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Ticklish Business: Holiday Gift Guide (2021)

Goodness, gracious me. How is it the holidays already? Well, we here at Ticklish Business have been hard at work putting together our thoughts for our annual gift guide. We flit around the various corners of the interwebs looking at stuff we really want to buy, so you don’t have to!

We’re changing up the formatting a bit this year, but the thought remains the same. Clink on the link and you should find yourself able to purchase the good stuff.

Let’s get to the fun stuff!

Books! Books! Books!

It was a heck of a year for books in 2021. Between all the golden age celebrity memoirs and the heaps of delightfulness coming out of the TCM Library, there are tons of things meant to fill the stockings of any classic entertainment fan.

Check out the links below for some of our greatest reads from the year that was 2021. We read many, but some are also on our own holiday lists! We can’t wait to get reading.

The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family

Haley Mills: Forever Young

The Essential Directors: The Art and Impact of Cinema’s Most Influential Filmmakers

Summer Movies: 30 Sun-Drenched Classics

20th Century Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Creation of the Modern Film Studio

Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II

Elizabeth and Monty: The Untold Story of Their Intimate Friendship

Glamour Ghoul: The Passions and Pain of the Ream Vampira, Maila Nurmi

Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark

Mean…Moody…Magnificent!: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend

All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business


The word of the year has of course been streaming. Everyone and their cousin have a streaming app now. We all know that classic film fans have to dig a little to find their favorites available to stream. However, we all know that there’s still plenty of goodness to be had with physical media… besides, who is to say that our favorites will always be available to stream. They can’t delete our DVDs!!!

Obviously, we can’t begin to make a dent on the plethora of interesting discs hitting the market this year… but here’s an attempt.

The Capote Tapes (2021)

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Theater of Blood (1973)

There are of course other sites to visit if you’re looking for something specific. Check out the following sites for tons more as it relates to classic film and television DVDs.


Kino Lorber

TCM Shop

Warner Archive

Criterion Collection

Assorted Goodies:

Sometimes you just want to buy something fun. Books take time to read. You can’t always watch a movie. However, one can always wear a t-shirt, admire their collectibles, or even play with their toys. From Amazon to Etsy, Alamo Drafthouse, to TCM, and even Kate Gabrielle… there’s plenty for everyone!

TCM Pin Set by Kate Gabrielle

Come September Button Set by Kate Gabrielle

TCM Holiday Mug

TCM Film Journal

Frankenstein 1000- Piece Puzzle

More goodies can be found at the links below!

Kate Gabrielle

Check Out Kate’s TeePublic Shop Here!

Modo Shop



Funko Pop

We’ll keep updating this till the end of the year as anything delightful comes our way! Happy shopping, everyone!

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