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Holiday Episodes On the Soaps (Previews)

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This week, get ready to celebrate the holiday season with your favorite soaps and your favorite soap families.   Let’s take a quick look at what each daytime drama is serving up for Christmas.

Today on General Hospital it is the highly-anticipated “A Christmas Carol” episode featuring Michael Easton as Ebenezer Scrooge, and next, Jane Eliot makes her triumphant return in a guest arc as Tracy Quartermaine as she comes home for the holidays.  But does Tracy have an agenda in the timing of her return, especially with the recent arrival of Brook Lynn back to the family fold?

On The Young and the Restless, families are re-united for the holidays when Fen comes home to Lauren and Michael, and Faith is back on the canvas to be with Sharon and Nick.  Then, in a Christmas surprise, a mysterious little bundle of joy is left on the Newman ranch.  What will Victor and Nikki do with said child and how will it effect the meaning of Christmas for them?

Over at The Bold and the Beautiful, looks like some holiday drama is set to ensue centering around everyone’s continued suspicion of Thomas Forrester and his intent with Hope Logan.   Liam and Brooke are on to him, but will Thomas’ new plan to ingratiated himself to Hope work, or will he get another lump of coal from Santa?

Then on Days of our Lives, looks like just in time for Christmas, the annual Horton tree ornament hanging ritual will get underway and Julie could not be more thrilled.  Meanwhile, Kayla sees Stevano in the disguise as Santa Clause when she is telling all about Christmas and the meaning of it, to the sick children at the hospital.  Will she get a closer glimpse of him and find out what the hell has been going on?

Check out the promos for all four daytime dramas below.  Then, let us know which soaps’ holiday moments are you most looking forward to via the comment section below.

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I like Finn, just not with Anna. I love Violet. Not sure that I will watch the GH holiday episode. I would rather see “real” stories, than the drivel we have been subjected to. Please, oh please, get rid of Wes Ramsey. What a failure. Needs his mama bear to land him a job.

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DMRR, I wonder if his other mama bear Anna, will help him get out of the very large hole, he’s dug for himself? After he’s gone, I hope Maxie doesn’t find herself pregnant. Oh yes, that little Violet is the cutest, isn’t she, and a good little actor.

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I watched the gh episode. Wow, I was bored to death. I give them credit for trying something different, but please no more of this!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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Even tho Valentin should had been Scrooge i still liked the episode but with a twist…at the end Scrooge/Finn is reunited with Belle/Anna…Scrooge isnt ever reunited in any of the classic movies with the woman he lost so i thought with an unexpected twist to the story here it does happen!!!

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Christmas wish list ! Bill Bell Agnes Nixon Douglas Marland come back reincarnated in new writers bodies to simply save a dying genre! Merry Christmas I hope I get my Santa’s wish !

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I loved the Christmas Day on Y&R especially with Summer and Mariah sharing their little sister’s return for the holidays.Faith is so pretty and growing up fast. I Would love to see more of her.
On a sour note. Is anyone as sick as I am seeing Phyllis sticking her face in everyone’s business, especially Adam and Chance? It’s obvious that neither man can stand her. It’s embarrassing to watch.

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Oprah Winfrey Helps Ellen DeGeneres Process Ending Her Talk Show & Tells Her She is ‘Proud’ of Her for Following Her Instincts

Oprah Winfrey was the once reigning queen of the daytime talk show, and that mantled was then passed on to Ellen DeGeneres, although their shows were at times, very different.

With the announcement by DeGeneres that she is ending her talk show after its 19th season which will run from fall 2021-into spring 2022, who else should be her first guest but the mighty Oprah who knows a thing or two about ending an enduring talk show.   Winfrey appeared virtually and praised Ellen for knowing it was time to call it quits and reflected on the ending of the Oprah Winfrey Show back in 2011.

Oprah expressed: “It’s almost 10 years ago …will be next week.  10 years ago when I was in this exact position. I know what those feelings are. I also know the feelings leading up to it. So hearing you say, and announcing to the world that it was your instinct, and that you thought long and hard about it … because anybody would know that for something that is as powerful as the show is in other people’s lives, that you would not take that lightly. And that coming to the realization that, ‘Now it is time,’ is a process.”

Ellen shared that her decision was about wanting to have, and do, and fulfill other creative outlets for herself.  When Oprah asked Ellen how she was feeling since she made the announcement and uttered the words, ‘the show is ending after its 19th season.’ Ellen responded:  “I didn’t rehearse the monologue. I knew what I was going to say, but the words hadn’t come out of my mouth. So I was okay until I started talking and it became real. Obviously, I got emotional because it’s real now. But I’m feeling good.  I feel like it’s the right thing to do, but I’m charged. It’s a weird thing to announce that I’m stopping.”   Winfrey then said, “I’m proud of you for trusting your instinct because I know that there has to be — as there was in the case for me — a lot of people around you that want to keep that train moving, who want to keep going.”

Winfrey said it was important that Ellen gave her staffers a one-year heads up, since so many of the people who work on the show built their financial and emotional and professional lives around it – and by giving everyone a year, it helps those that have worked on the show time to process and to figure out their next chapter, as well.

You can watch the entire conversation below.

Then let us know, do you think Oprah offered up great words of wisdom to Ellen? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Ellen DeGeneres On Her Talk Show Exit Says Personal Attacks Following Toxic Workplace Backlash Were “Too Orchestrated … It Was Too Coordinated”

This morning on The Today Show, Savannah Guthrie’s sit-down interview with Ellen DeGeneres aired in what was her first TV interview since announcing on her talk show on Wednesday, that she was ending her show following its upcoming 19th season.

All of this comes on the heels of last summer’s nightmare of publicity for her and the show, when allegations emerged that Ellen and her staffers fostered a toxic workplace environment, which saw key executives ousted, and reports that Ellen was not nice, which had already been noted throughout Hollywood, previously.

In addressing whether the situation ultimately brought her clarity to end the series, DeGeneres told Guthrie, it wasn’t the reason, but when Guthrie asked if Ellen felt if she felt ‘canceled’ amidst society’s ‘cancel culture’, Ellen expressed:  “I really didn’t understand it, I still don’t understand it.  Yeah, I thought I thought something was going on like that, because it was too orchestrated, it was too coordinated. And, you know, people get picked on, but for four months straight for me, and then for me to read in the press about a toxic work environment, when, when all I’ve ever heard from every guest that comes on the show is what a happy atmosphere this is, and how, what a happy place it is.”

Ellen also informed Guthrie it was emotional for her to tell her staff the show would be coming to a close after next season: “I’m glad that before it leaked, I got to tell my staff and my crew, from my own words – that they didn’t hear it anyplace else. Because I haven’t been sleeping. I’ve been trying to anticipate how to tell them and, you know, hope that everybody would take it okay. A lot of people were very emotional. I got emotional.”

On today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres show look for Oprah Winfrey to be the special guest, which is sure to have the famous talk show hosts discussing Ellen’s exit from daytime.

Watch a portion of Ellen’s interview from this morning on the Today Show below.

What do you think of how Ellen is sharing that she feels the attacks we too orchestrated against her last summer? Do you agree, or not agree? Let us know in the comment section.

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Ellen DeGeneres to End Her Talk Show After Its 19 Season

Ellen DeGeneres informed her staff yesterday that she has made the decision to end her talk show after its upcoming 19th season.  She will sit down with Oprah Winfrey on the May 13th episode of the The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss her decision to step away.

In an exclusive interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ellen shared: “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.”

The show’s end comes on the heels of all of the turmoil last summer when several former and current employees accused Ellen of fostering a toxic work environment.  As well, several key producers were let-go as a result.

 

When speaking with THR, DeGeneres said of last summer’s revelations and accusations against her: “It was four solid months. And you have to understand, in that time, someone got into our house and robbed us and I lost four animals — three cats and a dog died. It was a tsunami. When it started, with that stupid ‘someone couldn’t look me in the eye’ or whatever the first thing was, it’s like a crest of a wave. Like, ‘This isn’t going to be that big of a wave.’ And then it just keeps getting bigger and bigger until it was out of control. And I really, honestly, felt like, ‘I don’t deserve this. I don’t need this. I know who I am. I’m a good person.’  And I was sitting back going, ‘If I was someone watching this, I would think, ‘Well, there must be some truth to it because it’s not stopping.’ Of course they’re going to believe this because I’m not addressing it because I was told not to and you can imagine what that felt like. And it’s a lot to live up to. I started saying “be kind to one another” because I really believe people should be kind to one another and so it was easy clickbait to say, ‘Oh, the be kind lady isn’t so kind.’ … I am kind, I’m also a woman and I’m a boss.”

Earlier this morning, The Daily Mall UK reported that Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Brothers, were expected to make an announcement that she will end her talk show after the 2021-2022 season.  According to their sources, DeGeneres told her team she “has had enough and told her team that she’s done.”

It should be noted that the The Ellen DeGeneres Show has seen a steady decline in the ratings as well.  The ratings for total households from February 2020 to February 2021 were down 40% in New York City and Chicago; and in Los Angeles it lost 59%.

Ellen’s talk show has produced over 3,000 episodes.

So, what do you think of Ellen deciding to conclude her talk show? Comment below.

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