Sign up for the TODAY newsletter

You have successfully subscribed to the TODAY newsletter.

Subscribe now and get trending stories, celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.

Gene Shalit goes cuckoo for calendars

 / Updated 

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter

Each year in December, as part of our special “Countdown to Christmas” series, 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. This time around, Gene visited a small town clock shop to tick through his choices. Here are the selections he discussed on “Today.”

Gene Shalit's best of 2005 calendar list:

"365 Tiny Paper Airplanes"
2005 Page-A-Day Box Calendarby Ken Blackburn & Jeff LammersPublished by Workman Publishingwww.pageaday.comwww.workman.com$11.95

"The Official 2005 Sports Fanatic's Walmanac"
Featuring the most comprehensive collection of game dates, historical information and sporting milestones available in a wall calendar.Published by Ronnie Sellers Productions, Inc. in conjunction with Infofan Publications, Inc.www.makefun.com800-625-3386$12.99

"Procrastinator's Planner for 2005"
The weekly survival guide to accomplishing this year’s tasks … later.By Susan Cohan Hoffman with Lila CarrollPublished by Andrews McMeel Publishing$12.99

"The Ecological Calendar 2005"
A new way to experience time.Published by Pomegranate800-227-1428www.pomegranate.comwww.ecologicalcalendar.info$14.99

"Coots 2005 Calendar"
A comprehensive and objective study of their habits and behavior.Published by Ronnie Sellers Productions, Inc.www.makefun.com800-625-3386$12.99

"Biddys 2005 Calendar"
An exhaustive study of the occupations and recreations of those ladies with the big hats and little dogs.Published by Ronnie Sellers Productions, Inc.www.makefun.com800-625-3386$12.99

"The 2005 Red Hats Calendar"
With paintings by Susan WingetPublished by Main Street Press800-967-3399www.lang.com$13.95

"The Pop-Up Ancient Egypt Calendar 2005"
Published by Universe Publishingwww.rizzoliusa.com$13.99

"Dogs Playing Poker 2005 Calendar"
The Masterpieces of C.M. CoolidgePublished by Workman Publishing800-722-7202www.workman.com$11.95

"The Tie Diary 2005 Calendar"
52 weeks of men’s neckwear.Published by Workman Publishing800-722-7202www.workman.com$13.95

"Life 2005"
The Cummings & Good Calendar(This is the calendar that comes in a can)Published by Cummings & Goodwww.cummings-good.com866-749-4444$30.00

"Great Authors, Great Books 2005"
By D.B. JohnsonPublished by teNeueswww.teneues.com$12.99

"The Little Rascals 2005 Calendar"
Published by GraphiqueDeFrancewww.graphiquedefrance.com$12.99

"Spongebob Squarepants"
A 12-month 2005 CalendarPublished by Meadwww.mead.comwww.nick.com$13.99

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter
MORE FROM today