The holidays are right around the corner, and if you haven’t prepared by watching all five Christmas episodes of House yet, there’s still time! After all, there’s no other character on TV who appreciates the festivities of Dec. 25 more than Dr. House himself. (Ha! Kidding!)
In all actuality, House is probably the last person you’d ever want at your Christmas party — unless, of course, general hostility towards cheerfulness is your thing.
Check out the gallery to see 11 House Christmas moments that will make you cringe.
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When Detective Tritter wished him a Merry Christmas.
"Merry Christmas." "And a happy go to hell."
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When he explained why he hates giving gifts.
"Gifts allow us to demonstrate exactly how little we know about a person."
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When he made fun of Cameron's holiday decor.
"Candy canes? Are you mocking me?"
4 of 11
When he compared Santa to Satan.
"Who's that from?" "Santa, obviously, because, you know, I worship him. No wait, that's Satan. I always get them confused."
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When he made fun of Wilson's festive hat.
"Don't pin this on Christ. He's got enough nails in him. And would you take off that hat?" "It's Christmas. It's a reindeer." "It's a moose on a Jew."
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When he rigged Secret Santa and put only his name in the drawing.
"Do you spell 'homie' with a Y? I want to be respectful." "You're actually going to let us do Secret Santa?" "Not just you guys… I like presents too. Pick a name."
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When he ripped down the office's Christmas decorations.
"Dr. Kutner, who told you that it would be a good idea to put superficial representations of a hypocritical season celebrating a mythical figure?" "Wasn't me."
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When he bashed the entire premise of Christmas.
"The notion of picking one time of year to be decent to other people is obscene because it's actually validating the notion of being miserable wretches the rest of the year."
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When he was hostile towards Cameron on Christmas.
"I just wanted to say that I know you did everything you could." "I don't need verification from you to know that I'm doing my job well. That's your problem, not mine." "I was just being nice." "Yeah, well, you don't need to always do that." "Merry Christmas."
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When he let his fellows believe Wilson's gift from the year before was from an admirer.
"Of all the way to mess with people, why give yourself an imaginary present?" "Have you checked the prices for firemen strippers recently?"
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When he let his unfavorable feelings for Secret Santa be known.
"Can we do a Secret Santa?" "I liked you better 15 seconds ago when you were afraid for your job."