The Winter Break Viewing, Reading, and Listening Guide

The weeks before and after the holidays put culture-lovers in a tough spot: it's the time of year when TV shows go on hiatus, magazines pause publication, and record labels and book publishers cease churning out high-profile releases. But it's also the season when we have a little more time on our hands to actually consume culture: we listen to music and read books on the plane to and from home, and we watch TV and movies with our families once we get there.

Fortunately, there's plenty of music, film, literature, and more from earlier in the year to get you through the holiday lull. We submit our suggestions for things you can catch up on, in the categories of television, music, movies, and books:

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Eleanor Barkhorn and Kevin Fallon

Eleanor Barkhorn is editor of The Atlantic's Entertainment channel. Kevin Fallon writes for and produces the channel.

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