DISNEY CHANNEL'S FA-LA-LA-LIDAYS SET TO RETURN
-- Popular Winter Programming Event includes New Episodes of
"Phineas and Ferb" and Music-Filled One-Hour Crossover of
Hit Comedies "Austin & Ally" and "Jessie" --
Disney Channel, the #1 cable channel in Total Viewers, Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens, will present its second annual Fa-la-la-lidays programming event beginning Friday, November 23 with new holiday themed-episodes premiering SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2. This year's event is highlighted by the season four premiere of "Phineas and Ferb" guest starring NHL superstar Luc Robitaille and a special New Years Eve-themed episode of the animated hit series, plus a music-filled crossover episode of "Jessie" and "Austin & Ally," featuring a duet by Jessie (Debby Ryan) and Austin (Ross Lynch), and a Santa-themed episode of the popular comedy "Good Luck Charlie" that includes a duet by Teddy (Bridgit Mendler) and Spencer (Shane Harper) and guest stars Shirley Jones. New holiday-themed episodes of "Dog With A Blog" and "Shake It Up," featuring Zendaya performing a new holiday song, will also be presented along with festive movies including "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause," Disney's "A Christmas Carol" and the Disney Channel premiere of "Secret of the Wings."
Walt Disney Records' Disney Channel Holiday Playlist, an album of holiday classics and original songs performed by stars from hit Disney Channel series and original movies, is now available wherever music is sold. Radio Disney will celebrate Fa-la-la-lidays with holiday-themed music featuring songs from Disney Channel Holiday Playlist beginning November 23 and Radio Disney stations in 31 markets will host events throughout November and December with holiday-themed interactive entertainment, music and prizes.
DisneyChannel.com will debut two new holiday games based on "Phineas and Ferb" and "Austin & Ally"/"Jessie" and a special holiday edition of the "Gravity Falls" fan-favorite "Mabel's Sweater Creator," plus a daily holiday "gift" including exclusive downloads and printable crafts. Full length holiday episodes of hit Disney Channel series will also be available.
Highlights from Disney Channel's Fa-la-la-lidays (all times ET/PT) are:
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
7:30 p.m. - "Good Luck Charlie"
"A Duncan Christmas" - Teddy takes Charlie to see Santa Claus at Super Adventure Land, but when Santa decides to take a break right when it's Charlie's turn, Teddy takes matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Amy and Grandma Linda learn they are performing the same song at the family talent show. Shirley Jones reprises her role as Grandma Linda. Teddy and Spencer (played by actors and recording artists Bridgit Mendler and Shane Harper) perform the duet "My Song For You" in the episode.
8:00 p.m. - "Dog With A Blog"
"Bark! The Herald Angels Sing" - It's the family's first Christmas together and Avery is prepping Tyler, Chloe and Stan for what will likely be their worst Christmas gifts ever - from their new stepmother Ellen who gives terrible gifts. Meanwhile, Bennett and Ellen try to decide whose Christmas traditions to follow.
8:30 p.m. - "Shake It Up"
"Merry Merry It Up" - CeCe picks a fight with Jeremy, leading Georgia to break up with him. To fix the situation, Rocky takes a turn as the ghost of Christmas dance and escorts CeCe on a dream journey to the past, present and future. Zendaya performs the new song "Shake Santa Shake" in the episode.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
8:00 p.m. - "Austin & Ally"/"Jessie"
"Austin & JESSIE & Ally All Star New Year" - Austin, Ally, Trish and Dez travel to Times Square where Austin is booked to perform on New Year's Eve. When they can't get through New York City's crowded streets, Jessie comes up with a plan to get them to the stage and to ultimately have Austin record one of her songs. Three songs are performed in the hour-long episode: "Face to Face," a duet by Austin (Ross Lynch) and Jessie (Debby Ryan), and "Christmas Soul" and "Can You Feel It" by Austin.
9:00 p.m. - "Phineas and Ferb"
"For Your Ice Only" - NHL superstar Luc Robitaille offers his assistance when Phineas and Ferb take an ice hockey game to the extreme. Then, in a special holiday episode, "Happy New Year!," Phineas and Ferb plan their own New Year's Eve ball drop, complete with a customized multi-dimensional ball, while Candace makes it her resolution to refrain from busting her brothers before the clock hits midnight.
(Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, most current, 2012 to date: 11/26/11-11/11/12).