ABC – 25 Days of Christmas – TV Programming – Press Launch

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE ‘25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS’ AS ABC CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS

Comedies and Dramas Deck the Halls With Themed Episodes;
Traditional Vacation Animated Specials Return, Alongside With
‘The Nice Christmas Gentle Struggle’ and ‘The Nice American Baking Present: Vacation Version’;
Festivities Culminate With ‘Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade’ on Dec. 25

ABC celebrates probably the most great time of the yr with particular “25 Days of Christmas” programming beginning Dec. 1. The community joins Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior on this fan-favorite TV occasion. The “Kickoff to Christmas” begins in late November with perennial vacation deal with “Santa Claus is Comin’ to City.” The month of December is full of particular Christmas-themed episodes, the return of “The Nice Christmas Gentle Struggle” and “The Nice American Baking Present: Vacation Version,” and timeless animated classics and vacation movies. The celebration continues after Christmas with New Yr’s-themed programming ringing in 2019.

Editors, please notice: What follows is a chronological itemizing of programming highlights (all instances Jap); this isn’t an entire record of all holiday-themed packages airing throughout November and December. As airdates are topic to alter, please monitor ABC’s day by day press bundle or www.disneyabcpress.com/abc.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 23
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN – Within the perennial favourite created in 1970 by Rankin-Bass Productions (“Rudolph the Crimson-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman”), Fred Astaire narrates this timeless story of Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney), a younger boy with an immense want to do good issues for others. The vocal forged options Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle; Keenan Wynn as Winter; Paul Frees as Burgermeister Meisterburger, Grimsby, the troopers and the townsmen; Joan Gardner as Tanta Kringle; Robie Lester as Jessica and Andrea Sacino; Dina Lynn, Gary White and Greg Thomas as the kids. (Eight:00-9:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, NOV. 26
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – Season Premiere – “602” – Essentially the most great time of the yr has formally begun! Showcasing their unimaginable vacation shows are the Richardson household and their in depth assortment of 300 inflatables that come to life in Southern fashion in Madison, Mississippi; the Vaughan household and their whimsical wire body forest, full with flying birds, leaping deer, leaping fish and taking pictures stars in Alexandria, Virginia; the Salveson-Sangalli household and their vacation show, together with 72 themed Christmas timber filling the within of their house from ground to ceiling in Port St. Lucie, Florida; and the Hanley household with their larger-than-life ranch show, together with Large Crimson – a 26-foot tall reindeer in Cleveland, Texas. Who might be awarded $50,00zero and the coveted Gentle Struggle trophy? Tune in as choose Taniya Nayak makes the choice on ABC’s “The Nice Christmas Gentle Struggle.” (Eight:00-9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – “601” – The festivities proceed by the second episode of the evening, that includes the Heide household and their Lengthy Island garden, full of an unimaginable quantity of blow molds and a house inside jam-packed with collectibles and nutcrackers in Merrick, New York; the Strycharz household and their rockin’ mild present with 1000’s of synchronized lights, CO2 bursts and fireplace cannons in Wethersfield, Connecticut; the Watchorn household and their intricate maze of décor comprised of used tires, previous wire spools and torn inflatables, together with three,00zero collectible figurines inside their show in Ponca, Nebraska; and the Menashe household with their conventional vacation show that includes 65-foot lit timber and vintage collectible figurines in Seattle, Washington. Watch as choose Carter Oosterhouse decides who will stroll away with $50,00zero and the coveted Gentle Struggle trophy on ABC’s “The Nice Christmas Gentle Struggle.” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, NOV. 29
OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE – In “Olaf’s Frozen Journey,” Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) groups up with Sven on a merry mission. It’s the primary vacation season because the gates reopened and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly go away early to take pleasure in their particular person vacation customs, the sisters notice they don’t have any household traditions of their very own. So, Olaf units out to comb the dominion to deliver house the very best traditions, and save Anna and Elsa’s “first Christmas in perpetually.” “Olaf’s Frozen Journey” options the unique forged of Arendelle characters, together with Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad (“Marshall,” “Guide of Mormon”); Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell (“Frozen,” “Unhealthy Mothers”); Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel (Broadway’s “Depraved,” “Hire” and “If/Then”; Fox’s “Glee”); and Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Netflix’s “Mindhunter”). (Eight:00-Eight:30 p.m.)

TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT – Pixar Animation Studios’ particular for tv, “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” options your favourite characters from the “Toy Story” movies. Throughout a post-Christmas play date, the “Toy Story” gang finds themselves in uncharted territory when the good set of motion figures ever become dangerously delusional. It’s all as much as Trixie the triceratops if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room on this “Toy Story That Time Forgot.” The forged contains Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Kevin McKidd (“Gray’s Anatomy”) as Reptillus Maximus, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie. (Eight:30-9:00 p.m.)

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: MAGICAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – Be a part of singer, songwriter and “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” host Jordan Fisher and “Fashionable Household”’s Sarah Hyland as they host the magical two-hour occasion from the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Joined by Disneyland host Jesse Palmer, Disney Parks and ABC will kick off the vacation season with a star-studded prime-time celebration showcasing unimaginable musical performances, particular appearances and Disney magical moments, together with a rare fortress lighting spectacular from Disney Parks around the globe – touring the globe from Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and Anaheim, California, to Paris, Shanghai and Hong Kong. (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 2
THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW HOLIDAY SPECIAL – Victoria’s Secret’s legendary Angels take to the runway for “The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Vacation Particular,” showcasing an all-star lineup of musical visitors, together with Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and The Struts. “The Victoria’s Secret Style Present Vacation Particular” merges trend, fantasy and leisure. (10:00–11:00 p.m.).

MONDAY, DEC. three
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – “603”/”604” – “The Nice Christmas Gentle Struggle” showcases probably the most spectacular and over-the-top Christmas shows in America. (Eight:00-10:00 p.m.)

THE GOOD DOCTOR – Winter Finale – “Quarantine” – Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Alex Park deal with two sufferers who collapse on the native airport and whose signs level to an an infection which will turn out to be airborne. The workers races to comprise the an infection earlier than it spreads to the remainder of the folks within the ER, leading to a hospital quarantine through the holidays. (Half one among a two-part episode) (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

TUESDAY, DEC. Four
THE CONNERS – “Maintain the Salt” – Dan questions Peter’s motives when he learns concerning the dear Christmas present Jackie bought for her new, unemployed beau. Elsewhere, Mark and Mary write up their Christmas want lists, whereas Darlene receives recommendation from an unlikely supply. Matthew Broderick, Jay R. Ferguson and Juliette Lewis visitor star. (Eight:00-Eight:31 p.m.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 6
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – Rejoice the enjoyment of the vacations with the basic animated Christmas-themed PEANUTS particular, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” created by the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. Within the digitally remastered 1965 particular, Charlie Brown complains concerning the overwhelming materialism that he sees in all places through the Christmas season. Lucy means that he turn out to be director of the varsity Christmas pageant and Charlie Brown accepts, but it surely proves to be a irritating wrestle. When an try to revive the right spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown wants Linus’ assist to be taught what the true that means of Christmas is. As well as, one other PEANUTS particular based mostly on the works of Charles Schulz, “Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales,” can even air with the Emmy®-winning basic. (Eight:00-9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION – Season Premiere – “Cake and Pastry Week” – In your marks, get set, bake! It’s a double dose of spice this vacation season when probably the most festive and friendliest competitors on tv returns with new host Emma Bunton (Spice Women), Anthony “Spice” Adams, veteran choose Paul Hollywood (“The Nice British Baking Present”) and new choose, three-time James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard. The warmth is on within the kitchen when 10 bakers enter the tent within the two-hour Season Four premiere of “The Nice American Baking Present: Vacation Version.” Primarily based on the hit U.Ok. collection “The Nice British Baking Present,” “The Nice American Baking Present: Vacation Version” options bakers from throughout the nation battling by 18 complete challenges with six challenges all through every two-hour themed episode, all within the hopes of being topped “America’s Greatest Newbie Baker.” (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, DEC. 7
THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW HOLIDAY SPECIAL – (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/2/18) (9:00–10:01 p.m.)

SATURDAY, DEC. Eight
THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION – “Cake and Pastry Week” – (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/6/18) (Eight:00-10:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 9
DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS – Season Finale – “The Finale (Vacation Particular)” – The remaining movie star child advance to the finals on the holiday-themed season finale of “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.” The evening kicks off with all 12 Juniors child , their mentors, judges Mandy Moore, Val Chmerkovskiy and Adam Rippon, and hosts Jordan Fischer and Frankie Muniz dancing to Whitney Myer’s “Dancing within the Stars.” For his or her first dance, the finalist will every reprise a favourite dance they carried out through the season, which can even function their mentor. For his or her second dance, every couple will carry out a no-holds-barred freestyle to a particular holiday-themed tune. On the finish of the evening, based mostly on the studio viewers vote mixed with the judges’ scores, one couple might be topped the champion, culminating an unimaginable season, and take house the all-new Juniors Mirrorball trophy. (Eight:00-9:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, DEC. 10
CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS – The ninth annual “CMA Nation Christmas” options iconic entertainer Reba McEntire, who returns as host for the second yr and also will carry out through the vacation music particular. Becoming a member of Reba are legendary acts and nation favorites together with Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Previous Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, The Isaacs and Brett Younger, taking the stage for an evening full of Christmas classics and festive one-of-a-kind collaborations. (Eight:00-10:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – “607 – All Stars” – This particular episode of “The Nice Christmas Gentle Struggle Clip Present” showcases probably the most spectacular and over-the-top Christmas shows in America. (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

TUESDAY, DEC. 11
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – “Christmas 1972” – When Peggy’s profitable brother, Tom (visitor star Nat Faxon), drops in for Christmas, Mike instantly oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike’s one-sided competitors with Tom, utilizing his children as pawns to assist. After Tom provides the Clearys an extravagant Christmas present, satisfaction prevents Mike from taking it – placing him at odds with the remainder of the household. In the meantime, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether or not he ought to do “the correct factor” or preserve it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas current and panic units in. (Eight:31-9:00 p.m.)

BLACK-ISH – “Christmas in Theater Eight” – The Johnsons have a practice of going to the films on Christmas and so they can by no means agree on what to see. Dre desires to see an necessary movie about Rosa Parks, however all of them need to see the most recent action-packed superhero blockbuster. Junior turns into embarrassed about taking a niche yr after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan on the theater. (9:00–9:30 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12
THE GOLDBERGS – “Yippee Ki Yay Melon Farmer” – A lot to Beverly’s chagrin, Barry is thrilled that he will get to have fun Christmas now that he’s engaged to Lainey. In the meantime, Murray’s brother Marvin (visitor star Dan Fogler returns) makes a promise to Adam with a stunning consequence. (Eight:00-Eight:30 p.m.)

AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE – “Saving Christmas” – Katie strives to maintain her long-separatedparents aside when her father, Marty (Patrick Duffy), arrives in time to shock the Otto household for Christmas. Anna-Kat does her finest to assist Tripwin Taylor again however has a tough time getting previous a really persistent Pierce (Milo Manheim). In the meantime, Oliver thinks nobody will keep in mind him because the mask-wearing villain within the faculty’s manufacturing of “The Nutcracker” however rapidly takes heart stage when a collection of mishaps damages his costume. (Eight:30-9:00 p.m.)

MODERN FAMILY – “Caught in a Second” – Hayley desires to offer the household a Christmas present they’ll always remember if she will simply work out the right time. In the meantime, Claire is mad that Phil has as soon as once more borrowed the household Christmas tree for a house-showing; and Jay, Gloria and Joe should cope with some unwelcome guests over the vacations. (9:00-9:31 p.m.)

SINGLE PARENTS – “The Magic Field” – When Owen reveals up unexpectedly on Christmas Eve with a present for Angie, she desperately seeks out assist from Will to discover a current for Owen final minute. Whereas doing so, Angie learns how unhealthy Will is at giving Sophie good Christmas presents, or so it appears. Whereas Graham begins to doubt the existence of Santa Claus altogether, the group worries Miggy should imagine in him. In the meantime, Douglas invitations Poppy, who’s coping with her first Christmas with out Rory, to compete in a collection of cutthroat Christmas-themed competitions. (9:31-10:00 p.m.)

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS – Winter Finale – “christmas wishlist” – With the vacations rapidly approaching, Delilah struggles with telling Sophie and Danny about her being pregnant; and though Jon’s absence makes this time of yr particularly troublesome, the gang comes collectively to assist the Dixons embrace the Christmas spirit. (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 13
DISNEY PREP & LANDING – Walt Disney Animation Studios brings you a half-hour vacation particular story of an elite unit of elves often known as Prep & Touchdown. After working tirelessly on Prep & Touchdown for 227 years, an elf named Wayne is upset when he doesn’t obtain an anticipated promotion to be the Director of Naughty Listing Intelligence. As an alternative, Magee, the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Middle Coordinator (NPCECCC for brief), companions Wayne with Lanny, an idealistic rookie who has an timeless enthusiasm for Christmas. Throughout their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter surprising challenges that push them to their limits. Will the elves be capable of information Dasher, Dancer and the remainder of the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh by a raging snowstorm to make sure a merry Christmas for all? (Eight:00-Eight:30 p.m.)

PREP & LANDING 2: NAUGHTY VS. NICE – The yuletide adventures of Christmas elves Lanny and Wayne proceed. With the Large 2-5 quick approaching, Wayne and Lanny should race to recuperate labeled North Pole expertise that has fallen into the fingers of a computer-hacking Naughty Child! Determined to stop Christmas from descending into chaos, Wayne seeks out the foremost Naughty Child knowledgeable to help within the mission, a bombastic member of the Coal Elf Brigade who additionally occurs to be his estranged brother, Noel. (Eight:30-9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION – “Cookie and Bread Week” – It’s sugar, spice and every little thing good this vacation season when the bakers return to the tent for cookie and pastry weeks on “The Nice American Baking Present: Vacation Version” (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, DEC. 14
FRESH OFF THE BOAT – “Cousin Eddie” – The battle begins between mom and son when Eddie informs Jessica that he desires to spend Christmas with good friend Nicole in New York. However Jessica insists that custom prevails and he must spend the vacation with the household, so he does every little thing inside his energy to attempt to get her to crack and permit him to go. In the meantime, Louis and Evan do their finest to attempt to assist an overwhelmed Emery determine on which one among his quite a few buddies to ask to the household’s Christmas Eve dinner. (Eight:00-Eight:30 p.m.)

SPEECHLESS – “J-I–JINGLE T-H–THON” – A Christmas tree fireplace leads Maya to inform a small lie with large penalties. In the meantime, Ray struggles to reside in Pepper’s shadow as Dylan twists the knife, and JJ encourages Kenneth to face as much as his sisters (visitor stars Niecy Nash and Lisa Leslie), on the vacation episode of “Speechless.” (Eight:30–9:00 p.m.)

SATURDAY, DEC. 15
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – “603/604” – (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/three/18) (Eight:00-10:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 16
THE SOUND OF MUSIC – The ABC Tv Community will air the Rodgers & Hammerstein cinematic treasure “The Sound of Music.” Rejoice the Oscar®-winning basic with common favorites “Edelweiss,” ”My Favourite Issues,” “Climb Each Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Happening Seventeen,” “The Lonely Goatherd” and “The Sound of Music.” (7:00-11:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, DEC. 17
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – Season Finale – “605/606” – “The Nice Christmas Gentle Struggle” showcases probably the most spectacular and over-the-top Christmas shows in America. (Eight:00-10:00 p.m.)
IN MEMORIAM – ABC NEWS – Hosted by “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts and conceived by ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, “The Yr in Memoriam 2018” celebrates the legendary stars and icons the world misplaced this yr and the legacies they left behind. Roberts and Kimmel be part of forces as soon as once more for a singular tribute to be taught extra about these beloved stars, by tales shared by these closest to them, together with Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson and Kelly Clarkson reflecting on the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin; Cindy McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham honoring politician and conflict hero John McCain; Loni Anderson, Marilu Henner, Lee Corso and John Schneider celebrating the long-lasting Burt Reynolds; Benedict Cumberbatch, Hank Azaria and Neil deGrasse Tyson memorializing physicist and pop-culture icon Stephen Hawking, in addition to Jeb Bush, Reba McEntire and Condoleezza Rice remembering the previous first woman Barbara Bush.​ (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19
OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE – (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/29/18) (Eight:00-Eight:30 p.m.)

SHREK THE HALLS – DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek the Halls,” a half-hour of leisure starring America’s favourite ogre and his buddies, options the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. Simply when Shrek thought he may lastly sit again, calm down and luxuriate in his fortunately ever after together with his new household, probably the most joyous of all holidays arrives. It’s Christmas Eve and everyone seems to be full of vacation cheer – apart from Shrek. He isn’t precisely the image of yuletide pleasure, however for the sake of Fiona and the youngsters, he tries to get into the spirit of issues as solely an ogre can. Sadly, everybody appears to have their very own concepts about what Christmas is all about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingerbread Man and the entire gang attempt to take part on the enjoyable, Shrek’s plans for a comfy household celebration find yourself spiraling into one really unforgettable Christmas. (Eight:30-9:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 20
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/6/18) (Eight:00-9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION – Season Finale – “Semi-Remaining and Remaining” – Six bakers stay for an additional week of decadent and scrumptious challenges, however ultimately, just one might be named “America’s Greatest Newbie Baker” on “The Nice American Baking Present: Vacation Version.” (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, DEC. 21
I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN! – “I Desire a Canine for Christmas, Charlie Brown!” facilities on ReRun, the lovable however ever-skeptical youthful brother of Linus and Lucy. It’s Christmas trip and, as standard, ReRun’s large sister is stressing him out, so he decides to show to his finest good friend, Snoopy, for amusement and vacation cheer. Nonetheless, his devoted however unpredictable beagle companion has plans of his personal, giving ReRun cause to ask Snoopy to ask his canine brother, Spike, for a go to. The forged of “I Desire a Canine for Christmas, Charlie Brown!” contains Jimmy Bennett as ReRun, Adam Taylor Gordon as Charlie Brown, Ashley Rose Orr as Lucy Van Pelt, Corey Padnos as Linus Van Pelt, Hannah Leigh Dworkin as Sally, Nick Worth as Schroeder, Jake Miner as Pig Pen/Franklin, Kaitlyn Maggio because the little woman and Invoice Melendez as Snoopy. (Eight:00-9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – “607 – All Stars” – (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/10/18) (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

SATURDAY, DEC. 22
CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS – (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/10/18) (Eight:00-10:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 23
DISNEY PREP & LANDING – (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/13/18) (Eight:00-Eight:30 p.m.)

PREP & LANDING 2: NAUGHTY VS. NICE – (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/13/18) (Eight:30-9:00 p.m.)
THE YEAR: 2018 – ABC NEWS –“The Yr: 2018”is an entertaining two-hour take a look at probably the most iconic and memorable moments of 2018. Hosted by Robin Roberts and the award-winning crew of ABC Information anchors together with George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Amy Robach and David Muir, “The Yr: 2018” brings audiences a news-filled, star-studded take a look at probably the most unforgettable and unbelievable moments of the yr. The eighth annual community particular will ship an eye-opening, uplifting and infrequently hilarious take a look at the yr’s greatest names, hottest tendencies and lowest moments. (9:00-11:00 p.m.)
MONDAY, DEC. 24
BEAUTY & THE BEAST – The 1991 basic animated movie options an epic journey with Belle, Beast and all of the characters you’re keen on and the music you’ll always remember. (Eight:00-10:00 p.m.)

TUESDAY, DEC. 25
DISNEY PARKS MAGICAL CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE – This Christmas, Disney Parks celebrates the enjoyment of the season as hosts Jordan Fisher and Sarah Hyland share this magical vacation custom with households across the globe. Co-hosted by Jesse Palmer, the Christmas Day celebration might be merrier than ever earlier than, bringing collectively the adored Christmas Day parade, particular musical performances, shock movie star visitors and heartwarming household tales to have fun probably the most great time of the yr. Becoming a member of the festivities as parade correspondents are Freeform’s “grown-ish” actor Trevor Jackson and star of Freeform’s upcoming collection “Good Hassle,” Cierra Ramirez. (10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST, 9:00-11:00 a.m. CST/MST/PST; airtimes fluctuate, examine listings)

THURSDAY, DEC. 27
HAPPY NEW YEAR, CHARLIE BROWN – The ABC Tv Community and the PEANUTS gang will ring within the new yr with the animated PEANUTS particular “Pleased New Yr, Charlie Brown,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, together with “She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown.” In “Pleased New Yr, Charlie Brown,” the PEANUTS gang is ringing in 1986, and Marcie and Peppermint Patty are throwing a giant New Yr’s Eve bash. Charlie Brown plans to have fun the vacation by curling up with a giant e book that weighs practically as a lot as he does, Tolstoy’s “Conflict and Peace.” The e book’s weight doesn’t cease him from lugging it to Lucy’s pre-party dance class, the place he cuts a imply rug with a rollicking Patty. With simply 1131 pages to go, Charlie Brown takes one other break, this time for the get together, and summons the braveness to ask his real love, the little red-haired woman. She doesn’t reply, however hapless Chuck reveals up anyway – with Tolstoy in tow. Then, he settles down with the e book – on a porch swing in a snowstorm – and in so doing, misses the night’s large shock. In “She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown,” catastrophe strikes as Peppermint Patty heads to her first main ice-skating competitors with coach Snoopy and devoted companion, Marcie, by her facet. As all the time, the unassuming Woodstock flies in to avoid wasting the day. (Eight:00-9:00 p.m.)

RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR – It’s Rudolph to the rescue when Pleased, the Child New Yr, goes lacking, in “Rudolph’s Shiny New Yr,” the basic Rankin/Bass stop-motion animated vacation particular. Father Time asks probably the most well-known reindeer of all, Rudolph, to search out the following Child New Yr earlier than midnight on New Yr’s Eve. Crimson Skelton narrates and voices Father Time, whereas Frank Gorshin and Morey Amsterdam additionally present voices for characters. (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, DEC. 31
DICK CLARK’S PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST – Ranked because the No. 1 music particular of 2017, “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Yr’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” returns this yr, marking the 47th anniversary of America’s largest celebration of the yr and probably the most watched annual New Yr’s custom. The particular will embody 5½ hours of particular performances and reviews on New Yr’s celebrations from across the globe. Ryan Seacrest will function host and govt producer of the prime-time festivities and lead the normal countdown to midnight from Instances Sq. in New York Metropolis, as he has for the final 13 years, with reside onsite reporting from actress and comic Jenny McCarthy. Performers might be introduced quickly. (Starting at Eight p.m.)

DAYTIME

FRIDAY, DEC. 21
GENERAL HOSPITAL – “Toys for Tots” returns to Port Charles for its sixth consecutive yr with a really particular episode to help the “Marine Toys for Tots Basis.” With the entire city within the vacation spirit, the in-story celebration features a studying from “’Twas the Evening Earlier than Christmas” and a shock go to from Santa and his helpers passing out presents to the kids at Basic Hospital. In the meantime, Michael and Willow proceed to develop nearer; Cameron appears to be like to make amends when his good deed goes horribly mistaken; and Anna will get a second likelihood to make new vacation reminiscences. (weekdays, three:00-Four:00 p.m.; examine native listings)

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