We rarely see the holiday season in the Star Trek franchise; with a plethora of cultures, species and systems of beliefs, that makes perfect sense.
Ignoring that one scene with Jean-Luc spending a Christmas in the Twilight Zone, I mean, um the Nexus from Star Trek: Generations, of course.
So… if we did get a one-off Christmas episode, who would you rather spend it with? Rocking around the Christmas tree with Data, Crusher and Riker (his leg posed on a large snowman)? Having a happy Hanukkah with Kirk, Spock and Bones? Spending Winter Solstice with Archer on the original Enterprise (and not just because it’s the shortest day of the year)?
Perhaps you’d like a krazy Kwanzaa with Janeway doing that face parents do when you open your presents and they know exactly what they’ve got you? Chakotay, of course, wouldn’t have a clue what he’d got you, and Neelix would make a banging dinner. Perfection.
But of course, there are plenty of other options for winter holidays that you could choose from; but that’s not what we’re asking for here.
What we want to know is WHO would you choose to spend some time with over the holiday season? Of all the different crews from the Star Trek shows to choose from, although I’m sure some of you might select a crew not from one of the lead ships. Perhaps you’d rather spend an extra cold Christmas with Shran and the rest of his Andorian band? Or maybe take in some bloodwine at a Klingon opera with Gowron and his magnificent stare?
Who would you choose to spend some time with over the holiday season?