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Sonic Christmas Blast (originally titled An X-Tremely Sonic Christmas) is a 1996 Christmas television special originally aired on the USA Network, spun off from the animated series Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, which itself was based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. Christmas Eve has come to Robotropolis, and everyone in town has gathered around the Jumbotron in the middle of the square to see Santa Claus (actually a robot duplicate) make a very important announcement - he's retiring. He claims to have found a "perfect replacement" in the form of Robotnik Claus (Dr. Robotnik in a Santa suit), who says that he is making a few slight changes to the holiday. The kids who don't know any better line up in the mall to sit on Robotnik's lap, only to find out that he is demand the children to give him presents for Christmas. Meanwhile, Sonic, after having a talk with Princess Sally, goes to meet up with his buddy Tails, whom he recruits to help him find some Christmas presents for Sally. This confuses the little fox, because Sonic just agreed with Sally that they wouldn't get each other anything this year. Sonic explains that he and Sally made this same agreement last year, but she ended up getting Sonic a bunch of cool stuff anyway, like a ring on his finger with a mysterious squiggle mark. Sonic, on the other hand, took the "no presents" agreement seriously and got Sally nothing last year. This year, though, he has figured out that when a girl say she wants "no presents, she really means two stores full." (more...)
- Jason Davis, the voice of Mikey Blumberg from Disney's Recess (including its Christmas episode), died at age 35 on February 16th.
- Robert Conrad, best known for his role as Jim West on The Wild Wild West, and who also played Officer Hummel in Jingle All the Way, died of heart failure at age 84 on February 8th.
- Veteran film/TV/stage actor Orson Bean, who played Mr. Cole in A Golden Christmas 3, died at age 91 on February 7th.
- In the 2020 Annie Awards ceremony, the Netflix original film Klaus won a total of seven awards, including Best Feature, while DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming won the Best Special Production Award.
- Canadian animator Blair Kitchen, whose animation credits included A Miser Brothers' Christmas, passed away at the age of 43 on January 5th.
- Jerry Herman, composer of Hello, Dolly and Mrs. Santa Claus, died at the age of 88 on December 26th.
- Lee Mendelson, executive producer of the Peanuts animated specials and shows, died at the age of 86 on December 25th.
- Actor/singer René Auberjonois died on December 8th at the age of 79. Best known for the role of Father Mulcahy in the original M*A*S*H movie and voicing Chef Louis in Disney's The Little Mermaid, he also portrayed Sumner in The Christmas Star and Ned in A Smoky Mountain Christmas, and also voiced the evil stranger in The Smurfs' Christmas Special and Leonard McLeish in the 2010s Pound Puppies animated series (including its Christmas episode).
- Caroll Spinney, who performed as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street from its debut up until his retirement last year, died at the age of 85 on December 8th.
- CBS Corporation and Viacom officially reunited into a single company known as ViacomCBS on December 4th.
- The Jim Henson Company has announced that they are producing a remake of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, to be scripted by songwriter Bret McKenzie (who wrote the songs for the last two Muppet movies).
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- Christmas at the Madison (Hallmark Channel)
- The Christmas Company (Hallmark Channel)
- Christmas on the Range (INSP)
- Christmas on the Square (Netflix)
- A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (Netflix)
- The Christmas Project 2 (Up)
- Everyday is Christmas (TV One)
- Southern Comfort (BET)
- Starring Christmas (Hallmark Channel)
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