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’The Grinch’ and more: Here’s when to watch all the holiday specials airing on KPRC

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(2016 NBCUniversal Media, LLC)

HOUSTON – Make KPRC your home for the holidays! Here are all the specials that you won't want to miss:

87th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER Wednesday, Dec. 4th at 7 p.m.

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"The arrival of the holidays wouldn't be complete without a dazzling display of musical talent and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree, live from Rockefeller Center in New York City."

ELLEN'S GREATEST NIGHT OF GIVEAWAYS Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.

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Ellen DeGeneres will be making a list and checking it twice this December as she kicks off a new tradition packed with massive surprises on "Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways." Over three one-hour specials, DeGeneres, along with her celebrity friends, will deliver incredible gifts to unsuspecting people who've topped her nice list.

A SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE CHRISTMAS Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 23 at 9 p.m.

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"A star-studded collection of Saturday Night Live's best holiday sketches, including "D*ck in a Box," Mr. Robinson, Adam Sandler's "Hannukah Song," "Martha Stewart's Topless Christmas" and more."

DREAMWORKS TROLLS HOLIDAY Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

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Now that the Bergens' one holiday is gone—and the Trolls don't have to worry about being eaten by their neighbors—Poppy, the eternally optimistic Troll queen, has made it her mission to bring a brand new day of celebration to Bergen Town.

HOLIDAYS WITH THE HOUGHS Monday, Dec. 16

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"The hour long special, to be aired later this year, will feature brother and sister and Emmy Award-winning choreographers Derek and Julianne Hough, each of whom and together will perform in show-stopping musical and dance performances. The duo's friendly sibling rivalry will be on full display as they compete in putting their own spin on holiday classics, share family holiday traditions and create new ones for seasons to come. In addition, there will be special appearances by today's top recording artists, comedy sketches, heartwarming surprises and celebrity friends dropping by."

THE 2020 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.

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"The scholarship competition returns to NBC, its former home of two decades, with a two-hour telecast that will follow the 51 compelling candidates as they compete for life-changing scholarships to be used to continue their efforts toward community service and education. The show will continue to highlight a diverse group of young students and professionals who are advancing the message of female strength, independence and empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact. The Miss America Organization has ushered in a new era of progressiveness and inclusiveness, led by an all-female leadership team."

INAUGURAL ‘GLOBAL CITIZEN PRIZE' SPECIAL Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

"John Legend, the EGOT-winning, critically acclaimed and multi-platinum singer-songwriter, will host. This inaugural award ceremony, which will feature special musical collaborations, will celebrate individuals taking action to end extreme poverty and present notable presenter and powerful video packages telling revealing stories of action and impact."

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.

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"The NBC annual tradition continues as the iconic 1946 film once again returns to primetime. Directed by Frank Capra, "It's a Wonderful Life" stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a discouraged and despairing savings and loan manager who contemplates suicide before a guardian angel, Clarence (Henry Travers), intervenes and allows him to see what his small town of Bedford Falls would be without him -- and all that is right in his world."

DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS Thursday, Dec. 26 at 8 p.m.

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"Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing. This once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as theystruggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith, and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Parton who she is today."

DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS Friday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m.

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"Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" is the next chapter in the life of young Dolly Parton. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly's father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly's life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee."

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (ANIMATED AND LIVE-ACTION) Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 7 p.m.

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"The classic tale involves the schemes of the green and small-hearted Grinch to steal every material vestige of Christmas from the Whos living in the town of Whoville, but the Grinch ultimately discovers he can't remove the spirit of Christmas from the hearts of the Whos."

A TOAST TO 2019! Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m.

"Our New Year's Eve programming on Tuesday, December 31st will begin again this year with A Toast to 2019! Followed by the New Year's Eve special."

NBC NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m.

"Live from Times Square in the heart of New York, the most famous live New Year's Eve party in America will be a spectacular celebration to wrap up 2019 with show-stopping celebrity guests, unforgettable musical performances and, of course, the heart-pounding, iconic ball drop."

TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 9:30 a.m.

“NBC continues its tradition of covering the Rose Parade live from Pasadena, CA. The 131st Tournament of Roses Parade will air live across the country on Wednesday, January 1st.”


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