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Nickelodeon To Deliver ‘Nickmas’ Holiday Specials

Nickmas is on through most of December 2003, as the kid channel delivers nightly primetime presents programming marathons and throughout the month.

The holiday shows includes premieres of THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY NEUTRON, BOY GENIUS/Holly Jolly Jimmy, ROCKET POWER/"A Rocket X-mas" and ROMEO!/"A Lil' Som'en Some'en for Christmas"-- along with holiday favorites galore. Treats for tots include BOB THE BUILDER festive one-hour extravaganza, A Christmas to Remember, with Elton John voicing a musician who steps in for an ailing singer to save the day with a Christmas concert.

Nickelodeon lights the menorah and heaps the basket with matzo, too, celebrating Chanukah in special episodes of AS TOLD BY GINGER (Dec. 17) and RUGRATS (Dec.18) and Kwanzaa with THE RUGRATS (Dec. 26).

In the holiday premiere of THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY NEUTRON, BOY GENIUS/Holly Jolly Jimmy titled "Holly Jolly Jimmy," Jimmy is convinced that Santa Claus does not exist. He travels to the North Pole with Carl and Sheen where they discover a toy factory, and when Jimmy's homing device malfunctions, it emits a blast of energy that hits the source of the signal: Santa Claus. Jimmy must now put his doubts aside, load up the hypercube and try to save Christmas.

ROCKET POWERs holiday episode, A Rocket X-mas, finds Reggie and Otto so obsessed with a dog-walking service to earn cash for gifts that they fail to stop and smell the evergreen, while dad Ray fixates on holiday traditions and grows annoyed with his disinterested kids. Eventually, all eyes are opened to the notion that Christmas isnt just about presents and traditions; its about family and appreciating loved ones.

The message echoes in ROMEO!/"with "A Lil' Som'en Some'en for Christmas," as Percy is stuck at an airport outside of Chicago, desperately trying to make it home for the holiday -- and unaware that Romeo and Louis inadvertently have allowed a watch that their late mother purchased one Christmas for Percy to be donated to Louis former foster home.

Following is a detailed rundown of the Nickmas schedule. All shows are ET/PT with each nights telecast at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS/"Patchy the Pirate Presents the SpongeBob SquarePants Christmas Special" --Nobody in Bikini Bottom has heard of Christmas or Santa Claus until Sandy lets them in on this surface tradition. SpongeBob wants to bring Christmas to Bikini Bottom this year and his enthusiasm is infectious. Everyone except a scoffing Squidward gets into the picture, waiting for Santa to arrive on the big day. (Airs Dec. 2, 13 25)

THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS/Christmas Every Day -- The globe is put into gridlock after Timmy wishes for 365 days of Christmas a year. Santa's overworked, Mom and Dad can't work and the other holidays are furious that jolly old Saint Nick is getting all the attention, not to mention all the holiday magic. The other holidays set out to take Santa down for good. Since Wanda and Cosmo are magically depleted during this Season, Timmy must go it alone to the North Pole in order to save Santa and put the calendar back on schedule. (Airs Dec. 13, 15 & 25)

HEY ARNOLD X-mas/ The Christmas Show -- Arnold draws Mr. Hyunh's name for the boarding house Secret Santa. To capture the true spirit of Christmas, Arnold tries to reunite the lonely boarder with the daughter he hasn't seen in over 20 years. When Arnold and his friends succeed, Mr. Hyunh and the boarding house clan have the best Christmas ever. (Airs Dec. 4, 13 & 25)

BOB THE BUILDER/A Christmas to Remember This one-hour festive extravaganza features Elton John as musician John, who steps in for an ailing singer to save the Christmas concert. Bob's twin brother Tom is coming home from the Artic for the festivities, and Bob's busy building the stage for Lenny and the Lazers' concert. But Tom has been unavoidably delayed, and Lenny is losing his voice! (Airs Dec. 5 & 19, 9:00 am & 1:00 pm)

THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY NEUTRON, BOY GENIUS/Holly Jolly Jimmy Jimmy is convinced that Santa Claus does not exist. To prove his theory, he travels to the North Pole with Carl and Sheen where they discover a remote toy factory. When Jimmy's homing device malfunctions, it emits a blast of energy that hits the source of the signal: Santa Claus. With the big guy's atoms temporarily scrambled, who can deliver the presents? Jimmy must now put his doubts aside, load up the hypercube and try to save Christmas. (Airs Dec. 8, 13, 16 & 25)

ROCKET POWER/"A Rocket X-mas" -- In order to make some extra cash for the holiday, the kids start their own dog-walking service. The business proves to be so successful it monopolizes all their time and keeps Reggie and Otto away from home, where Ray is obsessed with maintaining holiday traditions. Ray grows increasingly upset when Reggie and Otto show little or no interest in the holiday games he has gone to so much trouble to plan. Eventually, both Ray and the kids realize that Christmas isn_t just about presents and traditions, it's about spending time with and appreciating the people you love. (Airs Dec. 9, 13. 22 & 25).

ROMEO!/"A Lil' Som'en Some'en for Christmas"-- Romeo and Louis inadvertently have allowed a watch that their late mother purchased one Christmas for Percy to be donated to Louis former foster home. Meanwhile, Percy is stuck at an airport outside of Chicago, desperately trying to make it home for the holiday. (Airs Dec. 10 & 25)

RUGRATS /Babies in Toyland -- Americas favorite tots frolic in a spectacular, high-tech Christmasland designed by Stu Pickles for Dils first Christmas, and greedy little angel Angelica finally learns the joy of giving -- after driving Santa (Jim Belushi) to quit and treking to his North Pole workshop. The babies brave the Battle of the Toy Soldiers in search of Santa and ride a goat to Bethlehem. And a malfunctioning snow machine strands the grown-ups in a cabin on the prairie to celebrate and appreciate an old-fashioned Christmas. (Airs Dec. 11, 24 & 25, 8-9:00 pm)

BLUES CLUES /Blues First Holiday -- This holiday flashback answers how Blues Clues all began! After popping in a couple of home videos, we glimpse baby Joe unwrapping a fuzzy duck blanket for Christmas. Little Steve is there too, wearing his green striped shirt. But one baby is missing - where's Blue? We enter a flashback as Mr. Salt tells us the story of the day we met Blue-and of how we started playing Blue's Clues. (Airs Dec. 12, 19 & 25 10:30 am & 1:00 pm)

AS TOLD BY GINGER/An Even Steven Holiday Special -- When a family tree reveals that Ginger is one-quarter Jewish, she insists on celebrating Chanukah as well as Christmas, but her best friend Dodie worries that the "Jewish Ginger" is shutting her out. Also, when Hoodsey sets out to convince a disbelieving Carl that Santa Claus exists, he unknowingly brings about a small holiday miracle. Only after an accidental fire from the flame of the menorah or a Christmas tree on electrical overload -- and an unexpected rescue by a Santa recognizable as the Foutley kids absentee dad -- can Ginger and Carl put the holidays in perspective. (Airs Dec. 17)

RUGRATS CHANUKAH SPECIAL -- The Rugrats attend an annual Chanukah festival where Grandpa Boris and his old rival Shlomo perform in a play about the meaning of Chanukah. When the babies think the actor playing the evil king is the "meany" of Chanukah, they set out to protect Tommy's beloved grandpa, only to inadvertently help reconcile Boris with his old friend Schlomo. In a touching ending, the Rugrats initiate the beautiful candle-lighting ceremony to serve "as a night light for the people" and guide Boris and Schlomo back to the true meaning of Chanukah. (Airs Dec. 18)

MAX & RUBY/Maxs ChristmasRubys Snow Queen premiere -- Max is full of questions when Ruby hurries to bed on Christmas Eve so Santa Claus can come. No one ever stays up to see Santa; no one except Max. Rubys Snow Queen -- Max wants play with his new Christmas gift, a Screaming Green Alien Gorilla, but Ruby wants him to help her build a beautiful Snow Queen. When they finally finish making the beautiful Snow Queen, and Grandma comes to admire her, they discover where Maxs missing Screaming Alien Gorilla has gone! (Airs Dec. 19, 9:00 am)

SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH/Christmas Amensia" -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas until Sabrina accidentally erases the holiday. (Airs Dec. 21)

THE WILD THORNBERRYS/Thornberry Christmas -- Eliza takes desperate measures to help animals survive during tough times along the Skeleton Coast. However, the price she pays for her goodwill is her familys holiday cheer, including their Christmas dinner! (Airs Dec. 23 &25)

Nick offers a bounty seasonal Nick Jr. shows on Dec. 25 (9:00 am-2:00 pm) and continuing non-stop with holiday themed hits for all kids through 9:00 pm 9:00 am MAX & RUBY/Maxs Christmas9:30 am - BOB THE BUILDER /Bobs White Christmas 10:00 am DORA THE EXPLORER/A Present for Santa10:30 am - BLUES CLUES/Blues Big Holiday11:00 am DORA THE EXPLORER /City of Lost Toys11:30 am - BLUES CLUES /Blue's First Holiday12:00 pm LIKTTLE BILL/Merry Christmas, Little Bill 12:30 pm MAX & RUBY/Maxs Christmas1-2:00 pm BOB THE BUILDER/A Christmas to Remember 2:00 pm -- RUGRATS /A Santa Experience2:30 pm -- ROCKO X-mas3:00 pm -- THE WILD THORNBERRYS/Thornberry Christmas 3:30 pm -- CATDOG/A Very CatDog Christmas4:00 pm -- THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY NEUTRON, BOY GENIUS/Holly Jolly Jimmy4:30 pm -- ROMEO!/"A Lil' Som'en Some'en for Christmas"5v pm -- HEY ARNOLD X-mas/ The Christmas Show5:30 pm AS TOLD BY GINGER/An Even Steven Holiday Special6:00 pm -- ROCKET POWER/"A Rocket X-mas"6:30 pm -- SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH/Christmas Amensia"7:00 pm RUGRATS /Babies in Toyland 7:30 pm -- RUGRATS /Babies in Toyland8:00 pm THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS/Christmas Every Day8:30 pm SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS/"Patchy the Pirate Presents the SpongeBob SquarePants Christmas Special"

RUGRATS/The Kwanzaa Special -- When effervescent Aunt T. (guest voice, Irma P. Hall, SOUL FOOD) arrives with a festive flourish to celebrate Kwanzaa with the Carmichaels, she tells little Susie, "The holiday is a time to honor the legacy of our great people." Not having won any trophies or awards like the rest of her family, the forlorn tot concludes that she isn't great and won't be able to celebrate. Through pictures in a scrapbook, Aunt T. teaches Susie that greatness doesn't come from awards; it's how you live your life with kindness and dignity every day. (Airs Dec. 26)

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