Sunday, December 4, 2011

2011 Holiday TV Specials Calendar of Networks, Times

2011 is turning out to be a sad year for the traditional Christmas television specials (especially the cartoons).

Time was, before the dominance of cable by the late 1980s, the animated stories could be seen on the three main commercial networks, ABC, CBS or NBC.

This year, overwhelmingly, the broadcasts are on ABC-Family or other cable companies. (This past Saturday, ABC Family broadcast "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas".)

That said, here are the up-coming Christmas specials on broadcast networks:
(already passed: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer CBS Nov 29, 8PM)

Frosty the Snowman CBS, Friday, Dec 9, 8PM

The Flight Before Christmas CBS, Saturday, Dec 10, 9PM

The Story of Santa Claus CBS, Saturday, Dec 17, 9PM

Saturday Night Live Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas NBC, Tuesday, Dec 20, 9PM

It's a Wonderful Life NBC, Saturday, Dec 24, 8PM

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!, Dec 29, 8PM

source: "What the World is Looking for Web Guide",
I left out the holiday specials on cable networks. The above link lists the rest of the holiday specials, those being on the cable networks.

And from the San Jose Mercury News (
New Year's Eve celebrations -- So you can't make it to that big noisy, sweaty bash this year? No problem, you can party down on Saturday night from the comfort of your couch as TV rings in 2012. (Just remember to vacuum up the confetti in the morning.)
Among the festive telecasts is
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2012" (10 and 11:30 p.m., ABC), which has the guys celebrating with Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Florence + The Machine and others.
Meanwhile, on "New Year's Eve With Carson Daly" (10 and 11:30 p.m., NBC), our host is joined in Times Square by JB Smoove, Amy Robach and Drake.
In addition, there's "New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin" (11 p.m., CNN), featuring our favorite TV odd couple,
and "MTV's New Year's Eve Bash 2012" (11 p.m., MTV), hosted by Demi Lovato and "Teen Wolf" star Tyler Posey.

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