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[10/18/12 - 01:31 PM]
CBS Celebrates the Holidays with a New Special from Nickelodeon, "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," Friday, Nov. 23
John Goodman lends his voice to Santa Claus in this special.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH A NEW SPECIAL FROM NICKELODEON, "IT'S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS!," FRIDAY, NOV. 23

John Goodman Provides the Voice of Santa Claus

CBS will present a new stop-motion animated special, IT'S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS!, based on the hit Nickelodeon animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants," on Friday, Nov. 23 (9:30 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). John Goodman lends his voice to Santa Claus in this special.

As the first stop-animation feature for "SpongeBob SquarePants," IT'S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS! is inspired by the popular song, "Don't be a Jerk, It's Christmas," by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) and Andy Paley. In this new special, Mr. Krabs' nemesis, Plankton, vows to get his Christmas wish - obtaining the Krusty Krab's secret Krabby Patty formula - by turning everyone bad in Bikini Bottom with the help of his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake.

"SpongeBob SquarePants" chronicles the nautical and sometimes non-sensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimistic and earnest sea sponge who lives in a two-story pineapple in the sub-surface city of Bikini Bottom.

Since its launch in July 1999, "SpongeBob SquarePants" has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon. The series has been the number-one animated program with kids 2-11 for more than 12 consecutive years on Nickelodeon. Over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100 million total viewers across all Nickelodeon networks.

IT'S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS! was created and executive produced by Stephen Hillenburg and executive produced by Paul Tibbitt, with stop-motion animation directed by Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh and produced by Chris Finnegan of Screen Novelties.

Official CBS Web site: http://www.cbs.com/

CBS Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CBSTweet





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