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Crazy for calendars: Gene Shalit's best for 2006

Gene Shalit, the "Today" show's film critic, shares his annual list of calendars that are great for gift giving. Check out his favorites.

Each year, as part of our special holiday coverage, the “Today” show’s Gene Shalit takes a look at the most unusual and distinctive calendars for the coming year, and shares his top choices for great gift giving. Here are the selections he discussed on “Today”:

Gene Shalit's best of 2006 calendar list:

WHISPERS TAKE WING
2006 CalendarBy Patience BrewsterPublisher: Ronnie Sellers Productionswww.makefun.com$12.99

DRAGONOLOGY
The 2006 Calendar of DragonsPublisher: Andrews McMeel Publishingwww.andrewsmcmeel.com$14.99

EDIBLES ’06Photographs by Robert KaufmanPublisher:  Silver Visions Publishingwww.silvervisions.com$11.99

BON APPETIT
2006 CalendarPublisher: Ronnie Sellers Productionswww.makefun.com$12.99

SALUT!
2006 CalendarPublisher: Ronnie Sellers Productionswww.makefun.com$12.99

THE 2006 “D” IS FOR DOG CALENDAR
From the Imagination of Ned YoungPublished by The Lang Companieswww.lang.com$14.95

THE 2006 “C” IS FOR CAT CALENDAR
From the Imagination of Ned YoungPublished by The Lang Companieswww.lang.com$14.95

ROLLER COASTERS
2006 Cool Sites CalendarPublished by Shearson Publishingwww.ecoolsites.net$11.99

TEEN PLAN IT
17-Month 2006 Calendar196 Stickers, Extra-Large Grid and Storage PocketPublished by Avalanche Publishingwww.avalanchepub.com$12.99

CELEBRATING CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2006Published by Peaceable Kingdom Presswww.pkpress.com$12.95

EXQUISITE CREATURESThe Insect Art of Christopher Marley2006 CalendarPublished by Pomegranatewww.pomegranate.com$13.99

ANDY WARHOL’S TAMING OF THE SHOE
2006 CalendarPublished by Graphique de Francewww.graphiquedefrance.com$13.99

BETTY BOOPA 16-Month 2006 CalendarPublished by King Featureswww.kingfeatures.com$10.99

POOPED PUPPIESA 16-Month 2006 CalendarPublished by Ronnie Sellers Productionswww.makefun.com$12.99