Press Release / Corus Entertainment
(Toronto, Canada) This December, Corus Entertainment’s kid channels are celebrating the holidays with a festive line-up of new Christmas specials and holiday themed movies and episodes. On YTV, specials include Fairly OddParents, SpongeBob SquarePants and Mr. Young, Life With Boys and The Next Star. Viewers can also cozy up with classic Christmas favourites like Legend of Frosty the Snowman and It’s Christmas Time Again Charlie Brown. Nickelodeon presents a full day of Christmas specials including Big Time Rush, Penguins of Madagascar, and Victorious on December 23 during the December free preview. Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About… Christmas! makes its debut on Treehouse and is joined by a slate of other tinsel-themed toons.
YTV HOLIDAY 2012 HIGHLIGHTS
A FAIRLYODD CHRISTMAS
In this live-action one-hour movie, adult Timmy Turner and his fairies must save Christmas, provided that he gets off Santa’s naughty list first. A FairlyOdd Christmas airs Wednesday, December 5 at 6 p.m.
IT’S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS
Plankton vows to get his Christmas wish — the Krabby Patty formula — by turning everyone in Bikini Bottom bad by feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake. The “soon to be classic” special features John Goodman as Santa Claus and marks Nickelodeon’s first full-length stop-motion animated feature. It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! airs Friday, December 7 at 6 p.m.
LIFE WITH BOYS — “NAUGHTY AND NICE WITH BOYS”
Every year Jack tries to get the family to pose for the perfect holiday card photo and every year his plan fails. So when the kids disappoint him yet again by botching the photo shoot, Tess feels guilty and makes them all swear to stop fighting, as the ultimate Christmas gift for dad. The strain of bottling up their frustration leads to a big fight, and Spencer, afraid his misbehaviour will land him on Santa’s naughty list, runs away from home. Tess tracks Spencer down at the mall, where the Santa imparts some pretty good wisdom, helping them all enjoy a better holiday season. Life with Boys: Naughty and Nice With Boys airs Tuesday, December 11 at 6 p.m.
THE NEXT STAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL — “NOT ON THE NAUGHTY LIST”
Adamo invites the Top 6 over to share some holiday cheer and reminisce about the fun season past. However, they quickly learn that isn’t all he has planned. Adamo has a hunch that the Top 6 and the Judges may be on the Naughty List this year. So, he decides to take things into his own hands. What Adamo doesn’t know is that the kids have something planned for him, too! The Next Star Christmas Special premieres Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m.
MR. YOUNG — “MR. ELF”
While returning a lost Rudolph to the North Pole, Adam unintentionally suggests Santa automate his workshop, which results in Santa firing the elves. The unemployed elves follow Adam back to Finnegan to have him put things right. Now it’s up to Adam to find them a new job, or deal with their pint-sized wrath. Mr. Young: Mr. Elf premieres Wednesday, December 12 at 6 p.m.
CLASSIC CHRISTMAS PROGRAMMING
LEGEND OF FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
Narrated and sung by Burt Reynolds, with veteran actor/voice artist Bill Fagerbakke in the role of Frosty, this new chapter in the saga revisits Frosty many years after he shouts out his first “Happy Birthday!”, when he appears in a little town where magic, silliness, and nonsense of all kinds are strictly against the rules. Legend of Frosty the Snowman airs Saturday, December 15 at 6 p.m.
A FLINTSTONE CHRISTMAS
When Santa has an accident at Fred’s house on Christmas Eve, Fred and Barney have to continue his run for him. A Flintstone Christmas airs Tuesday, December 18 at 6 p.m.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.
A Charlie Brown Christmas airs Wednesday, December 19 at 6 p.m.
IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN, CHARLIE BROWN
The Peanuts gang prepare for the holidays. Charlie Brown struggles to raise money for his girlfriend,; Sally and Peppermint Patty struggle to rehearse and memorize their one word lines for the Christmas pageant and
Snoopy gets up to no good. It’s Christmas Time Again, Charlie Brown airs Wednesday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m.
I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN
Lucy’s little brother Rerun has always wanted a dog, but his mother does not want to have one in the house. The more Rerun plays with Snoopy, the more he wants a dog. Hoping that his mother might change her mind once he finds one, Rerun talks Snoopy into writing his brother Spike, who lives alone in the desert, to come and visit. Spike agrees to come…and the fun begins. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown airs Wednesday, December 19 at 7 p.m.
RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
In this Claymation classic, a misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer airs Thursday, December 20 at 6 p.m.
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. Santa Claus is Coming to Town airs Friday, December 21 at 5 p.m.
DECEMBER BIG FUN MOVIES
Snow Day (2000) airs Sunday, December 2 at 4 p.m.
Home Alone 2 (1992) airs Sunday, December 2 at 6 p.m.
A FairlyOdd Christmas (2012) premieres Wednesday, December 5 at 6 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 2 (2003) airs Friday, December 7 at 8 p.m.
Pokemon Movie 15 (2010) airs Saturday, December 8 at 4 p.m.
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011) premieres Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m.
The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010) premieres Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Casper’s Haunted Christmas (2000) airs Sunday, December 9 at Noon
Yogi Bear 3D (2010) premieres Sunday, December 9 at 4 p.m.
Yogi’s First Christmas (1980) premieres Sunday, December 9 at 6 p.m.
Unaccompanied Minors (2006) airs Friday, December 14 at 6 p.m.
Call Me Claus (2001) airs Friday, December 14 at 8 p.m.
A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012) airs Saturday, December 15 at 4 p.m.
Legend of Frosty the Snowman (2005) airs Saturday, December 15 at 6 p.m.
The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010) airs Saturday, December 15 at 8 p.m.
Blizzard (2003) airs Sunday, December 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008) airs Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m.
Fred Claus (2007) airs Sunday, December 16 at 6 p.m.
Home Alone (1990) airs Friday, December 21 at 6 p.m.
The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009) airs Friday, December 21 at 8 p.m.
A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012) airs Saturday, December 22 at 9 a.m.
Yogi’s First Christmas (1980) airs Saturday, December 22 at 3:30 p.m.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004) airs Saturday, December 22 at 6 p.m.
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011) airs Saturday, December 22 at 8:15 p.m.
Home Alone (1990) airs Sunday, December 23 at 8:30 a.m.
Home Alone 2 (1992) airs Sunday, December 23 at 11 a.m.
Home Alone 3 (1997) airs Sunday, December 23 at 1:30 p.m.
Home Alone 4 (2002) airs Sunday, December 23 at 4 p.m.
Home Alone 5 (2012) premieres Sunday, December 23 at 6 p.m.
A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012) airs Monday, December 24 at 9 a.m.
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008) airs Tuesday, December 25 at 11 a.m.
Ice Age (2002) airs Friday, December 28 at 6 p.m.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) airs Friday, December 28 at 8 p.m.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) airs Saturday, December 29 at 6 p.m.
Percy Jackson & Olympians (2010) airs Saturday, December 29 at 8 p.m.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) airs Sunday, December 30 at 2 p.m.
Nanny McPhee (2005) airs Sunday, December 30 at 4 p.m.
Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) airs Sunday, December 30 at 6 p.m.