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TV on DVD: Winkler as Scrooge, 'SpongeBob'

"It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" premiers at 9:30 p.m. Friday on CBS and repeats at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 on Nickelodeon. The half-hour special features John Goodman as Santa Claus. Plankton turns everybody in Bikini Bottom naughty by feeding them his special fruitcake. A DVD of the show is $14.99, including interviews with the cast. Photo Credit: CBS

An American Christmas Carol

MOVIE In this 1979 TV movie, Henry Winkler's Depression-era financier goes bah-humbug on New England townspeople rocked by plant closings, loan payments, etc. Sound familiar?

EXTRAS Winkler looks back at the film he made while starring as Fonzie on "Happy Days."

LIST PRICE $30 DVD or Blu-ray, finally out from Shout.


More new yule DVDs

IT'S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS! The new CBS stop-motion special hits disc with making-of, full-length animatic, MP3 songs, SBSP yule log!; $15, Nickelodeon.

SCOOBY-DOO! 13 SPOOKY TALES: HOLIDAY CHILLS AND THRILLS New "Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays" joins "Scooby-Doo! Christmas," "Nutcracker Scoob," more; $20, Warner.

PREP & LANDING: TOTALLY TINSEL COLLECTION Original TV special and "Naughty vs. Nice" sequel, plus bonus features; $20 DVD/Blu-ray combo, Disney.

POWER RANGERS SAMURAI: CHRISTMAS TOGETHER, FRIENDS FOREVER Holiday episodes from "Samurai," "Zeo," "Mighty Morphin"; $15, Lionsgate.

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS A dozen Lifetime movies, among them "A Christmas Wedding," "Christmas in Paradise," "Will You Merry Me?"; $40, A&E.

CHRISTMAS WITH DANNY KAYE Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole and Mary Tyler Moore in two yule episodes from Kaye's '60s variety hour; $15, Inception.

THE DEAN MARTIN CHRISTMAS SHOW Famously "casual" music/comedy hour's 1968 holiday show, with Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, crew's kids; $13, Time Life.


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