E!'s Leah Miller Highlights the Celebrity Standouts of the Year in an Exclusive Original Special 2012: THE YEAR IN STYLE, Part of a Chic Holiday Lineup

- Leah Miller is joined by Canadian fashion expert Jay Manuel in 2012: THE YEAR IN STYLE on Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. ET -

- Holiday marathons of fan favourites KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS, MARRIED TO JONAS, GUILIANA & BILL, and more begin Dec. 24 -

- E! movies this holiday season include STEP MOM, LITTLE WOMEN, and FORREST GUMP -

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TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - With the holiday season just around the corner, E!'s Leah Miller, and fashion tour-de-force Jay Manuel, team up to dish out the celebrity style trends and best dressed stars of 2012 in the brand new 30-minute E! original special 2012: THE YEAR IN STYLE, premiering Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. From Gwyneth Paltrow's killer cape to Angelina Jolie's sexy slit, 2012 was a year in style filled with jaw-dropping red carpet moments and inspiring looks right off the runway. Taped in New York City, Miller and Manuel single out the celebrity style makers of the year, look back on the trends of 2012 with FashionTelevisionChannel host Jeanne Beker, all while looking forward to the hottest up-and-coming fashions for 2013 with the help of celebrity designer Christian Siriano.

"This was definitely a year to remember among fashionistas, celebs, and trendsetters," said Miller. "Looking back on all the top looks of 2012 was fascinating - and to do it with an expert like Jay in one of the world's top fashion cities was even better."

2012: THE YEAR IN STYLE anchors a dazzling holiday and New Year programming lineup on E! where viewers can indulge in a joyous feast of movies and marathons, all beginning on Monday, Dec. 24. Viewers can share the holidays with a family of four inspiring women in LITTLE WOMEN, as well as enjoy the romantic comedy favourite, STEP MOM starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. In the last days of 2012, viewers can relax by the fireplace and enjoy marathons including new series LOVE YOU, MEAN IT WITH WHITNEY CUMMINGS, fan-favourites TIA & TAMERA, KOURTNEY AND KIM TAKE NEW YORK, MARRIED TO JONAS, GIULIANA AND BILL, and more. From Dec. 30 - Jan. 1, viewers can catch up with their favourite E! family with marathons of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS followed by a special clip episode "Dishing it Out" (visit eonline.ca for local broadcast times).

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Complete chronological holiday programming is as follows. All programming is subject to change (visit http://bellmediapr.ca/E!/ to confirm local broadcast times):

****FOR COMPLETE SYNOPSES OF E!'s 2012 HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING LINEUP CLICK HERE****

Sunday, Dec. 23

Viewers can take a trip down memory lane and reminisce over the biggest Hollywood failures in an E! SPECIAL: OOPS THEY DID IT AGAIN at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Monday, Dec. 24

Viewers can sit back and let their dreams wander as they see how the rich and famous live in their luxurious estates in a special marathon of A-LIST LISTINGS starting at 2 p.m. ET. Then, viewers can become inspired by strong women in family movies STEP MOM and LITTLE WOMEN.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET - A-LIST LISTINGS Season 1 Marathon
6:30 p.m. ET - E! MOVIE - STEP MOM
8:30 p.m. ET - E! MOVIE - LITTLE WOMEN

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Starting at 8 p.m. ET, viewers can enjoy the six-time ACADEMY AWARD®-winning film FORREST GUMP.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

Viewers are in for a treat when E!'s Leah Miller and tour-de-force Jay Manuel highlight fashion trends of 2012 in the Original Special 2012: THE YEAR IN STYLE starting at 8 p.m. ET. Then, it's all fun and laughs with comedienne Whitney in a marathon of her new talk series LOVE YOU, MEAN IT WITH WHITNEY CUMMINGS starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.

2 p.m. ET - E! SPECIAL 15 HOTTEST BOY BANDS
3 p.m. - 8 p.m. ET - MARRIED TO JONAS Season 1 Marathon
8 p.m. ET - 2012: THE YEAR IN STYLE
8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET - LOVE YOU, MEAN IT WITH WHITNEY CUMMINGS Season 1 Marathon

Thursday, Dec. 27

Viewers can join Tamera in welcoming her new bundle of joy in a Season 2 marathon of TIA & TAMERA from 2 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET.

Friday, Dec. 28

Young, hot, and single, viewers are looking at Dallas' most eligible in a Season 1 marathon of MOST ELIGIBLE DALLAS from 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Viewers can take a trip to the big apple in a marathon of fan-favourite KOURTNEY AND KIM TAKE NEW YORK from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. ET, followed by the British-American romantic comedy SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at 8 p.m. ET.

Sunday, Dec. 30 - Tuesday, Jan. 1

E! power couple Giuliana and Bill wrap up season 5 in the season finale on Dec. 30 at 9 p.m. ET followed by an E! Special examining bestseller 50 Shades of Gray. Also, for three days in a row, viewers can catch up on their favourite E! series from Kardashian mayhem to Texas fever beginning on Dec. 30.

Dec. 30

10 am - 6 p.m. ET - KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS Marathon
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. ET - GIULIANA AND BILL Season 5 Marathon
9 p.m. ET - GIULIANA AND BILL - *Season Finale*
10:30 p.m. ET - E! INVESTIGATES: THE REAL 50 SHADES OF GREY

Dec. 31

2 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET - BIG RICH TEXAS Season 2 Marathon

Jan. 1

2 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET - KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS Marathon
10 p.m. ET - KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS - "Dishing It Out" - *Special Clip Episode*

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