How the first Christmas chapter of 'Office' helped show the suffering of stores

On the subject of Hollywood and the holidays, it's usually someone saving Christmas.

But for once, it became Christmas, which helped shop at the office.

So say Dunder Mifflin alumni Brian Baumgartner and Angela Kinsey

who spoke to Yahoo Entertainment these days after teasingly meeting as ambassadors for the Rocketbook paperless notebook emblem.

“We almost got canceled two, 3, four, 10, 12 times in the beginning,” explains Baumgartner

who played the awkward, boorish chili lover Kevin Malone on the hit NBC sitcom from 2005 to 2013.

“We had been in pain week after week,” agrees Kinsey, who played Angela Martin, the very hurt (and Dwight) cat lover.

After a ho-hum first season of just six episodes in the spring of 2005—largely just Americanized

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