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CW 2018 Holiday Specials Schedule

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CW 2018 Holiday Special Schedule (WCWF)

Tis the season for brimming mugfuls of holiday cheer delivered through your screen of choice.

Here's the CW's holiday specials:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

TWO-HOUR SPECIAL

The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade”— (7:00-9:00 p.m.)

NANCY O’DELL SERVES AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR THE 87th ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE – The “Largest Christmas Celebration in America” is hosted by popular personalities Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with special co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton. A true Hollywood tradition, the parade features larger-than-life inflatable character balloons, and celebrity-filled cars making the heralded trek down the three-mile parade route down Hollywood Boulevard. The special also includes live musical performances that will take place on two stages. The celebration is presented and produced by Associated Television International. Original airdate 12/14/2018.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

90-MINUTE SPECIAL

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2018” — (7:00-8:30 p.m.)

A STAR-STUDDED HOLIDAY MUSICAL EVENT – The 90-minute iHeartRadio Jingle Ball celebrates the holiday season with a spectacular music event featuring performances by the year’s biggest recording artists. The star-studded concert event will feature performances from Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Camilla Cabello and many more of today’s biggest stars. Original airdate 12/16/2018.

30-MINUTE SPECIAL

Discontinued” — (8:30-9:00 p.m. )

AN HOMAGE TO NOSTALGIA – Take a look inside the world’s most famous – and sometimes infamous – discontinued foods, toys, customs and businesses. Set in a mystical warehouse, YouTube star and self-proclaimed “black nerd” Andre Meadows takes viewers down memory lane recounting the rise and fall of these fallen pop culture titans, with the help of surprise special guests, “insider” experts and a bevy of hilarious comics. “Discontinued” is created and directed by Brian Volker-Weiss alongside executive producers Henry and Cisco Henson. Original airdate 12/16/2018.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

ONE-HOUR SPECIAL

Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2018” — (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

GREATEST HOLIDAY COMMERCIALS COUNTDOWN HOSTED BY KEVIN FRAZIER AND KELTIE KNIGHT – Kevin Frazier (“Entertainment Tonight”) and Keltie Knight (“Entertainment Tonight”) host this holiday celebration with a countdown of the 12 best holiday commercials ever – one for each of the 12 days of Christmas. In addition to the top 12, the special features other great commercials from both the U.S. and abroad that capture the true spirit of the holiday season – from the heartfelt to the hilarious, from the outstanding to the ridiculous. Executive producers are Robert Horowitz and Lewis Fenton. Original airdate 12/18/2018.

ONE-HOUR SPECIAL

Greatest Holiday Video Countdown” — (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

THE HOLDERNESS FAMILY HOSTS – This all new special features the Holderness Family, the viral video family that rose to internet fame with their viral hit “Christmas Jammies.” The Holderness family will guide the audience through this special which will showcase video greeting cards from around the world. From agencies and companies, to families and friends, and everything in between, this special will feature some of the most memorable holiday videos from around the globe. Executive producers are Robert Horowitz and Lewis Fenton. Original airdate 12/18/2018.


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

ONE-HOUR SPECIAL

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” — (7:00-8:00 p.m. )

A TIMELESS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ? Based on the hit song that became a timeless holiday classic, this wild, wacky and heartwarming adventure features young Jake Spankenheimer on the quest of a lifetime to track down his missing Grandma on Christmas Eve and prove that Santa Claus is indeed real. Michele Lee (“Knots Landing”) provides the voice of Jake’s greedy Cousin Mel and recording artist Elmo Shropshire provides the narration.


THURSDAY, DECEMEBER 20

TWO-HOUR SPECIAL

The 4th Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Extravaganza” — (7:00-9:00 p.m.)

AN ALL-STAR COMEDY EVENT – Hosted by Howie Mandel, this special was recorded at the biggest comedy event in the world, the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The event features stand-up performances from some of the hottest comedians today including Amanda Seales, Maz Jobrani, Lil Rel Howery, Laurie Kimlartin, Garfunkel & Oates, and many others. Original airdate 12/20/2018.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23

ONE HOUR SPECIAL

“Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic” — (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

THE MAGIC OF THE SEASON – Hosted by Dean Cain, the special features some of today’s hottest magicians including Jarret and Raja, Jonathan Pendragon, Ed Alonzo, Jibrizy, Les Arnold, Murray SawChuck, Farrell Dillon, Tommy Wind, Titou, Naathan Phan, Greg Gleason, and Christmas Choir. Produced by American Television International. Original airdate 12/1/2017.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25

90-MINUTE SPECIAL

“iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2018” — (7:00-8:30 p.m.)

A STAR-STUDDED HOLIDAY MUSICAL EVENT – The 90-minute iHeartRadio Jingle Ball celebrates the holiday season with a spectacular music event featuring performances by the year’s biggest recording artists. The star-studded concert event will feature performances from Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Camilla Cabello and many more of today’s biggest stars. Original airdate 12/16/2018.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28

ONE HOUR SPECIAL

Popstar’s Best of 2018” — (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

POPSTAR MAGAZINE PRESENTS THE GREATEST MOMENTS OF 2018 - Based on polls from Popstar! Magazine, Elizabeth Stanton and James Maslow host “Popstar’s Best 2018,” counting down the greatest and most memorable moments of 2018. This special is produced by Associated Television International. Original airdate 12/28/2018.

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