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Nice: Sally Draper (Mad Men) She kept in touch with her old friends, instead of just writing them off, and that’s a kindness we don’t expect from most teenagers. She also provided a much-needed service by keeping her parents informed about all the doings in each other’s lives, and clearly, someone needs to do that job. And as an added plus, she didn’t murder Megan in her sleep, which was our initial prediction.
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Nice: Sally Draper (Mad Men)
She kept in touch with her old friends, instead of just writing them off, and that’s a kindness we don’t expect from most teenagers. She also provided a much-needed service by keeping her parents informed about all the doings in each other’s lives, and clearly, someone needs to do that job. And as an added plus, she didn’t murder Megan in her sleep, which was our initial prediction.

Read more: Holiday Guide 2012: Who’s Naughty, Who’s Nice?

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Star Trek Enterprise Light-Up Feeding System For the baby geeks in your life (or at least the tiny offspring of the geeks in your life), there’s a Star Trek light-up bib and Enterprise shaped spoon that also flashes. Who knows, the distracting lights might even keep a child from spitting peas all over a Starfleet uniform.Price:  $19.99
Read more: Holiday Gift Guide 2012: TV Merchandise

Star Trek Enterprise Light-Up Feeding System
For the baby geeks in your life (or at least the tiny offspring of the geeks in your life), there’s a Star Trek light-up bib and Enterprise shaped spoon that also flashes. Who knows, the distracting lights might even keep a child from spitting peas all over a Starfleet uniform.
Price: $19.99

Read more: Holiday Gift Guide 2012: TV Merchandise

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A Rugrats Chanukah Streaming on Netflix Instant Even those that call themselves “holiday” specials tend to actually just be Christmas specials. So while there are no network airings of this classic Rugrats episode scheduled, it’s worth a watch for anyone who celebrates Chanukah and has a Netflix account. It cuts between the babies attempting to understand the holiday, courtesy of Grandpa Boris, and flashbacks to Tommy and Chuckie as “Maccababies” in Egypt. It’s adorable and there are some clever lines in there for any older fans to enjoy. Holiday Cheer Level: Enough to fill an entire “synamobob.” Rugrats is still beloved for a reason, and the Chanukah special explains the history of the holiday to kids.
Read more: Holiday Guide 2012: December TV Preview

A Rugrats Chanukah
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Even those that call themselves “holiday” specials tend to actually just be Christmas specials. So while there are no network airings of this classic Rugrats episode scheduled, it’s worth a watch for anyone who celebrates Chanukah and has a Netflix account. It cuts between the babies attempting to understand the holiday, courtesy of Grandpa Boris, and flashbacks to Tommy and Chuckie as “Maccababies” in Egypt. It’s adorable and there are some clever lines in there for any older fans to enjoy.
Holiday Cheer Level: Enough to fill an entire “synamobob.” Rugrats is still beloved for a reason, and the Chanukah special explains the history of the holiday to kids.

Read more: Holiday Guide 2012: December TV Preview

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Frosty the Snowman  The Feel Good Message: A smiley snowman turns into a childhood best friend and warms the hearts of children with a cheery song.The True Meaning: A wet pile of snow gets heaped up, a magical hat gets tossed on it and an imaginary friend is brought to life. That’s reason enough to be suspicious. He’s got a smoking addiction (corn cob pipes are not healthy), and he encourages young underage kids to get married through song. In the cartoon, he melts in a greenhouse in an attempt to escape from his creator. Total daddy issues. But he proves there are no brains in that waterlogged head, because he thinks that it is a good idea to hide in there so he can shed a few pounds. Not that it matters because all he needs is a cold breeze and his magic top hat to regenerate himself.
Read more: Holiday Guide: Most Disturbing Classics

Frosty the Snowman
The Feel Good Message: A smiley snowman turns into a childhood best friend and warms the hearts of children with a cheery song.

The True Meaning: A wet pile of snow gets heaped up, a magical hat gets tossed on it and an imaginary friend is brought to life. That’s reason enough to be suspicious. He’s got a smoking addiction (corn cob pipes are not healthy), and he encourages young underage kids to get married through song. In the cartoon, he melts in a greenhouse in an attempt to escape from his creator. Total daddy issues. But he proves there are no brains in that waterlogged head, because he thinks that it is a good idea to hide in there so he can shed a few pounds. Not that it matters because all he needs is a cold breeze and his magic top hat to regenerate himself.

Read more: Holiday Guide: Most Disturbing Classics

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Doctor Who: Salt and Pepper Shakers A TARDIS for your salt, a Dalek for your pepper… and they’ll spice up the life of your favorite Doctor Who fan — if you can deal with them reenacting episodes during dinner.Price:  $17.98
Read more: Holiday Gift Guide 2012: TV Merchandise

Doctor Who: Salt and Pepper Shakers
A TARDIS for your salt, a Dalek for your pepper… and they’ll spice up the life of your favorite Doctor Who fan — if you can deal with them reenacting episodes during dinner.
Price: $17.98

Read more: Holiday Gift Guide 2012: TV Merchandise

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The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook Know someone who loves TV and cooking? And cooking while they watch TV? Gift them recipes straight from their favorite series — the Downton Abbey cookbook isn’t official, but the True Blood and Game of Thrones ones are — in fact, A Feast of Ice and Fire even features a foreword by George R. R. Martin. (Just make sure your giftee isn’t the type who hates ot when ol’ Georgie writes anything that isn’t The Winds of Winter, okay?)Price: $21.95, $29.95, $35 (all hardcover)
Read more: Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Best TV Books

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook
True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps
A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook

Know someone who loves TV and cooking? And cooking while they watch TV? Gift them recipes straight from their favorite series — the Downton Abbey cookbook isn’t official, but the True Blood and Game of Thrones ones are — in fact, A Feast of Ice and Fire even features a foreword by George R. R. Martin. (Just make sure your giftee isn’t the type who hates ot when ol’ Georgie writes anything that isn’t The Winds of Winter, okay?)
Price: $21.95, $29.95, $35 (all hardcover)

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The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Visual Companion We wrote our original review of Cabin in the Woods' movie companion a few months back, and stand by our word that it's worth a read for fans of the film — it's not quite on the same level as seeing a real-life Merman, but it'll do.Price: $19.95 (paperback)
Read more: Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Best Movie Books

The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Visual Companion
We wrote our original review of Cabin in the Woods' movie companion a few months back, and stand by our word that it's worth a read for fans of the film — it's not quite on the same level as seeing a real-life Merman, but it'll do.
Price: $19.95 (paperback)

Read more: Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Best Movie Books

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A Christmas Story  The Feel Good Message: An unconventional family  celebrates Christmas in an unusual way, filled with lots of laughs, an  unforgettable bunny suit and a Peking duck.The True Meaning: A gun-crazy Ralphie is obsessed with  getting a BB gun for Christmas so that he can shoot things. This  sadistic kid also looks on eagerly as another kid sticks his tongue to a  frozen pole, hoping that it will get affixed to it and cause him great  pain. And sending a kid a bunny suit? Not a good gift. Not at all.
Read more: Holiday Guide: Most Disturbing Classics
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A Christmas Story
The Feel Good Message: An unconventional family celebrates Christmas in an unusual way, filled with lots of laughs, an unforgettable bunny suit and a Peking duck.

The True Meaning: A gun-crazy Ralphie is obsessed with getting a BB gun for Christmas so that he can shoot things. This sadistic kid also looks on eagerly as another kid sticks his tongue to a frozen pole, hoping that it will get affixed to it and cause him great pain. And sending a kid a bunny suit? Not a good gift. Not at all.

Read more: Holiday Guide: Most Disturbing Classics

(image via somepeoplethinkimok)