- NBC is producing an animated Christmas special for next year titled How Murray Saved Christmas, based on the best-selling children's book of the same name by Mike Reiss.
- Larry D. Mann, the voice actor behind Yukon Cornelius in in the Rankin/Bass classic Rudoilph the Red Nosed Reindeer, passed away on January 7th at the age of 91 in Los Angeles.
- Russell Johnson, who portrayed Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan's Island (including its Christmas episode, "Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk"), died of kidney failure on January 16th at the age of 89.
- Dave Madden, who played Reuben Kincaid on The Partridge Family (including its Christmas episode), died on January 16th at the age of 82.
- Arthur Rankin Jr., the "Rankin" half of Rankin-Bass, passed away January 30th at the age of 89 at his home near Harrington Sound in Bermuda.
Upcoming Video Releases
- The Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain: The Complete Series DVD set, which contains "Yule Be Sorry", has been released.
- The Family Matters: The Complete 4th Season DVD set, which will include "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Urkel", will be released.
- The Joanie Loves Chachi: The Complete Series DVD set, which will include the series' "Christmas Show", will be released.
- The individual Power Rangers Zeo: Volume 2 DVD set, which will include "A Season to Remember", will be released.
- "Holly Jolly Secrets" will be made available on the Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season DVD and Blu-ray sets.
- "Christmas Help" will be featured on The Middle: Season 4 DVD set.
- "North Pole Cat" will be one of the Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats episodes included on Mill Creek Entertainment's TV Guide Spotlight: Totally '80s Toons DVD set.
- The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1 Blu-ray set, which includes the show's "Christmas Story", will be released.
- The Honeymooners: Classic 39 Episodes Blu-ray set, which will include their Christmas episode, will be released.
- Shout! Factory will release The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete Series DVD set, which will contain "I'm Dreaming of a Slight Christmas", "Bob Has To Have His Tonsils Out, So He Spends Christmas Eve In the Hospital", and "Twas the Pie Before Christmas" (which has not been released on DVD previously).