CBS'S VERY MERRY YULETIDE PROGRAMMING


Thursday, Nov. 27 (9:00 AM-Noon, Live ET 8:00-11:00AM, live CT 7:00-10:00 AM, live MT 1:00-4:00 PM, delayed PT) THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS--Dave Price and Maggie Rodriguez of CBS News' "The Early Show" host this CBS Thanksgiving tradition which features the 82nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York. Also featured are performances by country music duo Sugarland and the Broadway casts of "Mary Poppins" and "Grease." Guests include Clay Aiken and CBS Daytime drama stars Jessica Leccia ("Guiding Light") and Julie Pinson ("As the World Turns").

Wednesday, Dec. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER-The longest running holiday special in television history celebrates its 44th anniversary in this digitally re-mastered version. Since 1964, millions of families have watched Rudolph and his friends, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Misfit Toys, save Christmas. The classic "Animagic" special features a world-renowned musical score from Johnny Marks and the voice of legendary performer Burl Ives.

Wednesday, Dec. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!!!- COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT-This prelude to the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8, 2009 will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. This one-hour special will include the announcements of nominations in six categories and feature performances by past Grammy winners and nominees. The event will also celebrate the grand opening of The Grammy Museum. Celine Dion, Foo Fighters, B.B. King, John Mayer and Taylor Swift are among those scheduled to perform.

Wednesday, Dec. 3 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW-Super- model Heidi Klum, along with top models Alessandra Ambrosio, Selita Ebanks, Doetzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr and a bevy of other Victoria's Secret Angels, star in this holiday-infused lingerie runway show, which will also include musical performances by Grammy Award-winning star Usher, red carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world's most celebrated fashion show.

Friday, Dec. 12 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) FROSTY THE SNOWMAN-Frosty, that "jolly, happy soul" whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship. Narrated by Jimmy Durante, the special also includes the voices of Jackie Vernon (as Frosty) and Billy De Wolfe (Professor Hinkle).

Friday, Dec. 12 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) FROSTY RETURNS-The magic still in his old silk hat, the holiday season's perennially popular original dancing snowman continues his adventures and skates on the edge of danger. Jonathan Winters is the narrator with John Goodman as the voice of Frosty.

Saturday, Dec. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) ELF-Will Ferrell, James Caan and Mary Steenburgen star in this comedy about a man raised as an elf at the North Pole who is sent to New York in search of his true identity (Theatrical).

Tuesday, Dec. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE 10TH ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH FAITH HILL-Inspirational stories about adoption will be enhanced by performances by Hill, Melissa Etheridge, Gavin Rossdale, Jamie Foxx and others. Kristin Chenoweth, Patricia Heaton, Rene Russo, Martin Short and other celebrities will present stories about adoption.