Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown - Netflix
The Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown is a celebration of the best Holiday commercials from around the world. Brand new for 2015, television personalities Kevin Frazier ("Entertainment Tonight") and Keltie Knight ("The Insider") host this holiday celebration with a countdown of the 12 best holiday commercials ever – one for each of the 12 days of Christmas. In addition to the top 12, the special features other great commercials from both the U.S. and abroad that capture the true spirit of the holiday season – from the heartfelt to the hilarious, from the outstanding to the ridiculous.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown - VH1 - Netflix
VH1 (originally an initialism of Video Hits One) is an American cable and satellite television network based in New York City operated by the Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom. It was originally created by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and the original owner of MTV, and launched on 1 January 1985 in the former space of Turner Broadcasting System's short-lived Cable Music Channel. The original purpose of the channel was to build upon the success of MTV by playing music videos, but targeting a slightly older demographic than its sister channel, focusing on the lighter, softer side of popular music. More recently, much like MTV, VH1 has been in the area of reality television programming, such as Behind the Music, the I Love… series and the Celebreality block of programming, as part of the channel's current focus on programming primarily aimed towards women. As of January 2016, approximately 90.2 million US households receive VH1.
Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown - Celebreality - Netflix
In January 2005 VH1 launched its Celebreality programming block of reality shows featuring celebrities, anchored by The Surreal Life, which mimics MTV's The Real World, instead placing celebrities from the past into a living environment. The word “celebreality” is a portmanteau combining the words “celebrity” and “reality” and is generally used to describe reality TV shows in which celebrities participate as subjects. The term appears to have been coined by Michael Gross, writing for The Toronto Star on May 12, 1991. In his article, entitled “Celebrity's New Face,” Mr. Gross used a hyphenated form of the word (“celeb-reality”) to describe the tendency of certain contemporary celebrities to downplay the traditional trappings of Hollywood glamour. “You could see the new celeb-reality on display at this year's Oscars,” wrote Gross. “It is Kathy Bates and Whoopi Goldberg, not Kim Basinger and Michelle Pfeiffer. It is Jeremy Irons in black tie and the sneakers he says keep his feet on the ground. It is Kevin Costner, fighting small, important battles, winning big, but reacting with modesty and going off to party privately. The new celebrities are human first, famous second.” The next known citation of the word is by Joyce Millman, writing for The New York Times on 5 January 2003. In an article entitled, “Celebreality: The 'Stars' Are Elbowing Their Way In,” Ms. Millman wrote: "Celebreality, the junk genre du jour, turns the notion of reality TV upside down. Instead of real people acting like celebrities on shows like “Survivor”, “Big Brother” and “The Bachelor”, celebreality gives us celebrities acting like real people on shows like “The Osbournes”, “The Anna Nicole Show” and “Celebrity Boot Camp.” I'm using the term “celebrity” loosely here—we're not talking about Russell Crowe, Julia Roberts and Dame Judi Dench eating bugs and scrubbing latrines. No, the celebrities of celebreality are a motlier crew, like, well, Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil, the former rap superstar M. C. Hammer and the wee ex-Michael Jackson ornament Emmanuel (“Webster”) Lewis. Those three will be setting up housekeeping together on Thursday in “The Surreal Life” on WB, a celebreality spin on MTV's “Real World.” Not to be outdone, ABC sends a Baldwin brother (Stephen), a supermodel (Frederique) and a former “L.A. Law” star (Corbin Bernsen) to Hawaii for “Celebrity Mole Hawaii”, beginning Wednesday." The VH1 Celebreality block has also aired shows such as: 2003: Surviving Nugent sent eight individuals to Ted Nugent's house to compete in various games and activities. One of the contestants was future reality show star Tila Tequila. 2005–2007: Hogan Knows Best is Hulk Hogan's reality show. 2005–2010: Celebrity Fit Club is a show where celebrities get in shape. 2005: Strange Love is a spin-off of The Surreal Life, following the relationship between Brigitte Nielsen and Flavor Flav. 2005–2008: My Fair Brady is another spin-off from The Surreal Life, which follows the relationship of Christopher Knight, who played Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch, and Adrianne Curry, who won the first season of America's Next Top Model. 2005-2006: Breaking Bonaduce covers the therapy and life of Danny Bonaduce. 2006–2007: Celebrity Paranormal Project features celebrities placed in haunted locations to explore and perform tasks. 2006–2008: Flavor of Love is a spin-off of Strange Love, where Flavor Flav tries to find love. 2007–2009: I Love New York, New York Goes to Hollywood, and New York Goes to Work feature Tiffany “New York” Pollard, from Flavor of Love. 2007: Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School is a spin-off of Flavor of Love 2007–2009: Rock of Love features Bret Michaels searching for love. 2007: Ego Trip's The (White) Rapper Show is a reality contest hosted by MC Serch. 2007–2008: The Salt-N-Pepa Show is a reality series following the 1990s rap duo Salt-N-Pepa. 2008–2009: Rock of Love: Charm School is a spin-off of Rock of Love with Bret Michaels 2008–2010: I Love Money is a spin-off of Flavor of Love, I Love New York, Real Chance of Love, and Rock of Love with Bret Michaels. 2008: ¡Viva Hollywood! featured Hispanic actors competing for a chance to star in a telenovela, hosted by Carlos Ponce and María Conchita Alonso. 2008: Ego Trip's Miss Rap Supreme is another reality contest hosted by MC Serch. 2008–2009: Real Chance of Love is a spin-off of I Love New York and I Love Money. 2008–2012: Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which chronicled a group of celebrities as they're treated for alcohol and drug addiction by Dr. Drew Pinsky and his staff at the Pasadena Recovery Center in Pasadena, California. 2008: Glam God with Vivica A. Fox is a reality show with red carpet diva Vivica A. Fox. 2008: The Cho Show is a reality sitcom following the antics of comedian Margaret Cho. 2009: Daisy of Love features Daisy de la Hoya, the runner-up of Rock of Love 2, in her own dating show spin-off. 2009: My Antonio is a reality series based on Antonio Sabato Jr.'s search for love. 2009: Charm School with Ricki Lake is a spin-off of Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels and Real Chance of Love. 2009: Megan Wants a Millionaire features Megan Hauserman from Rock of Love 2, I Love Money, and Rock of Love: Charm School in her own reality dating spin-off. The program was canceled in mid-August 2009, a third of the way through its run, due to show contestant Ryan Jenkins's involvement in the murder of Jasmine Fiore. 2010: The Price of Beauty is a reality/documentary show featuring singer Jessica Simpson traveling the world. Following the controversy over the murder-suicide of a contestant from Megan Wants a Millionaire, the channel toned down its reality programming.
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