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CBS Holiday Programming

November 16, 2012 1:45 PM

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It’s that time of year again. Stores are decorated with holiday fashion, letters to Santa have been written and people of all ages are getting into the holiday spirit! What better way to keep spirits high than to watch past and present holiday shows. Below you’ll find a schedule of holiday programming on CBS.

The Thanksgiving Day Parade On CBS

Thursday, Nov. 22
9:00 a.m. Live ET
8:00 a.m. Live CT
7:00 a.m. Live MT
1:00 p.m. Delayed PT

Kevin Frazier and Brooke Anderson, co-hosts of “The Insider,” will anchor this CBS Thanksgiving tradition now in its 52nd year, which will feature portions of the 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City.

Frosty The Snowman

Friday, Nov. 23
8:00 p.m., ET/PT

Frosty, that “jolly, happy soul” whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship in Frosty The Snowman, the popular animated musical special narrated by Jimmy Durante.

Frosty Returns

Friday, Nov. 23
8:30 p.m., ET/PT

The magic still in his old silk hat, the holiday season’s perennially popular original dancing snowman continues his adventures and skates on the edge of danger in the animated musical special Frosty Returns.

Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas

Friday, Nov. 23
9:00 p.m., ET/PT

Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas, an animated special presented by Hallmark, follows the unexpected adventure of the comical pink kitty and green bunny team, hoops&yoyo, after they become accidental stowaways on Santa’s sleigh.

It’s A Spongebob Christmas

Friday, Nov. 23
9:30 p.m., ET/PT

This new stop-motion animated special, based on the hit Nickelodeon animated series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” is inspired by the popular song, “Don’t be a Jerk, It’s Christmas.”

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Tuesday, Dec. 4
8:00 p.m., ET/PT

The navigational prowess of “the most famous reindeer of all” will again illuminate Santa Claus’ way into the Christmas season.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Tuesday, Dec. 4
10:00 p.m., ET/PT

This year’s show from New York features world-famous models Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Candace Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson and others.

The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night

Wednesday, Dec. 5
10:00 p.m., ET/PT

For the fifth consecutive year, this special will set the stage for the annual Grammy Awards telecast and announce nominations in several categories, as well as feature performances by past Grammy winners and/or nominees.

The Flight Before Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 8
9:00 p.m., ET/PT

The Flight Before Christmas is an animated holiday special about a young reindeer with ambitions of becoming an expert flyer like his father.

Yes, Virginia

Friday, Dec. 14
9:00 p.m., ET/PT

Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Alfred Molina are among those set to voice key characters for the half-hour animated Christmas special, Yes, Virginia, presented by Macy’s.

The Elf On The Shelf: An Elf’s Story

Friday, Dec. 14
9:30 p.m., ET/PT

The Elf On The Shelf: An Elf’s Story follows one of the many scout elves from the North Pole who helps Santa Claus determine who to put on the naughty and nice lists.

Elf

Saturday, Dec. 15
8:00 p.m., ET/PT

Will Ferrell stars in Elf, a comedy about a man raised as an elf at the North Pole who is sent to New York in search of his true identity.

Late Show With David Letterman

Friday, Dec. 21
11:35 p.m., ET/PT

The holiday traditions continue on the Late Show With David Letterman when actor Jay Thomas and musician Darlene Love return to ring in the celebrations on the broadcast.

One Christmas Story: People Rich In Spirit

Monday, Dec. 24
11:35 p.m., ET/PT

In this CBS Christmas Special, a diverse congregation gathers to share the joyful songs of the season as performed by four local choirs. The words of Scripture are woven through the music along with the readings which are the stories of the people today – stories that illustrate the messages of the Gospel about sharing with neighbors and valuing the spiritual over the material. The Biblical stories come to life through the witnessing of today’s stories.

The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Wednesday, Dec. 26
9:00 p.m., ET/PT

Bluesman Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman, comedian and television host David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova and rock band Led Zeppelin will receive honors for 2012.

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