For our annual gift guide, TheAtlantic.com asked contributors and assorted luminaries to tell us what's high on their holiday wish list -- and what charity they'd like their friends to support.

What's on their wish lists?

Mario Batali, chef, restaurateur, author, and TV personality
On his list: A box set of Woody Allen films

What better gift than the classic films of Allen, like Annie Hall and Crimes and Misdemeanors? It's a beautiful thing to watch Manhattan while relaxing in peace and quiet in our home in Northern Michigan with a view of the Lake... the perfect blend of both very different worlds.



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Batali's holiday charity: The Mario Batali Foundation developed a great program called Molto Dollars: I'm going to personally match up to $100,000 this season. We did so much good last year, but there's so much more that needs to be done.

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