Soaps Get Coal for Christmas

    on Sunday, December 24, 2006 @ 10:22 PM

    ABC, CBS, and NBC are not in the the mood to show you the fantasy of daytime drama on Christmas day. The networks have decided to ignore it’s female demographic, and go after the men and children in the house courtesy of Christmas specials and sports, sports and more sports.On December 25, Christmas Day in the United States, instead of your daily dose of “All My Children,” “As The World Turns,” “,” “,” “General Hospital,” “,” “One Life To Live,” “” and “,” the big-three networks have instead opted to preempt the drama in exchange for Holiday specials and National Ball games. For ABC’s part, the network has also preempted “” in order to air the “” hosted by “” co-hosts and Kelly Ripa and “’s'” . It airs from 10:00 AM, EST to 12:00 PM, EST.

    Set to appear are music sensation Beyoncé; recording artist and composer ; acclaimed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli; Mexican pop group ; tween singing sensation ; ’s ; Disney Channel star Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana; Disney Channel’s blockbuster “” stars Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, and ; Grammy-Award winner ; pop performers , Elliott Yamin, , and ; sister act Aly & AJ; Host ; and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” designers extraordinaire , Paige Hemmis and .

    At 1:00 PM, ABC will air the SOAPnet original special “.” The special highlighting christmas music performed by such ABC Daytime stars as , , , Susan Lucci, Jacob Young, , , , , , , and Ignacio Serricchio. “Soapy Christmas” goes behind-the-scenes of recording sessions for “A Holiday Affair,” the new original musical collaboration from . You can purchase the CD now at and at retail stores and digital music service providers nationwide. The special originally aired Friday, December 2 on SOAPnet.

    Beginning at 2:00 PM, ABC will present their annual Christmas Day game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the . For CBS’ part, the network will air repeats of “The Price is Right” from 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon. In place of the afternoon CBS soaps, the network will air the 2003 film “Secondhand Lions,” which stars , Robert Duvall, , , and . At 3:00 PM, CBS will air the CBS Sports Spectacular Presentation “.”

    NBC is set to air Local Programming until 2:30 PM when they begin airing “Capital One Holiday Celebration on Ice.” At 4:30 PM “” takes over until 5:00 PM when NBC Sports presents the at for some NFL Football.

    All soaps are expected back with original episodes on Tuesday, December 26.

    • The Bold and the Beautiful
    • All My Children
    • Eden Riegel
    • Susan Lucci
    • The Young and the Restless
    • Vincent Irizarry
    • Days of our Lives
    • Bobbie Eakes
    • Kelly Ripa
    • General Hospital
    • As The World Turns
    • Passions
    • Scott Clifton
    • Guiding Light
    • Hannah Montana
    • Jason Thompson
    • Kathy Brier
    • Kassie DePaiva
    • High School Musical
    • Kristen Alderson
    • Tika Sumpter
    • Regis Philbin
    • Ryan Seacrest
    • Beyoncé
    • Daniel Powter
    • Andrea Bocelli
    • RBD
    • Bianca Ryan
    • Doodlebops
    • Miley Cyrus
    • Lucas Grabeel
    • Corbin Bleu
    • Monique Coleman
    • Ashley Tisdal
    • Michael Bolton
    • Paris Bennett
    • Elliott Yamin
    • Mandisa
    • Aly & AJ
    • Samantha Brown
    • Ty Pennington
    • Paige Hemmis
    • Eduardo Xol
    • A Very Soapy Christmas
    • Renee Elise Goldsberry
    • Jacob Young
    • Ignacio Serricchio
    • The Price is Right
    • Seconhand Lions
    • Michael Caine
    • Robert Duvall
    • Haley Joel Osment
    • Kyra Sedgwick
    • Eric Balfour
    • Christian Kane
    • Football Night in America