"Christmas With The Joker" Talkback (Spoilers) Discuss this classic Batman: The Animated Series episode! Episode #002 - Christmas With The Joker Original Airdate - November 13th, 1992. The Joker takes over Gotham's airwaves and terrorizes the city during Christmas. Holding Commissioner Gordon, Detective Bullock, and Summer Gleason hostage, he challenges Batman to find him before midnight, or else the hostages will have a very un-merry Christmas. Comments?