NBC Continues its Full Slate of Festive Programs throughout the Month of December

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02 December 2018
Saturday Night Live: Best of Christmas, I
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NBC's Holiday Specials
Monday, December 3 at 10 PM ET on NBC

           The continuing schedule includes programs like It’s a Wonderful Life, Saturday Night Live: Best of Christmas, Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night, Timeless finale, holiday edition of America’s Got Talent, Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas Special) and everything in between. Also back are the classic cartoon How the Grinch Stole Christmas a special episode of Deal or No Deal.
          Below are the full slate of NBC holiday specials, concluding with the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, from Pasadena, California.
NBC Holiday Special
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Monday, December 3
Deal or No Deal: Happy Howie Days (10-11 p.m.)
Howie Mandel’s hit game show is back after 10 years and he’s offering up the possibility of a $1 million holiday present. A family who has overcome all odds, an incredible adoption story and a player who pushes the limits to bring life-changing money home for the holidays. The series premieres Wednesday, Dec. 5 on CNBC.
Tuesday, December 4
Saturday Night Live Best of Christmas
(9-11 p.m.; repeat Thursday, Dec. 13 at 9 p.m.)
Two hours of classic Christmas-related sketches over the show’s illustrious history.
Monday, December 10
Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night (10 p.m.)
Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling a cappella group Pentatonix and special guests celebrate the holiday.

NBC Holiday Season
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Tuesday, December 11
Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas (9-10 p.m.)
Winner of the 2017 season of “America’s Got Talent,” Darci Lynne Farmer will celebrate the holidays Oklahoma style with her puppets and guests Kristin Chenoweth, Toby Keith, Hunter Hayes, Pentatonix and Lindsey Stirling.
Hollywood Game Night (10-11 p.m.)
Hosted by Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch, episode will play holiday-themed games between teams that include Jameela Jamil (“The Good Place”), Lauren Ash (“Superstore”) and Tony Hale (“Arrested Development”).
Wednesday, December 12
Ellen’s Game of Games
(8-9 p.m.; repeat Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 p.m.)
A holiday edition of last season’s #1 new alternative series.
Little Big Shots (9-10 p.m.)
The Steve Harvey-hosted series returns to celebrate the holiday season with fan-favorite acts that include Angelica Hale, Miles Caton and more.
NBC Seasonal Specials
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Monday, December 17
America’s Got Talent
(10-11 p.m.; repeat Friday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.)
A holiday edition of the #1 alternative series on television.
Wednesday, December 19
Hollywood Game Night (9 p.m.)
Celebrities will partake in such games as “Block This Way,” “Four-Letter Words,”’ “Popped Quiz,” “Back to Back” and “7 Seconds of Fame.”
Thursday, December 20
Timeless (8-10 p.m.)
The series finale promises fans an epic, unforgettable thrill ride through the past, present and future, with a healthy dose of Christmas spirit.

NBC Holiday Special
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Monday, December 24
It’s a Wonderful Life (8-11 p.m.)
Nothing says Christmas like the classic 1947 Jimmy Stewart film from director Frank Capra.
Christmas Eve Mass (11:30 p.m.-1 a.m.)
Viewers will be able to watch the Pope Francis-led mass from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Tuesday, December 25
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (8 p.m.) 
The animated holiday classic returns.
Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (8:30-11 p.m.)
The #1 highest-rated movie on the broadcast networks last season.
Saturday Night Live: Best of Christmas, ICourtesy of NBCUniversal
Monday, December 31
NBC News Special: A Toast to 2018! (8-10 p.m.)
The highlights and newsmakers of 2018 are brought to the fore in this year-end review.
NBC’s New Year’s Eve
(10-11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.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 2018 with show-stopping celebrity guests, unforgettable musical performances and, of course, the heart-pounding, iconic ball drop.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
130th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade (Live) 
(11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ET / 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. PT)
The New Year’s Day tradition continues as marching bands and beautifully crafted floats stroll down Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Calif.
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