While you’re slaving over a hot stove this Thanksgiving, here’s one thing to be thankful for: Cartoon Network is planning a very merry bonanza of new animated holiday specials—plus a 24 hour marathon of Christmas-y classics starting Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. The week long special programming even kicks off Monday, December 3 at 8 p.m. Here’s the schedule:
Monday, Dec. 3: The week starts off with Regular Show “The Christmas Special”— Mordecai and Rigby have to destroy a gift for Santa to save Christmas! Emmy winner Ed Asner guest stars as Mr. Claus and Thomas Haden Church guests as a rogue elf. At 8:30, Annoying Orange “Orange Carol” sees Orange’s annoying antics spoiling Christmas Eve for everyone.
Tuesday, Dec. 4: At 7 p.m. catch The Amazing World of Gumball “Christmas” – Santa Claus is coming to town… Unfortunately, he gets run over by the Wattersons, so it’s up to them to save Christmas. Then at 7:30, The Looney Tunes Show “A Christmas Carol” finds the gang sweltering under an unseasonable heatwave and losing their holiday cheer. Lola Bunny (Kristen Wiig) decides to stage her own version of “A Christmas Carol” to renew the town’s holiday spirit, while Foghorn and Daffy set off for the north Pole to set up a giant fan in order to cool their town. A new Merrie Melody called “Christmas Rules” caps off the special ep.
Earlier in the day on Dec. 4 you can put on Abominable Christmas at 5:30 p.m. and Scooby-Doo: Haunted Holidays at 6:30.
Thursday, Dec. 5: At 5:30 p.m., MAD “Fantastic Four Christmas / Red and White Collar” spoofs the Fantastic Four as they must visit all four families in one day AND deal with yuletide super villains. Then, Santa is let out of jail and teams up with the FBI. Christmas commercials, new Spy vs. Spy and more round out the fun.