[11/11/04 - 12:00 AM]
Tra La La La La! It's Christmas Time on Cbs

[via press release from CBS]



It's "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer's" 40th Anniversary

"Frosty the Snowman" and "Robbie the Reindeer" Also Make Their Annual Visits

Jamie Foxx Hosts "A Home For the Holidays"

Peter Falk Reprises His Role as the Angel Max in "When Angels Come to Town"

Joe Mantegna, Jean Smart and Charles Durning Star in "A Very Married Christmas"

Warren Beatty, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Elton John, Joan Sutherland and John Williams Are This Year's Honorees For "The 27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts"

CBS celebrates the holiday season with a festive assortment of animated yuletide classics, original movies and musical specials.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Robbie the Reindeer make their annual Christmas sojourns; Jamie Foxx hosts A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Peter Falk returns as Max the angel in the original movie WHEN ANGELS COME TO TOWN and Joe Mantegna, Jean Smart and Charles Durning star in A VERY MARRIED CHRISTMAS.

CBS's holiday programming also includes the animated special THE STORY OF SANTA CLAUS and the THE 27TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS: A CELEBRATION OF THE PERFORMING ARTS.

The following is CBS's holiday themed programs:

Sunday, Nov. 28 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
WHEN ANGELS COME TO TOWN -- Peter Falk reprises his role as the angel Max in this holiday drama about two very different families who need his help at Christmastime. This time, Max's job is at stake when his heavenly supervisor comes to earth to discipline him for contacting the wrong family. Katey Sagal and Tammy Blanchard co-star.

Wednesday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER -- The longest- running holiday special in television history celebrates its 40th anniversary. Since 1964 millions of families have watched Rudolph and his friends, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Misfit Toys save Christmas. This classic "Animagic" special features a world-renowned musical score from Johnny Marks and the voice of legendary performer Burl Ives.

Friday, Dec. 3 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN -- 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. Narrated by Jimmy Durante, the special also includes the voices of Jackie Vernon (as Frosty) and Billy De Wolfe (Professor Hinkle).

Friday, Dec. 3 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
FROSTY RETURNS -- 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. Jonathan Winters is the narrator with John Goodman the voice of Frosty.

Sunday, Dec. 5 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
A VERY MARRIED CHRISTMAS -- A man's orderly life begins to fall apart when he learns shortly before Christmas that his wife is having an affair and wants a divorce. Joe Mantegna, Jean Smart and Charles Durning star in this movie based on the best-selling book Say When.

Saturday, Dec. 11 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ROBBIE THE REINDEER: HOOVES OF FIRE -- Ben Stiller, Hugh Grant, Britney Spears, Jim Belushi, Brad Garrett, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller and James Woods lend their voices to this animated holiday special about a reindeer who must train to compete in the Reindeer Races against reindeer-gone-bad Blitzen to become a part of Santa's sleigh team.

Saturday, Dec. 11 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
ROBBIE THE REINDEER: LEGEND OF THE LOST TRIBE-- Robbie, with the help of an elusive tribe of Vikings, battles Blitzen in an effort to stop his nemesis' launch of a reindeer theme park.

Saturday, Dec. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
THE STORY OF SANTA CLAUS -- Edward Asner, Betty White and Tim Curry are the featured voices in this animated, musical holiday special about a toymaker and his wife who find themselves in dire financial straights when their heartless landlord evicts them from their small shop.

Tuesday, Dec. 21 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
THE 27TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS: A CELEBRATION OF THE PERFORMING ARTS -- Warren Beatty, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Elton John, Joan Sutherland and John Williams will receive this year's honors. The 2004 Honorees will be saluted by stars from the world of performing arts at a gala performance in the Kennedy Center Opera House and attended by President and Mrs. Bush, additional dignitaries, as well as artists from around the world.

Wednesday, Dec. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS -- Actor, musician and comedian Jamie Foxx ("Ray"), who was adopted, hosts this touching new entertainment special that tells moving stories about adoption to raise awareness of this social issue. Black Eyed Peas and Ashlee Simpson are among the artists scheduled to perform, while Renee Russo and Jamie Lee Curtis are among the stars scheduled to present inspirational stories about adoption.

  [november 2004]  


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