Holiday season on Disney XD

Top competitors, favourite characters and classic superheroes lead the way on Disney XD this December as the network stocks up on programming treats for the holidays.

With the season finale of the reality series Fort Boyard – Ultimate Challenge, a special animated Marvel Mornings lineup and very merry movies, Disney XD is spreading holiday cheer on-air, OnDemand and online all month-long.

Disney XD is stuffing weekends with feature-length network premieres. Beginning Saturday, December 3, Blockbuster titles join the schedule each weekend at 7:30 p.m. ET leading up to Christmas Eve. Titles include The Shaggy Dog (December 3), Eight Below (December 9) and Inspector Gadget (December 17).

On December 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET, audiences can enjoy the network premiere of the holiday Pair of Kings episode, “Pair of Santas,” while on Saturday, December 10, viewers can catch the thrilling one-hour season one, part one finale of the reality series Fort Boyard – Ultimate Challenge at 8:00 p.m. ET. Leading into the finale, beginning at 4:00 p.m., is a four-hour marathon that will recount the challenges encountered in the past eight episodes. In the finale, two teams face off for their final series of challenges but only one team can claim the title of ‘Conquerors of Fort Boyard.’ On December 11, there is ‘snow’ problem with festive stunts in a holiday episode of Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil premiering at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Disney XD heats up the special seasonal schedule with marathons of the network’s hottest series from December 26 to January 6. Each weekday afternoon beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET, it’s five and a half hours of amped-up action from series including Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil, Pair of Kings, Kickin’ It, Phineas and Ferb, Zeke and Luther and I’m In The Band. On Monday, January 2, as part of a five hour Phineas and Ferb marathon, Disney XD will air an encore of the smash-hit movie based on the series, Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

With mutants, radioactive spider bites and world famous villains, Disney XD powers-up the weekday morning lineup with Marvel Mornings from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. ET. From December 26 through January 6, kids will wake up to Marvel heroes including Iron Man, X-Men, Gargoyles and Spiderman.

Throughout the month of December, viewers are also invited to visit to get into the holiday spirit with new winter-themed games based on top Disney XD series and cool contests with the chance to win great gear and a trip to the Winter 2012 X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Disney XD OnDemand will be loaded up with holiday-themed episodes to make the season’s tidings last well into the New Year.

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