December Highlights

  • MERRY 6MAS! Holiday programming every night starting at 6 p.m. on YTV
  • Catch holiday favourites Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snowman on YTV
  • Holiday marathons from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nickelodeon Canada
  • Mike the Knight: The Christmas Castle premieres on Treehouse

TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - This December, Corus Entertainment's YTV has a holiday calendar packed with festive programming starting every day at 6 p.m. The lineup features classic holiday specials such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snowman as well as movie premieres including The Flight Before Christmas and Abominable Christmas. YTV will also air a Home Alone marathon including all four Home Alone movies back-to-back on December 22 from 11 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. and from December 16 to December 25, viewers will be treated to all-day-long holiday programming on YTV, featuring even more favourite holiday specials and episodes.

Nickelodeon (Canada) is also getting into the festive spirit, airing all-day-long holiday marathons chock-full of winter and Christmas programming from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from December 23 to 25.

Treehouse will debut new holiday episodes of Peppa Pig, Toopy & Binoo Vroom Vroom Zoom and Lalaloopsy, as well as an hour-long Mike the Knight special. Premiering this month, Treehouse viewers can also catch the premiere of an hour-long Thomas & Friends special flanked by new episodes of the series on Sunday, December 8, beginning at 1 p.m.

YTV DECEMBER HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

THE FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (2008)
A young reindeer who suffers from vertigo learns to overcome his fear, takes flying lessons from a clumsy flying squirrel and heads to the North pole to save a troubled Santa and his fleet of flying reindeer. The Flight Before Christmas premieres Sunday, December 8 at 6 p.m.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS (1965)
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 11 at 6 p.m. followed by I Want A Dog For Christmas (2003) at 6:30 p.m. and It's Christmastime, Charlie Brown (1992) at 7:30 p.m.

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (1969) and FROSTY RETURNS (1992)
A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat. In Frosty Returns, The adventures of the famous snowman continue as he goes up against a more powerful force, which threatens all of Christmas. Frosty the Snowman and Frosty Returns premiere Saturday, December 21 at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (r) Sunday, December 22 at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

ABOMINABLE CHRISTMAS (2012) (PREMIERE)
After two Abominable Snowkids are chased from their mountain hideaway, they are forced to spend Christmas with the most feared animal of them all: humans. Despite their mischief, they learn the meaning of Christmas as they help the family learn the importance of each other. Abominable Christmas premieres Tuesday, December 10 at 6 p.m. (r) Sunday, December 15 at 12:30 p.m., Friday, December 20 at 3 p.m., Saturday, December 21 at 10:30 a.m.

THE DOG WHO SAVED THE HOLIDAYS (2012) (PREMIERE)
The Bannister family is back! This time they are travelling to Southern California for the holidays to stay with Aunt Barbara, who surprises them with a new puppy named Eve. Everyone is smitten with Eve - except for the Bannister's dog, Zeus, who sees what a mischievous animal she is when no one else is around. After deciding to run away, Zeus sees Ted and Stewey, two thieves, trying to break into the family home while the Bannisters are at church. It's up to Zeus and his newest sister Eve to join together to save the holidays for their family! The Dog Who Saved The Holidays premieres Friday, December 13 at 6 p.m.

THE NAUGHTY LIST (2013) (PREMIERE)
After two young elves give Santa and the North Pole food poisoning, they must redeem their Naughty List status by finding a way to save Christmas. The Naughty List premieres Sunday, December 15 at 11 a.m.

JINGLE ALL THE WAY (1996)
High powered businessman Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger), is hard at work taking last-minute orders from customers to whom he just can't say no, including his son, Jamie (Jake Lloyd), who asked for the hottest action figure of the season -- Turbo Man. Unfortunately, Howard is facing one BIG problem. It's Christmas Eve and Turbo Man has been sold out since Thanksgiving. Howard's down-to-the-wire trek to find Turbo Man quickly turns into an odyssey wilder than he could have ever imagined, in which he finds himself in a fight-to-the-finish with a crazed postman named Myron (Sinbad), who is out to claim the last Turbo Man for his own kid. Jingle All The Way premieres Sunday, December 15 at 6 p.m.

IT'S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS! (2012)
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 Thursday, December 5 at 6 p.m. (r) Friday, December 6 at 5 p.m., Monday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 17 at 1:30 p.m., Friday, December 20 at Noon.

BIG FUN MOVIES

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) airs Sunday, December 1 at 6 p.m. (r) Sunday, December 22 at 1:15 p.m.

A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012) airs Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m. (r) Saturday, December 21 at 9 a.m.

Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008) airs Friday, December 6 at 7:45 p.m. (r) Wednesday, December 25 at 9:15 a.m.

Elf (2003) airs Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m.

All I Want Is Christmas (1991) airs Sunday, December 8 at 9 a.m.

Christmas Is Here Again (2007) premieres Sunday, December 8 at 4:15 p.m.

The Flight Before Christmas (2008) premieres Sunday, December 8 at 6 p.m.

The Dog Who Saved the Holidays (2012) premieres Friday, December 13 at 6 p.m.

Casper's Haunted Christmas (2000) airs Saturday, December 14 at 12:30 p.m. (r) Saturday, December 21 at 2 p.m.

Snow Day (2000) airs Saturday, December 14 at 4 p.m.

Christmas with the Kranks (2004) airs Saturday, December 14 at 6 p.m. (r) Monday, December 23 at 8 p.m.

Legend of Frosty the Snowman (2005) airs Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 p.m. (r) Monday, December 16 at 6 p.m., Saturday, December 21 at 7 p.m.

Jingle All the Way (1996) premieres Sunday, December 15 at 6 p.m.

Fred Claus (2007) airs Saturday, December 21 at 8:30 p.m.

Home Alone (1990) airs Sunday, December 22 at 11 a.m.

Home Alone 3 (1997) airs Sunday, December 22 at 3:45 p.m.

Home Alone 4 (2002) airs Sunday, December 22 at 6 p.m.

NICKELODEON (CANADA) HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

Nick 'O' Holiday airs marathons all day from Monday, December 23 to Wednesday, December 25 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. featuring holiday episodes of Bubble Guppies, Peter Rabbit, Almost Naked Animals, Bucket Skinner, The Fairly Odd Parents, The Backyardigans, Rugrats, Scaredy Squirrel, Sidekick, SpongeBob Squarepants, Drake & Josh, Winx Club and Robot & Monster.

TREEHOUSE HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

Celebrate the holidays with festive hits every night at 5 p.m. starting Sunday, December 1 to Wednesday, December 25.

MIKE THE KNIGHT: THE CHRISTMAS CASTLE
When someone special comes home for Christmas, Mike wants to go on a special mission with him. Evie's magic turns the adventure into one for the whole family. Mike the Knight: The Christmas Castle premieres Sunday, December 1 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m. at 8 p.m.

Pegga Pig Christmas premieres Monday, December 2 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Peter Rabbit: A Christmas Tale airs Monday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m. (r) 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Dora the Explorer: Dora's Christmas Carol airs Tuesday, December 3 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

The Octonauts and the Great Christmas Rescue airs Wednesday, December 4 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Toopy & Binoo Vroom Vroom Zoom Holiday premieres Thursday, December 5 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Team Umizoomi: Santa's Little Helper airs Thursday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m. (r) 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Bob the Builder: A Christmas to Remember premieres Friday, December 6 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Go Diego Go: The Great Polar Bear Rescue premieres Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Santa Claus Parade (2013) premieres Sunday, December 8 at 5 p.m.

Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves The Snow Princess airs Sunday, December 8 at 8 p.m.

Wonder Pets Save the Reindeer airs Monday, December 9 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

The Octonauts: A Vegimals Christmas premieres Tuesday, December 10 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Bob the Builder Snowed Under: Bobblesberg Winter Games airs Wednesday, December 11 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m. 

Toopy and Binoo Vroom Vroom Zoom Holiday premieres Thursday, December 12 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m. 

Lost in the Snow airs Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m. 

The Cat in the Hat: Knows A Lot About Christmas premieres Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m. 

Angelina Ballerina: All Dancers on Deck airs Sunday, December 15 at 5 p.m. (r) 8 p.m.

Christopher the Christmas Tree airs Monday, December 16 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas airs Tuesday, December 17 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Toot & Puddle: I'll be Home for Christmas airs Wednesday, December 18 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Lalaloopsy Christmas premieres Thursday, December 19 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

The Little Drummer Boy airs Friday, December 20 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Frosty the Snowman premieres Sunday, December 22 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Frosty Returns premieres Sunday, December 22 at 10:30 a.m. (r) 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town airs Monday, December 23 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Lost and Found airs Tuesday, December 24 at 10 a.m. (r) 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Caillou Holiday airs Wednesday, December 25 at 5 p.m. (r) 8 p.m.

YTV and Nickelodeon times are ET/PT.     

Treehouse times are ET.

Schedule is subject to change

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SOURCE: YTV Canada Inc.

For further information:

Kate Calder
Corus Entertainment 
416.479.6319
kate.calder@corusent.com     

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