MuchMusic announces holiday programming

Every day throughout December, Much dishes out all-new, must-see programming with Much’s annual holiday programming fest, Holiday Wrap.

Starting Saturday Dec.1, viewers can feast on the best concerts, behind-the-scenes and exclusive specials, exclusive movie premieres, marathons, and more!

Kicking it all off is One Direction Day (Dec. 1), serving up a smorgasbord of 1D fan faves including the documentaries One Direction: All the Way to the Top and One Direction: A Year in the Making, as well as a half-hour of One Direction music videos, 1D: Video Flow, and the New.Music.Live. special NML Presents: One Direction Revealed. Hurray for #1DonD1!

On Monday, Dec. 3, New.Music.Live. gets in on the holiday cheer with 15 Days of Giveaways. Much studio audience members and viewers at home have a chance to snag a different giveaway each day, and enter to win the grand prize of a trip for two to Cuba, courtesy of Nolitours.
For music lovers, Much gives fans the best seat in the house with exclusive concert specials starting with Jessie J Live (Dec. 3), Ed Sheeran Live (Dec. 4), Marianas Trench on Tour (Dec. 6), Taylor Swift Live (Dec. 10), Best of the iTunes Festival (Dec. 11), the premiere broadcast of MuchMusic presents: The Big Jingle (Dec. 12), Rihanna: Inside 777 (Dec. 13), Carly Rae Jepsen on Tour (Dec. 15), and Divas 2012 featuring Miley Cyrus, Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato, and Jordin Sparks.

Much also has some goodies for movie buff this holiday season with the Canadian exclusive premieres of The A-Team (Dec. 7) and Charlie St.Cloud (Dec. 14), and the Much premieres of I, Robot (Dec. 8), Elf (Dec. 21), Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights (Dec. 22), and the Bring-It-On-A-Thon (Jan. 4).

Continuing to deliver the best original programming, Degrassi fans will be thrilled with the premiere of two all-new specials, Degrassi in Ghana (Dec. 2), and the hour-long episode Degrassi: Viva Las Vegas (Dec. 14). If that’s not enough, viewers can gorge on a New Year Degrassi marathon (Jan. 3), and fill up on past episodes of Season 12.

And what’s a Holiday Wrap without an annual roll-out of the best and worst lists? Keeping viewers on the pulse of all that’s cool…or not, Much reveals its lists of best and worst, fan favourites, and top videos with Video on Trial: 2012 Best of the Worst (Dec. 9), NML Presents: Fave 50 OF 2012 (Dec. 17 – 21) MuchMusic Presents: 2012 Hottest Guys and Girls (Dec. 23), Today’s Top 10: Holiday Videos (Dec. 24), and Top 200 Videos of 2012 (Dec. 26 – 28).

Also becoming an annual tradition is the Much Fireplace, keeping viewers cozy and warm with a lava hot flow of videos, all Christmas Day long (Dec. 25). Last but not least, viewers can kiss 2012 good bye and celebrate with Much with MuchMusic’s New Year’s Eve Party 2012 (Dec. 31).

2012 HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING LINEUP – CHRONOLOGICAL BY DATES

ONE DIRECTION DAY
Saturday, Dec. 1 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET
12 p.m. – ONE DIRECTION: A YEAR IN THE MAKING
1 p.m. – NML PRESENTS: ONE DIRECTION REVEALED
1:30 p.m. – 1D: VIDEOFLOW
2 p.m. – ONE DIRECTION: ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP

DEGRASSI IN GHANA
Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET

NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. 15 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS
Monday, Dec. 3 – Friday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. ET

JESSIE J: LIVE
Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. ET

ED SHEERAN: LIVE
Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. ET

ON SET: VICTORIA DUFFIELD & CODY SIMPSON
Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. ET

MARIANAS TRENCH ON TOUR
Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. ET

THE A-TEAM – Canadian Exclusive Premiere *Movie*
Friday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. ET

I, ROBOT – MuchMusic Premiere *Movie*
Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. ET

VIDEO ON TRIAL: 2012 BEST OF THE WORST
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. ET

TAYLOR SWIFT LIVE
Monday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. ET

BEST OF ITUNES FESTIVAL
Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. ET

MUCHMUSIC PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE
Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET

RIHANNA: INSIDE 777
Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET

DEGRASSI: VIVA LAS VEGAS
Friday, Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. ET

CHARLIE ST. CLOUD – Canadian Exclusive Premiere *Movie*
Friday, Dec 14 at 10 p.m. ET

CARLY RAE JEPSEN: ON TOUR
Saturday, Dec 15 at 10 p.m. ET

PREP & LANDING
Sunday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET

NML PRESENTS: FAVE 50 OF 2012
Monday, Dec. 16 – Friday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. ET

DIVAS 2012
Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. ET

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL MARATHON
Thursday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. ET

ELF – *Movie*
Friday, Dec. 21 at 9 p.m. ET

ADAM SANDLER’S EIGHT CRAZY NIGHT – *Movie*
Saturday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. ET

MUCHMUSIC PRESENTS: 2012 HOTTEST GUYS AND GIRLS
Sunday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. ET

TODAY’S TOP 10: HOLIDAY VIDEOS
Monday, Dec. 24 at 10 p.m. ET

MUCH FIREPLACE
Tuesday, Dec. 25 from 4 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET

TOP 200 VIDEOS OF 2012
Wednesday, Dec 26 – Friday, Dec. 28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS MARATHON
Wednesday, Dec 26 from 4 p.m. – 5 a.m. ET

RANDY JACKSON PRESENTS AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW MARATHON
Sunday, Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET

THE IN-BETWEENERS MARATHON
Sunday, Dec. 30 from 12 a.m. – 5 a.m. ET

MUCHMUSIC’S NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2012
Monday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. ET

THE VOICE MARATHON
Wednesday, Jan. 2 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. ET

DEGRASSI MARATHON
Thursday, Jan. 3 from 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET

BRING-IT-ON-A-THON
Friday, Jan. 4 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET
10 a.m. ET – Bring It On Again
12 p.m. ET – Bring It On: All Or Nothing
2 p.m. ET – Bring It On: In It To Win It
4 p.m. ET – Bring It On: Fight To The Finish
8 p.m. ET – Bring It On

ARROW MARATHON
Sunday, Jan. 6 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET

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