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In the spirit of the economy, new holiday originals are scarce this year. Networks are largely relying on venerable favorites for the Yule season, like "Charlie Brown's Christmas" tale, the old Rankin-Bass classics and the "Frosty" cartoons. Boris Karloff returns to narrate the Dr. Seuss gem "The Grinch That Stole Christmas," my personal favorite. Also on the Grinch circuit will be the Jim Carrey movie adaptation from 2000, which leaves me cold.

Tight budgets have restricted the networks from turning out much new for the season, though CBS delivers a new animated piece, "Yes, Virginia," in December, based on the famous New York Sun editorial. In this story, editor Francis Church feels like he's got more important things to do than answer a query from little Virginia O'Hanlon about the existence of Santa, but subsequent events soften him up.

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Have you heard of Sofia Vassilieva yet? You will. She's one of the breakout stars of the summer

Sofia Vassilieva is a freak of nature. Most child actresses are, but in her case that's meant as a compliment. What other teenage girl would shave her head for a job? Dakota Fanning wouldn't—and we know that because she reportedly lost the role of a cancer-stricken teenager in My Sister's Keeper after director Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook) demanded that she go bald for the part. He then auditioned Vassilieva, who was more than happy to make the sacrifice. On Valentine's Day, Vassilieva marched right into a salon and had her waist-length brown locks chopped off.

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