Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas kicked off Halloween night—you read that right—and the network is holiday movies 24/7 this weekend. Lifetime is also ringing in the season early. (ABC Family, meanwhile, has to wait for Dec. 1 before it starts its 25 Days of Christmas.) May we recommend:
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The Santa Clause is 20 years old today—and while the series spawned a trilogy of family-friendly holiday films, we can’t forget the franchise’s dark origins. Tim Allen’s Scott Calvin becomes Santa Claus by accidentally causing the original St. Nick to fall to his doom. Sure, the film pushes a “seeing is believing” message and includes plenty of warm and fuzzy holiday cheer—but it still starts off with the death of Santa Claus.
The Santa Clause isn’t the only movie to put a dark spin on the holiday season; there’s a long and storied cinematic history of strange, bleak, and darkly hilarious Christmas stories. Here are 10 of the most notable:
November’s just begun, but there may already be a winner for best holiday commercial.
Forget barbecues — the real way to celebrate Memorial Day is to watch a lot of TV. And by a lot, we mean three straight days of it.
To help you sort out which channel you should stay on – Keeping Up with the Kardashians or Catfish? Law & Order or Being Mary Jane? Big decisions! — we’ve compiled some of the best marathons airing May 24, 25, and 26. Check out our picks below:
What do you want from me? I’m a slow study, plus I’ve been busy eating all the meat in the Midwest and napping. Well, NO MORE! It’s taken a whopping 17 days, but the power and glory of the almighty Beyoncé’s Visual Album has officially crept into the contours of my brain like one of her intricately gilded thongs. Thanks to my new mentor, I am emboldened towards and horny for 2014 a whole two days early, armed with the following new set of standards:
It’s back: Our annual post asking which gift made you cheer or cry in complete happiness. (If you don’t believe the latter happens, you should have seen me open up a Dukes of Hazzard TV dinner tray four Christmases ago. It was like the one I had when I was a child. Instant tears.)
The best entertainment-themed present of the 2013 holidays for me was a Sons of Anarchy fleece throw blanket (pictured). Thanks, mom. I enjoy this new tradition — last year, she got me an equally badass George Jones throw. READ FULL STORY
Regardless of religion, seeing a movie on Christmas is a tradition for some. So let’s find out this year’s film of choice below.
Also, because an informal poll of those of us working today at EW.com determined that some of us saw Grudge Match while others “kinda wanted to,” we’re going to force you to admit that as well. READ FULL STORY
With the clock winding down on Christmas shopping, it’s a good time to ask the stars to name the best entertainment-themed present they’ve ever received for the holidays. Watch the video below for picks from Amber Tamblyn, Tracy Spiridakos, Dulé Hill, Alex Borstein, David Boreanaz, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Brooke Elliott, and Sanaa Lathan. READ FULL STORY
With It’s a Wonderful Life airing Christmas Eve (at 8 p.m. ET on NBC), it’s the perfect time to ask stars to name their favorite holiday movie or TV special. Watch the video below to find out what Sanaa Lathan, Jimmy Smits, Zachary Levi, Katey Sagal, Saoirse Ronan, Tracy Spiridakos, Joe Manganiello, Dulé Hill, Amber Tamblyn, Brooke Elliott, Alex Borstein, and David Boreanaz try to catch every year. READ FULL STORY
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