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'Sleigh Ride': You choose the best version, in our Twelve Days of Christmas Classics -- POLL

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The Twelve Days of Christmas Classics is on! EW is putting the best versions of the most-covered Christmas songs up to a daily vote to compile the ultimate holiday playlist. (We’ve already covered “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Let It Snow!,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “O Holy Night,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” and “Silent Night.”) If your favorite singer isn’t in the list below, you better not pout: Each artist will only appear once throughout the 12 days. Listen to our top six, vote for your favorite, and let us know why you made your pick in the comments below.

UPDATE: The polls are closed, and we have our winners! Listen to YOUR ultimate holiday playlist here.

Who doesn’t want to take the idyllic jaunt through a winter wonderland laid out in the song “Sleigh Ride”? All snuggled up, holding hands, singing a chorus or two. So romantic! But which snowy trip is the best?

Giddy-yap, giddy-yap, let’s go, and place your vote below!
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'CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story': 7 highlights from the VH1 biopic

Heartbreak. Abortion. Fame. Sickle-cell anemia. Financial struggles. Internal group conflict. While there were a couple of off-key moments, overall, VH1 nailed it with CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, which premiered Monday night. Starring Keke Palmer, Drew Sidora, and Lil’ Mama as the celebrated R&B trio, the biopic portrayed the group’s rise to fame. It was so realistic, at one point, I thought I was watching the actual group members play themselves.

Here are seven of the most memorable moments from the TV movie:
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TLC and cast of VH1's biopic talk about 'Left-Eye' Lopes and 'reliving some of the not so fun things'

It’s been a crazy, sexy, cool ride for TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas from the rise, the fall, and the rise again of pop music’s most celebrated female trio. Twenty years later, TLC proves that the group’s triumphs and struggles were all “meant to be,” making a return to the spotlight with their VH1 biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story and soundtrack to the film, their new album 20. Entertainment Weekly sat down with cast members Lil’ Mama — who portrays the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes — Keke Palmer, and Drew Sidora, and the ladies of TLC to discuss their feelings about the film, former manager Peri “Pebbles” Reid, and their most challenging moments during filming. READ FULL STORY

We pitched five shows to TLC -- here's what they said

As you know, TLC recently aired a special titled The Man With the 132 lb Scrotum. Let that sink in for a second.

So just how out-there does an idea have to be to get the green light at TLC? To find out, we got on the phone with the network’s development execs, Amy Savitsky and Mariana Flynn, and pitched them five of our best ideas in hopes that they would get picked up and we could leave this journalism business once and for all.

How’d we do? Read on.

TITLE: AGIN’ CAJUNS
PITCH: The Golden Girls meets Swamp People: all the laughs, drama, and WTFs of a retirement home in Cajun country.
TAGLINE: “Where the bayou plays bingo”
TLC VERDICT: DEVELOP “This is fun, and if you want to take it to the next level, there are some things we could play with — like an upstairs-downstairs thing, where the young employees are catering to the older folks,” Flynn says. Savitsky explains further: “There’s a great battle of the generations that could take place there. For the network, it would be helpful to infuse the cast with some younger folks.”

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'The Man with the 132-lb. Scrotum': TLC is trippin'

TLC (The Lookatthisfreak Channel) aired an hourlong special Monday night about Wesley Warren Jr., a 49-year-old Las Vegas resident who was living with a rare medical condition called scrotal lymphedema. I can’t imagine tuning into this programming unless you were in the mood to be depressed and/or horrified. So here we go…

The Man With the 132-lb. Scrotum‘s Most Depressing and Horrifying Moments

–Realizing throughout the special that I felt bad for Warren but REALLY bad for all of those innocent hoodies.

–Warren creating his own British tabloid headline: “Man Eats Dinner Off of Enlarged Testicle Sac.”

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'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' premiere: Season 2's 18 greatest quotes, so far

The second season of the decline and fall of western civilization Here Comes Honey Boo Boo premiered tonight on TLC — and it’s safe to say that fame and fortune haven’t changed the Thompson clan one lick.

They’re still living in a modest single-family home in tiny McIntyre, Georgia. They’re still eating their special brand of locally-sourced cuisine (on the menu tonight: roadkill pig!). They’re still making their own fun, breaking out buckets of butter for impromptu food fights and throwing a Dukes of Hazzard — sorry, that’s Dukesy Hazzard — theme party for patriarch Sugar Bear’s birthday.

And, of course, they’re still doing wondrous, eminently quotable things to the English language — which viewers like you can enjoy at home, thanks to TLC’s helpful subtitles. What are the lines you’ll be repeating incredulously over brunch this weekend? Try these:

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Our imaginary vows for 'Honey Boo Boo' stars Mama June and Sugar Bear

Dearly beloved, we are gathered today to celebrate the recommitment of Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson to June “Mama” Shannon, his shack ‘em up mate of almost nine years. This is — probably — not a wedding. This is a ceremony to celebrate the beauty of love, the brightness of orange, and the sanctity of camo.

 The “groom” will now read his vows*, followed by the “bride.”

*vows are equal parts quotation and wishful thinking

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