Nickelodeon Debuts It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!

Nickelodeon celebrates the holidays with its first full-length stop-motion animated special, It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!, premiering on Nickelodeon Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), following its CBS television premiere (11/23).

It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! was inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass specials (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town) and the popular SpongeBob song released in 2009, “Don’t Be a Jerk (It’s Christmas),” co-written by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) and Andy Paley. The half-hour special features John Goodman as Santa Claus.

In It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!, Plankton turns everybody in Bikini Bottom from nice to naughty by feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake all in an effort to get his Christmas wish–the Krabby Patty formula.

The Nickelodeon premiere will include bonus scenes featuring a stop-motion version of the character “Patchy,” also voiced by Tom Kenny.

Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! DVD will be available on Nov. 6 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

The DVD features exclusive content including behind-the-scenes making of the special and interviews with the cast and crew; a pre-color animatic and yule log.

Nickelodeon will also release the It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! Album, available for digital download from online music retailers including Amazon and  iTunes.  Featuring 11 new songs and the timeless Bikini Bottom classic, “Don’t Be a Jerk (It’s Christmas),” the album will be available Nov. 6 and retail for $9.99.

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is a leading entertainment brand for kids.

Related posts:


Free Dog Heart Checks at ‘Bark in the Park’
When You Lose a King, You Get a Queen
Reality Television Show to Find the Hottest DJ
Anna Hazare Goes Out; Corruption Stays with Us
Here Comes Denise, Your Virtual Assistant
Goby Wants to be Successful on Facebook
Intuit Offers Online Payroll Mobile App
Netflix Fun Shows on Wii Just for Kids
Are Teen Drivers Texting while Driving?
Meet Tim Tebow in Time with Tebow Campaign
Custom Content Services