In this 2014 made-for-TV fantasy, a snarky teen (Benjamin Flores Jr.) and his cousins (Breanna Yde, Mace Coronel) set up an elaborate series of traps and recording equipment to capture St. Nick on video, only to have their stunt backfire on them, as the jolly old elf begins to lose his Christmas magic because of what they have done.
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
A familiar holiday tune -- and one that's more off-color than most -- is translated into an animated show as this special sets visuals to the Elmo and Patsy song. A youngster has his suspicions about why his grandmother is missing on Christmas Eve. His quest to find her involves his not-as-pure-minded cousin (voice of Michele Lee, "Knots Landing").
Frosty the Snowman
Jackie Vernon provides the voice of Frosty, the legendary snowman with a corncob pipe and a button nose. Frosty comes to life when a magician's hat lands on his head. With the help of some children, he heads for the North Pole before he melts. But he is pursued by the magician, who wants his hat back. Billy De Wolfe supplies the voice of the magician, and Jimmy Durante narrates the tale.
In the hour that originally launched the Emmy-winning show's sixth season, a Texas couple explains the transformation of a tragedy into a plan to create and market a unique baby swaddler, in the hope of gaining the Sharks' interest and financial backing. Then, a Los Angeles man pushes the idea of a nail salon for males. This episode's Sharks include Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner.
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special
If you've ever had to work on a holiday and hated it, Po the panda feels your pain. In this special, he's looking forward to celebrating Winter Feast with his family, but he finds out that as Dragon Warrior, he's required to host a formal celebration at the Jade Palace. Original "Kung Fu Panda" movie cast members Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie lend their voices to this animated offering.
The assault of Monroe and Rosalee (Silas Weir Mitchell, Bree Turner) makes Nick (David Giuntoli) that much more eager to have his Grimm abilities back in the new episode "Highway of Tears." A literal highway is the professional destination for Nick and Hank (Russell Hornsby) as they probe a strange ritual conducted there. Viktor (guest star Alexis Denisof) has a rendezvous with a devastated Adalind (Claire Coffee) in Vienna. Bitsie Tulloch also stars.
Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home
The Tony and Emmy winner truly does go home -- to her native Broken Arrow, Okla., where she performs in a theater which is now named for her -- in this new concert special. Family and friends are in the audience as Chenoweth renders songs representing the various facets of her career, including "For Good" from the stage hit "Wicked." Among other composers represented, indicating the star's range: Lerner and Loewe, and Dolly Parton.
We saw him playing a stripper in the box-office hit "Magic Mike," and his werewolf character Alcide Hervaux spent much of his time on "True Blood" in his birthday suit. In this new documentary, actor-director Joe Manganiello steps behind the camera as he delves into the history and men behind one of the world's most famous male strip clubs, La Bare Dallas. The film goes behind the scenes with some of the club's most popular dancers to explore their personal lives offstage.
Originally released as "Mindscape," this 2013 fantasy-drama casts Taissa Farmiga ("American Horror Story") as a troubled teen who becomes the object of a specially gifted man's (Mark Strong) quest. He is able to penetrate people's minds, making him a recruit to determine the root of the young woman's problems. Brian Cox and Saskia Reeves also appear.
Deal With It
Series executive producer Howie Mandel is also the co-host for a new holiday-themed segment called "Turkey Dance," in which a contestant is compelled to steal two raw birds from a nearby grocery counter, which leaves his wife demanding some answers. Then, Jack Osbourne is co-host for "Thanksgiving," in which a contestant's sister is horrified when her sibling drinks straight from a gravy boat at the holiday table.
Mysteries at the Museum
In the new episode "Robber's Bride, The Night Disco Exploded, Escape by Sea," history explorer Don Wildman checks out an old Concord, Mass., stagecoach that played a role in the heartbreak of a legendary lonely heart. Later, he examines a collection of melted vinyl records that sparked the decline of a cultural dance phenomenon and points out a ship model that represents a saga of a courageous bid for freedom.
After a playground bully tells her that Santa Claus does not exist, 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon (voice of Beatrice Miller) writes to the New York Sun, asking whether St. Nick is real. Her letter attracts the attention of curmudgeonly editor Francis Church (voice of Alfred Molina), who responds in print with one of the most famous holiday columns of all time. This animated special also includes the voices of Neil Patrick Harris and Jennifer Love Hewitt.