JIMMY FALLON DRAWS ON THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH DEBUT OF THE ANIMATED SPECIAL "5 MORE SLEEPS 'TIL CHRISTMAS" BASED ON HIS BESTSELLING CHILDREN'S BOOK
Special Airs Friday, Nov. 26 at 8:30 P.M. ET/PT as Part of NBC's Holiday Animation Night
BREAKING HOLIDAY NEWS: There are only 18 sleeps until the premiere of "5 More Sleeps 'til Christmas," the new animated family special inspired by Jimmy Fallon's New York Times #1 bestselling book of the same name.
Narrated by Fallon, the colorful special focuses on a boy who has his meticulous, detailed plan leading up to Christmas upended upon the arrival of some unexpected guests at the home he shares with his mother and dog, Gary. From finding the best tree, to perfecting his snow sled, to making scrumptious Christmas cookies, everything goes topsy-turvy as Christmas morning draws near. But, despite all the changes, the true spirit of Christmas manages to shine through in this 30-minute special for the whole family.
From Fallon's production company, Electric Hot Dog, the special is executive produced by Jim Juvonen and Kelly Powers, and Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico of ShadowMachine. Borja Pena Gorostegui is director and Jon Foster and James Lamont serve as writers. Along with Fallon as narrator, the show is brought to life by the voices of James Larson, Esme Jan, Kari Wahlgren and Affion Crockett.
"5 More Sleeps 'til Christmas" is a part of NBC's must-watch family-friendly animation block on Nov. 26, which includes:
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
When: Friday, Nov. 26, 8-8:30 p.m.
What: The classic 1966 cartoon features the voice of Boris Karloff as the Grinch.
5 MORE SLEEPS 'TIL CHRISTMAS
When: Friday, Nov. 26, 8:30-9 p.m.
What: "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon is turning his bestselling children's book into a primetime animated special.
TROLLS HOLIDAY IN HARMONY
When: Friday, Nov. 26, 9-9:30 p.m.
What: When Queen Poppy plans the first annual Trolls Kingdom Secret Holiday Gift Swap, things take an unexpected turn when she and Branch draw each other's name.