There’s More to the Doom and Gloom Around Doctor Who’s New Year’s Day Ratings 

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Last night, Doctor Who returned for its sole outing in 2019 with “Resolution,” an all-in-all pretty cracking Dalek adventure. But you might instead have spent today reading about how it’s a disaster for the BBC, because overnight ratings are in, and they look pretty rough…but there’s more going on than certain…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/theres-more-to-the-doom-and-gloom-around-doctor-whos-ne-1831440176

Rankin/Bass Has Its Own Avengers, and It’s a Must-Watch Catastrophe

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Gather around children, I’ve come to tell you a tale. A story of Santa Claus, a red-nosed reindeer, a talking snowman, and an evil wizard with ice dragons and flying snakes engaged in a centuries-long war against the Northern Lights. This is Rankin/Bass’ Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, and it’s the holiday…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/rankin-bass-has-its-own-avengers-and-its-a-must-watch-1831177105

The Stranger Things Kids Wrapping Christmas Gifts Are All of Us Wrapping Christmas Gifts, Honestly

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If you’re like me and still have a weekend ahead of you trying to furiously wrap family gifts up as quickly and as neatly as you can without growing an extra pair of arms (or six), this Stranger Things video is probably going to be more stressful than it is adorable.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-stranger-things-kids-wrapping-christmas-gifts-is-al-1831233619

Doctor Who Christmas Specials, Ranked By Their Festivity

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For the past 13 years—well, apparently not this yearDoctor Who has been an integral part of Christmas TV with its annual Christmas special. Now that it’s taking a year off, we decided it was the perfect time to look back at its prior festive adventures in Time and Space, and judge them not by their quality, but their…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/doctor-who-christmas-specials-ranked-by-their-festivit-1830754175

None of the Visual Effects Magic Behind Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles Came From the North Pole

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Long gone are the days when holiday revelers were satisfied with fake potato-flake snow or stop-motion puppets for their festive entertainment. Christmas movies are visual effects smorgasbords now, and Method Studios reveals all the digital magic it mustered to turn Kurt Russell into Saint Nick for Netflix’s The

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/none-of-the-visual-effects-magic-behind-netflixs-the-ch-1831070638

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s Holiday Special Is More Somber Than Spooky

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For anyone hoping that the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina holiday special would be a festive romp through the most terrifying delights of the season, I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that we do get some great holiday frights, mostly centered around an Icelandic Christmas witch—and yes, dear old…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/chilling-adventures-of-sabrinas-holiday-special-is-more-1831018965