Nickelodeon Announces SpongeBob Christmas Special

Posted on October 31, 2012

Its a SpongeBob Christmas

Nickelodeon has announced a full-length stop motion animated SpongeBob Christmas special. It's A SpongeBob Christmas! will on Nickelodeon Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), following its CBS television premiere (11/23).

The special was inpsired by the Rankin/Bass specials (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town) and the SpongeBob song released in 2009, "Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)," co-written by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) and Andy Paley. The half-hour special stars John Goodman as Santa Claus. In the special, Plankton turns everybody in Bikini Bottom from nice to naughty by feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake.

The special will also be available on DVD on Nov. 6. It can be pre-ordered from

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