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Stephen Colbert aims firepower at grinches -- VIDEO

On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert took on those who would dare call a Christmas tree a holiday tree, department stores who’ve done away with gift wrapping (the visual approximation of one spokesperson is classic), and Santas who feel compelled to tell children on their laps that he and the Mrs. can’t afford an iPad. After nearly breaking down sharing a painful childhood memory, he announced one bit of good news on the “Christmas war front” — the Scottsdale Gun Club is letting parents and their children pose with Santa and the weapons of their choice. Cue Colbert’s near makeout session with his Santa hat-wearing handgun, Sweetness. Watch it below. Just another reason why The Colbert Report made Ken Tucker’s list of the Top 10 TV shows of the year. READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Kimmel goes Grinch, gets parents to give their kids awful presents -- VIDEO

Inspired by his Halloween prank asking parents to tell their kids they ate all the trick-or-treat candy — and post videos to YouTube of their kids’ reactions — Jimmy Kimmel decided to raise the stakes for Christmas. Instead of taking something away, the late-night host asked parents to record them giving their kids a Christmas present early — an incredibly lame Christmas present. The result? It seems whereas missing candy inspired weeping and bottomless despair, awful presents inspired weeping and uncontrolled rage. If I’m a grinch for finding this hysterical, so be it. Check it out below:  READ FULL STORY

Christmas is coming early: Check out Jimmy Fallon's 'Saturday Night Live' promo

Jimmy Fallon is heading back to his old stomping grounds this weekend when he hosts Saturday Night Live — just as he’d predicted — for the first time since leaving the show as a cast member. It’s pretty apparent in the promo clip for the episode that Fallon will be up to some of his old tricks. No, not by breaking with laughter — yet — rather by breaking into festive holiday song. While his renditions of the original “Christmas Is Coming Early” and a brand new take on “Jingle Bells” with Fred Armisen are good enough to get you into the Christmas — and SNL-watching — spirit, they’re no match for the classic “I Wish It Was Christmas Today.” Here’s to hoping Tracy Morgan and Chris Kattan can bury the hatchet for an encore as a nice holiday homecoming for Jimmy. (But hey, if push comes to shove, at least they’ve got the equal parts angelic and hilarious Michael Buble on hand!)

Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez to celebrate New Year's Eve on different networks

Every time I think I’m a grown up, I find myself caring about something like whether Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez will be able to share a kiss at midnight on New Year’s Eve. They’ll both be in NYC, but performing on different networks. Gomez will take the stage for MTV’s NYE in NYC 2012, along with Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, Mac Miller, and J. Cole. Bieber is one of the performers on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012, as well as Lady Gaga, Pitbull, and Hot Chelle Rae in New York, and The Band Perry, blink-182, Christina Perri, Florence + The Machine, Gym Class Heroes, LMFAO, OneRepublic, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, and will.i.am in Los Angeles. Were I a network exes, I’d try to find a way to block off a tiny portion of the street so Bieber and Gomez could run to each other as the clock ticked down and the million-strong crowd’s cheers swelled. I want to see the ball drop, but I would totally watch the romantic Bieber-Gomez kiss picture-in-picture. Bieber likes grand romantic gestures. THIS COULD BE HIS BIGGEST ONE YET!

Read more:
Selena Gomez talks Justin Bieber, and her inability to get him to pull up his pants
Casey Anthony, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian among biggest stories of 2011

'New Year's Eve': 10 Things That Could Never Happen as They Happened

SPOILER ALERT! If you intend to see New Year’s Eve, stop reading now. If you already have, or won’t (the film opened to a weak $13.7 million), let’s discuss just a few of the annoyingly far-fetched things that happened in the movie. READ FULL STORY

What are the best Christmas presents ever gifted on a scripted TV show?

It’s the thought that counts when you give a gift, but it really counts when you’re giving it on a scripted TV show and millions of fans are watching. On last night’s Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope claimed the title of Best Gifter Ever multiple times over. SPOILER ALERT, skip to the next graph if you haven’t seen the episode: READ FULL STORY

Melinda Doolittle to co-host EW's 'X Factor' live chat for Dec. 7's Top 5 performance show!

Remember when Melinda Doolittle — she of the little ego and the huge heart — was the best singer on American Idol season 6 and then didn’t win? STILL NOT OVER THAT.

Anyway, Mindy Doo will be here Wednesday night! She and I will be co-hosting EW.com’s live chat of The X Factor beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Expect Melinda to apply her experience and wisdom to another Simon Cowell reality TV spectacle in an uttah-ly charming way, and expect me to make lame jokes about everyone’s outfits. It’s gonna be awesome.

For now, take a listen to Melinda’s new Christmas single “God Bless Us Everyone,” embedded below. It’s gorgeous and timeless and getting a lot of radio play already — “probably because it has ‘God’ in the title,” Melinda astutely surmises. READ FULL STORY

Carson Kressley and Carrie Fisher, together at last

This just in! “Vogue” specialist Carson Kressley and wishful drinker Carrie Fisher are in production on a Hallmark Channel original Holiday 2012 movie called Caroling — a modern-day spin on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Fisher will play the ghost of a book publisher who used to be Kressley’s boss. Carson, beware! Never go with a hippie to a second location.

I think the real question here — besides “Why can’t they fast-track this mess for 2011?” — is “When is Carrie Fisher going to do Dancing With the Stars?” I say she should join the cast of season 15 in fall 2012 — that way she and Carson, who will hopefully have become a third host by that point, can endlessly plug their Hallmark Christmas movie as often as Tom Bergeron mentions the dreaded “Macy’s Stars of Dance.” No one will get annoyed at all.

Sound like a plan?

'A Bitchin' Christmas' music video featuring Nadia G in a red unitard: Recommended for Scrooges!

I only knew of Nadia G and her Cooking Channel show, The Bitchin’ Kitchen, in theory. So when I pressed play on this Bitchin’ Christmas music video — featuring What Not to Hair‘s Guy Fieri, Ace of Cakes‘ Duff Goldman, Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern, and Nadia’s fellow Cooking Channel stars Kelsey Nixon, Ben Sargent, Alie & Georgia, Vegan Black Metal Chef and the guys from Epic Meal Time (and it was made for charity!) — I had no idea the creature writhing around in a shiny red unitard and ’80s hair/makeup was the actual host of a cooking program. I assumed she was a video ho for hire, like Old Navy’s animatronic Kim Kardashian.

Is it just me or is Nadia G a pretty convincing pop star? I mean, really think about pop stars. Wait, no, don’t exert yourself. Watch the madness here: READ FULL STORY

All I want for Christmas is more videos like these two. Internet, will you accept that challenge?

I already know this is going to be a very, very good Christmas. How can I be so certain? Because any holiday season that includes a viral video in which dancers Alex Karigan and Zac Hammer expertly shimmy and prance to Mariah Carey’s best-Christmas-pop-song-ever “All I Want For Christmas” — all off it shot Bob Fosse style in one continuous take — is already a thoroughly happy holiday season indeed. From their Santa red unitards to their knee-high Christmas stockings, this is just absolutely perfect. Watch, and enjoy:  READ FULL STORY

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