Comedy fans, drama queens, foodies, and music lovers rejoice! Beginning today, CraveTVTM kicks off the festive season by releasing a collection of 31 diverse holiday titles anchored by iconic and memorable episodes of classic television series. Subscribers can get into the festive spirit with some of the best holiday episodes ever like SEINFELD’s Festivus episode “The Strike”, hilariousSOUTH PARK spoofs with Mr. Hanky, Black Friday and Christmas in Canada, a special stop-motion holiday episode of COMMUNITY, and much more. Also available are a selection of holly jolly specials starring the likes of Stephen Colbert, Michael Bublé, Russell Peters, and Canada’s favourite master chefs.
“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holidays than with hours and hours of themed content for our subscribers to enjoy all season long,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CraveTV. “From laugh-out-loud comedy to traditional tunes to a hearty holiday cook-off, there’s something for everyone”.
The full list of titles in the Holiday Collection includes:
- 30 ROCK
“Ludachristmas” – Tracy cannot participate in the staff’s annual Ludachristmas party.
“Christmas Special” – Liz finds herself alone for the holidays when her parents spend Christmas at a couples-only retreat.
- A COLBERT CHRISTMAS: THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL!
Join Stephen and his friends for a yuletide evening of song, dance, and nog-induced dementia.
- ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: CHRISTMAS 2002
Patsy goes to New York Fashion Week to find ideas but her plans are soon subverted by Edina’s search for Serge, Saffy’s long-lost brother.
“Where There’s A Will…” – A wealthy customer discloses that the Cheers gang will be remembered in his will.
- COMEDY CENTRAL’S ALL STAR NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
This night of celebration features a variety of comedy personalities presenting the most awesome Advent calendar ever. Appearances by Stephen Colbert, Jon Hamm, Nick Kroll, and more.
“Comparative Religion” – Shirley does the preparations for an upcoming holiday party. Jeff goes up against a school bully after being challenged to a fight.
“Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas” – Abed wakes up in stop-motion animation making him believe that the group must rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Directed by Duke Johnson (Anomalisa).
- CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
“Mary, Joseph and Larry” – Larry tries to make amends for ruining the manger scene set up by Cheryl’s family.
- DOCTOR WHO
“Last Christmas” – The Doctor and Clara meet Santa in one of the Time Lord’s most incredible adventures yet.
“A Christmas Carol” – Amy and Rory are on a crashing space liner and the only way the Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of an old miser.
- EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
“The Christmas Present” – Ray buys Debra an extravagant gift, hoping she’ll be so happy that she’ll let him take a golf trip.
“Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz” – Frasier’s forced to pretend he’s Jewish to impress his girlfriend’s mother.
“12 Days of Krampus” – An evil Santa becomes a suspect when a series of delinquent teenagers go missing. Renard gets closer to finding Adalind.
- MASTERCHEF CANADA: A HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Fan favourite home cooks and their families compete in a series of festive food challenges for a chance to win $10,000 for their charity of choice.
- MICHAEL BUBLÉ’S 3RD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Michael Bublé delivers some of his most popular songs along with guest performers such as Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige.
- MY SO-CALLED LIFE
“My So-Called Angels” – Angela encounters a mysterious runaway while searching for Rickie, who was booted from his house.
- THE O.C.
“The Best Chrismukkah Ever” – The Cohens celebrate Chrismukkah, while Seth juggles two girls.
“The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn’t” – Seth’s formula for the perfect Chrismukkah may come undone when Caleb’s confession rocks the Cohen world.
“The Chrismukkah Bar-Mitzvahkkah” – Kristen makes amends with Julie. Seth invents a holiday.
“The Chrismukk-huh?” – It’s a parallel Newport. And Ryan, stuck there after a conk to the head, must change it.
- RUSSELL PETERS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
What happens when a comedy heavyweight and his brethren of showbiz friends collide? One heck of a Christmas special, that’s what!
“The Strike” – George’s father invents a new holiday; Kramer returns to work at the bagel shop.
- SIX FEET UNDER
“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – The one-year anniversary of Michael’s death comes at Christmas.
- SOUTH PARK
“Mr. Hankey, The Christmas Poo” – Town denizens try for a politically correct Christmas; Kyle’s pal Mr. Hankey arrives.
“It’s Christmas in Canada” – The boys go to Canada to retrieve Ike from his birth parents.
“Woodland Critter Christmas” – Stan helps the woodland animals build a manger for the birth of their Lord.
“T*tt**s and Dragons” – The biggest Black Friday sale in history takes place and the boys are divided over which gaming device to buy.
- THE TWILIGHT ZONE
“Five Characters in Search of an Exit” – A hobo, a clown, bagpipe player, ballerina, and military officer are trapped in a huge cylinder.
- VERONICA MARS
“An Echolls Family Christmas” – Veronica searches for a thief when Weevil’s poker winnings disappear after a game at Logan’s place.
- THE WEST WING
“In Excelsis Deo” – As Christmas nears, Toby tries to arrange a proper funeral for a homeless veteran; the President sneaks out for last-minute shopping.