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Happy Festivus! Air your 2013 grievances here

Need I remind you, Seinfeld lovers? Festivus is your heritage. It’s part of who you are. It’s December 23rd — time to go dig the bare aluminum pole out of the crawl space and air your grievances to family and friends before challenging them to the Feats of Strength tonight!

Relive Frank Costanza’s holiday tradition and help me RAIN BLOWS against all of the parties who have wronged us this year, below. READ FULL STORY

Which star wants a role in the 'It's a Wonderful Life' sequel? -- VIDEO

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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

RedditGift participant gets Bill Gates as her Secret Santa

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A user who participated in this year's Reddit online holiday gift exchange got the surprise of a lifetime when she opened up her package only to find out that Bill Gates was her Secret Santa this year.

RedditGifts participant Rachel posted a detailed account of the events online in which she notably confessed that she "did not realize [her] santa was Mr. Bill Gates himself until very far into [unwrapping]

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'Don't forget Kwanzaa!': Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire on the 'Between Two Ferns' Christmas Spectacular -- VIDEO

It’s time for the “Happy Holidays edition of Between Two Ferns!” For his 2013 Christmas Spectacular, Zach Galifianakis welcomed guests “Samue L. Jack’s Son” and “Toby,” better known as Samuel L. Jackson and Tobey Maguire.

The interview itself didn’t focus as much on holiday questions as it did Jackson’s career choices — namely Turbo and Snakes on a Plane — and Maguire’s, well, he was there. However, in the spirit of Christmas, Galifianakis did give them both a gift: A copy of his film The Campaign, which Maguire autographed and gave back.

And to top off a successful show, Galifianakis welcomed Arcade Fire to sing “Little Drummer Boy.”

Watch the wonderfully awkward holiday episode (complete with snow!) below: READ FULL STORY

Michael Buble answers our Christmas Song Questionnaire: Your turn!

Michael Bublé is back with his third annual Christmas special (airing Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on NBC), and this year’s guests are Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey, whose bedazzled mic is truly something to behold. “I felt so unimportant,” Bublé jokes. “No, it was funny, we actually had a laugh about it, her and I. I like that the girls have bedazzled mics. I saw Katy Perry’s mic the other night behind the scenes at a show we were both doing together, it was glorious. They actually look like they have special powers. I expect to see it in, like, Lord of the Rings or something. Gandalf could use the s–t out of that thing.” In the hour, which also features a running gag with Cookie Monster, Bublé takes a few requests — and he insists he wasn’t just waiting to hear audience members say whatever he was planning to play next. “You just need to look at my musicians’ eyes and how big they are,” he says, “because half the songs that we sang, I don’t think they knew. We just faked it. It was really nice to have those spontaneous moments. It was something we did in about 20 minutes. I found a lot of inspiration in how much fun [the audience] had singing with me. Everybody was really in the spirit. There was even one of the ugliest Christmas sweaters I’ve ever seen, which was so much fun for me. It was so ugly, and I was so excited to get to talk about it.”

Below, we quiz Bublé with our Christmas Song Questionnaire. Read his responses, then give us yours. READ FULL STORY

Apple's 'Misunderstood' commercial: Have yourself a merry little cry -- VIDEO

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Uh oh. You better sack up and secretly edit poignant home movies on your iPhones, pouty teens!

Apple’s new 90-second Christmas commercial just had me sobbing into my own iPhone as I went about my usual antisocial business of splaying out on the couch, ignoring this great big wondrous world around me, and playing with filters on Instagram. Here’s how good Apple commercials are: I didn’t even need to see this one to know I was already obsessed with it — much like your sulky teen won’t ever need to make real eye contact with his relatives to know and eventually show that he loves them (if you’re lucky) (and if you’ve purchased him an iPhone 5S).

Obviously, I did look up at one point… then replayed this commercial again and again. You wanna cry? READ FULL STORY

'Dallas' wishes you a very Ewing Christmas, and it's awesome -- VIDEO

The holiday season is a time for peace on earth — and between family members — and TNT’s marketing department is very cleverly using that as a means to plug the return of Dallas later this winter. Watch the NSFW video below. 
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'Orange Is the New Black': Taystee and Crazy Eyes spread holiday cheer with a song -- VIDEO

What do Danielle Brooks and Uzo Aduba do when they’re not filming Orange Is the New Black or re-enacting their favorite Scandal moments? They sing!

The actors, who play Taystee and Crazy Eyes on Netflix’s hit show, just released an official music video for a “Jolly Christmas Medley.” Basically, they spread joy and love and all things good by singing a mash-up of “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night” while dancing and decorating. So if you’re feeling a little low on holiday cheer — it is December now! — get into the spirit by watching the music video below: READ FULL STORY

'Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular' react: Cross-promotional cheer for one and all

Let’s be real: the Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular is a cross-promotional commercial. Gaga gets to perform songs from her new album ARTPOP, and the Muppets remind us why we love them long enough to get excited for this spring’s big-screen Muppets Most Wanted. That doesn’t mean the special is boring — on the contrary, it’s delightful! Yet it’s still a commercial, making me feel the way I feel after watching a charming Black Friday ad: equal parts warm, fuzzy, cynical, and depressed by consumerism overtaking the so-called “holiday spirit.” But why fret? It’s Lady Gaga and the Muppets!

The “spectacular” kicks off with an introduction from Pepe the King Prawn, who thinks he’s starting his own special. Silly King Prawn, this isn’t your special — or even The Muppets Show that I desperately want back on TV — it’s a Gaga/Disney 90-minute promotional feature! In the real introduction, Gaga shares that the first time she fell in love was during the holidays. That’s sweet until she reveals that her first love was Kermit, which, sorry, is just weird. Sprinkled throughout the showcase are various sketches featuring the Muppets and special guests such as Kristen Bell and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. But the spectacle of this spectacular comes from the musical performances. Here’s a run-down on the night’s extravagant productions:

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Ranking the insanity of Ion's original holiday movie plots

‘Tis the season for original Christmas-themed TV movies. We’ve already spotlighted the five Hallmark Channel offerings you’ll be watching this year, whether or not you’ll admit it. Now, let’s examine Ion Television’s slate, which offers more truly inspired casting and amazing synopses.

On a Scale of So Insane You Need to See It to Wait, That’s All You Got?:

Defending Santa (Sun., November 24, at 9 p.m. ET)
Cast: Dean Cain, Jud Tylor, Bill Lewis, Jamie McRae, Cooper Barnes, Jodie Sweetin, Seth Menachem, John Savage
Synopsis: Scott Hanson, a ski resort sheriff, inadvertently arrests a sleeping Santa in the snowy woods on suspicion of a crime he did not commit. With his sleigh ride now in doubt, Santa is put on trial. But, during the proceedings, Sheriff Hanson, also a dad and widower, begins to fall for Santa’s court-appointed defense attorney, Sarah.

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Cast: Ashley Scott, Patrick Muldoon, Kip Pardue, George Hamilton, Shelley Long, Mo Gaffney, Essence Atkins, Jerry Lacy, Susan Olsen, Wink Martindale
Synopsis: Maya, a recently heartbroken pet supply employee, couldn’t have any less in common with her co-worker, Pat, who happens to be the company founder’s son. But, tasked with traveling across the country on a Christmastime social media tour for the company’s leading canine and most-prized possession, Scoots, fate finds a funny way to intervene. In their race against the clock, the two begin to fall for one another. Unbeknownst to Maya, though, her remorseful ex-boyfriend is in close pursuit, hoping he can win her back. READ FULL STORY

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