Created by Josh Schwartz, the teen drama series 'The O.C' (2003-2007) aired on Fox Network for four seasons
Created by Josh Schwartz, the teen drama series 'The O.C' (2003-2007) aired on Fox Network for four seasons( Source : tvinsider )

There are a total of 2 Thanksgiving episodes in the series The O.C. and here is how to watch them.

American teen drama TV series, 'The O.C.' premiered from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, for four seasons with a total of 92 episodes. The O.C. has a number of Thanksgiving episodes which we have listed here.

The story of the series revolves around the characters - Ryan Atwood and his brother Seth Cohen along with Sandy Cohen, Marissa Cooper, Summer Roberts, Taylor Townsend, and Kirsten Cohen, among others. The series is a mixture of comedy and melodrama.

The O.C. has been aired in more than fifty countries and has been released on DVD, iTunes, and HBO Max as well.

The O.C. Thanksgiving Episodes

Here we have two of the best Thanksgiving Day episodes of the series.

The Homecoming (Season 1, Episode 11)

Mischa Barton as Marissa Cooper and Ben McKenzie as Ryan Atwood in The O.C.'s The Homecoming Episode (2003)
Mischa Barton as Marissa Cooper and Ben McKenzie as Ryan Atwood in The O.C.'s The Homecoming Episode (2003) ( Source : imdb )

The fox drama series, The O.C.'s eleventh episode, The Homecoming, aired on November 19, 2003. 

This O.C. Thanksgiving episode has so many best moments. In the episode, Ben McKenzie, who is portrayed as Ryan Atwood, comes back to his hometown in Chino to help his imprisoned brother, Trey. Ryan came along with his new girlfriend, Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton). Marissa learns more about Ryan's past in this chapter.

Likewise, Kelly Rowan as Kirsten Cohen's father, Caleb Nichol (Alan Dale), came with his young girlfriend who is Marissa's mum, Julie (Melinda Clarke), to the Thanksgiving dinner. 

Kirsten decided that she would be going to cook a big traditional dinner to make it special for Ryan. Sandy (Peter Gallagher) and Kirsten go to the kitchen. After that, Ryan left with Marissa to go with her. When Ryan is leaving, Ryan gives him a pie to give to his brother, Trey, who owes money to some people.

Ryan and Marissa end up at Theresa's home. She also revealed that she and Ryan grew up together.  We can see Seth Cohen, who tries to make the final decision on whom to date, between Anna and Summer. But the viewers can easily predict that he will choose Summer.

Ryan and Marrisa then end up hanging out with Seth after Ryan paid the debut of his brother. And Jimmy, alongside Rachel, planned to watch a football game together. 

The Cold Turkey (Season 4, Episode 3)

The drama series, The O.C.'s third episode, The Cold Turkey, aired on November 9, 2006. The O.C.'s sad and final season, which was written and directed by Josh Schwartz and Michael Lange, has 16 episodes in total.

Ryan, in the episode, is mad at Seth, and he is determined to take revenge on Volchok (Cam Gigandet), who is Marissa Cooper's ex-boyfriend. On the other side, Sandy takes Volchok on as his client. After Sandy was caught with Volchok, he wanted to get an answer from Volchow but was interfered with by Sandy. Ryan then punched Volchok twice so that he would have to live with what he did. 

Summer went to see her dad and found Julie sitting alone on the Thanksgiving dining room table when she was not welcomed in Cohen's house.

At Cohen's house, the Thanksgiving dinner continues. Julie later apologizes to Sandy after opening the door. Later, Julie and Ryan talked alone. Ryan started then started talking about her smile and the memories he had with Marissa. 

Few of the Christmas Episodes

For 'The O.C.'s fans, we have listed each Christmukkah episode from the four seasons of the series. The Christmas Episodes are:

The Best Chrismukkah Ever (Season 1, Episode 13)

Mischa Barton and Ben McKenzie in The O.C. episode The Best Chrismukkah Ever (2003)
Mischa Barton and Ben McKenzie in The O.C. episode The Best Chrismukkah Ever (2003) ( Source : m )

The O.C.'s first Chrismukkah episode, 'The Best Chrismukkah Ever,' was aired on December 3, 2003. The duration of the episode is 43 minutes. It has been rated 8.5 stars out of 10.

In the episode, Seth, Sandy, and Kirsten tell about the concept of a mash-up of Christmas and Hanukkah to Ryan during his first holiday season with the Cohen family. Likewise, the episode involves Seth wrapping up identical gifts for his parents and Marissa.

On the other side, Summer and Anna decide to give Seth a 'very special gift' to make him choose which one he wants to be with. 

The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't (Season 2, Episode 6)

The O.C.'s second season's 6th episode is The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't, which was aired on December 16, 2004. It got 8.6 stars out of 10. The runtime duration of the episode is 44 minutes.

The episode revolves around the story of Caleb Nichol (Alan Dale), who is facing serious jail time. Sandy tells Caleb to confess the truth about Renee and Lindsay. Whereas Caleb said, it would be easier to face Kirsten and Julie. Later, Seth says Chrismukkah should be canceled.

But Summer says that she came up with a plan not to let Chrismukkah cancel. She saves the holiday and includes Lindsay in the Cohen family tradition of Chrismukkah. We can see in the episode that Jimmy and Julie's feeling gets stronger and deeper. 

The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah (Season 3, episode 10)

The drama episode, The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah, from season 3 of The O.C., aired on December 15, 2005. It got 7.7 stars out of 10. The length of the episode is 43 minutes. 

The episode shows Marissa, Ryan, Seth, and Summer looking for the Christmas trees. Seth tells Ryan to consider a bar-mitzvah. Marissa, on the other side, feels bad for Johnny being alone in the holidays, and she wants to get him a tree.

Later, they deliver the tree to Johnny's house.  Johnny then says that he wouldn't be able to go through the surgery. Due to this, they raise money for his surgery. After then, Sandy and Kirsten comment that it is the best Chrismukkah ever. 

The Chrismukk-huh? (Season 4, Episode 7)

This 7th episode from season 4 of The O.C. was aired on December 14, 2006. It is the show's highest-rated holiday episode, as it has been rated 9 stars out of 10. It has 44 minute run time duration.

In the episode, Taylor Townsend (Autumn Reeser) and Ryan are stuck in a parallel universe after a fall. They discover they are in a world where Ryan never came to Newport Beach, California. In addition, Sandy tied the knot to Julie, Kirsten is the wife of Jimmy Copper, and Summer is engaged to Ches.

Because of the alternative universe, everyone is different in the episode. 

Meet The Cast Of The Series

Peter Gallagher as Sandy Cohen

Peter Gallagher as Sandy Cohen in The O.C.
Peter Gallagher as Sandy Cohen in The O.C. ( Source : popsugar )

Peter Gallagher played the role of Sandy Cohen in the series. He is the husband of Kirsten Cohen and the father of Seth Cohen, as well as the legal guardian of Ryan. Peter has described his character as a 'leftie Jewish from the Bronx'.

American actor, Gallagher, 67, is known for starring in 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,' 'Californication,' 'Grace & Frankie,' 'Mr. Deeds,' 'Covert Affairs,' and more. 

Kelly Rowan as Kirsten Cohen

The O.C. cast Kelly Rowan as Kirsten Cohen
The O.C. cast Kelly Rowan as Kirsten Cohen ( Source : popsugar )

The character Kirsten Cohen was played by Kelly Rowan. In the series, she is the wife of Sandy Cohen and Seth's mother.

Rowan, 57, is a TV and film actress who is renowned for her appearance in 'The Gate,' 'Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh,' 'Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years,' and more. 

Ben McKenzie as Ryan Atwood

Ben McKenzie Portrayed As Ryan Atwood In The O.C
Ben McKenzie Portrayed As Ryan Atwood In The O.C ( Source : popsugar )

Ben McKenzie portrayed the character of Ryan Atwood in the series 'The O.C.'. Ryan is seen as a troubled teenager who was thrown out of the family home by his mum, Dawn Atwood. 

McKenzie, 44, is an actor and commentator from the USA who is well-known for his role in Gotham, Junebug, 88 Minutes, Line of Duty, and Some Kind of Beautiful.

The other cast and their roles in the series are:

  • Mischa Barton as Marissa Cooper
  • Adam Brody as Seth Cohen
  • Chris Carmack as Luke Ward
  • Tate Donovan as Jimmy Cooper
  • Melinda Clarke as Julie Cooper
  • Rachel Bilson as Summer Roberts
  • Alan Dale as Caleb Nichol
  • Autumn Reeser as Taylor Townsend
  • Willa Holland as Kaitlin Cooper