Entertainment staff offers ideas for holiday shopping

Searching for a perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for person? Well, look no further. Members of the Arts, Life and Leisure staff share their entertainment wish-list toppers.


“Gilmore Girls,” Season 5 $38.99

Anyone who watched Luke and Lorelai’s relationship develop and Rory go off to Yale for a second year is able to relive her Yale Daily News escapades and trysts with Dean and Logan on this DVD set. Come on, guys, it is an easy gift for a lovely WB-watching girl.

– Kimberly Dick

“Seinfeld,” Seasons 5 & 6 Giftset $77.97

I was waiting and waiting for Sony to release the next season of the misadventures of my favorite New York stand-up comedian and his neurotic friends. Jerry Seinfeld – the man, the comedian and the show – the love of my life. All I want for Christmas this year is the “Seinfeld” Seasons 5 & 6 Giftset. Season five’s 22 episodes, season six’s 24 episodes and all the features my heart desires equals 1,043 minutes of hilarious footage I know I’ll laugh at again. And here’s a fun fact that you won’t find on amazon.com: Season five includes the favorite episode of Seinfeld himself, “The Marine Biologist.” He said that when I saw him last St. Patrick’s Day doing stand-up at the Playhouse Square Center.

– Erica Crist


Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run, 30th Anniversary three-Disc Set $31.99

So why would I want Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 album if I already have it on vinyl and downloaded onto my computer? Well, in this version you get two extra discs including the 1975 Hammersmith Odeon concert and the DVD Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run, not to mention the remastered original album with a 48-page booklet. The Boss came out with better albums, but nothing can match Born to Run for its sheer energy and overblown operatic magic.

– Sean Ammerman


Rent (2005 Movie Soundtrack) $22.49

Rent won’t be on DVD for months, but the distinctive scores can be heard at home in time for Christmas. The two-disk set embraces the entire story with the catchy music from the movie.

– Britten Stark



Scene It? WB 50th Anniversary Game Pack $29.99

For any girl who has ever watched Dawson’s Creek, Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill or any other Warner Bros. television show, there is finally a game to test your knowledge. The new DVD trivia game Scene It? WB 50th Anniversary Game Pack would be the perfect gift.

– Tiffany Strong


Trivial Pursuit DVD Game, Pop Culture 2

Anything with competition I’m all over like Angelina Jolie with Billy Bob Thorton. See, I already know who both have dated. I need this game so I can shine my other pop culture knowledge and put my readings of US Weekly to actual use.

– Erika Kreider


The Complete Calvin & Hobbes $150

This hardcover three-volume boxed set contains every single Calvin & Hobbes strip ever published. For one who fondly remembers the ongoing adventures of Calvin, Hobbes, “Spaceman Spiff,” the many creative snow-people, games of “Calvinball” and so on, this set brings them all home for a retail price of $150.

– Walt Kneeland

Unless otherwise noted, prices are from amazon.com.