Celebritology 2.0: Holiday Pop Culture


Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Celebritology’s 10 essential holiday pop songs

A list of songs this writer has to hear every Christmas. Note: It skews toward tracks from the ’80s.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:09 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  Holiday Pop Culture

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 12/05/2012

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in 2012’s oddest holiday music video

This almost undid years of “You’re the One That I Want” loyalty. Almost.

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Tags:  John Travolta, Holiday Pop Culture

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and Mariah Carey make ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ enjoyable again

Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and Mariah Carey make Carey’s yuletide staple surprisingly tolerable.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:04 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon, Holiday Pop Culture

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 12/04/2012

10 celebrities who deserve their own holiday specials

What will it take to give one of these to Taylor Swift or Wes Anderson?

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Tags:  Holiday Pop Culture

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/24/2011

‘A Christmas Story’ and Grover Dill: Tribute to a toadie

An appreciation of the kid who aided and abetted yellow-eyed bully Scut Farcus.

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Tags:  Holiday Pop Culture

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Unconventional holiday movies: What to watch if you’re sick of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Seven viewing options to make this a non-traditional cinematic Christmas.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:18 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Holiday Pop Culture

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Max from ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’: Unsung holiday pop culture hero

Sure, the Grinch’s heart grows three sizes. But Max the dog already had a big heart — and a high tolerance for abuse.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:56 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holiday Pop Culture

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Gift guide 2011: Holiday ideas for the celebrity- and pop culture-obsessed

Present possibilities, from the I Am T-Pain microphone to a plush Lil’ Sebastian.

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Tags:  Holiday Pop Culture

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 12/09/2011

‘Community’ celebrates Christmas by ripping into ‘Glee’ (Video)

It was a very musical, and very funny, episode.

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Tags:  Holiday Pop Culture

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Shermy in ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’: A tribute to an unsung holiday pop culture hero

He may have only one line, but if this unsung hero is more than just a taller Linus — always the shepherd, always in our hearts.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:23 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holiday Pop Culture