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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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