PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Good Luck Charlie
Disney Channel is celebrating the holidays with several “fa-la-la-lidays”-themed episodes of their shows. In Good Luck Charlie’s "A Duncan Christmas" episode, Teddy takes Charlie to see Santa Claus at Super Adventure Land. But when Santa decides to take a break right when it's Charlie's turn, Teddy takes matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Amy and Grandma Linda (guest star Shirley Jones) learn they are performing the same song at the family talent show. The episode, which features a performance of the duet “my Song For You” from Teddy and Spencer (played by Bridgit Mendler and Shane Harper), airs Sunday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific Time on Disney Channel.
Click through the slideshow for more new holiday-themed TV show episodes and specials for kids in 2012.
Dog With A Blog
On Disney Channel’s new family comedy Dog With a Blog, it’s the family's first Christmas together and Avery is prepping Tyler, Chloe and Stan for what will likely be their worst Christmas gifts ever - from their new stepmother Ellen who gives terrible gifts. Meanwhile, Bennett and Ellen try to decide whose Christmas traditions to follow. The episode, titled "Bark! The Herald Angels Sing,” airs Sunday, December 2 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific Time on Disney Channel.
Shake It Up
Shake It Up features an episode inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol this holiday season. In "Merry Merry It Up," CeCe picks a fight with Jeremy, leading Georgia to break up with him. To fix the situation, Rocky takes a turn as the ghost of Christmas dance and escorts CeCe on a dream journey to the past, present and future. The episode, which features a new song from Zendaya called "Shake Santa Shak,” airs Sunday, December 2 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific Time on Disney Channel.
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja
DisneyXD’s new hit show Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja celebrates its first holiday season on air with a special holiday episode, ninja-style. In the episode titled “Silent Punch, Deadly Punch,” the teenage ninja travels to the forest to retrieve sap from a sacred tree in order to restock his Ninja gadgets. But McFist beats Randy there and snags the tree for his holiday party. Randy poses as a Ninja Santa to get in to the party and winds up defending himself against a robot snowman and his team of elves. The episode airs Monday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific Time on Disney XD.
Pair of Kings
DisneyXD’s Pair of Kings brothers are spending the holidays in the snow. When Boomer discovers that he and Boz do not have any brotherly memories like he and brady do, he sets out to recreate a ski-trip from his childhood. But, when Boomer finds that the land he wants to build his resort on is occupied by Yetis, he removes them from the land and attempts to teach them how to be civilized. The episode, titled “Yeti, Set, Snow,” airs Monday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific Time on Disney XD.
The gang from DisneyXD’s Kickin’ It will get in quite a jam this holiday season. It all stars when Rudy volunteers Jack, Jerry and Milton to work at Santa's village to teach the gang about the spirit of Christmas. However, their good intentions backfire when the lead elf gets them banned from the mall, forcing them to become "the kids who stole Christmas"—and find a way to prove their innocence. Meanwhile, Kim and Eddie battle it out in a holiday window display contest. The episode, titled “Yeti, Set, Snow,” airs Monday, December 3 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific Time on Disney XD.
The Looney Tunes Show
What's better than rabbit season and duck season? The holiday season, of course. Bugs Bunny puts a peaceful pause on the age-old argument to celebrate the joys of Christmas. But the gang struggles to enjoy the wintery holiday when a heat wave hits their town. Lola Bunny decides to take matters into her own hands when the heat zaps everyone's excitement. She stages her own version of A Christmas Carol to renew the town’s holiday spirit. Meanwhile, Foghorn and Daffy set off for the North Pole to set up a giant fan that will blow cold air down to their sweltering town. The cast reflects on Christmas woes in the Merrie Melodies "Christmas Rules." The episode titled, "A Christmas Carol," airs Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific Time on Cartoon Network.
A Fairly Odd Christmas
Timmy Turner is back! Last year, the loveable Fairly OddParents character went from animated to live action in Nickelodeon’s TV movie, Grow Up, Timmy Turner! This holiday season, actor Drake Bell returns as Timmy in a new live-action TV movie, A Fairly Odd Christmas. Now that Timmy can keep his fairy godparents by making only charitable wishes, he’s happy to travel the world granting kids’ wishes with his childhood friend Tootie, played by Victorious star Daniella Monet. But when his good intentions get him in trouble in the North Pole, Timmy has to find a way to restore children’s faith in Santa Claus before Christmas is ruined forever. A Fairly Odd Christmas, which premiered November 29, airs again on Friday, December 7 at 8pm Eastern Time/Pacific Time or Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m. on Nickelodeon.
Austin & Ally/Jessie
Disney Channel is giving viewers double the holidays in a one-hour crossover episode between the casts of Jessie and Austin & Ally, titled “Austin & JESSIE & Ally All Star New Year." Austin, Ally, Trish and Dez travel to Times Square, in New York City, where Austin is booked to perform on New Year's Eve. When they can't get through the city’s crowded streets, Jessie comes up with a plan to get them to the stage and to have Austin record one of her songs. The episode features three songs: "Face to Face," a duet by Austin (Ross Lynch) and Jessie (Debby Ryan), and "Christmas Soul" and "Can You Feel It" by Austin. The music-filled episode airs Friday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific Time on Disney Channel.
Phineas and Ferb
Disney Channel’s animated hit Phineas and Ferb kicks off its fourth season with a festive celebration. First, in "For Your Ice Only," NHL star Luc Robitaille offers his assistance when Phineas and Ferb take an ice hockey game to the extreme. Then, in a special holiday episode, "Happy New Year!," Phineas and Ferb plan their own New Year's Eve ball drop, complete with a customized multi-dimensional ball, while Candace makes it her resolution to refrain from busting her brothers before the clock hits midnight. The episodes air Friday, December 7 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific Time on Disney Channel.
It’s a SpongeBob Christmas
Holiday cheer is coming to everyone’s favorite pineapple under the sea. SpongeBob SquarePants stars in Nickelodeon’s new holiday special It’s a SpongeBob Christmas, which features actor John Goodman as the voice of Santa Claus. In the special 22-minute holiday episode, Plankton turns everybody in Bikini Bottom from nice to naughty by feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake. It’s all in an effort to get his Christmas wish—the Krabby Patty formula, of course! The episode illustrates Bikini Bottom in stop-motion. Each scene is made up of individual photographs, which are put together to create moving images. Kenny came up with the story idea. “I love watching cartoons,” he told TFK Kid Reporter Adriana Palmieri. “I call it job research.” It’s a Spongebob Christmas airs Sunday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific Time on Nickelodeon. The special is also available on DVD from Nickelodeon Home Entertainment.
Check back soon for more holiday specials and to read TFK Kid Reporter Adriana Palmieri’s interviews with SpongeBob voice actor Tom Kenny and executive producer Paul Tibbitt.