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December 20, 2012

A Stylish Guide to Holiday Viewing



by Jeff Hume-Pratuch

Winter Storm Draco is currently bringing a better-than-average chance of a white Christmas to the Midwest. Although it’s not slated to affect us here at APA Style HQ, I sort of envy you folks in Des Moines and Milwaukee—there’s nothing better on a snowy night than curling up with a warm drink and watching some holiday TV.

With that in mind, here are a few examples of how to cite the can’t-miss fare that’s streaming across the airwaves this weekend. Grab a seat by the fire and pass the cocoa!

Burton, T. (Producer), & Selick, H. (Director). (1993). The nightmare before Christmas [Motion picture]. United States: Touchstone.

Roman, P. (Producer & Director). (2000). Grandma got run over by a reindeer [Television special]. Atlanta, GA: Cartoon Network.

Sager, T. (Writer), & Scardino, D. (Director). (2007). Ludachristmas [Television series episode]. In T. Fey (Executive producer), 30 Rock. New York, NY: National Broadcasting Company.

Smith, G. (Executive producer), Hemion, D. (Executive producer), & Binder, S. (Director). (1978). The Star Wars holiday special [Television special]. New York, NY: CBS Broadcasting.

Stem, J. D. (Writer), Weiss, D. (Writer), & Muzquiz, R. (Director). (1996). Chanukah [Television series episode]. In V. Coffey, G. Csupo, & A. Klasky (Executive producers), Rugrats. New York, NY: Nickelodeon.


The APA Style staff enjoys a warm beverage before our annual viewing of the Star Wars Holiday Special

Still feeling a bit "Bah, humbug!"-ish? Check out our APA Style holiday playlist: certified to banish dull care by the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future (and you know how grumpy he is). We’ll be back in January. Happy holidays from APA Style!

Note: Example 1 has been edited to include the country of origin, as recommended on page 209 of the Publication Manual. Examples 4 and 5 have been edited to clarify the roles of each contributor (10/12/16).


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