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1| TELEVISION Spectacle: Elvis Costello With ... It's not just the glasses--Elvis Costello really is that smart. On this Sundance Channel Q&A series, the singer, showman and wit talks pop-music history with Elton John, jazz with Bill Clinton and more. Interspersed with cover songs, Spectacle is an engaging showcase for a curious mind.

2| DVD A Colbert Christmas Stephen Colbert spikes the Xmas punch with Willie Nelson as a weed-toting Wise Man, Jon Stewart ambivalently praising Hanukkah and John Legend crooning a hilariously filthy ode to nutmeg. This is to earnest holiday specials what truthiness is to truth.

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