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Here's a Christmas tree a Doctor Who fan would never want to take down

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 28th 2009 10:36AM
Doctor Who treeI hope everyone had a great Christmas. The people who put this tree up looks like they went all out. They're true Doctor Who fans. It was actually the idea of 7 year-old twins, who saw a similar tree last year and wanted to do it.

Here's a bigger version of the pic.

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What You Missed Last Night: Dave slams his cupcake into a tree

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 18th 2009 1:04PM
That headline isn't a code for anything else you might be thinking, I'm saying he actually slammed a cupcake into a tree, during his annual Christmas toys show.

It was the Late Show Christmas tree, to be precise. Guess they'll have to redo the whole thing now. (By the way, that cupcake costs $25,000.)

[Watch clips and episodes of The Late Show and other shows at SlashControl.]

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Doctor Who Advent(ure) Calendar counts down End of Time

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Dec 7th 2009 9:08AM
It's the 25 Days of Christmas in the Tardis.In what's becoming a U.K. holiday tradition, the BBC is serving up a Doctor Who Advent Calendar counting down the days to the year end (and David Tennant-ending) special, The End of Time.

For the uninitiated, an Advent calendar counts down the days from December 1 to Christmas Day. Kids unveil the dates one day at a time, sometimes revealing little presents to enjoy along the way. In Doctor Who's case, fans receive goodies each day until Tennant's final episodes as The Doctor.

But, since an advent calendar is a Christmas tradition, and three people in Oxfordshire objected to showing any preference to a particular holiday, the BBC quit using the term and changed it to "Adventure Calendar."

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Labor Dispute May Shut Down NBC's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

by Gary Susman, posted Dec 1st 2009 7:34PM
Will NBC's 12th annual 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center' special, scheduled for tomorrow night -- with singers and actors prepared to celebrate the lighting of the famed Christmas tree -- go dark?

That's the threat posed by members of National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET-CWA) Local 11, which issued a statement today saying it would halt the show via a wildcat strike if NBC doesn't make progress on stalled negotiations with the union, which has been working without a contract since March.

If the broadcast goes dark, don't blame the union -- blame NBC, says NABET-CWA Local 11 president Ed McEwan in the statement. "We can't let the Grinch at NBC steal another Christmas from thousands of honest working people," McEwan says in the statement. "This charade must stop. Christmas is supposed to be a time of goodwill, but the network's management is trying to hide behind their fancy lights while leaving their employees in the dark."

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Tomorrow night's Christmas tree lighting on NBC could be more interesting than usual

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 1st 2009 6:02PM
NBC logoI'm not quite sure what to make of this web site. It's called nbcstolechristmas.com and it has a How The Grinch Stole Christmas-ish rhyme that seems to imply that tomorrow night's live Rockefeller Plaza Christmas tree lighting show on NBC might not go off the way the network wants it to.

If I'm reading the rhyme correctly, NBC is refusing to negotiate with employees over some dispute, and unless they agree to negotiate, "the crew may just might, do something that would be NBC's blight" and that "they'll be forced from 30 Rock." That's rather vague (and ominous). Could it mean the lights won't work? Dozens of NBC employees streaking live on national TV?

The poem also mentions hosts Jane Krakowski and Zachary Levi and suggests that music guests Shakira and The Roots might not be able to play. Hmmmm...well, it's one way to get people to watch the show, that's for sure.

(Update: The Live Feed has the story.)

[via Damian Holbrook]

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I Trust You to Kill Me: A TV Squad review

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 29th 2007 11:33AM
i trust you to kill me; kiefer sutherlandYou know that infamous video on YouTube where a very drunk Kiefer Sutherland attacks a Christmas tree? The footage is from a documentary called I Trust You to Kill Me, which just came out on DVD. It's about Kiefer Sutherland's adventures as he plays tour manager to a band on his record label as they tour Europe. I just Netflixed it last week and I recommend watching it. Here's why:

The movie was supposed to be about how hard it is to get a good band to become popular, but it ends up being about Kiefer Sutherland. And that's OK. Keifer is an interesting guy. With all the reality shows out there that follow around famous people, this one is delightfully... real. He's a guy who has guilt about his privileged life but also appreciates his celebrity status right now because he knows that things could be (and have been) worse. I think the movie will particularly appeal to 24 fans who just plain want more Kiefer, but it is also appealing to non-fans (like myself) who are curious.

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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Christmas Show

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 4th 2006 11:30PM

Studio 60

(S01E11) I've never understood how people can celebrate Christmas in California (or Florida or Texas, for that matter). I grew up and live in New England, and I don't understand how you can have Christmas without the cold air and the possibility of snow. I mean, it just doesn't seem right, roaring down the 405 with the top down as the temp hovers around 78 degrees, with no Jack Frost nipping at your nose (job). But that's just me.

But it's also Matt Albie, who wants to bring a little Christmas spirit to Los Angeles and the set of Studio 60...

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Kiefer versus the Christmas tree

by Adam Finley, posted May 16th 2006 7:35AM
kiefer sutherlandSomewhere in the Bible, I believe it's in the Book of Matthew, is a line which states quite clearly that every man, at some point in his life, must attack and kill a Christmas tree. Most people aren't aware of this, but most people aren't as pious as Kiefer Sutherland, who came face to face with his destiny while filming a SkyOne documentary called I Trust You to Kill Me. Clearly, no fake tree adorned with ornaments and lights can withstand the awesome drunken power of our man Kiefer. Check out the clip after the jump:

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