via press release:
NICKELODEON BRINGS FESTIVE CHEER WITH HOLIDAY-THEMED SPECIALS AND PREMIERES BEGINNING FRIDAY, DEC. 5
Preschool Holiday Premieres Feature Special Guest Voice Appearances
by Tony Bennett and Kate Micucci in Wallykazam! “Wally Saves the Trollidays!,”
and Beau Bridges in Bubble Guppies “A Very Guppy Christmas”
NEW YORK – Nov. 25, 2014 – Nickelodeon unwraps a festive line-up of holiday-themed specials, premieres and classic fan favorites across all Nickelodeon networks beginning Friday, Dec. 5. The celebration features all-new episodes of preschool hits Wallykazam!, Bubble Guppies, and Peppa Pig on Nickelodeon; a Zack & Quack premiere on Nick Jr.; plus a TeenNick Top 10 special and holiday-themed encores of current Nick hits (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, The Thundermans) and classic favorites (Big Time Rush, Drake & Josh, iCarly, Victorious) on TeenNick.
On Friday, Dec. 5, Nickelodeon kicks off the merriment with Wallykazam! “Wally Saves the Trollidays!” at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Legendary crooner Tony Bennett guest stars as the singing voice of Bobgoblin, an impulsive and egocentric goblin with a knack for finding trouble. Kate Micucci (Garfunkel & Oates, The Big Bang Theory) also guest stars as the voice of Elfelfa, a spirited and enthusiastic elf who is the Jingle Troll’s new helper.
On Friday, Dec. 12, the holiday cheer continues with the premiere of the Bubble Guppies special, “A Very Guppy Christmas” at 9:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Beau Bridges (The Millers) guest stars as Mr. Claws, a jolly, white-bearded lobster who bears an uncanny resemblance to Santa.
Below is a rundown of holiday-themed programming by network (all times ET/PT unless otherwise noted):
Friday, Dec. 5, at 10:30 a.m. – Wallykazam! “Wally Saves the Trollidays!” *Tony Bennett and Kate Micucci Guest Star*
It’s that time of year when the Jingle Troll makes Trolliday wishes come true. When Bobgoblin gets his hands on the sack of magical wishes, Wally has to help him remember the true spirit of the season.
Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m. – Rabbids Invasion “Rabbid Stick-Up/O’Come All Ye Rabbids/Slippery and Soapy”
A Rabbid gets mixed in with a group of goofy bank robbers. / The Rabbids try to recreate the spirit of Christmas by decorating a palm tree on the beach. / A Rabbid makes friends with a bar of soap.
Friday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. – Bubble Guppies “A Very Guppy Christmas”
Molly and Gil meet Mr. Claws and his horse Snowflake. When Mr. Grouper’s van gets stuck in the holiday snow, Mr. Claws and Snowflake come to the rescue.
Friday, Dec. 19, at 9:30 a.m. – Peppa Pig “Snowy Mountain/The Airport/Flying on Holiday/The Holiday House/End of the Holiday”
“Snowy Mountain”: Peppa and her friends are on Snowy Mountain learning how to ski. Their teacher Madame Gazelle was once a world champion but it’s Mummy Pig who impresses everyone. / “The Airport”: The Pig family is preparing to go on vacation. Peppa and George pack their favorite toys, and Granny and Grandpa are left to look after Goldie the Fish. / “Flying on Holiday”: Peppa and her family have landed in Italy where they discover another language. Daddy Pig finds driving around difficult while Peppa rings Granny and Grandpa Pig to check if they are looking after Goldie the Fish. / “The Holiday House”: It’s the first day in their Italian villa. Peppa and her family explore the local village where there is pizza to eat, presents to buy and a postcard to be sent to Goldie the Fish. / “End of the Holiday”: Peppa enjoyed her holiday abroad, but it’s now time to go home. Suzy missed Peppa very much and can’t wait to see her, while Peppa can’t wait to see Goldie the Fish.
Friday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. – Zack & Quack “The Pop-Up Christmas Calendar/Zack’s Christmas Letter”
Zack gives his friends a special pop-up calendar to help them count down the days until Christmas. When Quack and Fluffy accidentally lose all of the Christmas surprises that pop out of it, they have to find a way to make it right. / Zack’s mailbox gets frozen at Christmastime so he sets out to deliver his letter to Santa Claus in person, but getting to the North Pole and finding Santa proves harder than Zack and Quack expected. Now it’s going to take a real Christmas miracle to save the day.
Nick Jr. will also air holiday-themed episodes of preschool favorites during the extended Satur-Yay! block from 1-5 p.m., every Saturday in December.
NickMom celebrates the holidays with all-new episodes of Parental Discretion (Friday, Dec. 26, from 10p.m. – 12a.m.); an Adventures of Old Christine marathon (Monday Dec. 22 – Thursday, Dec.25, from 10p.m.-2a.m.); and family-friendly movies like Run Fatboy Run (Monday, Dec. 8, at 11:30p.m.), Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging (Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 12a.m.) and Ramona and Beezus (Monday, Dec. 15, at 11:30p.m.).
Nicktoons is stuffing viewers’ stockings this holiday season with the first two seasons of the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series from Dec. 22 – 28, at 8:00 p.m. (ET) and The Legend of Korra Book 4 premieres every Friday during December, at 9:00 p.m. (ET).
TeenNick Top 10 holiday special – Friday, Dec. 5, at 10 p.m. (ET)
Nick Cannon shares his weekly music video playlist and discusses what’s hot in music, videos and pop culture. Special guests: Kendall Schmidt, Kalin and Myles.
TeenNick is also treating viewers to classic Nickelodeon holiday-themed episodes and movies every Thursday, at 9:00 p.m. (ET). The line-up includes Drake & Josh, iCarly, Big Time Rush, Victorious, A Fairly Odd Christmas, Drake & Josh Christmas and encores of the Nickelodeon original TV movie Santa Hunters, Nicky, Ricky Dicky & Dawn, and The Thundermans.