Cliche No. 2: Death

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Death is the Christmas Cliche of TV dramas. It doesn't matter that most of the death-themed episodes are well-done and powerful. Whether it's Hawkeye Pierce dressed as Santa Claus on the front lines ("M*A*S*H") or Toby organizing a funeral for a Korean war vet ("The West Wing") or a plane... ABC, NBC