Between the Mistletoe on Christmas and the countdown to midnight on New Years Eve, nothing says “I’m about to get herpes from a stranger” like the impromptu (if slightly cliche) holiday hook-up. Here’s our favorite scenes from television and film…tell us if we’re missing any!
JD and Elliot on Scrubs
Hear me out: Yes, Zach Braff and Sarah Chalke are equally annoying, but this scene, with the built-up tension that this 2.0 Ross and Rachel combo cultivated during entire seasons of the show, made awkward makeouts look like the sexiest thing since Elizabeth Taylor told Paul Newman he smelled good in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.
When Harry Met Sally
The ultimate romantic New Years Eve smooch, this one just happened to follow Meg Ryan’s diatribe about how much she really really hates Billy Crystal. Hey, we’ve all been there, right?
Robin and Ted On How I Met Your Mother
The first season of How I Met Your Mother, back when we still cared about who the hell these kids’ mother(s) were, culminated in the New Years Eve 2006 kiss between the two least likable characters on the show. Still: hooray for love!