Christmas on TV is just like TV on DVD -- its own mushrooming subculture. The comprehensive book "Christmas on Television" by Diane Werts explores it all, from TV's earliest days in the 1950s ("Ozzie & Harriet") to contemporary holiday celebrations ("Nick & Jessica"). The 250-page book covers hundreds of holiday sitcoms, dramas, cartoons and specials (along with TV movies, commercials and more). Chanukah, Kwanzaa and that "Hercules" winter solstice, too!
Many of these holiday shows are now available on DVD. Diane's research pinpointed more than 350 TV DVD releases that include holiday content, listed below with links for more info and purchase options.
You can buy Diane's book from Amazon.com, or get more info on it:
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And what about the holiday shows of 2006? Diane keeps track of current Christmas airings for her day job, writing for New York's daily paper Newsday. Check out her frequently updated holiday TV listings at www.newsday.com/tvzone.