CBC’s holiday specials

From a media release:


CBC is bringing holiday magic to Canadians this festive season. From the classics to the soon-to-be classics, from music, comedy, sports and everything in-between, CBC is offering holiday programming for everyone on CBC-TV, Radio One, Radio 2, CBCMusic.ca and CBC.ca. For the complete holiday schedule, go to CBC.ca/holiday.

Highlights of CBC-TV’s holiday programming include a special episode of DRAGONS’ DEN, the new animated TV special THE MAGIC HOCKEY SKATES featuring the voice of Don Cherry, the CCMA Holiday Special: I’LL BE HOME… and star-studded figure skating specials STARS ON ICE and HOLIDAY FESTIVAL ON ICE.

DRAGONS’ DEN HOLIDAY SPECIAL – Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)

In this special holiday episode of Dragons’ Den, an entrepreneur looks for a little leverage; a redesigned holiday classic attempts to dazzle; and a hot money game is looking for a cold cash deal. Plus a toy maker tries to sleigh the Dragons with his line of action figures.

THE MAGIC HOCKEY SKATES – Dec. 13 at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. NT)

In this brand new animated special, Joey is determined to prove to his older brother Zach, that he can be an all-star hockey player too – all he needs are some new skates. Much to Joey’s dismay, he has to settle for a pair second-hand blades. Joey is skeptical when he is told the skates are magic, but all that changes when he hits the ice. Listen for CBC’s Don Cherry and legendary announcer, Bob Cole.

CCMA Holiday Special – I’LL BE HOME… – Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT)

Join country music’s brightest stars as they perform holiday classics. The CBC is thrilled to partner with CCMA, CMT and CBC Music to create a unique holiday music special. Celebrate as the brightest stars in country music light up Canadian homes. The spectacular lineup includes Lady Antebellum, Dean Brody, The Band Perry, Gord Bamford, Jimmy Rankin, Billy Ray Cyrus, Paul Brandt, Beverly Mahood and The Tenors, Terri Clark and Johnny Reid.

STARS ON ICE – Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)

Choreographed by Four-Time World Champion Kurt Browning, world renowned figure skaters such as Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, Joannie Rochette, Jeffrey Buttle, Shawn Sawyer, Cynthia Phaneuf and others come together in a sparkling one hour special.

HOLIDAY FESTIVAL ON ICE – Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)

A returning family favourite, this year’s program will feature performances by a star-studded cast and live music, including Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko, Jeffrey Buttle, Joannie Rochette, Kimmie Meissner and more. International Opera sensation Measha Brueggergosman will perform hits from her latest release ‘I’ve Got a Crush on You’.

In addition, viewers will be treated to special holiday-themed episodes of

STEVEN AND CHRIS beginning December 10 at 2 p.m. (2:30 p.m. NT)

Looking for some holiday décor inspiration, the latest trends in festive fashion or the best in seasonal culinary delights? This season the guys, along with their special guests, will bring you everything you need to make your holiday shine; simple DIY projects, great party-planning tips and fabulous gift ideas.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with CBC with a whole night of humourous and insightful programming beginning at 7 p.m. with the THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES Holiday Special, followed by the ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FARCE New Year’s Eve Special at 8 p.m. RON JAMES NEW YEAR’S EVE airs at 9 p.m.. GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT wraps up 2012 at 11:30 p.m.


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