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The holidays are coming to Cartoon Network in a big way this season. No less than seven of its animated series will have episodes that celebrate everything from Christmas to winter to epic snowball fights. Viewers will get a concentrated dose of Cartoon Network holiday cheer thanks to the scheduling. The Powerpuff Girls, Clarence, Teen Titans Go!, We Bare Bears, Uncle Grandpa, Regular Show, and Steven Universe will all air their holiday episodes on Thursday, December 1. Check out the schedule (all times ET) below:
5 p.m. - The Powerpuff Girls - "Snow Month"
5:30 p.m. - Clarence - "Merry Moochmas"
6 p.m. - Teen Titans Go! - "Teen Titans Save Christmas"
7 p.m. - We Bare Bears - "Christmas Parties"
7: 45 p.m. - Uncle Grandpa - "Chill Out
8 p.m. - Regular Show - "Christmas in Space"
8:30 p.m. - Steven Universe - "Three Gems and a Baby"
That's a lot of animated cheer for one night! Starting off December with a whole block of Christmas episodes could get any and all viewers in the holiday spirit pretty quickly. One or two episodes would be seasonal, and three or four could be jolly, but seven will turn Cartoon Network into Christmas Central for an evening.
A lot of shows do holiday episodes, so it's not a huge shock that so many of Cartoon Network's series are embracing the season with specials. Still, the holiday episode of Regular Show should be a treat for fans. The popular show will be coming to an end in the not-too-distant future. Season 8 will be its last, so news that a Christmas episode will hit the airwaves might soften the sting of the upcoming series finale. Besides, this Christmas episode will take place in space! Not nearly enough holiday specials take place in outer space. Just think how different A Charlie Brown Christmas would have been without readily available oxygen!
The Cartoon Network holiday lineup is sure to be more family-friendly than some of the other offerings this season. Hallmark Channel has a bunch of 90s icons on board to star in Christmas movies, but those tend to veer more toward adult interests than youngsters. Terry Crews has a new series of sorts in the works for this December on The CW, in which he'll teach holiday enthusiasts how Christmas should be done. There will undoubtedly be much a lot more pec-popping with Terry Crews Saves Christmas than on Regular Show or We Bare Bears. All in all, there should be plenty to watch this December to get in the spirit of the holidays.