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TV Specials Tomorrow & Friday

THURSDAY

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC) Watch the classic Peanuts tale in which Snoopy and Woodstock prepare toast and popcorn for their harvest feast.

Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas (Fox) Thanksgiving is so 10 minutes ago; it's time to celebrate Christmas with this new animated special inspired by the big-screen hit starring John Leguizamo and Ray Romano.

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (NBC) Did you know that this time-honored kids story is an allegory for post-World War II relations between Japan and the U.S.? No? Well, it has a really cute elephant in it.

Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (Fox) In the first Peanuts special produced without the involvement of creator Charles Schulz (ruh-roh), Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy try to help Linus give up his security blanket.

The Simpsons (Fox) When Homer and the kids aren't getting into the holiday spirit, Marge sends a letter to Martha Claus (voiced by Martha Stewart) to help save the family Christmas. Katy Perry makes a cameo.

A Very Gaga Thanksgiving (ABC) In this 90-minute special, Katie Couric interviews the mercurial pop star, who performs eight songs, including a duet with Tony Bennett, and prepares a Thanksgiving dinner of deep-fried turkey and waffles with chef Art Smith.

The 85th Anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC) Matt Lauer hosts this retrospective of the favorite floats and performances from parades past.

FRIDAY

Shrek the Third (ABC) Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots search for the rightful heir to the throne in this DreamWorks three-quel.

Hoops and YoYo Ruin Christmas (CBS) A bunny-and-kitty duo (perhaps you recognize them from their appearance on Hallmark greeting cards) become accidental stowaways on Santa's sleigh in this animated special presented by the Hallmark Channel. Synergy!

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (CW) In this animated interpretation of the novelty holiday song, Jake searches for his grandma so he can save her Christmas shop from being sold by his greedy cousin.

The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story (CBS) This animated special, based on the best-selling children's book, posits that each child has a tiny live-in elf who watches him or her and then reports back to Santa. Creepy little tattle-tale.

Olive, the Other Reindeer (CW) Drew Barrymore voices this tale about a dog who wants to fill in for an injured Blitzen on Santa's sleigh team and save Christmas.



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11/23/2011 6:10AM
TV Specials Tomorrow & Friday
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