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Where is she now? UT Film Alumna: Joanna Wilson

Joanna Wilson (Film 1990) is the author of two books, Tis the Season TV: the Encyclopedia of Christmas-Themed Episodes, Specials, and Made-for-TV Movies (2010), and The Christmas TV Companion, a Guide to Cult Classics, Strange Specials, and Outrageous Oddities (2009). A lively and engaging speaker, she has appeared in two television specials as a commentator on Christmas entertainments. In 2010, she appeared in The Real Story of Christmas on the History Channel, and the TV Guide Network’s 25 Most Hilarious Holiday TV Moments. As an expert on Christmas TV movies, Wilson was invited to moderate the cast reunion for a screening of the 1971 TV movie The Homecoming in December 2011. The cast reunion for the 40th Anniversary of The Homecoming included members of the much-beloved TV series The Waltons. Wilson writes a regularly updated blog about Christmas on TV, from the popular to the rare, at www.ChristmasTVHistory.com. She publishes a daily Twitter post of Christmas programming airing on TV @tistheseasontv. She is currently at work on her third book, which highlights Christmas music as seen in television episodes, specials, and movies, due for release at the holidays in 2012.

is Promotions Specialist, College of Arts and Letters, The University of Toledo
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