The CW Shares Holiday Programming Plans

'Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer'
'Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer' is part of The CW's holiday programming. (Image credit: The CW)

The CW has shared its holiday plans, which kicks off with special Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer Nov. 27. Based on the song, “this goofy and heartwarming adventure features young Jake Spankenheimer on the quest of a lifetime to track his missing Grandma down on Christmas Eve to prove that Santa Claus is indeed real,” said The CW. 

The Hollywood Christmas Parade Greatest Moments is on Dec. 4. Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2020 is on Dec. 9. Kevin Frazier hosts. 

New special Silent Night--A Song for the World premieres Dec. 10. A musical film documentary about the Christmas song, it is narrated by Hugh Bonneville and features versions performed by Kelly Clarkson, Katharine McPhee, Randy Jackson, Gavin Rossdale, Josh Groban and the Vienna Boys Choir. 

The Christmas Caroler Challenge premieres Dec. 11. Dean Cain and Laura McKenzie host the three-episode competition series. 

Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us happens Dec. 16. Dogs of the Year is on Dec. 17 and Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2019 airs Dec. 20. Dean Cain hosts. 

Popstar’s Best of 2020 is on Dec. 29, hosted by Elizabeth Stanton, and Heroes on the Front Line is on Dec. 30. Dean Cain hosts that one as well, about “on-the-ground heroes who dared to make a difference in the midst of the unprecedented and unforeseen worldwide pandemic.”

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.