Nickelodeon Announces 2000 Christmas Schedule

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SpongeBob Christmas

via Nickelodeon press release:

Nickelodeon’s Knapsack Brims With Holiday-Themed Prime-Time Treats in The Merry Month of December

– New Holiday Episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Wild Thornberrys, 100 Deeds of Eddie McDowd and Pinky & the Brain Embrace Spirit of the Season –

– Festive Fare to Fill Nick Slate, Weekdays at 8:30 p.m. –

– Holiday Episode of Noggin Original Series, ‘A Walk In Your Shoes’ to premiere simultaneously on Noggin and Nickelodeon on Sunday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m. –

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 — Nickelodeon unwraps a bounty of prime-time presents to make kids merry throughout December, including new and favorite Yuletide episodes of various Nick series to be telecast Monday – Thursday, December 4-28 at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Among these are all new holiday episodes of “100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd” (December 5), “SpongeBob SquarePants” (December 6), “Pinky & the Brain” (December 14) and “The Wild Thornberrys” (December 27).

America’s favorite TV babies, the “Rugrats,” kick off the seasonal fun with “The Santa Experience” on Monday, December 4 (repeat: 12-25), and celebrate Chanukah, too, in “Rugrats'” Chanukah Special on December 20 (repeat: 12-26). The far-reaching fare spreads holiday cheer from the Skeleton Coast of Namibia in Western Africa on “The Wild Thornberrys” to the fictional Bikini Bottom on “SpongeBob SquarePants.” And, a ubiquitous St. Nick guest-stars on Nick all month.

In addition, a special SNICK lineup on Saturday, December 23, treats viewers to holiday-themed episodes of “SpongeBob SquarePants” (8 p.m. ET/PT), “100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd” (9 p.m. ET/PT) and “All That” (9:30 p.m. ET/PT).

Following is the complete line-up of Nickelodeon’s prime-time holiday programming. All shows air at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT unless otherwise indicated:

Monday, 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 St. Nicholas and a Santa-suited Chas tries to squeeze his way down the chimney. (repeat: 12/25, 8 p.m.)

Tuesday, December 5

100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd: “A Very Canine Christmas” — Fed up with Christmas caring and sharing, Eddie bolts from his adopted family, but the dyspeptic pooch gets a new attitude when the Drifter who turned him into a dog sends him back in time to view his bad deeds of Christmases past. Meanwhile, the Taylors spend their first Christmas in California sweating out Eddie’s disappearance, a heat wave — and an earthquake. Finally, a glimpse at the dejected family moves the unseen Eddie to give them a miraculous gift before the Drifter sends him bounding back into their life. (repeat: 12/23 at 9 p.m.)

Wednesday, December 6

*SpongeBob SquarePants: “SpongeBob Christmas” [(“Christmas Who?”)] — SpongeBob wants to bring Christmas to Bikini Bottom this year, and everyone gets into the spirit. When Santa is a no-show on Christmas morning, everyone blames SpongeBob for getting their hopes up. In a surprise ending, Squidward uncharacteristically saves the day, and Christmas comes after all. (repeats: 12/18 at 8:30 p.m. & 12/23 at 8 p.m.)

Thursday, December 7

The Wild Thornberrys: “Thornberry Christmas” — Eliza takes desperate measures to help animals survive during tough times along the Skeleton Coast. However, the price she pays for her goodwill is her family’s holiday cheer, including their Christmas dinner! (repeat: 12/19)

Monday, December 11

Hey Arnold!: “The Christmas Show” [(“Arnold’s Christmas”)] — Arnold draws Mr. Hyunh’s name for the boarding house Secret Santa. To capture the true spirit of Christmas, Arnold tries to reunite the lonely boarder with the daughter he hasn’t seen in over 20 years. When Arnold and his friends succeed, Mr. Hyunh and the boarding house clan have the best Christmas ever. (repeat: 12/25)

Tuesday, December 12

Doug: “Doug’s Christmas Story” — Doug must try to clear Porkchop when he is mistakenly accused of attacking Beebe, but the media, former Mayor White and Bill Bluff are all determined to make sure that Porkchop never bothers anyone again. Things look grim until Doug convinces the court to let Porkchop return to the scene of the crime to show them what really happened.

Wednesday, December 13

CatDog: “A Very CatDog Christmas” — At the mall, CatDog sits on Santa’s lap, and a bratty preschooler announces she wants CatDog for Christmas. Cat convinces Dog to accept the offer so they can live in opulence. Disillusioned by CatDog’s selling out, Santa cancels Christmas.

Thursday, December 14

Pinky & The Brain: “The Pinky & the Brain Christmas Special” — Brain uses Santa’s workshop to design a mind-controlling doll that he can put into every home in order to make the occupants follow his every command.

Wednesday, December 20

*Rugrats Chanukah Special — The Rugrats attend an annual Chanukah festival where Grandpa Boris and his old rival Schlomo perform in a play about the meaning of Chanukah. When the babies think the actor playing the evil king is the “meany” of Chanukah, they set out to protect Tommy’s beloved grandpa, only to inadvertently help reconcile Boris with his old friend Schlomo. In a touching ending, the Rugrats initiate the beautiful candle-lighting ceremony to serve “as a night light for the people” and guide Boris and Schlomo back to the true meaning of Chanukah. (repeats: 12/26)

Thursday, December 21

Kenan & Kel: “Merry Christmas, Kenan” — Kenan accepts a job filling in as a department store Santa after the other Santa meets with an unfortunate accident. He is excited about being finally able to afford the mountain bike of his dreams but thrown into turmoil when he meets a little boy who wants nothing for himself, just a bike for his little sister. The little boy inspires Kenan to learn the true spirit of Christmas.

HOLIDAY SNICK LINE-UP /Saturday, December 23

8 p.m.: SpongeBob SquarePants: “SpongeBob Christmas”

9 p.m.: 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd: “A Very Canine Christmas”

9:30 p.m.: All That – Comedy sketches put the Ho, Ho, Ho in Christmas:
Holiday cooking the Randy & Mandy way means stuffing the turkey with chocolate. The milkman abducts Santa in an evil attempt to sour Christmas, but Superdude arrives to save the day.

Wednesday, December 27

The Wild Thornberrys: “Happy Old Year” — On New Year’s Eve, after unintentionally hurting her father’s feelings, Debbie runs off with a pair of volcano chasers. When Eliza finally finds her, the girls find themselves face-to-face with a mudslide from a recent volcanic eruption.

Thursday, December 28

100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd: “113 Dog Years” — Eddie discovers that dogs age faster than humans, and he has to make the most of his time. Gwen persuades Spike into letting her sing in his band at the Taylors’ New Year’s Eve party.

Other holiday programming on Nickelodeon includes a special episode of the Noggin original series, “A Walk In Your Shoes” premiering simultaneously on Noggin and Nickelodeon on Sunday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT. Imagine what can happen when two real kids from different religious backgrounds ‘switch lives’ while the cameras roll! Noggin, the new network from Nickelodeon and the Sesame Workshop, chronicles the ‘switch’ during this special holiday episode. The show will be followed by an online chat with the two ‘switchees’ on at 7:00 p.m. ET. This episode of “A Walk in Your Shoes” follows two girls, one Jewish, the other Catholic, who “switch lives” for four days while at religious summer camps. Their experiences demonstrate that by learning about one another, we are able to see how much we have in common and appreciate what makes each of us unique. The show is designed to help kids appreciate religious diversity and get a first-hand look at how people from different backgrounds see the world.

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