Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Advent 14 - Christmas Parade - "It's A SpongeBob Christmas!"

To celebrate the Christmas countdown, Nickelodeon UK are delivering festive video treats everyday until Christmas! In today's treat, from Nickelodeon's first ever full-length stop-motion animation, "It's A SpongeBob Christmas!", it's Christmas Parade day in Bikini Bottom and SpongeBob SquarePants is dishing out festive fruitcake for all! Unfortunately the fruitcakes were baked by the pesky little Plankton and contain Jerktonium! Uh-oh...:

Tune into the ultimate Nick Christmas Party for festive episodes of your favourite Nickelodeon shows everyday from 5:00pm, only on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland/HD, plus, don't forget to enter "SpongeBob's Christmas Wrap!", everyday from 7-9am and 6-8pm on Nicktoons, to win Sponge-tastic prizes from the Nickelodeon Store!
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This Week On "Talia in the Kitchen" - Nickelodeon USA

There's a lot of surprises in store this week on "Talia in the Kitchen"! Talia (Maria Quezada) confronts Jayden Grubb (William Wilson) about being a SpiceMaster; fans may finally find out which side Jayden's actually on; and Talia's friends set out to have some good news for her! This week is definitely going to be a good one! Don't miss brand-new episodes of "Talia in the Kitchen", weekdays at 7pm/6c, only on Nickelodeon USA!:

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Nickelodeon Africa To Brighten Up Festive Period For Nigerian Kids With Annual "Nickmas" Christmas Event

Original Nickelodeon Africa Press Release via Afritickets:



Lagos, 16th - 20th December 2015: Kids and family channel Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) is set to brighten up the festive period for Nigerian kids this December with its annual "Nickmas" Christmas event.

Adding a fresh twist to this year's celebrations, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be coming to Nigeria for the first time ever to join fellow Nickelodeon pals Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants in marking the holiday season.

Young fans will thrill to a series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shows at the Ikeja City Mall between 16-18 December, with a meets and greets with the Turtles, movie screenings, face painting, giveaways and other fun activities.

The festivities will continue with the Nickelodeon Gift-a-thon, a toy donation drive for underprivileged children between the age of 5-10. Nickelodeon will be supporting internally displaced children affected by the crisis in North-Eastern Nigeria by requesting a range of donations of toys, school supplies, dry food items and clothing.

Bring joy to the faces of your little ones with a trip to see the giant Nickelodeon Christmas tree at Ikeja City Mall, which will remain in place until 8 January 2016.

To find out more about Nickelodeon's "Nickmas", please visit, join the conversation on social media with #NickMas, follow us on Twitter @NickAfrica, Instagram Nickelodeon_Africa and like us on Facebook – Nickelodeon.


Get your Nickmas tickets today at! Each ticket includes a all access fun pass to Playzone, Nickelodeon Play Area, face painting and meal vouchers.

Additionally, fans can watch a special "Paw Patrol" show in Sandton City Shopping Centre and get to meet Chase and Marshall show everyday until Thursday 24th December 2015! There will also be a LEGO play pit and much more!

Plus, Nickelodeon Africa and Toy Kingdom are giving away four paw-some Paw Patrol goodie hampers in their exclusive "Letters to Santa" competition, just in time for the holidays! All fans have to to to stand a chance to win is to send their letters to Santa on and tell him what a good kid they've have been this year!
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"Hello, She Must Be Going" - "Nick News" Host Linda Ellerbee Discusses Her Retirement

In honor of legendary outspoken television journalist Linda Ellerbee retiring from television over forty years in journalism and Nickelodeon USA premiering the final edition of Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, "Hello, I Must Be Going: 25 Years of Nick News with Linda Ellerbee", on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), ABC's Good Morning America today, Monday 14th December 2015, interviewed Linda Ellerbee live in Times Square!

In the interview, Linda talks about her career in television, including ABC's Our World, a weekly primetime historical series, and talks about her time hosting the unrivaled run of the iconic Nick News with Linda Ellerbee series on Nickelodeon, including what was the most challenging story that the show covered during it's 25 years on-air, how kids who watched the series when it first begun now have children of their own, with some early viewers even going on to work on the show, what she'll miss the most, and what she plans to do after she retires. Linda also reveals that the last segment of "Hello, I Must Be Going: 25 Years of Nick News with Linda Ellerbee" will be a personnel piece about what kids have taught her whilst presenting the series. Linda also gives a great quote: "You're never too old to learn from young".

Watch Linda Ellerbee's fantastic interview with Good Morning America in the super video below, and tune into the hour-long series finale of Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, "Hello, I Must Be Going: 25 Years of Nick News with Linda Ellerbee", a retrospective documenting the longest-running kids' news show in television history, premiering Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 8:00pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana Now Accepting Reservations for May 2016

Original Karisma Hotels & Resorts Press Release via Business Wire:

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana Now Accepting Reservations for May 2016

Five-star Experiential Resort Opens Bookings for Incomparable Luxury Vacations Filled with Playful Surprises for Guests of All Ages

December 14, 2015 11:40 AM Eastern Standard Time

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the signing of an agreement, Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB and VIA), are pleased to announce immediate booking availability for Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, opening in May 2016. Nickelodeon's first-ever international hotel property, providing both non-stop family entertainment and Karisma's renowned Gourmet Inclusive® Experience, will begin accepting reservations today at 1-844-SEE-NICK and

Located on the golden sands of Uvero Alto beach in the Dominican Republic, the upscale property has re-imagined the art of hospitality to deliver delightful twists including surprise slimings and unexpected visits from your favorite Nickelodeon characters. Combined with world-class dining, sleek modern design and innovative amenities, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana will offer an unforgettable getaway for Nickelodeon fans and luxe resort lovers alike.

"Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana will be the ultimate vacation destination," said Gerald Raines, Senior Vice President, Global Nickelodeon Recreation Partnerships. "We are extremely excited for guests to enjoy Nickelodeon in a truly immersive, unique environment.

Armando Chomat, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Karisma Hotels & Resorts, commented, "A property that pairs this level of luxury – with awesome surprise elements at every turn – is the first of its kind; we invite guests of all ages to let their imaginations run wild and embark on new adventures starting this spring at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana."

Room rendering at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana (Photo: Business Wire)

Stylish Accommodations

The stunning beachfront resort will feature 208 oversized suites in seven styles designed to cater to a variety of tastes, from intimate Jacuzzi Pads and Flats to exquisite Swim-Up Suites. Guests may also choose to book one of four exclusive, two- and three-bedroom Super Villas providing upwards of 2,200 square feet of vacationing space each, including the Pineapple Villa, inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants' own home in Bikini Bottom. Suites will include luxuries like jacuzzis, private patios, wrap-around terraces or balconies, and 24-hour in-room dining options. Plus, all guests will enjoy Got You Covered amenities like complimentary baby food, strollers, cribs, kids' spa robes and baby bottle warmers for infants and toddlers.

Nickelodeon™ Village

The Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana experience will encompass gourmet a la carte cuisine, impeccable service, stylish yet playful décor, unique amenities, and entertainment for all of its guests. At the heart of the resort will be the Nickelodeon Village with areas to tickle the senses of kids and adults alike, including:

* Aqua Nick™ Playground is the place to be for water activities such as water slides, splash pads, spray grounds and a lazy river.

* Character Central will be a high-energy hotspot where guests can meet their favorite Nickelodeon characters throughout the day.

* A cool hang out for kids only, Just Kiddin' is part clubhouse, part artist's studio. Whether guests are in the mood for free play or more structured activities, they'll find a whole lot of do-it-yourself Nick fun, including daily supervised activities and programs for children 4 to 12 years old, plus meet-and-greets with Nickelodeon™ characters.

* The kNick kNack shop will carry Nickelodeon, movies, apparel, toys, vacation essentials and memorable mementos.

* When it's time to move, guests of all ages can make their way to the resort's dedicated Sports & Entertainment Center to work up a sweat or have a good laugh.

The Art of Dining Out

As a Gourmet Inclusive® property, the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana will be carefully catered to guests who value quality. Dining will be an art and a pleasure at 10 Gourmet Inclusive® restaurants, two Gourmet Corners, four bars and lounges, and the Doppio Coffee Shop, which will offer worldly cuisine and feature the freshest and finest ingredients. Dining options will range from kid friendly to elegant. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana will also include an array of innovative and fun food and beverage options at themed restaurants that reflect the brand with unexpected colors, imaginative food samples, Slime Smoothies, and characters realized through tropical fruits and vegetables.

Relax and Rejuvenate

Adventures can be balanced with relaxation at the resort thanks to Vassa Spa's herbal steam room, dry sauna, chromo therapy showers, bubble beds, whirlpool, and arctic and warm water pools. Guests will be able to escape into one of five beautifully-appointed treatment suites, couple's suite, luxurious bridal suite, or one of five "al fresco" outdoor treatment areas for those craving a little sand with their spa. Vassa Spa's signature "perfectly pink" treatment program will be available for young visitors.

Party with Nickelodeon

For guests celebrating something special, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana will bring a little character to your vacation with meet-and-greets, character dining, cake, ice cream and unforgettable memories for all. Karisma is renowned for its exquisite Gourmet Inclusive® Wedding Events, and the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is no exception. Couples will be presented with an array of romantic options for their wedding events, including a Beachfront gazebo and signature Sky Wedding location featuring stunning 360-degree views from the private rooftop terrace. And if a couple's wedding day just won't be complete without someone getting Slimed, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is happy to hook them up!

Standard rates at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana begin at $345 per adult, per night including the Gourmet Inclusive® Experience, with complete a la carte dining, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, full-service concierge, and 24-hour room service.

Guests who book early at the world's most anticipated luxury family resort can take advantage with savings of up to 45 percent. Sun, Slime & Savings! is valid for bookings from now until January 31, 2016. Additionally, kids under 13 years old Stay, Eat and Play Free with a minimum 4-nights' stay. The Sun, Slime & Savings! opening special and kids Stay, Eat and Play Free promotions are combinable and valid for stays May 1 – December 18, 2016.

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana will open in May 2016. Reservations are currently being accepted and can be booked by calling 1 (844) SEE-NICK or by visiting

About Karisma Hotels & Resorts:

Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, comprises an impressive portfolio including El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, Azul Hotels & Villas by Karisma, Generations Resorts by Karisma, Allure Hotels by Karisma and Karisma Hotels Adriatic. Properties have been honored with the industry's top accolades including Conde Nast Traveler's "Top 100 Hotels in the World," Conde Nast Traveler's "Top 30 Hotels in Cancun," TripAdvisor® Traveler's Choice "Best Family Resort in the World," and "Best Hotels for Romance," and AAA's "Four Diamond Award." Karisma has received worldwide recognition for its creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations. For reservations and a full list of Karisma properties, please visit

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company's portfolio includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Nickelodeon's brands reach 1.1 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 160 countries and territories, via more than 80+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About VIMN

Viacom International Media Networks(VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Channel, Channel 5 in the UK, VH1, VIVA, COLORS, Spike, Game One and Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más. Viacom brands are seen globally in more than 3.2 billion households in approximately 170 territories and 40 languages via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties.


As part of their Nickelodeon Experiences, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts will also offer "The Pineapple"!:

Who lives in a Pineapple under the sea? You do! Inspired by the unique home of SpongeBob SquarePants, this sumptuous 1,500-square-foot villa is the resort’s signature dwelling. The 2-bedroom/3-bath Pineapple features all of the modern amenities and luxurious accommodations found in the Super Villas, but with a unique twist: all who enter are instantly immersed in SpongeBob's world.

Your foyer is a replica of 124 Conch Street and the décor is Bikini Bottom-inspired, including the indoor and outdoor living and dining areas, a private master suite with a king size bed, smart TV and closets. Your oversized marble bathroom is complete with double sinks, an indoor shower, as well as an inviting Aguas del Amor outdoor shower and jetted Jacuzzi® tub.

The second bedroom is on the upper level of the villa's loft-style living room and is complete with two single beds, TV and private bathroom.

The living room features a pull-out sofa bed, dining room, TV, play area, storage space, a private bathroom and access to the Suite's sublime private gardens and patio where the Pineapple’s signature infinity pool, sun-bathing beds, dining and living area can be found.

Private butlers take care of your family’s every need, from a pre-arrival questionnaire to ensure your preferences are in-suite to pampering services during your stay. Enjoy a private tour of the property, activity bookings, preferred access to all restaurants and spa, and daily premium magazines and newspapers. Private butlers will also arrange tailor-made private activities such as a moonlight beach dinner prepared by a world-class chef, wine tasting, an in-suite afternoon tea party, pizza party or pajama party.
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Doug Funnie Is Right On Money - The Splat

Doug Funnie is blazing trails at the place where only kids prevail...:

Watch The Splat every night from 10:00pm ET/PT on TeenNick USA! #TheSplat!
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