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Spend The Holidays With The CBS Shows You Love

CBS is decked out for 2016 with the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Rudolph, I Love Lucy, Kennedy Center Honors, and more.
Posted on Nov 7, 2016 | 01:55pm
'Tis the season for entertaining, and CBS has a big lineup in store. Combining true classics with some of the biggest pop stars of today, you'll want to make sure these shows are part of your 2016 holiday plans.

Among the can't-miss favorites are The Thanksgiving Day ParadeRudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerFrosty the Snowman, and the I Love Lucy Christmas Special.

You'll also be treated to musical performances during two big specials. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will bring you multiple Grammy Award winners Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd, while the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors celebrates pianist Martha Argerich, rock band the Eagles, actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples, and musician James Taylor.
 
Here's the full lineup:
  
Thursday, Nov. 24:

The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS
9:00 AM-Noon ET (live) ; 7:00 AM-10:00 AM MT (live); 9:00 AM-Noon PT (delayed)
A CBS Thanksgiving tradition in its 56th year, the broadcast will feature portions of the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, live from New York City. Hosts, musical performers, and special guests will be announced at a later date.
 
Friday, Nov. 25:
 
Frosty the Snowman
8/7c
Frosty, that "jolly, happy soul" whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship in this half-hour holiday classic. Narrated by Jimmy Durante, the special also includes the voices of Jackie Vernon (as Frosty) and Billy De Wolfe (as Professor Hinkle).
 
Frosty Returns
8:30/7:30c
The magic still in his old silk hat, the holiday season's perennially popular original dancing snowman continues his adventure and skates on the edge of danger in this half-hour holiday classic. Jonathan Winters is the narrator with John Goodman as the voice of Frosty.
 
Saturday, Nov. 26:
 
Robbie the Reindeer​
8/7c
Follow the adventures of your favorite cartoon reindeer in back-to-back half hour specials, Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire and Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe. This animated classic is packed with recognizable voices, including Ben Stiller, Hugh Grant, Britney Spears, Jim Belushi, Brad Garrett, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller, James Woods, Dan Dierdorf, and Dick Enberg.

The Story of Santa Claus
9/8c
This animated musical holiday special revolves around a gentle toymaker (voiced by Ed Asner) whose only wish is to deliver a toy to every child on Christmas. The voices of Betty White and Tim Curry are also featured in this one-hour holiday classic.
 
Tuesday, Nov. 29:
 
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
8/7c
Narrated by Burl Ives, who is also heard as the voice of Sam the Snowman, this one-hour holiday favorite is a music story based on the popular song of the same name by Johnny Marks. It recounts the tale of a shy reindeer whose Christmas spirit is dampened because his shiny nose has made him the laughing stock of all of Christmasville.
 
Friday, Dec. 2:

The I Love Lucy Christmas Special
8/7c
Featuring two back-to-back episodes of the classic series, the colorized "Christmas Episode" (first presented in black and white in December 1956) is paired with the newly colorized "Lucy Gets in Pictures." This episode (first presented on Feb. 21, 1955) is well known for the scene in which Lucy faces numerous mishaps as she attempts to descend a staircase while wearing an enormous feathered headdress for a role in a new motion picture. The full special runs one hour.
 
Monday, Dec. 5
 
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
10/9c
Filmed in Paris for the first time, this year's one-hour show features an all-star line-up of Victoria’s Secret Angels, including returning favorites Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, and Taylor Hill, as well as new faces. Multiple Grammy Award winners Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd will perform. This show merges fashion, fantasy and entertainment into a runway spectacle.

Sunday, Dec. 11

The Dick Van Dyke Show – Now in Living Color!
8/7c
Spread the holiday cheer with this new one-hour special featuring two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series. Carl Reiner, series creator and co-star, personally supervised the colorization of the two groundbreaking episodes, "That’s My Boy??" and "Coast to Coast Big Mouth." The latter ranked #8 on TV Guide's list of the 100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time.
 
Friday, Dec. 23:
 
A Home For The Holidays
8/7c
A Home For The Holidays is returning to CBS for its 18th year, providing more uplifting stories about family and adoption. This time the one-hour annual special will feature blockbuster performances by Miranda Lambert, Alessia Cara, Rachel Platten, and more.

Sunday, Dec. 25:

The I Love Lucy Christmas Special (rebroadcast)
8/7c
Settle in on Christmas night with a rebroadcast of this special I Love Lucy presentation. Featuring two back-to-back episodes of the classic series, the colorized "Christmas Episode" (first presented in black and white in December 1956) is paired with the newly colorized "Lucy Gets in Pictures." This episode (first presented on Feb. 21, 1955) is well known for the scene in which Lucy faces numerous mishaps as she attempts to descend a staircase while wearing an enormous feathered headdress for a role in a new motion picture. The full special runs one hour.
 
Tuesday, Dec. 27:
 
The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
9/8c
Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, rock band the Eagles, screen and stage actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples, and musician James Taylor will receive honors during this two-hour special. Seated with President and Mrs. Obama, the honorees will accept the thanks of their peers and fans through performances and heartfelt tributes. The host will be announced at a later date.