Nickelodeon Delivers Cheer this December with Five Never-Before-Seen Holiday Themed Episodes and Marathons of Seasonal Favorites Nick Jr.'s "Frosty Fridays" Treats Tots to New Holiday Premieres of Hit

Series Yo Gabba Gabba!, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and Max & Ruby

Nickelodeon's "Ha-Ha Holidays" includes the Premiere of a New Holiday

Episode of Wayside

    NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon unwraps presents for kids
 of all ages weekdays this December as the network delivers its annual
 lineup of holiday programming, featuring five never-before-seen episodes of
 Nick Jr.'s Max & Ruby, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Yo Gabba Gabba! and Nickelodeon's
     Nick Jr. celebrates the holidays with "Frosty Fridays" throughout
 December as the network treat tots to mini-marathons and brand-new holiday
 episodes every Friday from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET/PT. As part of "Frosty
 Fridays," preschoolers can enjoy new episodes every Friday at 1:30 p.m. of
 their favorite shows, including Max & Ruby (Dec. 7 and Dec. 28), Wow! Wow!
 Wubbzy! (Dec. 14) and Yo Gabba Gabba! (Dec. 21). The marathons will also
 include seasonal episodes of Nick Jr.'s hit series The Backyardigans, Dora
 the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, Blue's Clues and The Wonder Pets!.
     Beginning Monday, Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 21, Nickelodeon's "Ha-Ha
 Holidays" celebration will gift kids with holiday-themed episodes weekdays
 at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT) of popular Nicktoons, including SpongeBob SqaurePants,
 Rugrats and Danny Phantom, among others. In addition, Nickelodeon will
 premiere a brand-new seasonal episode of Wayside on Friday, Dec. 14 (4:00
 p.m., ET/PT). Nickelodeon will present holiday programming on Tuesday, Dec.
 25 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET/PT.
     Following is a rundown of "Frosty Fridays" and "Ha-Ha Holidays" (all
 times are ET/PT):
     December 7  (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
     12:00 p.m.  The Backyardigans "Secret of Snow"
     12:30 p.m.  Go, Diego, Go! "Diego Saves Christmas"
     1:00 p.m.   Dora the Explorer "A Present for Santa"
     1:30 p.m.   Max & Ruby "Max & Ruby's Christmas Tree/Grandma's Present/
                 Max & Ruby's Snow Plow" (PREMIERE)
                 It's time to trim the Christmas tree and Ruby wants to
                 decorate it with all of her favorite ornaments but Max thinks
                 his snakes and bugs and other toys are beautiful enough for
                 the tree.  When Ruby discovers they forgot to put on the star
                 tree topper, Max puts his pinwheel on top. In the second
                 story, Grandma, Max and Ruby go to the department store to
                 finish their Christmas shopping.  Ruby tells Max to keep
                 Grandma busy while she looks for the perfect Christmas present
                 for her -- a boa!  Max and Grandma play with cowboy toys while
                 Ruby discovers that someone else has bought the boa.  In the
                 final story, there's been a huge snowfall and Ruby decides to
                 surprise Grandma by shoveling the walk to their house.  Max
                 would rather play with his pedal car which proves useful when
                 the shoveling job looks too big to finish.
     December 14  (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
     12:00 p.m.   The Wonder Pets!  "Save the Reindeer"
     12:30 p.m.   Blue's Clues "Blue's First Holiday"
     1:00 p.m.    Go, Diego, Diego!  "Diego Saves Christmas"
     1:30 p.m.    Wow Wow Wubbzy!  "O Figgity-Fig Tree/Snow Day" (PREMIERE)
                  The winter holidays are here, and the kids are building a
                  winter festival, Madame Zabinga is rehearsing the
                  Nutty-Nutcracker, and Walden is waiting for the arrival of
                  blue snow.  Best of all is the lighting of the Figgity-Fig
                  Tree, and this year Wubbzy wants to make it the best tree
                  ever!  But as usual, he overdoes it by adding too many lights
                  and blows out the generator.  Without any lights, the
                  Wuzzleburg townspeople must come up with novel ways of
                  decorating the tree.  In "Snow Day," Wubbzy goes sledding and
                  Widget brings out his snow-shoveling machine.  Walden begins
                  building a snow sculpture of a Woly-Polar Bear, but soon
                  Wubbzy sleds right into it, knocks it down and buries
                  Widget's machine in the snow.  Now Wubbzy and Widget scramble
                  frantically to fix the sculpture before Walden finds out.
     December 21  (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
     12:00 p.m.   Dora the Explorer "A Present for Santa"
     12:30 p.m.   Blue's Room "Holiday Wishes"
     1:00 p.m.    The Wonder Pets! "Save the Reindeer"
     1:30 p.m.    Yo Gabba Gabba "Christmas" (PREMIERE)
                  So much of Christmas is about receiving, but in this episode
                  the Gabba gang learns about giving through the songs "Making
                  Presents" and "For Me For You."  They celebrate winter and
                  the holiday season in the songs "I Love Winter" and "Decorate
                  the Tree."  Featured Guest Star:  Mark Mothersbaugh in a
                  "Mark's Magic Pictures" segment.
     December 28  (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
     12:00 p.m.   Miss Spider's SunnyPatch Friends "Hum-Bug/Dashing Through the
     12:30 p.m.   The Backyardigans "Secret of Snow"
     1:00 p.m.    Dora the Explorer "South Pole"
     1:30 p.m.    Max & Ruby "Max's Mix-Up/Max's Snow Bunny" (PREMIERE)
                  On the sledding hill, Ruby is getting cold and wants to go
                  inside.  Louise and Morris arrive and Morris' winter snowsuit
                  is identical to Max's, but their hats, mitts and scarves are
                  different colors.  Max manages to switch his accessories with
                  Morris so that he can stay out and continue sledding with
                  Louise. It's not until Ruby gets home that she realizes
                  there's been a mix-up.  In the second story, Max and Ruby are
                  entranced by "The Abominable Snow Bunny" radio show and when
                  they go outside Max is determined to find the creature.  Ruby
                  reminds him that there's no such thing, but she soon starts
                  to wonder if there really is a Snow Bunny!  In the final
                  story, Max wants to play outside even though it's snowing and
                  blowing.  Ruby tries to engage him in all kinds of inside
                  activities.  Max gets finger paints and macrame all over the
                  house and creates chaos with Ruby's dolly tea party.  When
                  the snow stops and Ruby says they can play outside, Max is
                  pleased with the havoc he's created and decides to stay
     Holiday-themed episodes will air weekdays at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
     Monday, December 3 - SpongeBob SqaurePants "Patchy the Pirate Presents
 the SpongeBob SqaurePants Christmas Special"
     Nobody in Bikini Bottom has ever heard of Christmas or Santa Claus
 until Sandy lets them in on this surface tradition. SpongeBob wants to
 bring Christmas to Bikini Bottom this year and his enthusiasm is
 infectious. Everyone gets into the picture, waiting for Santa to arrive on
 the big day. Everyone except Squidward has scoffed at SpongeBob the whole
 while. When Santa is a no show on Christmas morning, everyone blames
 SpongeBob for getting their hopes up. But in a surprise ending, SpongeBob
 is proven right, and Christmas does end up coming after all.
     Tuesday, December 4 - Rugrats "The Santa Experience"
     The families escape to a mountain cabin in search of "the perfect
 Christmas." Things get a little crazy when Tommy and Chuckie lay traps for
 Santa and Chuckie's dad dresses up as Santa and tries to squeeze his way
 down the chimney.
     Wednesday, December 5 - Jimmy Neutron "Holly Jolly Jimmy"
     Jimmy is convinced that Santa Claus does not exist. To prove his
 theory, he travels to the North Pole with Carl and Sheen where they
 discover a remote toy factory. When Jimmy's homing device malfunctions, it
 emits a blast of energy that hits the source of the signal -- Santa Claus.
 With the big guy's atoms temporarily scrambled, who can deliver the
 presents? Jimmy must now put his doubts aside, load up the hypercube, and
 try to save Christmas before the people of Retroville have to settle for a
 new holiday -- "Pule Day". Featured Guest Star: Mel Brooks as Santa.
     Thursday, December 6 - Hey, Arnold!
     Arnold and Gerald catch a suspicious man on film and they follow him
     In an effort to win a class poetry contest, Phoebe copies a poem from a
 book. Thereafter she is haunted by her guilty conscience and the imagined
 voice of her trophy. Featured Guest Stars: Carol Kane, Jean Smart, George
     Friday, December 7 - Fairly OddParents "Christmas Every Day"
     Everyone loves Christmas. Who wouldn't want to celebrate it every day?
 Apparently the whole world, that's who. The globe is put into gridlock
 after Timmy wishes for 365 days of Christmas a year. Santa's overworked,
 Mom and Dad can't work and the other holidays are furious that jolly old
 Saint Nick is getting all the attention, not to mention all the holiday
 magic. The other holidays set out to take Santa down for good. Since Wanda
 and Cosmo are magically-depleted during this Season, Timmy must go it alone
 to the North Pole in order to save Santa and put the calendar back on
     Monday, December 10 - Rugrats: Chanukah
     Tommy leads the babies into another adventure to save Grandpa Boris
 from the "Meany of Chanukah" - Grandpa's childhood rival, Schlomo. While
 the Rugrats learn about Chanukah from the Seniors' play entitled "The
 Meaning of Chanukah," Angelica is determined to find a TV to watch the
 "Cynthia Christmas Special."
     Tuesday, December 11 - Danny Phantom "The Fright Before Christmas"
     Danny Fenton hates Christmas. When he accidentally destroys the only
 copy of a ghostly Christmas story, the book's author, Ghostwriter, makes
 Danny hate the holiday even more by turning him into the main character of
 a brand new Yuletide tale. Danny is now trapped in a scenario where
 everyone talks in rhyme! With his magical Quantum Keyboard, Ghostwriter
 creates a series of catastrophes that threaten to ruin Christmas for all of
 Amity Park and pins the blame on Danny. When Danny goes into the Ghost Zone
 to confront Ghostwriter, he is surprised to find his old ghostly enemies in
 a giving mood. Danny enlists them to help him defeat the Ghostwriter and
 restore the spirit of Christmas to Amity Park and, perhaps, to his own
 heart. Featured Guest Star: Brendan Fraser as Ghostwriter.
     Wednesday, December 12 - All Grown Up "The Finster Who Stole Christmas"
     As the holiday season approaches, Chuckie is dreading another
 forgettable Christmas. In order to liven things up, he mistakenly steals a
 great tree, to replace the lame one Chas has picked out. When he discovers
 that the whole community is after the thief, he hatches a plan to rectify
 the situation. Meanwhile, Kira and Kimi are having their own battles with
 various airline employees in their quest to make it home in time for
 Christmas, and Tommy and Dil strive to write a memorable Chanukah song.
     Thursday, December 13 - SpongeBob SqaurePants  *See above description
     Friday, December 14 - Wayside "Sideways Christmas" (PREMIERE)
     "Extra-Curricular Ridicular"
     All the kids are forming bizarre after-school clubs, except for Todd,
 who creates a plain old "Science Club." Myron laughs at him, believing his
 club will be better, until he sees Todd's club has managed to build a
 functioning rocket. Jealous Myron tries to form a "Science Club" and build
 a rocket of his own.
     "Sideways Christmas" - A series of haphazard events confuse Myron into
 thinking he's actually stuck in his own version of "The Christmas Carol."
 The other kids are baffled as he mistakes them for Ghosts of Christmas
 Past, Present, and Future, and in the end, Myron learns his lesson.
     Sunday, December 16 - Holiday-Themed Marathon (2-4 p.m.)
     2:00 p.m.       Jimmy Neutron  "Holly Jolly Jimmy"
     2:30 p.m.       Fairly Odd Parents  "Christmas Every Day"
     3:00 p.m.       Danny Phantom   "The Fright Before Christmas"
     3:30 p.m.       SpongeBob SqaurePants "Patchy the Pirate Presents the
                     SpongeBob SqaurePants Christmas Special"
     Monday, December 17 -    Rugrats: Chanukah
     Tuesday, December 18 -   Jimmy Neutron "Holly Jolly Jimmy"
     Wednesday, December 19 - Fairly OddParents "Christmas Every Day"
     Thursday, December 20 -  Danny Phantom "The Fright Before Christmas"
     Friday, December 21 -    SpongeBob SqaurePants "Patchy the Pirate Presents
                              the SpongeBob SqaurePants Christmas Special"
     Tuesday, December 25 - Holiday Programming
     8:30 a.m.   SpongeBob SqaurePants "Patchy the Pirate Presents the
                 SpongeBob SqaurePants Christmas Special"
     9:00 a.m.   The Backyardigans "Secret of Snow"
     9:30 a.m.   Go, Diego, Go! "Diego Saves Christmas"
     10:00 a.m.  Dora the Explorer "A Present for Santa"
     10:30 a.m.  The Wonder Pets!  "Save the Reindeer"
     11:00 a.m.  Yo Gabba Gabba "Christmas"
     11:30 a.m.  Max & Ruby "Max & Ruby's Christmas Tree/Grandma's Present/Max
                 & Ruby's Snow Plow"
     12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.   Rugrats "Babies in Toyland" (One-hour)
     4:00 p.m.              SpongeBob SqaurePants "Patchy the Pirate Presents
                            the SpongeBob SqaurePants Christmas Special"
     4:30 p.m.              Jimmy Neutron "Holly Jolly Jimmy"
     5:00 p.m.              Danny Phantom "The Fright Before Christmas"
     5:30 p.m.              Fairly OddParents "Christmas Every Day"
     *** See above for descriptions
     (**screeners and art available upon request)

SOURCE Nickelodeon

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