<p>Will any of the deluge of holiday programming over the next month live up to the first &quot;O.C.&quot;&nbsp;Chrismukkah episode?</p>
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Will any of the deluge of holiday programming over the next month live up to the first "O.C." Chrismukkah episode?


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Happy TV turkey day!

What's your favorite TV holiday episode?

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers, and (as Dan would say) happy Thursday to the rest of you.

In honor of the holiday - and the upcoming Chanukah/Christmas/Kwanzaa/New Year's holiday deluge - I'm going to embed two classic scenes from sitcom Thanksgiving episodes, plus the entirety of the first Chrismukkah episode of "The O.C." If you've got some time in front of the computer today before the turkey/football starts, enjoy, and then time for an open question: What's your favorite TV holiday episode ever, and why?

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<p>Michael Raymond-James on &quot;Terriers.&quot;</p>

Michael Raymond-James on "Terriers."

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'Terriers' - 'Quid Pro Quo': House of cards

Hank and Britt get in deeper and deeper in the first season's wild penultimate episode

My review of tonight's "Terriers" coming up just as soon as I read your blog on my Kindle...

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<p>Grayson was under the weather on tonight's &quot;Cougar Town.&quot;</p>

Grayson was under the weather on tonight's "Cougar Town."

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'Cougar Town' - 'When the Time Comes': I married a Care Bear

Fun Thanksgiving hijinx, but not the strongest Jules story

As I mentioned in tonight's "Modern Family" review, the combination of Thanksgiving eve and a lack of advance screeners means I'm going to have to be quick with a couple of shows tonight. My super-fast take on tonight's "Cougar Town" coming up just as soon as I use intentional gibberish...

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<p>Phil and Dylan bond one last time on &quot;Modern Family.&quot;</p>

Phil and Dylan bond one last time on "Modern Family."

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'Modern Family' - 'Mother Tucker': Hey you! Get your damn hands off him!

An uneven let-down after last week's season-best episode

'Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and since I'm off tomorrow and didn't see the ABC comedies in advance, I'm only going to have time to offer up very brief thoughts on them, starting with "Modern Family," just as soon as I present to your mother like a baboon...

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<p>Jackie Earle Haley, Indira Varma, Mark Valley and Janet Montgomery on &quot;Human Target.&quot;</p>
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Jackie Earle Haley, Indira Varma, Mark Valley and Janet Montgomery on "Human Target."


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'Human Target' - 'The Wife's Tale': Making amends

A new client opens an old wound for Chance in an uneven second episode

A quick review of tonight's "Human Target" coming up just as soon as my glasses fall into a meat-grinder...

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<p>A very &quot;Parenthood&quot;&nbsp;Thanksgiving.</p>

A very "Parenthood" Thanksgiving.

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'Parenthood' - 'Happy Thanksgiving': He cut the turkey?

The Bravermans come together with the usual bickering over the holiday

Thanksgiving week brought us a kind of quintessential "Parenthood," with lots of overlapping conversation, arguments over details both small (Julia and the pies) and big (pretty much everything Gordon did), some goofy comedy (the football game) and some more poignant moment (Zeek's phone call to Seth). Unfortunately, the holiday also brings me a shortened work week where I don't have time to give the episode a full write-up, but fire away, folks: what did you think of the Braverman's turkey day?

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<p>SAMCRO&nbsp;is back in Charming on &quot;Sons of Anarchy.&quot;</p>

SAMCRO is back in Charming on "Sons of Anarchy."

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'Sons of Anarchy' - 'June Wedding': Oh so Charming

The show down-shifts as the club returns from Belfast

A review of tonight's "Sons of Anarchy" coming up just as soon as I build you a swing set...

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<p>Dane DeHaan and Gabriel Byrne on &quot;In Treatment.&quot;</p>

Dane DeHaan and Gabriel Byrne on "In Treatment."

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'In Treatment': Week five in review

A rough week for Paul and his patients, but a good one for the cast

As usual, we're reviewing all four episodes of "In Treatment" this week in one shot, coming up just as soon as I say the name "Amar'e Stoudemire"...

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Exclusive: Early look at 'Community' animated Christmas episode

Exclusive: Early look at 'Community' animated Christmas episode

The study group turns into a cartoon in stop-motion special episode

"Community" has never hidden its love of popular culture, as past episodes have paid tribute to action movies, zombie films, "Apollo 13" and, recently, TV bottle episodes and conspiracy thrillers.

This season's Christmas episode, "Abed's Unstoppable Christmas," which debuts on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m., looks like it might be the most ambitious homage yet, as most of the episode will be done in the stop-motion animated style of Rankin-Bass holiday classics like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

Ever since I heard about the idea, I've been looking forward to seeing how Abed, Troy, Annie, Jeff and company look like in the style, and now I know - and I am pleased. After the jump, here's an early look at how the group will look on Dec. 9:

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<p>&quot;We need to go back!&quot;&nbsp;Jorge Garcia hanging with the &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your&nbsp;Mother&quot;&nbsp;guys.</p>

"We need to go back!" Jorge Garcia hanging with the "How I Met Your Mother" guys.

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'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Blitzgiving': Aw, man!

Jorge Garcia from 'Lost' stops by for a very funny Thanksgiving episode

A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as Zeppelin reunites at my cousin Ira's bar mitzvah...

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