NBC’s 2012 holiday programming includes the 50th anniversary celebration of “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol”

NBC’s holiday lineup this year includes the 50th anniversary celebration of “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol” which will air on TV Saturday, December 22nd, from 8-9:00pm ET. The popular musical adaptation was first aired on NBC back in 1962.

Also airing is the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which will be featured in encore broadcasts on Saturday, December 1st from 8-11:00pm ET and it’s regular Christmas Eve slot on Monday, December 24th from 8-11:00pm ET.

Other festive holiday programming this season includes:

  • “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” will step off on Thursday, November 22nd from 9:00am-12:00pm (all time zones)
  • The traditional tree-lighting ceremony on “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (Wednesday, November 28th from 8-9:00pm ET)
  • Original Christmas music/variety specials from Blake Shelton (Monday, December 3rd from 10-11:00pm ET) and Michael Buble (Monday, December 10th from10-11:00pm ET)
  • The new special “Christmas in the White House” (Thursday, December 13th from 8-9:00pm ET)

NBC will also air “SNL Christmas” on Wednesday, November 28th from 9-11:00pm ET, a compilation of fan-favorite holiday sketches from “Saturday Night Live.”

In addition, the network will once again honor the United States Armed Forces with the fourth annual “WWE Tribute to the Troops” on Saturday, December 22nd, from 9-10:00pm ET.

And finally…. the film “Horton Hears a Who” will be telecast on Christmas night (Monday, December 25th) from 8-10:00pm ET.

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  • Carroll says:

    I’m thrilled to hear tha NBC will be airing “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol” this year. This wonderful little gem has been largely overlooked for years despite it being a baby boomer Christmas favorite. Dickens’ timeless story translates well to animated form and the score for this show is delightful. I will be alerting all my friends to watch this wonderful Christmas special. Thank you for showing it again!!

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