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British Christmas TV episodes are getting U.S. airings

British Christmas TV episodes are getting U.S. airings

Mince pies, Christmas crackers, all those "Keep Calm and Jingle On" T-shirts — and now television.

This year, Americans can celebrate a very British Christmas without leaving their homes, much less braving Heathrow at the holidays.

In the U.S., television traditionally surrenders to film during Christmas week; while all those big movies open at the cinema, most American series go on a hiatus to make room for the many Christmas classics one needs to watch at home — "It's a Wonderful Life," "A Christmas Carol," "A Christmas Story," "Love Actually."

In the U.K., however, the flat-screen rules. All manner of...

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