Nickelodeon celebrates the holidays with its first full-length stop-motion animated special, It's A SpongeBob Christmas!, premiering tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET. According to a press release, 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 SquarePants 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 played by Tom Kenny. Read my review of It's a SpongeBob Christmas! on DVD.
See tonight's full holiday cartoon schedule below.
Picture courtesy of Nickelodeon.
4:00 p.m. ET
Rudolph and Frosty: Christmas in July on ABC Family
6:00 p.m. ET
The Polar Express on ABC Family
7:30 p.m. ET
Phineas and Ferb on Disney XD
8:00 p.m. ET
It's a SpongeBob Christmas! on Nickelodeon
8:00 p.m. ET
MAD on Cartoon Network
"Fantastic Four Christmases" NEW