Nick Plans Holiday Albums

Nickelodeon is getting into the holiday spirit with two new Christmas-themed albums that feature original songs from two of the network’s holiday specials.

“Merry Nickmas,” set for release Nov. 20 from Columbia Records, features the musicians Big Time Rush, Drake Bell and Rachel Crow alongside the casts of “Victorious,” “How to Rock” and “SpongeBob SquarePants” celebrating the holidays with their own renditions of "All I Want For Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town," "Jingle Bells" and other holiday favorites.

As a tie-in to the album, Rachel Crow will be showcased on the Dora the Explorer float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, performing "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town." Crow’s recording of the song will also be featured in Nickelodeon's A Fairly Odd Christmas live-action TV movie premiering Nov. 30.

The Bikini Bottom holiday classic, "Don't Be A Jerk (It's Christmas)," which will appear in Nickelodeon's first full-length stop-motion special, It's A SpongeBob Christmas!, will also appear on the album.

In addition, Nickelodeon has partnered with Sony Music Entertainment to release a full-length album for the SpongeBob special “It's a SpongeBob Christmas! Album,” available now for digital download.