Sunday, November 20, 2016

'Tis The Season To Celebrate With Nickelodeon; Holiday-Themed Premieres And Specials Begin Friday, Nov. 25 On Nick USA

Nickelodeon decks its programming this holiday season with a merry lineup of premieres and specials from the network's hit live-action, animation and preschool series. Beginning Friday, Nov. 25, the month-long celebration features holiday premieres of The Loud House, PAW Patrol, Dora and Friends: Into the City!, Kuu Kuu Harajuku, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Rusty Rivets, Harvey Beaks, Power Rangers Dino Super Charge and Shimmer and Shine on Nickelodeon.

Update: I've added all of Nickelodeon USA's December 2016 premiere highlights to this post, which you can find by clicking here.

On Friday, Dec. 9, Nick will debut Albert, the first original animated TV movie Nickelodeon has ever made. Albert follows a tiny Douglas fir tree who goes on a journey to become the city’s most famous Christmas tree ever. The special boasts an all-star line-up, including the comedic voice talents of Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Sasheer Zamata (SNL), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) and Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street).

Below is a rundown of Nickelodeon's holiday-themed premieres:

All times ET/PT

(Check back regularly for the latest updates!)

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Friday, Nov. 25:

7:00 p.m. The Loud House 11 Louds a Leapin' *30 minute Special*
As the Louds prepare for Christmas, Lincoln's sled goes into their neighbor's yard, leading Lincoln and Clyde to attempt a rescue mission.

Friday, Dec. 2:

12:00 p.m. PAW Patrol "The Pups Winter Wonder Show"
Cap'n Turbot's performing penguins are set to star in the Adventure Bay Snow Show until Mayor Humdinger penguin-naps them; now Tracker and the PAW Patrol must make sure the show goes on.

Sunday, Dec. 4:

7:00pm on Nick Jr. Dora and Friends: Into the City! "Shivers the Snowman"
Dora and friends help a snowman named Shivers keep his promise.

7:30pm on Nick Jr. Zack and Quack "Ice Pop Sisters"/"Fluffy and the Pop Bears"
When ice-dance partners Hop and Skip fall out and compete against each other, they cause a crack in the ice rink and put a Snowgirl in danger; Fluffy finds a secret bookcase in the library that leads to the Fairy Tale Page.

Wednesday, Dec. 7:

[Time TBA] Kuu Kuu Harajuku "Yeti in the House"/"The Young and Reckless"
HJ5 must help a cute misunderstood Yeti make it back home; Stegosaurus Stan.

Friday, Dec. 9:

12:30pm Blaze and the Monster Machines "The Polar Derby"
Blaze and his friends head to VelocityVille to participate in a race through the snow called the Polar Derby.

1:00pm Rusty Rivets "Rusty's Ski Trip Blip"/"Rusty and the Camp Bandit"
The group's ski trip is thwarted by a large rock pile on the way to Pliers Peak; Ruby and Rusty earn their camping badges.

7:00 p.m. Albert *Hour-long Movie*
Nickelodeon is giving audiences a gift this holiday season with the debut of Albert, a brand-new original animated TV movie about a tiny Douglas fir tree who goes on a journey to become the city’s most famous Christmas tree ever!

L-R: Maisie, Gene, Cactus Pete, and Albert in Nickelodeon’s TV movie, Albert.

Albert is the story of a tiny Douglas fir tree named Albert who has big dreams of becoming Empire City’s most famous Christmas tree. When the search for this year’s tree is announced, Albert believes he has found his calling and hits the road with his two best friends, Maisie, the persistently positive palm tree, and Gene the abrasive and blisteringly honest weed, to fulfill his destiny. With a few prickly situations along the way, and Cactus Pete out to stop him, Albert learns the true meaning of Christmas.

Albert features a star-studded cast, including Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) in the title role; Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) as Maisie, the persistently positive palm tree; Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) as Gene, the abrasive and blisteringly honest weed; Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street) as Cactus Pete; Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) as a TV news correspondent; Brenna Yde (School of Rock) as Molly, Earth Mama’s granddaughter; John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) as Donny, Molly’s father; and Mary Pat Gleason (Mom) as Earth Mama, the owner and caretaker of the nursery.

The hour-long TV movie will also feature two original songs, “The Best Thing That Can Happen to Christmas” and “Christmasiest Christmas,” performed by the voice cast.

8:00 p.m. Harvey Beaks "It's Christmas You Dorks!" *30 minute Special*
Old Man Winter goes to Littlebark Grove and turns the town into a musical, holiday wonderland.

9:00pm on TeenNick TeenNick Top 10: "TeenNick Top 10 Holiday Takeover"
Music video countdown.

9:00pm on NickSports Top Ten Trick Shots "Year-End Holiday Special"
After losing his trick shot spirit, Mike Lockyer counts down the trop trick shots of the year in an attempt to bring his spirit back.

Saturday, Dec. 10:

12:00pm Power Rangers Dino Super Charge "Here Comes Heximas!"
The Rangers are surprised when they find mysterious Secret Santa gifts that put them under the spell of Heximas, an evil monster who plans to send everyone a cursed lump of coal on Christmas so he can control earth.

Sunday, Dec. 11:

5:00pm on Nicktoons Rabbids Invasion "Rabbid Santa"; "Snow Rabbid"; "Egg-ceptional Rabbid"
A Rabbid learns about Santa Claus and wants to spread the joy; a Rabbid yearns to scare his friends; when the Super Rabbids kick out one of the trio, the lone Rabbid attempts to start his own superhero team.

Hey Duggee (airs on Nick Jr.):

7:00pm - The Tinsel Badge: Duggee is wrapping presents to go under the Christmas tree; Duggee asks the squirrels if they want to help decorate the clubhouse for Christmas.

7:10pm - The Snowman Badge: While playing outside in the snow, the Squirrels decide to build a jolly-looking snowman; the competition heats up when the punky penguins poke fun at snowman; the Squirrels make a snow slug; the penguins make a snow bird.

7:20pm - The Summer Holiday Badge: The Squirrels are out tobogganing with Duggee when they spot a migrating bird fall from the sky, and they give him more summer things since he only has a camera and a toothbrush.

Miffy's Adventures Big and Small (airs on Nick Jr.):

7:30pm - Boris on Ice: When Miffy finds out that Boris is unable to ice skate, she offers to help him learn.

7:40pm - Miffy and the Bird: On a snowy day, Miffy tries to help a bird by bringing it inside, but then she learns that birds do not belong in houses.

7:50pm - Miffy's Go-Cart: Grunty is rude to the new boy when she thinks he has a broken go-cart; Grunty and Miffy's go-carts become useless when it snows.

Wednesday, Dec. 14:

[Time TBA] Kuu Kuu Harajuku Un-Bear-able; Snowy the Frostman
Instead of apologizing to Angel for hurting her feelings, Rudie takes a shortcut by using a new toy bear that says uncomfortable things for you; at an HJ5 concert, the Sporty Fun Sports mascot tries to destroy Rudie.

Friday, Dec. 16:

12:00pm Shimmer and Shine "Shiver and Shake"/"The Silent Treatment"
Ice sprites use Shimmer and Shine's palace for their games, turning it into a winter wonderland; Zeta uses a potion to swap Leah's voice with a bird's voice.

Additional Premieres:

As well as holiday specials, Nickelodeon USA, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick at Nite, TeenNick and TV Land will also be premiering lots of brand-new episodes of hit shows, which you can check out below!:


Henry Danger

Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 8pm - Dodging Danger: After Henry uses his new power to compete in a Dodge-A-Leen tournament, Ray, Schwoz and Charlotte go under cover to teach Henry a lesson.

Wednesday 15th February 2017 - JAM Session: When Ray hears that Piper is going to Junior Anger Management to work on her anger issues, he makes a wager with Henry that he can make her lose her temper before the night ends.

Thursday 16th February 2017 - Green Fingers: After Schwoz creates a disease that accidentally effects Charlotte, Henry, his family, and even Ray, he quarantines them in Henry's house in order to find a cure.

SpongeBob SquarePants

Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 10:30pm - The Whole Tooth: Patrick's last baby tooth needs to come out, but he fears letting it go.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Sunday 4th December 2016 - Powers Unleashed: The Turtles face a shocking turn of events when their most dangerous foe mutates into the Super Shredder and their closest friend transforms into a vengeful alien. (Compilation of "The Super Shredder", "Darkest Plight" and "The Power Inside Her").

Sunday 4th December 2016 - The Revenge of the Super Shredder

Movies and Specials

Lip Sync Battle Shorties - Sunday 11th December 2016 at 8:00pm (ET/PT)

Sure, you've lip synced on your phone, but now Nickelodeon is taking those selfies to the stage in Lip Sync Battle Shorties! Hosted by Modern Family's Sarah Hyland, Lip Sync Battle Shorties, a spinoff of Spike’s Emmy-nominated global phenomenon, is the ultimate faux-singing concert and the only lip syncing show for kids, complete with celebrity special guests, mind blowing performances and so much more. Get ready to see REAL kids like you performing chart-topping hits, celebrating their favorite artists and syncing their hearts out!

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - Sunday 4th December 2016 at 7:00pm; Encore on Thursday 15th December 2016 at 8:00pm:

Manny, Diego and the rest of the gang must rescue Sid from an underground world after Sid steals some dinosaur eggs. Animated.

Nashville: Season 5 Sneak Peek - Thursday 15th December 2016 at 11:00pm (airs as part of Nick@Nite)

Rayna and Deacon face a new normal; the shocking news about Juliette creates a wave of emotions throughout Nashville; Rayna sets off on a journey of discovery.

Nickelodeon Preschool Block

PAW Patrol

Thursday 1st December 2016 at 12:00am - Pups Get Skunked; Pups and a Whale of a Tale: When Everest gets sprayed by a skunk, the pups tell her delicately that she needs a bath; the pups fly north to help free a baby whale that is trapped under the ice.

Max & Ruby

Thursday 1st December 2016 at 8:30am - Max and Winston; Grandma's Bunny Sniffles: Max and Winston search for parts to build the perfect racer; Max and Ruby have very different ideas about how to take care of Grandma when she is sick.

Nick Jr.

Mia and Me

Sundays at 8:00am

Sunday 4th December 2016 - The Rainbow Spring: Mia lands in the elven crater; Ono visits the royals together with his son; Phuddle's new invention is a gift for the returned king.

Sunday 11th December 2016 - Hide and Seek: The elves are playing hide-and-seek, but Rixel's monkey interrupts; Mia sees Violetta in a new way.

Sunday 11th December 2016 - A Sticky Situation: While Violetta is missing, Mia discovers the truth about Varia and wants her to come clean.

Zack and Quack

Sunday 25th December 2016 - Pop-Up to Mars; Pop the Golden Acorn


The Fairly OddParents

Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 7:15pm - Return of the L.O.S.E.R.S.: Timmy's enemies learn that he is helpless without his fairies and try to destroy him while he is weak.

Pig Goat Banana Cricket

Sunday 4th December 2016 at 5:00pm - Heat Wave: Pig wants to have a pool party; Goat is mistaken for a secret agent; Banana steals an ice cream truck; Cricket gets trapped in a cave.

Sunday 4th December 2016 at 5:30pm - Charm School: Pig needs to learn some manners; Goat wants to protect a city landmark; Banana becomes a famous stuntman; Cricket wants to get Pig back to his old ways.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V

Sundays at 10:00am

Sunday 4th December 2016 - Fusion Foes: Zuzu takes center stage in an epic rematch against Julia Krystal, looking to avenge her earlier loss.

Sunday 11th December 2016 - Gong the Strong: Gong's old sparring partner sets a trap for Yuya and Gong can only save his friend by forfeiting his duel.

Sunday 18th December 2016 at 10:00am - The Pendulum Swings Both Ways: Part 1: Sylvio finally has just the thing to take Yuya down, a deck full of Pendulum Cards.

Sunday 18th December 2016 at 10:30am - The Pendulum Swings Both Ways: Part 1: Yuya is off his game and on the run as Sylvio zeroes in on removing his life points, which could make this Yuya's final performance.

TV Land


Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 10:32pm - Thy Neighbor's Wife: Buddy deals with the arrival of Alexa's husband; Dora makes a frightening discovery; Schmidt's engagement party takes an unexpected turn. (season finale)


Wednesdays at 10pm

Wednesday 7th December 2016 - Pigeons, Parrots, and Storks: Liza and Josh's future together is thrown into question after having opposing reactions to a near miss.

Wednesday 14th December 2016 at 10:00pm - A Book Fair to Remember: While facing an impasse with Josh, Liza draws closer to Charles at the Hamptons Book Fair; Kelsey feels erased from Colin's narrative.

Wednesday 14th December 2016 at 10:30pm - Get Real: Liza returns from the Hamptons and has to deal with the aftermath; Kelsey feels erased from Colin's narrative; a famous life coach, whose book Empirical is pursuing, forces Liza to face some hard truths.

Based on a list compiled by ToonZone Forum members; Source: Screener TV Listings; Additional source: W3Schools.
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