It’s A Wonderful Cause!   by

Tis the season to be giving, do your part by using your TiVo® DVR. In honor of this year’s holiday season and “It’s a Wonderful Life” being last year’s most recorded classic holiday program, TiVo will donate one dollar to Toys for Tots for each recording of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” So don’t forget to set your TiVo DVR to record on Saturday, December 24 at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT. on NBC.

For some extra holiday fun TiVo called on America to recast some of the top classic holiday programs with Hollywood’s modern stars. In a new survey, TiVo found the top picks for updating our favorite TV shows and movies of the season. Some of the results might surprise you!

The Updates on Every TV Lover’s Wishlist

-Nearly one in four surveyed (24%) think Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell should be recast as the Griswold’s from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

-Funny Santa inches ahead of traditional Santa according to most, with 27 percent hoping Jack Black would make over a Christmas comedy and 24 percent wanting to see a serious Santa classic from Sean Connery

-Noah Munck, who plays Gibby on Nickelodeon’s iCarly, was the top pick to play Ralphie from “A Christmas Story” (23 percent) beating out ABC’s Modern Family stars Nolan Gould (Luke Dunphy) with 20 percent and Rico Rodriguez (Manny Delgato) with 19 percent

Seasonal Character Shockers

-The crime-solving cast of NCIS and the comical Griswold’s from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation couldn’t be any more different; however they tied as the group most respondents would like to spend a holiday with (20 percent each)

-Actors aside, TV lovers want these characters to play The Grinch for the season: Dr. House (House) with 45 percent, followed by Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory) with 12 percent, Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) with 10 percent

American’s Can’t Wait for Holiday TV

-People are ready for a funny take on a family favorite as 31 percent think it’s time for Family Guy to remake “A Charlie Brown Christmas

-Modern Family is the TV show most American’s want to have a holiday episode this year (21 percent)

Americans can get access to all their favorite holiday TV and movies with TiVo Premiere, which provides access to the world’s largest on demand library from services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Pandora and more. So whether users prefer to kick back and enjoy TV or Web entertainment, they can quickly and easily access all their favorite programs, actors or television characters through TiVo’s gold-standard user interface.

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