via press release:
|NBC SERVES UP TASTY HOLIDAY FARE WITH NEW CHRISTMAS MUSIC/VARIETY SPECIALS FROM BLAKE SHELTON AND MICHAEL BUBLE AS WELL AS ‘CHRISTMAS IN THE WHITE HOUSE’|
|OTHER SPECIALS ARE ‘CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER,’ ‘MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE,’ ‘WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS’ AND 50TH ANNIVERSARY TELECAST OF ‘MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL’
Holiday-themed Shows Also Include “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®,” “SNL Christmas” and Encore Broadcasts of the Films “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” “Enchanted” and “Horton Hears a Who”
|UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 08, 2012 – NBC offers a stocking full of festive holiday programming this season original Christmas music/variety specials from Blake Shelton (Monday, December 3; 10-11 p.m. ET) and Michael Buble (Monday, December 10 10-11 p.m. ET); the new special “Christmas in the White House” (Thursday, December 13, 8-9 p.m. ET) and the traditional tree-lighting ceremony on “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (Wednesday, November 28, 8-9 p.m. ET).
“The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” will step off on Thursday, November 22 (9 a.m-12 noon all time zones). Following the parade will be popular holiday special “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®” -- hosted by actor, author and Broadway star John O’Hurley (“Seinfeld,” “Dancing with the Stars”) and expert analyst David Frei -- on Thanksgiving Day from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in all time zones.
In addition, the network will once again honor the United States armed forces as World Wrestling Entertainment® in conjunction with NBC, will air the fourth annual “WWE Tribute to the Troops” (Saturday, December 22, 9-10 p.m. ET).
NBC’s holiday lineup includes the 50th anniversary celebration of “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol” (Saturday, December 22, 8-9 p.m. ET) – a popular musical adaptation that first aired on NBC in 1962 -- and the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which will be featured in encore broadcasts on Saturday, December 1 (8-11 p.m. ET) and its Christmas Eve slot on Monday, December 24 (8-11 p.m. ET).
NBC also includes “SNL Christmas” on Wednesday, November 28 (9-11 p.m. ET), a compilation of fan-favorite holiday sketches from “Saturday Night Live.”
The popular Buble returns a second time to NBC as to host his own Christmas music special in “Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays” while Shelton (NBC’s “The Voice”) will host his first holiday-themed special in “Blake Shelton’s Not-So-Family Christmas.”
The Buble holiday special will have an encore broadcast on Friday, December 21 (8-9 p.m. ET) while the Shelton special also will have an encore airing on Friday, December 14 (9-10 p.m. ET). “Christmas in the White House” will have an encore telecast on Friday, December 21 (9-10 p.m. ET).
The blockbuster feature film “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” also will have an encore airing on Saturday, November 24 (8-11 p.m. ET) during Thanksgiving weekend. The hit film “Enchanted” will air on New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31 (8-10 p.m. ET). Likewise, the film “Horton Hears a Who” will be telecast on Christmas night, Monday, December 25 (8-10 p.m. ET).