THE CW’S HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

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THE CW’S HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

Wednesday, November 21:
TWO-HOUR MOVIE
“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (8:00-10:00p.m. ET)
(Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
STEVE MARTIN AND JOHN CANDY STAR ─ Neal Page (Martin), a high-strung
advertising executive, meets Del Griffith (Candy), an eternally optimistic, overly
talkative, well-meaning, but clumsy shower curtain ring salesman who seems to live in a
world governed by a different set of rules. They share a three-day odyssey of
misadventures trying to get Neal home to Chicago from New York City in time for
Thanksgiving dinner with his family. The 1987 comedy was written, produced and
directed by John Hughes.
Friday, November 23:
ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER” (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G)
A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL BASED ON THE HIT HOLIDAY SONG ── Based on the
hit song that became a worldwide holiday phenomenon, this goofy and heartwarming
adventure features young Jake Spankenheimer on the quest of a lifetime to track his
missing Grandma down on Christmas Eve and prove that Santa Claus is indeed real.
Michele Lee (“Knots Landing”) provides the voice of Jake’s greedy Cousin Mel and
recording artist Elmo Shropshire provides the narration.

 

ONE-HOUR SPECIAL

“THE HAPPY ELF” (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G) (HDTV)
HARRY CONNICK, JR., CAROL KANE AND MICKEY ROONEY STAR — Eubie
the Elf’s enthusiastic view of the holiday season is put to the test when he sets out to
bring Christmas joy to a dreary town called Bluesville. An animated holiday delight
featuring songs by Harry Connick, Jr., who also provides the narration. John C. Rice
directed the special written by Andrew Fishman and Scott Landis.
Monday, DECEMBER 3
“GOSSIP GIRL” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
“It’s Really Complicated” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
AND LET THERE BE THANKS — Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan (Penn Badgley)
decide to throw their first Thanksgiving together, inviting only their closest friends, but
everyone seems to have their own agenda for attending. Feeling defeated by his father
(guest star Robert John Burke), Chuck (Ed Westwick) begins a downward spiral, leaving
Blair (Leighton Meester) to find a solution to his problems. Meanwhile, Dan has written
his latest exposé, but he must make a tough decision whether to publish it, knowing it
could destroy a close friendship. Chace Crawford, Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle
also star. Barry Watson and Sofia Black-D’Elia guest star. John Stephens directed the
episode written by Jake Coburn (#608).
Monday, December 10
“90210” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“The Things We Do For Love” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
MUSICAL GUESTS TEGAN & SARA PERFORM — The friends prepare for a
Christmas party at The Offshore. Matthew Diamond directed the episode written by
Marjorie David (#609).
Tuesday, December 11
“HART OF DIXIE” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“Blue Christmas” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST — Zoe (Rachel Bilson) finds herself anxious that
her ever-critical mother will be visiting BlueBell soon for the holidays. In order to avoid
spending quality time with her mother, she busies herself with a patient, but potentially
ruins Christmas Eve for the whole town. Patrick Norris directed the episode written by
Leila Gerstein (#210).
ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“A MUPPETS CHRISTMAS: LETTERS TO SANTA”
(9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G) (HDTV)
A STAR-STUDDED CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ─ When Gonzo accidentally diverts three
letters to Santa, he talks Kermit and his friends into delivering them personally to the
North Pole. Guest stars include Nathan Lane, Uma Thurman, Whoopi Goldberg and Jane
Krakowski.
Wednesday, December 12
“ARROW” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“Year’s End” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
Oliver (Stephen Amell) discovers that after he and his father went missing, Moira
(Susanna Thompson) and Thea (Willa Holland) stopped celebrating Christmas.
Determined to make up for lost time and restore a sense of normalcy to the Queen
household, Oliver decides to throw the family a Christmas party. Meanwhile, Tommy
(Colin Donnell) asks Laurel (Katie Cassidy) to spend Christmas with him but she points
out that Christmas was also her sister’s Sara’s birthday and she needs to be with her
father. Tommy suggests changing things up might be the best way for everyone to heal
but Laurel isn’t sure her father is ready for that.
Thursday, December 13
“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“O Come, All Ye Faithful” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
A WINTER WONDERLAND IN MYSTIC FALLS — As a Winter Wonderland-themed
party fills the streets of Mystic Falls, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice
Accola) find themselves at odds with Tyler (Michael Trevino) over his plans for Klaus
(Joseph Morgan) and his hybrids. When Caroline proposes a solution to their problem,
Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) finds a dramatic way to make it clear that she is not
on board. Later, Klaus makes a discovery that leads to chaos and violence. Meanwhile,
Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon retreat to the Gilbert Lake House to help Jeremy
(Steven R. McQueen) conquer some dangerous inner demons with the help of Bonnie
(Kat Graham) and Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay), who reveals a piece of
ancient history that leaves them all speechless. Zach Roerig also stars. Pascal
Verschooris directed the episode written by Michael J. Cinquemani & Julie Plec (#409).
Friday, December 14
TWO-HOUR HOLIDAY MOVIE
“PRANCER RETURNS” — (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G) (HDTV)
A HOLIDAY MOVIE STARRING JOHN CORBETT, MICHAEL O’KEEFE AND
JACK PALANCE — A young boy finds a deer in the forest he is sure is Santa’s beloved
Prancer. Determined to return the creature to the North Pole and his rightful destiny, the
child overcomes the cynicism of his family to teach them and us a lesson about the true
spirit of Christmas. Joshua Butler directed the film written by Greg Taylor.
Tuesday, December 18
TWO-HOUR HOLIDAY MOVIE
“IT’S A VERY MERRY MUPPET CHRISTMAS MOVIE” —
(8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, D) (HDTV)
KERMIT STARS ALONG WITH DAVID ARQUETTE, JOAN CUSACK, WILLIAM
H. MACY AND WHOOPI GOLDBERG — On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God
to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre.
Kirk R. Thatcher directed the film written by Tom Martin and Jim Lewis.
Wednesday, December 19
TWO-HOUR HOLIDAY MOVIE
“NOEL” — (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, D) (HDTV)
SUSAN SARANDON AND PENELOPE CRUZ STAR — Five New Yorkers come
together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle. Chaz Palminteri directed the film written
by David Hubband.
Friday, December 21
ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“THE HAPPY ELF” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G) (HDTV)
HARRY CONNICK, JR., CAROL KANE AND MICKEY ROONEY STAR — Eubie
the Elf’s enthusiastic view of the holiday season is put to the test when he sets out to
bring Christmas joy to a dreary town called Bluesville. An animated holiday delight
featuring songs by Harry Connick, Jr. John C. Rice directed the special.
ONE-HOUR HOLIDAY SPECIAL
“GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER”
(9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G)
A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL BASED ON THE HIT HOLIDAY SONG ── Based on the
hit song that became a worldwide holiday phenomenon, this goofy and heartwarming
adventure features young Jake Spankenheimer on the quest of a lifetime to track his
missing Grandma down on Christmas Eve and prove that Santa Claus is indeed real.
Michele Lee (“Knots Landing”) provides the voice of Jake’s greedy Cousin Mel and
recording artist Elmo Shropshire provides the narration. The special was directed by Phil
Roman and written by Jim Fisher and Jim Staahl.
Monday, December 24
90-MINUTE SPECIAL
“CHRISTMAS IS HERE AGAIN”
(8:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (TV-G) (HDTV)
AN ANIMATED MUSICAL WITH THE VOICES OF JAY LENO, ED ASNER AND
KATHY BATES — A musical animated tale that follows the exciting journey of a young
orphan girl, Sophianna (Madison Davenport) and her unlikely band of adventurers as
they help recover Santa’s magical toy sack. Throughout her pursuit for the elusive sack,
Sophianna teams up with a feisty elf, an ambitious young reindeer, and a fox and polar
bear duo. The special was directed by Robert Zappia and written by Robert Zappia and
Marco Zappia.
HALF-HOUR SPECIAL
“SECOND STAR TO THE LEFT”
(9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G)
A CHRISTMAS STORY FEATURING THE VOICE OF HUGH LAURIE ── In this
animated holiday special, a hamster, a rabbit and a guinea pig embark on a journey to
deliver a Christmas present lost by Santa Claus. Hugh Laurie provides the voice of
Archie the Bunny. Graham Ralph directed the special written by Jimmy Hibbert.
Art is available on http://www.cwtvpr.com
Media Contacts:
Pamela Morrison, 818/977-6155
Pamela.Morrison@cwtv.com
Paul Hewitt, 818/977-6171
Paul.Hewitt@cwtv.com

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