Nickelodeon will be celebrating the holidays tonight via their first full-length stop-motion animated special, It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!, which will air at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The special will use animation techniques inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass specials (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town) and will feature the voice of John Goodman as Santa Claus.
In It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!, Plankton uses a jerktonium-laced fruitcake in order to turn everyone in Bikini Bottom naughty, so that he’ll be the only one who’ll qualify for Santa Claus’ Nice List, which means he’ll get his Christmas wish: The Krabby Patty formula. The episode will also include bonus scenes that feature a stop motion version of the character “Patchy,” who is voiced by Tom Kenny.
The movie special is supported by a Christmas Album titled Spongebob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!, which will consist of 11 all new songs and the timeless Bikini Bottom classic, “Don’t Be a Jerk (It’s Christmas)” The album is available in digital download form online music resellers. There’s also a limited quantity special edition HC of the Don’t Be a Jerk (It’s Christmas!) ebook on www.Nickshop.com.