"Christmas Scandal" is the 12th episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the eighteenth overall episode of the series. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on December 10, 2009. In the episode, a meeting with a disgraced councilman puts Leslie in the middle of a sex scandal that forces her to hide from the press.
The episode was written by series co-creator Michael Schur and was directed by Randall Einhorn. "Christmas Scandal" marked the last of a string of guest appearances by stand-up comedian Louis C.K. as Dave Sanderson, Leslie's police officer boyfriend.
According to Nielsen Media Research, "Christmas Scandal" was seen by 5.62 million households, the highest viewership of the season. The episode received generally positive reviews, although some commentators felt the central story risked becoming too busy and chaotic.
Als Leslie aus Versehen in den Sexskandal um Bill Dexhart hineingerät, taucht sie für einen Tag unter und überlässt dem Rest der Truppe ihre Aufgaben. Alle sind erstaunt, wie viel Leslie an einem Tag erledigt. Obwohl sie die Arbeit untereinander aufteilen, werden sie kaum damit fertig. Leslie wird indes von der Presse nicht in Ruhe gelassen und muss schließlich zu radikalen Mitteln greifen.