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Disney Channels Add Animated Ornaments to Holiday Lineup



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Disney Channels Add Animated Ornaments to Holiday Lineup

Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD are spreading holiday cheer with new themed programming, including festive episodes of DuckTales, Disney Fam Jam, Puppy Dog Pals and a one-hour special episode of Raven’s Home, beginning Saturday, Nov. 28 and airing throughout the month of December.

In addition to previously announced tinseled toons debuting in December, animation fans can look forward to the animated special The Snowy Day, based on the beloved children’s book by Ezra Jack Keats, and two Random Rings animated shorts featuring Zombies 2 stars Chandler Kinney and Trevor Tordjman.

Further celebrating the season, DisneyNOW will present a collection of new and existing holiday-themed episodes, movies and short-form content beginning Friday, November 27. Also included in DisneyNOW are holiday-themed levels of favorite games launching Tuesday, December 1 and a new Mickey’s Holiday Party mini-game debuting each day throughout the month of December.

Snowy Day

Snowy Day

Saturday, November 28

8:55 a.m. ET/PT (Disney Junior) Snowsnaps – “Gone to the Dogs” (Short-form) Violet and Tomas challenge Kiki and Sami to a dogsled.

Monday, November 30

8:15 a.m. ET/PT (Disney Junior / DisneyNOW) Chuggington: Tales from the Rails – “Chugging Home for the Holidays” Wilson, Koko, and Brewster visit San Locomota to experience Rosa’s holiday traditions.

11:00 a.m. ET/PT (Disney Junior / DisneyNOW) Vampirina – “The Fright Before Christmas” / “Scared Snowman” In the first story of the episode, Vampirina plans a spooky scare in the hopes of attracting Spooky Claus so that her family can enjoy a festive Transylvanian Christmas. Then, when the Abominable Snowman arrives at the Scare B&B after a big snowstorm, Vee and her friends help him overcome his fears. Chris Sullivan (This Is Us) guest stars as Steve, the Abominable Snowman.

7:00 p.m. ET/PT (Disney XD / DisneyNOW) DuckTales – “How Santa Stole Christmas!” Scrooge teams up with his archrival, Santa Claus, to save Christmas, while Webby discovers the true history behind their infamous feud. Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) guest stars as Santa Claus.

Puppy Dog Pals

Puppy Dog Pals

Friday, December 4

9:00 a.m. ET/PT (Disney Channel / DisneyNOW) Puppy Dog Pals – “A Christmas Mission in Toyland” / “Nine Lights Tonight!” In the first story, Auggie and Mo help recite their nap time Christmas story when the pages of their book go missing. In the second story, Bingo and Rolly go on a mission to help Santa and Mrs. Claus replace the lights on their friend’s Hanukkiah. Henry Winkler (Happy Days) returns as Santa.

11:00 a.m. ET/PT (Disney Channel) The Snowy Day Based on the award-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats. Peter goes on a magical, snowy walk to his Nana’s house to bring home their Christmas Eve dinner.

7:00 p.m. ET/PT (Disney Junior / DisneyNOW) Piney: The Lonesome Pine A cheerful girl grows a talking pine to be her Christmas tree, but when he’s accidentally removed from her grandfather’s Christmas tree farm, the family dog leads him on a journey across the countryside while the girl and her grandpa search to get them home before Christmas.

Saturday, December 5

8:00 p.m. ET/PT (Disney Channel / DisneyNOW) Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir – “Chris Master” Nino’s little brother transforms into Chris Master and sends giant toys out to wreak havoc throughout Paris, looking for Santa Claus.

Monday, December 7

7:00 p.m. ET/PT (Disney XD / DisneyNOW) Oddbods – “The Festive Menace” ‘Twas the night before Christmas and trouble is brewing, Santa’s gone bad and it’s the Oddbods doing.

Tuesday, December 8

(Disney Channel / Disney Channel YouTube) Random Rings “Cricket Pranks Chandler” (Short-form) Cricket pretends to be Santa Claus and tells Chandler Kinney (Zombies 2) she’s on Santa’s naughty list, unless she mails Cricket a bunch of money.



Friday, December 11

10:30 a.m. ET/PT (Disney Channel / DisneyNOW) Bluey – “Christmas Swim” Bluey gets a new teddy for Christmas and introduces him to the whole family. But the family play too rough with him and now he wants to go home. Until Frisky convinces him to stay. The new story will be accompanied in this compilation special by:

  • “Verandah Santa” – It’s Christmas and Bluey is very focused on being good to get more presents. But when a game of Verandah Santa leaves cousin Socks upset, Bluey must learn the virtue of kindness.
  • “Sleepytime” – Bingo and Floppy have an intergalactic adventure in Bingo’s dream, while the rest of her sleep-deprived family try to navigate her non-stop night-time bed hopping.

Monday, December 14

11:00 a.m. ET/PT (Disney Junior / DisneyNOW) Vampirina – “New Century’s Eve” / “Bridget to the Brave” In the first story of the episode, Vampirina and her family celebrate New Century’s Eve and learn that following their resolutions is harder than they thought. Then, Bridget finds a spell book in the attic and accidently casts a spell that makes her fearsome instead of fearless.

Tuesday, December 15

(Disney Channel / Disney Channel YouTube) Random Rings “Tilly Tests Trevor” (Short-form) Tilly is making her very own Christmas movie and wants to cast Trevor Tordjman (Zombies 2) as Santa Claus, but Gramma Alice challenges Trevor to prove he’s worthy of the role.

Sunday, December 27

12:00 p.m. ET/PT (Disney Junior / DisneyNOW) Fancy Nancy – “New Year’s Nancy” / “Nancy’s Gift to Grandpa” In the first story of the episode, Nancy wants to stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve, but finds that staying awake is harder than she thought. Then, to cheer up Grandpa on a wintry day, Nancy draws a masterpiece in chalk on the driveway. Kal Penn and Aparna Nancherla (both from Disney’s Mira, Royal Detective) return as Mr. and Mrs. Singh. George Wendt (Cheers) returns as Nancy’s Grandpa.


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