"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (2002)
The Christmas episode of this mordant show would have to open with the death of a Santa on a motorcycle. It's funny, don't worry. The episode finds the Fisher family struggling with their respective neuroses a year after Nathanial's death, and Nate dealing with his dire diagnosis, all while hosting a biker funeral. The widow gives Nate a symbolic gift: Her late husband's motorcycle, which Nate rides to "(Don't Fear) The Reaper." Fade, sob, to white.
Pictured from left: Peter Krause, Frances Conroy, and Lauren Ambrose.