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Top 100 Christmas TV episodes of all time: 80 - 61

14 December 2015 7:20 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Looking for some TV to fill you with festive cheer? Here are the next 20 episodes in our list of the top 100 Xmas TV episodes ever...

This article first appeared in December 2015. Read entries 100 - 81 on this list, here.

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Since the medium’s infancy, viewers have enjoyed sharing holidays with their favourite television characters. We grow invested in our friends on screen over the years; spending Christmas with them is a rite of passage, a chance for us to share tradition from our world with the fictional ones we see on screen. Some shows embrace the season wholeheartedly, characters in good spirits and enjoying the trappings of the season; others skew a little darker, bringing the more oppressive, burdensome side of the holidays to life. Either way, Christmas episodes tend to demonstrate the strengths of our favourite series, »

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Top 100 Christmas TV episodes of all time: 80 - 61

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Looking for some TV to fill you with festive cheer? Here are the next 20 episodes in our list of the top 100 Xmas TV episodes ever...

Read entries 100 - 81 on this list, here.

Since the medium’s infancy, viewers have enjoyed sharing holidays with their favourite television characters. We grow invested in our friends on screen over the years; spending Christmas with them is a rite of passage, a chance for us to share tradition from our world with the fictional ones we see on screen. Some shows embrace the season wholeheartedly, characters in good spirits and enjoying the trappings of the season; others skew a little darker, bringing the more oppressive, burdensome side of the holidays to life. Either way, Christmas episodes tend to demonstrate the strengths of our favourite series, and it’s long been a festive ritual of mine to wheel out old DVD sets »

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10 TV Series That Owe Their Existence to ‘Mad Men’

15 May 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

From its setting to its writing to its network, much has been made of how “Mad Men” revolutionized television. As the show prepares for its final pitch meeting, Variety looks at 10 other shows that might have been harder sells if it weren’t for creator Matthew Weiner’s epic story of the professional lives and private pursuits of Madison Avenue’s best and brightest.

Masters of Sex

Creator Michelle Ashford’s series about sex research pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson is one of the most successful period dramas to come out of the “Mad Men” boom, resulting in Emmy recognition for actors like Lizzy Caplan and Alison Janney and articles calling it the “feminist ‘Mad Men.’”

Breaking Bad

Like Matt Weiner, Vince Gilligan was turned down by multiple networks when he pitched “Breaking Bad.” “Mad Men” premiered several months before “Breaking Bad,” making audiences (somewhat) aware of AMC’s »

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