Nov 22, 2012, 1:46 AM
Canada's YTV, Nickelodeon celebrate Christmas
This December, Corus Entertainment'd kid channels are celebrating the holidays with a festive lineup of new Christmas specials and holiday-themed movies and episodes.
On YTV, specials include Fairly OddParents and SpongeBob SquarePants. 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 Penguins of Madagascar, 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
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.
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 prepares 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.
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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
Pokemon Movie 15 (2010) airs Saturday, December 8 at 4 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. and Saturday, December 22 at 3:30 p.m.
A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012) airs Monday, December 24 at 9 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. and Saturday, December 29 at 6 p.m.
Nickelodeon Holiday 2012 highlights
Christmas Comes Early: Sunday, December 23
It's a SpongeBob Christmas! premieres at 9 a.m. and also airs at 4 p.m.
SpongeBob SquarePants "Christmas Who?" airs at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
A Fairly Odd Christmas premieres at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Fairly OddParents "Christmas Every Day" airs at noon and 5 p.m.
Fairly OddParents "Merry Wishmas" airs at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Fanboy & Chum Chum "The Frosty Bus" airs at 1 p.m.
Fanboy & Chum Chum "A Very Brr-y Icemas" airs at 1:30 p.m.
Penguins of Madagascar "The All Nighter before Christmas" airs at 2 p.m.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius "Holly Jolly Jimmy" airs at 2:30 p.m.
SpongeBob SquarePants "Snowball Effect"/"One Krab's Trash" airs at 3 p.m.
SpongeBob SquarePants "Survival of the Idiots"/"Dumped" airs at 3:30 p.m.
Treehouse Holiday 2012 highlights
New For the Holidays
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About
Sally and Nick discover a lost little reindeer who needs to get home in time for Christmas. The Cat in the Hat is there to help! With Fish and the Things in tow, they all take off in the Thingamajigger to get Ralph back home to Freeze-Your-Knees Snowland. But their journey is side-tracked when the Thingamajigger breaks down, refusing to go go go! Help arrives from a number of friends, including a family of elephants, a dolphin pod and some very crabby-crabs. Will Nick and Sally keep their promise to Ralph to get him home in time for Christmas? Time is running out, and it's up to this group of very special friends to work together to make it happen! The adventure takes them to places they have yet to explore, as well as returning to visit old friends, all to discover the magic of Christmas. It's a race to get home in time for the holidays, and nothing can stop this Cat in the Hat! The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About
Christmas! premieres Saturday, December 1 at 5 pand 8 p.m.
Bubble Guppies "Happy Holidays, Mr. Grumpfish"
This holiday season the Bubble Guppies are giving gifts, lighting lights and baking cookies! And when the clock strikes eight everyone in town will gather for the big holiday party. Everyone, that is, except Mr. Grumpfish. Bubble Guppies: "Happy Holidays, Mr. Grumpfish" premieres Monday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Dora's Christmas Carol SPECIAL PRESENTATION
It's Christmas Eve, and Swiper is on Santa's naughty list for trying to swipe the Christmas tree star! Dora wants to help, so she takes Swiper on a time-travel adventure to Christmas in the past and to Christmas in the future. Maybe Swiper will finally discover the true spirit of Christmas! Dora's Christmas Carol premieres Tuesday, December 4 at 5 p.m.
Dora Saves the Snow Princess SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Dora, Boots and the snowflake fairy are off to save la Princessa Sabrina and her snowy forest from a mean witch, who has locked her in a tower and taken away her magic snow crystal. Dora Saves the Snow Princess premieres Wednesday, December 5 at 5 and 8 p.m.
Toot & Puddle: "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
Children everywhere know and love the porcine pair from the Toot & Puddle series, written by Holly Hobbie. This hour-long special features the two inseparable pig protagonists, Toot and Puddle, appearing in their first-ever animated adventure! This tale finds the pair's holiday celebration thrown into question when Toot travels to Scotland and a heavy snowstorm threatens to delay his return home. Toot & Puddle: "I'll Be Home For Christmas" premieres Thursday, December 6 at 5 and 8 p.m.
Rugrats Channukah SPECIAL PRESENTATION
During a celebration at the local synagogue, Tommy and Chuckie try to help Grandpa Boris settle a feud with Shlomo, a nemesis of Boris' from the Old Country. Rugrats Channukah airs Saturday, December 8 at 5 and 8 p.m.
Toopy & Binoo: "Big Bad Christmas"
When Toopy and Binoo find out that the Big Bad Wolf doesn't like Christmas, they join the three little pigs in a visit to the wolf's house. After Toopy takes the reluctant Wolf on a magical yuletide journey, Binoo and the three little pigs give the wolf a present that solves an old mystery and just might make the Big Bad Wolf a nice wolf who loves Christmas. Toopy & Binoo: "Big Bad Christmas" premieres Sunday, December 9 at 5 p.m.
The Octonauts: "The Great Christmas Rescue"
The Octonauts travel to Professor Inkling's childhood home for Christmas, an undersea mountain. They discover that a rockslide has endangered the local creatures -- including a rare species of golden coral and Inkling's little octopus nephew, Squirt! The Octonauts: "The Great Christmas Rescue" premieres Sunday, December 9 at 6 p.m. and repeats Tuesday, December 11 at 6 p.m.
The Octonauts: "The Great Penguin Race"
The Octonauts cheer Peso on as he goes home to compete against an awesomely athletic penguin in an annual tournament: the Iron Clam Competition. The Octonauts: "The Great Penguin Race" premieres Wednesday, December 12 at 5 p.m.
Toopy & Binoo: "Christmas Eve"/"Santa Toopy"/"Snowflakes"/"Toopy's Present"/"The Seven Binoos"
Toopy and Binoo are preparing Christmas Eve. Toopy and Binoo play Santa. Toopy and Binoo feed their snowman. Toopy gives Binoo a present. Toopy makes snow-Binoos. Toopy & Binoo: "Christmas Eve"/"Santa Toopy"/"Snowflakes"/"Toopy's Present"/"The Seven Binoos" premieres Monday, December 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Team Umizoomi: "Santa's Fixers"
It's Christmas Eve and someone is calling in on the Umi Alarm from far away
It's Santa Claus! Santa's Toy-Making Machine is broken -- it's not making any toys! The team must get to Santa's Workshop and fast! Team Umizoomi: "Santa's Fixers" premieres Tuesday, December 25 at 5 p.m.
Angelina Ballerina: "The Show Must Go On"
This year, the village of Chipping Cheddar is putting on "Cinderella Mouse and the Ugly Whiskers" as its grand Christmas Show. Angelina Ballerina: "The Show Must Go On" airs Sunday, December 2 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Lost and Found
A boy tries to help a penguin find his way back to the South Pole. Lost and Found airs Monday, December 3 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Curious George: "A Very Monkey Christmas"
George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are having a great time getting ready for Christmas. There is only one problem: neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present! Can they solve their dilemma in time? Curious George: "A Very Monkey Christmas" airs Monday, December 10 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Christmas Stocking Tale
Two mice, Kit and Tuffy, have only Christmas Eve to find the medicine they need for their little brother Skip, who is very ill. The Christmas Stocking Tale airs Friday, December 14 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Barbie in the Nutcracker
Barbie magically comes to life through stunning computer animation in this modern adaptation of the E.T.A. Hoffmann classic. Clara and the Nutcracker set off on a spectacular adventure to find the Sugarplum Princess, the only one who can break the Mouse King's evil enchantment. Barbie in the Nutcracker airs Saturday, December 15 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Angelina Ballerina: "All Dancers on Deck"
The Mouselings have a long voyage to Dacovia for a very special performance. On the ship, Angelina meets Miss Lilly's sailor nephew, Yuri. Yuri is in love with the captain's daughter, much to the captain's displeasure. Angelina Ballerina: "All Dancers on Deck" airs Sunday, December 16 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Christopher the Christmas Tree
Christopher the Christmas Tree is the story of a small, scraggly pine tree whose only wish is to one day become a beautiful Christmas tree in the home of a special family. Christopher the Christmas Tree airs Monday, December 17 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Lost in the Snow
When Lily goes out to play in the snow, she leaves Teddy on the window ledge. BANG! goes the window and WHOOSH! goes Teddy on an exciting adventure. It starts to snow harder and soon Teddy is lost in the snow. Lost in the Snow airs Tuesday, December 18 at 5 and 8 p.m.
Tradition of the Christmas Log
After head chef Mr. Bakewell discovers Anthony's sister and her two friends hiding in the pantry, Anthony and the other assistant pastry chefs can only watch helplessly as the dessert for the hotel's Christmas dinner is ruined. Tradition of the Christmas Log airs Wednesday, December 19 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Little Drummer Boy
A young orphaned Drummer Boy overcomes great hardship in the desert to deliver a gift of love to the Baby Jesus. Featuring the voices of Greer Garson and Jose Ferrer, with music by the Vienna Boys Choir. Little Drummer Boy airs Thursday, December 20 at 5 and 8 p.m.
Caillou's Holiday Movie
When winter comes to Caillou's house, this curious four-year-old tackles all kinds of big boy activities, like helping Daddy shovel snow, making holiday presents for his family, and even discovering the traditions of other little boys and girls around the world! Caillou's Holiday Movie airs Friday, December 21 at 5 and 8 p.m.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph, a young reindeer, is shunned by the other reindeer because of his magical red nose. However, he gains acceptance when his glowing nose helps him lead Santa Claus through a violent storm and enables him to deliver Christmas presents to children all over the world. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer airs Saturday, December 22 at 5 and 8 p.m.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney tell the story of the young Kris Kringle, who grew up to be Santa Claus. Along the way, Kris meets the future Mrs. Claus and saves Christmas from the evil Burgermeister Meisterburger. Santa Claus is Coming to Town airs Sunday, December 23 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
New Year's Day
The festivities continue on New Years Day with back-to-back specials from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Curious George: "Follow That Monkey"
George's adventures as he befriends Kayla, a baby elephant, at a magic circus show and helps her travel across the country to be reunited with her family. Accompanied by his friend, the Man with the Yellow Hat, George travels by foot, train, and truck to reach Kayla's brother and sister in California, only to be accused of elephant-napping and brought all the way back to New York City. Luckily, Kayla's owner sees what a good friend George is and realizes how much Kayla misses her family. Kayla's brother and sister are brought to the circus in New York. Curious George: "Follow That Monkey" airs Sunday, January 1 at 9 a.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Backyardigans: "Robot Rampage" Double Episode Special Presentation
Austin is a robot repairman in Mega City, where robots do everything, he must find out what is causing all the robots to breakdown. Backyardigans: "Robot Rampage" Parts 1 and 2 premiere Sunday, January 1 at 10 a.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.