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Which holiday TV movie is your must-see?

Consider this a PopWatch PSA: If there’s a holiday film you look forward to seeing each year, start checking the listings now. You don’t want to get a confessional e-mail from your friend Robb the morning after titled “My Hallmark Night” detailing how he stayed up late watching TV movies, including one of your favorites, 1999’s A Season for Miracles (starring Carla Gugino as the aunt who goes on the run with her niece and nephew to keep the kids together, David Conrad as the cop who falls for her, and Patty Duke as the angel who SPOILER ALERT! orchestrates their happily ever after). Luckily, it repeats Dec. 3 at 2 a.m. ET and Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. ET.

So, which holiday movie would it kill you to miss? My must-see is Flirting With Forty, the Lifetime movie starring Robert Buckley as the surfing instructor who gifts long-distance love Heather Locklear a bikini that she wears to take out the garbage on New Year’s Eve. READ FULL STORY

Cyber Monday: Does it fall into your pop culture calendar this week?

Is there any time when one suffers more from a case of the Mondays than the first Monday back after a long holiday weekend? Especially when said holiday weekend includes joyous activities like sleeping, eating, and desperately trying, in vain, to get “Mahna Mahna” out of your head after seeing The Muppets. Alas, we can rejoice, PopWatchers! For this is no ordinary soul-crushing Monday. Nay, it’s the unintentionally creepily named Cyber Monday. (Seriously, even typing the words “Cyber Monday” I keep half expecting Chris Hansen to pop up out of nowhere and give me a chance to explain myself.)

Just in case you hadn’t bought enough for your loved ones in a frenzied haze in the early morning hours of Black Friday (or, if you’re anything like me, accidentally bought more things for yourself, namely every season of Mad Men and a bath robe), Cyber Monday gives you the chance to shop some more. READ FULL STORY

Dunder Mifflin paper actually for sale

Consider it a practical holiday present for the devoted fan of The Office. Quill.com, a subsidiary of Staples, is now selling Dunder Mifflin copy paper. Stock up now through Jan. 31 for $34.99 a carton (that’s 5,000 sheets).

My favorite part of the ad is the tiny print: “No celebrity endorsement implied.” I’m guessing that’s so they don’t have to pay the actors for using their characters’ likenesses, but I’d like to believe it’s because they think there could be someone who’s never heard of The Office who will liken this photo of The Hangover star Ed Helms to that pre-Mad Men Elisabeth Moss Excedrin commercial.

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Is going to the movies on Thanksgiving as much a tradition for you as turkey and awkward family banter?

The best part of Thanksgiving (aside, of course, from all the food… glorious food) are all those little traditions we have. An annual viewing of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving or a blurry-eyed trek (thanks for nothing, tryptophan) to your local mall at the stroke of midnight for Black Friday can be as comforting and important as the meaning of the holiday itself.

For instance, on Thanksgiving, I will inevitably sleep through the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade despite my best efforts not to (there were some exceptionally cool balloons this year!), eat until I require a pair of Thanksgiving pants, and head to the movies with my best friend right after we’ve recovered from the desert portion of the holiday glutton-fest. It’s as certain as death and taxes, PopWatchers. READ FULL STORY

Punkin Chunkin 2011: Rooting for Team Chunk Norris, obviously

It’s Thanksgiving, which means the return of Punkin Chunkin, the annual event that finds backyard “engi-nerds” building homemade contraptions to see who can hurl a pumpkin across a cornfield the farthest. MythBusters‘ Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, and Tory Belleci host this year’s TV special, airing tonight at 8 p.m. ET on both Discovery and SCIENCE. If the first time you heard of this kind of competition was on last night’s Modern Family, know that the real event is in its 26th year.

We endorse rookie catapulters Team Chunk Norris, if not for their name, then for the proud father who walks around wearing chain mail, carrying a sword, and saying things like, “$200,000 worth of engineering degrees, and this is what they do” and “I shall slay them if they lose.” Meet the team in the clip below. READ FULL STORY

Black Friday commercials: The best ('Rocky IV') and worst (Rebecca Black)?

The battle of the Black Friday TV commercials has begun. What are the best and worst you’ve seen? As you can tell from the headline, I’m loving that Target has brought back its training montage ad, which allows you to feel superior to others in the room when you ID the song as being from Rocky IV. Kohl’s, on the other hand, has opted to revamp Rebecca Black’s “Friday” with an actress who probably still has the song in her head. Watch below and nominate your own picks!  READ FULL STORY

You'll lose if you try to dress as a winning Charlie Sheen for Halloween. What should you be instead?


Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and even Pinhead have got nothing on this hell-raiser. Just look at him — high on tiger blood, wrath, and headlines, Charlie Sheen is one of the most frightening(ly hilarious?) figures of 2011. So, as hard as it is to resist being Sheen this Halloween (it even rhymes!), you must not impersonate the “winning” walking punchline this holiday. Why? Well, it’s impossible to score when when you choose the most unoriginal costume on Oct. 31. And, in 2011, Sheen will be unoriginal. In fact, according to CNNMoney, the former Two and a Half Men star is the top choice for costumes this year. READ FULL STORY

The 25 most addictive Labor Day TV marathons


Another holiday, another chance to get sucked into a TV marathon. Here are the 25 that stand the best chance of hooking you. Times are when the first and last episodes begin.

• Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Chiller, 12 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET): This includes “Helpless” (2 a.m. ET), “I Only Have Eyes for You” (1 p.m. ET), “Band Candy” (4 p.m. ET), “The Prom” (5 p.m. ET), and “Graduation Day, Part 1 and 2″ (6 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET).

NCIS (USA, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET): This includes the two-part season 5 finale “Judgment Day” (noon and 1 p.m. ET), the season 6 finale “Aliyah” (5 p.m. ET), the Tiva episode “Jetlag” (6 p.m. ET), the Abby and McGee in Mexico hour “Borderland” (7 p.m. ET), and the season 7 finale “Rule Fifty-One” (8 p.m. ET).  READ FULL STORY

Barney's New York invites you to 'Gaga's Workshop' this Christmas

A family trip into the city during the holiday season isn’t complete without a stop to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, the Christmas spectacular at Radio City, and a face-to-face with the man himself at Macy’s. Now Barney’s New York is adding something special for your little monster, be he/she naughty or nice. Beginning in mid-November, the entire fifth floor of the flagship Barney’s New York on Madison Avenue, as well as its window displays, will be converted into Gaga’s Workshop, a special collaboration with the stylish performer. READ FULL STORY

Brian Unger names his 10 favorite TV and film patriots. Top of your list?

As we celebrate the Fourth of July, PopWatch asked Brian Unger, host of History’s How The States Got Their Shapes (Tuesdays, 10 p.m. ET), to list his 10 favorite TV and film patriots. Here they are, in no particular order. Check out his list, then tell us who tops yours:

• Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward & Bernstein, All the President’s Men: To the 18-to-24 year-old, unfamiliar demo — no, they were not a law firm. Armed only with a pen they saved the country from itself.

• Hal Holbrook in All the President’s Men: The Real Deep Throat and a national treasure.

• Martin Sheen as The West Wing‘s President Bartlet: You would never call this president a d–k.  READ FULL STORY

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