In the tradition of TV’s best-loved animated Christmas classics, Hallmark Channel announces the World Premiere of Jingle All the Way, a Hallmark Channel Original Animated Special, starring one of Hallmark’s most lovable characters, Jingle the Husky Pupâ„¢, which premieres exclusively on the network, Friday, November 25 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). This is the first time that Hallmark Channel has ever brought a Hallmark product to life in a full-length entertainment production and it is the first cable TV experience of its kind.Â The Interactive Storybook & Story Buddy,â„¢ available in Hallmark Gold Crown Stores, is part of a significant partnership from retail to on-air, digital and social media to promote the special.Â Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas, one of the most anticipated seasonal events in entertainment, features more hours of holiday-themed programming than any other network.
In “Jingle All the Way, a spirited Husky puppy looking for a home at a Christmas tree farm instantly bonds with a young boy visiting with his parents. Â As the boy rides away, unable to keep him, the pup escapes and embarks on a snowy journey to find his friend again. Guided by a wise cardinal and the sound of jingling bells, he eventually receives the help he needs from a big man in a red suit just in time for Christmas morning.
The animated special offers the first-ever opportunity for viewers to activate the Jingle Interactive Storybook and Story Buddyâ„¢ while watching original program content based on the book.
Jingle All the Way is a Bent Image Lab Production.Â Chad Harris, Jodi Schade, Diana Stuart, Shawn McClaren and Ray Di Carlo are Executive Producers.Â Tsui Ling Toomer is Producer.Â Chel White directs from a teleplay by Allan Neuwirth.