Christmas TV History

Christmas TV History is a five-part audio series created in July 2019 Joanna Wilson, author of Tis the Season TV: The Encyclopedia of Christmas-Themed Episodes, Specials & Made-for-TV Movies. The episodes of this podcast include: Beginnings: the context of Christmas on TV, the history of Christmas animation, the history of Christmas TV movies, the history of yuletide variety specials and episodes, and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol adaptations.

After the publication of the second edition of Tis the Season TV (coming in 2020), more installments are possible: the history of sitcom/comedy Christmas episodes, theatrical-release Christmas movies, interesting adaptations of O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi,” all 20 Rankin/Bass animated Christmas and New Year’s programs and others.
Christmas TV History

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