We know how tough, how taxing, the holiday shopping season can be. That's why we've taken the time to scope out the coolest, most fun, most special, most outrageous (we're looking at you, Batmobile) gifts for the TV fans in your life, leaving you to sit back on your favorite channel-surfing spot and click on to your favorite series. And yes, fair warning, you're gonna want to buy more than a few of these goodies for yourself!
FOR THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY
1. "Breaking Bad" Complete Series DVD and Tee
As is befitting one of the greatest TV shows of all time, this complete series box set (which is very un-box-like with its barrel-shaped packaging), features all five seasons of the Emmy-winning AMC drama on Blu-ray, as well as a truly fantastic, exclusive two-hour documentary on the making of the final season, scores of other bonus videos, a Los Pollos Hermanos apron, a Vince Gilligan-designed challenge coin, and easter eggs like a special design on the plastic DVD cases that hold the season discs. Amazon, $199.99
As for the (separately-sold) J.P. Wynne High School Chemistry Dept. t-shirt, impress your giftee with this extra bit of "BB" knowledge: Not only is J.P. Wynne the fictional high school where Walter White taught, but it's also the name of the real-life Virginia elementary school where a young Gilligan learned his ABCs so he could grow up and one day create this masterpiece of storytelling. MentalFloss.com, $19.99
2. TiVo Roamio
It's impossible to overstate just how awesome a gadget the Roamio is for a busy TV fan. It can record up to six shows at once, store up to 450 hours of HD shows, and — wait for it — streams recorded and live TV to your mobile iOS devices (i.e., you record "The Good Wife" on Sunday night and watch it on your iPad during your commute to work Monday morning). The multi-function set-top box also allows you to show off your music collection, photos, and home movies, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, Pandora, and Spotify, and features an interface so fresh you'll actually find yourself appreciating details like how sharp the font is. TiVo, $199.99-599.99
3. Blueprints of Famous TV Homes
These suitable-for-framing, hand-drawn floorplans are the ultimate unique gift for a TV fan, with detailed blueprints available for Kramer's bachelor pad on "Seinfeld," Will's apartment on "Will & Grace," the Sterling Cooper offices on "Mad Men," Carrie's home/writing lair on "Sex and the City," "The Simpsons" family homestead on Evergreen Terrace, the Stephens home on "Bewitched," and George and Weezie's dee-luxe apartment in the sky-y-y from "The Jeffersons." And those are but a sampling of the shows and blueprints available ("Dexter," "The Big Bang Theory, "Gilmore Girls," "Friends," "Full House," and "The Golden Girls" residences are also on the lengthy list of offerings), all drawn by incredibly clever and talented artist (and obvious TV fan) Brandi Roberts. FantasyFloorPlans.com, $35.00-49.00
4. "Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad"
GQ writer Brett Martin has great access in telling this story of the beginnings of the current Golden Age of Television, with the backstory on shows like "The Sopranos," "Breaking Bad," "The Shield," "Deadwood," "Mad Men," and "The Wire." Martin talks with the showrunners and stars of those series — Jon Hamm, David Chase, David Milch, etc. — and unspools how great writing and storytelling, as well as performances on screen, led to domination by cable networks. There's also plenty of backstage scoop, including details on just how conflicted the late James Gandolfini was about the worldwide fame playing Tony Soprano brought him. Amazon, $27.95
5. "Park and Recreation" Ron Swanson Statue
Other people — boring people — might display busts of Shakespeare or Einstein on their desks, but "Parks and Rec" devotees know you need look no further than that great Indiana philosopher, Ronald Ulysses Swanson, for true wisdom and inspiration. This bronze-colored bust of the great man (sitting on a wooden base, of course), will serve as a handsome reminder of that, right down to the signature quote on its stand: "Give me all the bacon and eggs you have." Entertainment Earth, $22.99
6. Celebrity Coloring Books
Artist and pop culture lover Mel Elliott is the genius behind "Color Me Swoon: The Beefcake Activity Book for Good Color-Inners" and "Swoon: The Heartthrob Activity Book for Good Colour-inners," adult coloring books, um, coloring books for adults, which include picture pages of celebs like Benedict Cumberbatch, Aaron Paul, Idris Elba, Damian Lewis, Alexander Skarsgard, Matt Bomer, Patrick Dempsey, George Clooney, Jon Hamm, Ryan Gosling, Michael J. Fox, Tom Selleck, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon. The books also include puzzles, games, and trivia about the men who, like the title says, make us swoon. The fun tomes are proof it's still very much OK to color outside the lines. Amazon, $14.00 each
7. TV-Themed Ice Cubes
That's right. TV-themed ice cubes ... some people like very specific tchotchkes to celebrate their love of their fave shows, and it really doesn't get much more specific than these, TARDIS-shaped ice for the "Doctor Who" fan, "Star Trek" insignia trays, "Batman" insignia trays, and "Big Bang Theory"-themed ice that pays tribute to robots, Soft Kitty, and Sheldon's fave word, "Bazinga!" P.S. The trays aren't limited to making ice; fill 'em with chocolate for some very sweet pop culture treats. Think Geek, $9.99-$12.99 each; CBS Store, $14.95
8. "Workaholics" — Blake's Bear Coat
Why? That is a question every man or woman will have to answer for him or herself. The fact remains that this will make a "Workaholics" fan very, very happy, and you very, very worried about the interests of your friends and family. Entertainment Earth, $100.00
9. Michonne's Katana and Glow in the Dark "Pets"
It's officially licensed, part of a lot of only 2,000 produced, and it looks amazingly like the katana Michonne uses to behead the undead during her "Walking Dead" wanderings. Amazon, $299.99
In further homage to one of the toughest women to ever grace a graphic novel and TV drama, Funko has fashioned a trio of its trademark vinyl figures in the shape of Michonne, with her two armless, jaw-less "pets" (who glow in the dark!) trailing behind her. Amazon, $26.99
10. "Game of Thrones" Wax Seal Coasters
Nothing's official in the "GoT" world unless it's sealed with wax, which makes this set of six house coasters officially cool, and officially must-have for holding the liquid refreshments of your favorite Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Greyjoy, or Tyrell fan. And, they're not only cool looking, but will ensure guests know the owner of them means business when it comes to leaving rings on their coffee table. That's something we doubt anyone in Westeros would take kindly to.Think Geek, $19.99
11. "The Walking Dead" Official Magazine
It's the official mag, so, yeah, they get great access, including set visits, a monthly Q&A with "TWD" creator Robert Kirkman, scores of photos, and in-depth interviews in each issue with the cast and crew that make our favorite zombie apocalypse drama. The full-color magazine is available via subscription or single-issue purchase, and past covers have included Michonne, the Governor, the Dixon brothers, Rick Grimes, Glenn and Maggie, and, on the current issue, fan-favorite Tyreese. Titan Magazines, $44.99
12. "Duck Dynasty" Segway
Camo-ed out and featuring the "Duck Dynasty" logo, the Segway X2 is the same personal transport vehicle the Robertsons used during their trip to Hawaii, which means this is how they roll, and now your favorite "DD" fan can, too. Shop.History.com, $8,500.00
13. "Arrow" and "The Vampire Diaries" Phone Cases
Now you know what it feels like to have to make an impossible choice, just like Elena. You also have to choose one smoldering man over another, but your choice is made all the tougher because you have many, many options: Oliver Queen, who graces this phone case shirtless; Stefan and Damon, who stare straight into your eyes from their close-up perches on iPhone and Galaxy cases; and another, where both Damon and Stefan share a case in a sexy pic with the aforementioned Miss Gilbert. There are also cases with Klaus, "Vampire Diaries" logos, and the "Diaries" cast. It's a tough choice, but you can't really go wrong with any of them. Elena can't really say the same. "Arrow" Case, $34.95; "The Vampire Diaries" Cases, $34.95
14. "Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle" PBS Special and Book
PBS's "Superheroes" is one of the best-ever documentaries on the topic, focusing on the long history of comic books, superheroes, and their influence on pop culture (and, of course, Hollywood). Together with the beautifully-designed companion coffee table book "Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture," the DVD is the best gift you could give a comic book fan outside a lifetime pass to Comic-Con. Amazon DVD, $24.99 and Book, $40.00
15. "The Walking Dead" Action Figures
They are the show's most compelling characters, and now they're in action figure form. The Governor comes complete with pre-Michonne fight head and post-fight head (i.e. with eye patch), plus his trademark hip holster and pistol, with 22 points of articulation and based on 3D scans of actor David Morrissey. Amazon, $14.99
The Daryl and Merle Dixon two-pack, meanwhile, features 5-inch tall models of the brothers, based on 3D scans of Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker, with 20 points of articulation for each character, and accessories like Daryl's crossbow and Merle's arm bayonet. Amazon, $29.99
16. "Dexter: The Complete Series Collection" Blu-ray
Eight seasons of "Dexter" came to a close this year with some major surprises and a full revelation of how and why Dexter became Dexter, and you can watch it all unfold in this Blu-ray set, which comes packaged in a very cool reproduction of the serial killer's blood slide box. The set also includes a Grafix book with special artwork and photography from the series, as well as more than three hours of special features like cast interviews and exclusive new documentaries. Amazon, $459.00
17. "Sons of Anarchy" Die-Cast Motorcycles and Comic Book
Failed to get a Hog of your own on which to zoom around town? These 1:18 scale die-cast bikes — replicas of those ridden by Jax, Opie (R.I.P.), and Clay (again, R.I.P.) — are the most fun you can have playing SAMCRO. Entertainment Earth, $29.99
Meanwhile, a subscription to the BOOM! Studios "SoA" comic book means fresh stories with characters like Tig, Juice, and Gemma, and some seriously, seriously cool artwork with our favorite men of mayhem. BOOM! Studios, $79.99
18. "Doctor Who: Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Giftset"
Seasons one through seven of the new "Who," plus video diaries, audio commentaries, "Doctor Who at the Prom," the best of the Christmas specials, deleted scenes and outtakes, documentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, "The Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists" special from BBC America, exclusive "Doctor" art cards, an exclusive comic book, and, coolest of all, the "Doctor Who" universal remote control Sonic Screwdriver. Amazon, $349.98
19. "Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business: How to Launch and Grow a Business from Concept to Cash"
It's the next best thing to appearing on the show ... and you get all the Sharks' advice, with none of the potential humiliation of them shooting holes in your business plan. Mark, Lori,Robert, Daymond, Barbara, and Mr. Wonderful all contribute to this business self-help guide, which includes chapters on determining whether or not you've got the goods to be an entrepreneur, understanding the numbers behind a business, how to launch an idea, how to grow a business, and tips on how to be a successful salesperson. The book also includes a roundtable Q&A with the Sharks, as well as case studies on some of the entrepreneurs who've landed deals on the show. Amazon, $14.99
20. Howard Wolowitz's Belt Buckles
Hey, no one's suggesting you run out and buy a supply of dickies or neon pants for your favorite "Big Bang Theory" fan, but these cool belt buckles are a great way to capitalize on the fun side of the fashion disaster that is Howard Wolowitz. There's a red scooter buckle, a joystick buckle, a sandwich buckle, a monkey face buckle, and four versions of robot buckles, meaning there's some to please even those with Sheldon Cooper levels of pickiness. CBS Store, $22.95-24.95 each
21. "Supernatural" 2014 Calendar
Twelve pics of the Winchester bros., Sam and Dean, one to get you through each month, especially those long months when they're in reruns. There's solo Sam shots, solo Dean shots, the fellas looking super suave in suits, moseying on up to the camera in their cowboy hats, staring intensely into the camera … oh, OK, that's almost every photo, but you get the idea. Sure, you have free calendars on your computer, your phone, your tablet … but they aren't accompanied by these gorgeous, full-color pics, which makes $13.49 a very reasonable price to pay to bring a little happy to the "Supernatural" fan in your life. Amazon, $13.49
22. PlayStation Vita Limited Edition "Walking Dead" Bundle
What can't you do with this handy gadget? The list would be far shorter than what you can do, namely play games, Skype, take photos, use Google Maps, play music, watch Netflix, stream YouTube videos … need we go on? The handheld system with the choice 5-inch OLED screen is also a companion to the newly-launched PS4, and in this special "TWD"-themed bundle, gamers get "The Walking Dead: Season 1" game from Telltale, the Robert Kirkman-inspired game that features existing and original "TWD" characters and won dozens of Game of the Year honors. Best Buy, $169.99
23. "Futurama: The Complete Series"
It's gone, again, but thanks to this box set, never forgotten. All 140 episodes of the show are featured, including four feature-length installments, as well as loads of bonus material like audio commentary and deleted scenes, and a 2014/3014 calendar. Amazon, $199.98
24. "The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling"
Grantland and Deadspin writer David Shoemaker delves into the history of professional wrestling, a sport many of us grew up watching and loving, despite the derision by others that it was fake. Shoemaker is one of those long-time fans, and it comes through in the book, which covers the sport and its superstars era by era, and illustrates the larger pop culture impact of the sport (felt nowhere more significantly than on TV) and famous names like Hulk Hogan, Captain Lou Albano, and Andre the Giant. Amazon, $27.00
25. "Inside MAD: The 'Usual Gang of Idiots Pick Their Favorite MAD Spoofs"
Judd Apatow wrote the intro, and, alongside beloved MAD magazine writers, celebs like Roseanne, David Lynch, John Slattery, John Stamos, Matt Weiner, Penn Jillette, Ice-T, Tony Hawk, Whoopi Goldberg, Ken Burns, Paul Feig, Dane Cook, George Lopez, Jeff Probst, and Todd McFarlane share their MAD features, the ones that helped influence their own humor and creative endeavors, and helped make the seminal humor magazine (and its spinoff TV show) an enduring influence on readers for 61 years. The spectacular coffee table book also includes a never-before-reprint of an Alfred E. Neuman pop art poster and a new fold-out poster of the MAD offices drawn by brilliant cartoonist Sergio Aragonés. Amazon, $29.95
26. "Game of Thrones" Stark Siblings Tote Bag
This handsome cotton canvas tote, which bears the name of all the Stark sibs (even those who may or may not still be with us in the new season, sob), is graphically cool, a great homage to the proud fam, and large enough to hold everything you usually carry around with you, be it books, a tablet, a laptop, or your intense hatred for Joffrey. Yes, it's that big. Etsy, $42.00
27. "Burn Notice: The Complete Series"
We miss you already, Michael Weston! But this seven-season set will sooth our sadness, providing the chance to watch the action, drama, humor, friendships, and DIY family-laden spy missions unfold all over again. Oh, and the yogurt and mojitos. So much yogurt consumed, so many mojitos sipped. Amazon, $149.98
28. "Breaking Bad," "Sherlock," or "Doctor Who" Converse All-Stars
Kickin' it old school with these kicks, Converse All Stars, custom-designed and printed with scenes from series like "BB," "Sherlock," and "Dr. Who," as well as movies like "Halloween," "The Goonies," and "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Some people covet a certain shiny red bottom of high heel, but there are plenty of tube fans who'd consider these the most fashionable things they could put on their tootsies. Etsy, $85.00 each
29. "The Watching Dead" T-Shirt
Braaaaaains! Is this what happens to a brain that ingests too much TV? Is that even possible? Nah. Still, funny shirt. Neato Shop, $16.95
30. "Magnum P.I.: The Complete Series"
All eight seasons are collected in this compact box set featuring Tom Selleck (and his famous moustache, an unofficial sidekick) as Thomas Magnum, tracking down baddies and helping the good folks of Hawaii while tooling around the island in his (borrowed) Ferrari, annoying Higgins, evading the growling Zeus and Apollo, and hanging out with BFFs T.C. and Rick. Amazon, $169.98
31. "Family Ties: The Complete Series"
Fact: Everything you need to know about comic timing can be gleaned from watching Bugs Bunny cartoons and Michael J. Fox's Emmy-winning performance as Reagan-loving conservative Alex P. Keaton in this classic NBC family comedy. All seven seasons of the Keaton fam's adventures unfold on the set, which also includes a disc of new bonus materials, and comes housed in a photo album package that includes photos and memories from the show's 1982-89 run. P.S. Among the future-superstar guests to look out for in the set: Geena Davis, River Phoenix, Courteney Cox, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Cromwell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christina Applegate, and, as Alex's alcoholic Uncle Ned, Tom Hanks. Sha-la-la-la. Amazon, $220.98
32. "Beverly Hills 90210: Complete Series"
Housed in yearbook-ish packaging, all 10 seasons of the ultimate teen drama series are collected in one big box that would make for one seriously '90s-intensive marathon for the super "90210" fan. Amazon, $349.99
33. "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: The Complete Series"
Shout! Factory has collected all 325 episodes of Norman Lear's groundbreaking soap opera spoof in this box set, which also includes essays by Lear and Pulitzer-winning TV critic Tom Shales, new documentaries, and episodes of the "Hartman" spin-off series "Fernwood 2 Night," starring Martin Mull and Fred Willard. If you've never seen the 1976-77 series (it aired daily), take this chance to delve into what remains, all these years later, one of the most innovative, outrageous comedies to ever air on the small screen. Amazon, $249.95
34. Light Dims LED Light Blockers
This is the ultimate in stocking stuffers for those whose TVs, DVRs, computers, and various other electronics feature little glowing lights that, by day, have no impact, but, by night, can be a major annoyance and more than a little impediment to the light sleeper. Especially the blinking ones. Oh, the blinking. These little stickers — which come in a package of 100, in various sizes — are the answer, and, as Think Geek says, the solution is simple: "take sticker, stick over the LED." Also a great idea for those who travel. Think Geek, $4.99
35. The OontZ Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
It weighs just 10 ounces, comes in a variety of colors, and, when paired with your laptop, iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices, will wow you with its powerful, sharp sound quality. The Oontz, from the Cambridge Soundworks folks, paired with your iPad is the perfect portable TV/movie/music jukebox. The Oontz, $69.99
36. "Star Trek" and "Doctor Who" Shower Curtains
Be transported from a state of filth to a state of cleanliness when you step behind this Transporter Room shower curtain, complete with Transporter platform bath mat (seriously, you have to admire the commitment to the theme). Think Geek, $49.99
For "Doctor Who" fans, a whole suite of TARDIS bathroom products are available, including a shower curtain, bath mat, towel, soap dispenser, and ceramic toothbrush holder. Think Geek, $6.39-29.99
FOR THE 'RENTS AND GRANDPARENTS
37. The Authentic 1966 Batmobile
Just like the one featured in the classic 1966-68 live-action "Batman" series! In fact, this replica of the Batmobile is so accurate that it requires a year to complete (hey, that just means you get to give the gift twice — once when you announce it, and again when it's completed). As per the official description, the car is "built on a custom Lincoln chassis … [and] comes standard with a 430-horsepower, 383 Blueprint Crate engine and a Monster TH350 automatic transmission." But really … it's the Batmobile, and you can drive it around your 'hood, vanquishing your own dastardly villains (like that guy who tries to sneak his garbage into your trash can … oh, he'll be sorry now). Hammacher Schlemmer, $200,000
38. "Downton Abbey" Wine and Jewelry
Season 4 is right around the corner, and what better way to kick off the celebration than with a beautiful bottle of "Downton Abbey" wine and selections from the official "Downton Abbey" jewelry collection? A pair of delicious red and white Bordeaux libations tastes great and looks great in a wine rack, while the jewelry line includes some serious vintage-inspired bling, from sapphire, ruby, and emerald-colored crystal earrings to matching necklaces, hair pins, brooches, and bracelets.Downton Abbey Wine, $33.98; Shop PBS, $20.00-99.99
39. "Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation" by Questlove
That Questlove. The Roots drummer is the author of this groovy, photo-laden tome that recalls the style, celebs, influence, and, of course, all the classic tunes that were a part of the pop culture phenomenon series that helped launch the careers of everyone from Aretha Franklin and TinA Turner to the Jackson 5 and LL Cool J. Questlove watched more than 1,000 episodes from the show's 1971-2006 history, and the "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" musical director also includes multiple tributes to series creator and host Don Cornelius throughout. Amazon, $45.00
40. "Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People"
The title says it all about this photo book by photographer Matt Hoyle, who snaps funny, thoughtful mini works of art of famous laugh-inducers like Steve Martin (the cover boy), Tina Fey, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Bob Newhart, Carol Burnett, Ricky Gervais, Steve Carell, Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart, Dick Van Dyke, Mel Brooks, John Cleese, Jim Carrey, the late, great Jonathan Winters, and many more. Amazon, $40.00
41. Netflix Membership
A Netflix membership is a must for any TV fan, for both the original series and episodes like "Orange Is the New Black," "Arrested Development," and "House of Cards," and for an overwhelmingly huge collection of TV series past and present on which to binge, including "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead," "Dexter," "30 Rock," "Scandal," "Damages," "Luther," "Sherlock," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The League," "Parks and Recreation," "Portlandia," "Chuck," "Louie," "Doctor Who," "Malcolm in the Middle," "Archer," "Weeds," "Bones," "The Killing," "The Office," "Fringe," "New Girl," and so, so many more. Netflix, $7.99/month
42. A Look at the Real Johnny Carson
Many in Hollywood are still surprised by this bio of the late late-night king, penned by his lawyer and closest friend. Why? Because it's written by his lawyer and closest friend, Henry Bushkin, who shares a portrait, warts and all, of the man most of America knew as the funny, charming host who helped them laugh themselves to sleep every night. Turns out Carson was a much more complicated guy, sometimes cold and cruel; he was a serial philanderer who sought Bushkin's help with his romantic exploits and adventures that included potential entanglements with organized crime, and he had a painful childhood with his mother that left him tortured for the rest of his life. The book also delves into Carson's fascinating off-screen celebrity friendships, with, among others, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Ronald Reagan, whose inaugural concert he hosted, as well as his relationships with his wives and children. It's not a light read, but an engrossing, insightful must-read for any Carson fan. Amazon, $28.00
43. "Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Series"
All 12 seasons, more than 200 episodes, of Angela Lansbury at her sleuthiest, as mystery writer and unofficial Cabot Cove murder detective Jessica Fletcher. By the way, a study in 2012 looked at the frequency with which murders seemed to happen in Cabot Cove, and the results proved the sleepy little town had a higher murder rate than the world's most dangerous country. Too bad Jessica was a fictional heroine... Amazon, $199.98
44. "Hawaii Five-O: The Complete Series"
You watch the remake, now see the original. All 12 seasons of the Jack Lord drama, filmed on location in Hawaii, are collected on 73 discs, along with bonus features like a 1971 behind-the-scenes documentary, Lord's talk show appearances, a sales reel used to sell the series in syndication, and newsmagazine segments on the series. Amazon, $349.99
45. "This Land Was Made for You and Me (But Mostly Me): Billionaires in the Wild" by David Letterman and Bruce McCall
Letterman, who's certainly not clipping coupons himself, teams up with author and brilliant illustrator McCall for this spoof of the lifestyles of the incredibly rich and infamous. The fellas write of (fake) gazillioniares like Sir Sith Ram Pramba and Claude Ste. Nervous (the Quebec Styrofoam king), who have private cross-country tunnels so they drive from coast to coast at 120MPH and cut the top of Mount Everest off and transplant it atop their New York City apartments. It's the funniest commentary on the 99 Percenters vs. the One Percenters since Triumph the Insult Comic Dog visited Occupy Wall Street. Amazon, $25.95
46. "The Twilight Zone," "Combat," and "Naked City" Complete Series Sets
"Zone," WWII battle drama "Combat!," and NYC cop drama "Naked City" are not only engrossing dramas, but each provides viewers the chance to see dozens of future superstars at the beginning of their careers. On "Zone": William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Hopper, and Robert Redford; "Combat!": Robert Duvall, Charles Bronson, Harry Dean Stanton, Beau Bridges, Tom Skerritt, and Telly Savalas; and on "Naked City," Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rip Torn, Burgess Meredith, Alan Alda, Peter Fonda, James Caan, Redford, Hopper, and Jon Voight. Amazon: "The Twilight Zone," $169.98; Amazon: "Combat!," $229.98;Amazon: "Naked City," $179.98
47. "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete DVD Collection"
This massive, and handsomely-packaged, set includes all 54 of Martin's legendary roasts, plus two discs of variety shows, two discs of bonus materials, a book of quotes, new interviews, and Martin home videos. Among the celebs getting the loving skewerings: Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Betty White, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, Muhammad Ali, Joe Namath, Truman Capote, then-Governor Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Stewart, Mr. T, Redd Foxx, Hank Aaron, Frank Sinatra, Valerie Harper, and Martin himself. Time Life, $249.95
48. "Mama's Family: The Complete Series"
130 episodes feature Thelma Harper (Vicki Lawrence) and her dysfunctional Raytown, Missouri brood, including daughters Eunice (Carol Burnett) and Ellen (Betty White). The collection, featuring the original broadcast introductions by Harvey Korman as Alistair Quince, also includes 12 hours of bonus features, like the "Mama's Family" cast reunion, an interview between Lawrence and Burnett, Lawrence interviewing Mama, a Q&A with the always fabulous White, and "Eunice," the 1982 made-for-TV movie that led to the "Mama's Family" series, a spinoff of "The Carol Burnett Show." Time Life, $199.95
FOR THE (as Uncle Jesse would say) ANKLE BITERS
49. "Doctor Who" Book and Mr. Potato Head Figure
Every "Who" fan will want to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary this year with "Doctor Who: The Vault: Treasures from the First 50 Years," a gorgeous, BBC-produced coffee table book that's filled with photos, interviews, and memories from every aspect of the Who universe, including the series, of course, as well as Who stars, props, costumes, and decades of collectibles. Amazon, $45.00
And, in honor of outgoing Who Matt Smith, BBC teamed up with Playskool for Doctor Who Mr. Potato Head — The Eleventh Doctor, complete with fez and bow tie. Because, you know, bow ties are cool. Big Bad Toy Store, $24.99
50. "Boy Meets World: The Complete Collection"
The spinoff, "Girl Meets World," premieres next year, so it's the perfect time to brush up on the original via this set with all seven seasons of the 1993-2000 coming-of-age comedy that was part of ABC's beloved TGIF line-up. Bonus material includes audio commentaries, a pop quiz, and two new documentaries featuring cast interviews and fan-favorite moments from the show. Amazon, $74.99
51. "Saved by the Bell: The Complete Collection"
The 22-disc set includes all five seasons of the series, as well as the documentary "Saturday Morning: From Toons to Teens," in which TV execs and historians discuss how the show changed Saturday morning programming and youth-aimed series in general. Amazon, $49.98
52. The Official Super Hero Cookbook
Holy Superman burgers and Green Lantern pizza, Batman! This colorful cookbook — subtitled "50+ Simple, Healthy. Tasty Recipes for Growing Super Heroes" — includes recipes for yummy goodies like an Aquaman Ice Cream Float, Green Arrow Fruit Kebobs, Metropolis Strawberry Mash, a Golden Lasso Smoothie, and the Up, Up and Away Yogurt Parfait, a breakfast treat so cool it should wear its own superhero cape. The book also include party ideas, tips for lunchbox surprises, and stencils to add a real superhero touch to the vittles.Downtown Bookworks, $18.99
53. "My Little Pony" Monopoly
USAopoly has done it again, creating this "MLP"-themed game that will warm the hearts of kiddie fans and Bronies alike. Tokens in the game include Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and Fluttershy, while stops on the pastel-paradise board include Cutie Mark Clubhouse, Everfree Forest, Sweet Apple Acres, Manehattan, and the Crystal Empire. Toy Wiz, $39.99
54. TV-Shaped Storage Container
DVDs? Remote control storage? Boxes of movie candy? Whatever you choose to stash in this uber-cool retro-TV style box, the funky cube is sure to be one of the most stylish pieces in the room. Mod Cloth, $19.99
55. "Modern Family" Nail Polishes
No, we're not really sure what "Modern Family" has to do with nail polish, either ... uh, some of the characters on the show wear it? Still, there are very pretty, glittery colors in this collection by OPI, and, as per the company's usual pun-erific polish names, the "Family" line offers goodies like "Am I Making Myself Claire?" "Luke of the Draw," "Stand by Your Manny," "Candid Cameron," and "What's the Mitch-uation?" Ulta, $3.99 a bottle
56. 3D TV Memo Pad
Who says a nifty gifty (sigh, we miss Michael Scott) has to cost a lot? This stocking stuffer is proof it doesn't. The TV-shaped memo pad comes with a pair of 3-D glasses that make your scribblings and scrawlings jump off the page when you don them. Neato Shop, $9.95
57. "A Christmas Story Treasury" and Ornament
The movie gem has become a TV classic thanks to those annual 24-hour marathon showings on TBS and the fact that it is a sweet, funny holiday tale that still manages to draw in the whole family, no matter how many times you've already seen it. The book, by "A Christmas Story" expert Tyler Schwartz, is an interactive collection with movie sounds, a poster, a greeting card, recipe cards, and other goodies tucked amongst stories about the film, Hallmark's pop culture ornaments, meanwhile, offer odes to Ralphie and his BB gun and that gloriously awful leg lamp. Amazon, $24.95