Homevid divisions caught the party bug in a big way during 2004, with rival studios following Universal's lead with star-studded extravaganzas of their own.
The beautiful people got more so on the showbiz social circuit in 2004, where makeup giveaways and touch-ups vied with do-it-yourself swag as the party trend of the year.
Here at Daily Variety, we're not afraid of using either C-word: Christmas or Chanukah . Whatever your inclination -- Chrismukah, anyone? -- there were parties aplenty this holiday season.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
John Calley's long history with helmer Mike Nichols percolated through the Q&A following Variety's screening of "Closer."
Celebs dished out yams and pie at Thanksgiving feeds for the needy while compatriots paraded through the streets over the long holiday weekend.
"Alexander" thesps talked about helmer Oliver Stone's challenging nature during the Q&A following Wednesday's Variety screening.
The rumblings of conservative discontent hadn't hit the media by Monday's Westwood preem, but "Kinsey's" creator seemed well aware of the possibility.
Hollywood has been hitting the campaign trail in force during the election home stretch, with industryites popping up like locusts in key swing states.
All star cover band Camp Freddy hit the road for two recent shows benefiting the Step Up Women's Network.
Hollywood has been taking its Great Oscar Hopes on the road in recent weeks, winging pics -- and in some cases their stars -- into tribute-laden fests around the country.