Nickelodeon brings in the holiday cheer with the release of SpongeBob SquarePants Don’t Be a Jerk It’s Christmas!, a digital e-book, available now, and limited-edition hard cover print edition available exclusively on NickShop.com.
This brand-new holiday book takes readers on a festive romp through Bikini Bottom, set to the lyrics of the song, “Don’t Be A Jerk – It’s Christmas,” co-written by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) and Andy Paley (Blondie, Brian Wilson, The Ramones).
Inspired by the half-hour stop-motion It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! special airing on Nickelodeon, Dec. 6 at 8p.m., with illustrations by Heather Martinez, the e-book is now available on iTunes, Nook and Kindle.
“We are thrilled to release this classic e-book for SpongeBob SquarePants,” said Paula K. Allen, senior VP, Nickelodeon Global Publishing. “SpongeBob is such a positive and cheery character and the Don’t Be a Jerk It’s Christmas! e-book will bring joy and the holiday spirit to fans year after year.”
In the stop-motion special, inspired by the Rankin/Bass specials (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town), Plankton turns everyone in Bikini Bottom from nice to naughty by feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake – all in an effort to get his Christmas wish, the Krabby Patty formula.
SpongeBob SquarePants is executive produced by creator Stephen Hillenburg, who previously worked as a writer, director and creative director on Nickelodeon’s animated series Rocko’s Modern Life.
SpongeBob SquarePants is a Nicktoons Production and is produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif.
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