2012 Holiday Gift Guide

on November 19, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man

One of the summer’s snazziest superhero action movies, “The Amazing Spider-Man,” comes wrapped for the holidays in a super-cool four-disc Blu-ray gift set with collectible character figures and 90 minutes of special features.
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Clint Eastwood: Master Filmmaker at Work

You know him best as an actor, but the photo-packed book “Clint Eastwood: Master Filmmaker at Work” takes a look at the Hollywood icon’s contributions as the director of dozens of acclaimed movies, including “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Unforgiven,” “Letters From Iwo Jima” and “Gran Torino.”
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Fenway Park: 100th Anniversary Collector's Set

Baseball fans will enjoy strolling through “Fenway Park: Home of the Boston Red Sox—100th Anniversary Collector’s Set,” a handsome 12-DVD box with 26 hours of game highlights, reflections on beloved players and unforgettable moments from one of the game’s most hallowed shrines, plus a 28-page book.
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Simpsons Squinkees

Bart, Homer, Lisa, Marge, Maggie and other characters from the popular animated TV series have been downsized with The Simpsons Squinkies from Blip Toys, loveably squeeze-able, squash-able figures, each packaged in its own protective plastic bubble.
($9.99 each)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Children of the ’90s will shout “Cowabunga!” when they look under the tree and find “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection,” with all 10 seasons of the action-packed, family-fun 1987-1996 series on 23 DVDs packaged in a reproduction of the crime-busting amphibians’ rollicking “Party Van.”
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The Beatles v. The Rolling Stones

Beatles vs. Stones? Call for a cease-fire to the age-old rock ’n’ roll rivalry by giving the music fan on your list both of these handsome hard-cover chronicles, “With The Beatles” ($39.95) and “The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Rock ’n’ Roll” ($27.95), depicting the two bands’ inside worlds with hundreds of rare photos from the archives of “LIFE” magazine.
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Buy The Rolling Stones book

The Time Jumpers

Traditional country music fans will flip for The Time Jumpers, a masterful group of Nashville session all-stars and hot-pickin’ VIPs (including newest member Vince Gill) who blend honky-tonk, jazz, blues and just about anything else smooth into their self-titled first studio album, and season it all with a three-fiddle twist of Western swing.
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Classic Christmas Albums

Fill any ears with the sounds of the season with CDs from Sony Legacy’s Classic Christmas Album series, which includes re-releases from John Denver, Barry Manilow, Elvis Presley and other favorites, each with 14 or more holiday-themed tunes.
($7-$8 each)
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Buy the Elvis Presley CD
Buy the Barry Manilow CD

Totally MAD

“MAD Magazine,” America’s longest running humor publication, celebrates its 60th anniversary with “Totally MAD,” a 256-page book with decade-by-decade highlights of laugh-out-loud lampoonery, plus a set of 12 removable, suitable-for-framing reproductions of classic “What, me worry?” covers.
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Universal 100th Anniversary Collection Limited Edition

The ultimate “big ticket” gift for any movie fan, the “Universal 100th Anniversary Collection Limited Edition” celebrates the legendary studio’s history with 25 unforgettable films on Blu-ray (including “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Sting,” “Jaws,” “Jurassic Park” and “Schlindler’s List”), plus a 72-page book, a 15-track music CD and a disc of bonus features, including vintage cartoons and theatrical shorts.
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