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History, TV Dinner look back in “Through the Decades”

A+E Networks-owned channel History has set a November premiere date for the holiday series Christmas Through the Decades. (Pictured: series guest host Jillian Michaels)
November 18, 2015

A+E Networks-owned channel History has set a November premiere date for the holiday series Christmas Through the Decades.

The previously announced 4 x 60-minute series from TV Dinner Productions is to offer insight into how classic holiday films, special television events, toys and Yuletide songs remain part of American Christmas traditions.

The series will feature experts and cultural icons that include Jillian Michaels (pictured), Leann Rimes, Kenny Rogers and Dascha Polanco, all of whom will reveal what the holiday season in America looked like over a four-decade period.

The series will dedicate each episode to a decade in history, beginning with the 1960s and culminating with the 1990s, and touching on monumental events that shaped the holiday season – from a live Christmas Eve broadcast from Apollo 8 astronauts and the surging popularity of Star Wars action figures, to Cabbage Patch Kids and the classic film Home Alone.

Karla Hidalgo and Christopher Martin serve as executive producers for TV Dinner Productions, with John Verhoff and Stephen Mintz exec producing for History.

Christmas Through the Decades premieres November 25 at 10 p.m. EST/PST on History.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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