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Alumnus and SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg presents stop-motion animated special, 'It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!'

November 1, 2012
Animation World Network

Nickelodeon Announces It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! Special

LOS ANGELES – Nickelodeon celebrates the holidays with its first full-length stop-motion animated special, It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!, premiering on Nickelodeon Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), following its CBS television premiere (11/23). It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! was inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass specials (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town) and the popular 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 features John Goodman as Santa Claus.  Read story

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