really special. Part of the charm of the show was the way Stars Hollow incorporated the holiday seasons into everyday life, but do you know which holiday was most present and which holiday was completely ignored?
‘Gilmore Girls’ fans love the show’s Thanksgiving episodes
Thanksgiving is Stars Hollow’s most beloved holiday. At the very least, that seems to be the case if you ask fans of the series. The Season 3 episode, “A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving,” is regularly cited as one of the show’s best holiday episodes.
In the episode, Lorelai and Rory must figure out how to attend four different dinners without getting full too soon. The entire episode follows Lorelai and Rory as they stop by Sookie’s house and then attend the Kim family’s Thanksgiving dinner. They also stop by Emily and Richard Gilmore’s house and Luke’s restaurant for additional meals.
The Season 6 episode, “He’s Slippin ” em Bread… Dig?” is also a classic, according to fans of the series. The Thanksgiving-themed episode also features Rory and Lorelai’s long-awaited reconciliation. The Thanksgiving feast at the Dragonfly Inn is pretty cool too.
Christmas was the most celebrated holiday on ‘Gilmore Girls’
While Gilmore Girls fans often rate the show’s Thanksgiving episodes as their favorite holiday-themed options, Christmas was the most celebrated holiday on the show. Of the series’ 153 episodes, eight were Christmas themed or, at the very least, set during the winter holiday season.
Every season had a Christmas episode, but Season 7, the show’s farewell season, actually had two. “Merry Fisticuffs” and “Santa’s Secret Stuff” both nod to winter vacation. Fans simply love the Season 1 episode, “Sorry and Stuff”. also.
An important party is completely missing from ‘Gilmore Girls’
Stars Hollow was a hamlet that regularly held parties. The city has hosted a roaring fire festival, a winter carnival, and even a dance marathon. With so many festivals, you’d think the city would be bonkers for Halloween. Oddly enough, most of the villagers seemed to skip the holidays every year.
There is technically only one episode in the entire series that even refers to the holidays. Season 6’s seventh episode, “Twenty-One Is the Loneliest Number,” mentions Halloween, but that’s far from the main focus. Reddit users argue it doesn’t even feel particularly vacation related. Rory’s milestone birthday overshadows the barely mentioned Halloween festivities.