This Christmas Eve, Boomerang will be launching a 30 hour Holiday Marathon of Holliday Specials that will start from 6:30 AM. Additionally, the celebration will continue all the way through New Year’s Day with a bonus Scooby-Doo marathon.
Aside from the Marathon, Boomerang’s Holiday celebration will start much earlier, with a line up of classic animated holiday programming and specials starting on December 15, 2013.
Spotlighted guests of this onscreen television party, from Tom & Jerry to Papa Smurf to The Powerpuff Girls, span nearly four decades of cartoon history from the late 1960s through the early 2000s. The Boomerang CHRISTMAS PARTY will celebrate not only how favorite animated families like the Flintstones and the Jetsons ring in the holidays, but will also feature Emmy-nominated one-of-a-kind specials like The Town That Santa Forgot. The month-long CHRISTMAS PARTY marathon will wrap up the holiday celebration, beginning on December 24 with Cabbage Patch Kids Christmas Special starting at 6:30 am (ET). Other much-loved specials will include A Scooby Doo Christmas Carol at 8:30 am (ET) and Yogi Bear’s All Star Comedy Christmas Caper, beginning on December 25 at 9:00 am (ET).
“Boomerang’s CHRISTMAS PARTY takes us back to a time when families would gather around the television for their annual favorites,” said Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network. “The season truly is about family and togetherness, and our programming helps honor that tradition.”
Highlights of the Boomerang CHRISTMAS PARTY and the all-day New Year’s Scooby-Doo marathon include:
· A Jetson’s Christmas Carol (1985), Friday, Dec. 20, 8:30 a.m. (ET): Mr. Spacely forces George Jetson to work late on Christmas Eve, while the family wonders what has happened to him. Later that night, Mr. Spacely is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marlesy, who tells him of three spirits that will visit him-and they do!-showing Mr. Spacely that his future is doomed unless he changes his ways.
· Yogi’s First Christmas (1980) Saturday, Dec. 21, 9 a.m. (ET): Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy are awakened from hibernation and join their friends’ Christmas activities while interfering with 2 villians’ efforts to ruin the holiday.
· The Town That Santa Forgot (1993) Sunday, Dec.15, 7 a.m. (ET): Dick van Dyke stars as the voice of a kind grandfather relaying the tale of Jeremy Creek, a spoiled boy who learns it is better to give than to receive.
· Tis the Season to be Smurfy (1987) Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:30 a.m. (ET): A holiday special based on the Emmy Award-winning Saturday-morning series, “Smurfs.” In the program, the Smurfs discover the wonder of Christmas, and the holiday spirit of giving and sharing.
· The Powerpuff Girls: ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas (2003), Thursday, Dec. 19, 8 a.m. (ET): There’s a new Powerpuff Girl in town…or so she would have you think! Her fiendishly foul plot: to trick Santa into turning her into the fourth Powerpuff Girl! (And, in the process, make him believe the Powerpuffs have been very, very naughty!) Now, Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup must explode into a Yuletide tornado of bad-girl-thwarting action to put Princess in her place—and keep Christmas from disappearing forever!
· A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994), Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. (ET): Christmas is nearly ruined when Fred, who plays Ebenezer Scrooge in a Bedrock Community Players Christmas production, becomes a true-life Scrooge himself.
· The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo (1985) Wednesday January 1, 9 a.m. (ET): Shaggy, Scooby and friends must return 13 ghosts to a magic chest which they inadvertently released.
· Scooby Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988) Wednesday Jan 1, 2 p.m. (ET): Scooby-Doo’s best pal, Shaggy, is turned into a werewolf, and it’s up to Scooby, Scrappy and his new girlfriend, Googie, to help him.