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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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