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Wallenstein on TV: Chrismukkah on 'The OC'

Day to Day television critic Andrew Wallenstein comments on Thursday night's "Chrismukkah" episode of the Fox prime-time soap opera The OC. He says that combining the holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah -- even on a television show -- misleads people about the nature of the Jewish holiday.

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Andrew Wallenstein
Andrew Wallenstein is the television critic for NPR's Day to Day. He is also an editor at The Hollywood Reporter, where he covers television and digital media out of Los Angeles. Wallenstein is also the co-host of the weekly TV Guide Channel series Square Off. His essay on Holocaust films was published in Best Jewish Writing 2003 (Jossey-Bass), and he has also written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Business Week. He has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.