From a media release:
â€œ22 Minutesâ€ one-hour Holiday SPECIAL on Dec. 13 decks the halls with loads of special guests
From celebrity Santa letters from the likes of Peter Mansbridge and Survivormanâ€™s Les Stroud, to name a few, to new spins on traditional Christmas stories â€“ you may never look at Frosty the Snowman â€“ or Kevin Oâ€™Leary â€“ the same again â€“ â€œ22 Minutesâ€ stuffs its one-hour holiday special full of politicians, celebrities, and musical acts all celebrating the season in their own jolly way. â€œ22 Minutesâ€ holiday special airs Tues., Dec, 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (8:30 NT) on CBC Television (note the earlier start time).
Watch a clip featuring Bob Raeâ€™s appearance from the â€œ22 Minutesâ€ holiday special here.
Highlights from the holiday episode include:*
- Celebrity letters to Santa from a host of Canadian notables including Peter Mansbridge, Jim Cuddy, Jian Ghomeshi, George Stroumboulopoulos, Survivormanâ€™s Les Stroud and lots more!
- Kevin O’Leary (â€œDragonsâ€™ Denâ€) in a role he was born to play â€“ Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.
- Politicians including Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Liberal leader Bob â€œA Rae of Hopeâ€ who offers a new take on some traditional carols.
- Canadian icon Gordon Pinsent in a Miracle on 34th Street parody – â€œThere’s never a miracle at Zellers.â€
- Maritime musical favourites Great Big Sea helping â€œ22 Minutesâ€™â€ Shaun Majumder write a Christmas song.
- Republic of Doyleâ€™s Allan Hawco doing a dramatic turn in a Tudors-esque parody, â€œThe Clausâ€™s.â€
- There will also be appearances by former â€œ22 Minutesâ€ cast members Mary Walsh and Greg Thomey.
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* Please note, due to the nature of the show, information is subject to change.