The Hub Launches R.L Stine Show, Animated Series Over Christmas Holidays

Animated series and horror show will debut with back-to-back episodes

The Hub has some holiday gifts for the world.

The newly formed family cable channel will use Christmas and New Year's to premiere two new original shows — “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting: The Series,” and “Dan Vs.,”

The Hub is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro.

The R.L. Stine series is a half-hour show that will feature the best-selling children's horror show. It will debut on Christmas Day with two episodes back-to-back.

For its other holiday entry, the channel will premiere “Dan Vs." on New Year's day. The animated show will center on Dan, a lovable misanthrope who takes on different adversaries.

Here's the full schedule (all time ET):

“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series”
“A Creature Was Stirring” (Premiere: Saturday, December 25, 8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; encore presentation: midnight – 12:30 a.m.) It didn't matter if Timmy was naughty or nice… this year he got one present he couldn't return!

“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series,”
“The Dead Body” (Premiere: Saturday, December 25, 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.; encore presentation: 12:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.) When Will strikes a deal with Jake, the new kid, to take care of some bullies, he gets more than he bargained for!

“Dan Vs.”
“New Mexico” (Premiere: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; encore presentations: 11 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 2, 2011, 8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) Dan's grudge against the state of New Mexico leads to a road trip with his best friend Chris and Chris's wife Elise.

“Dan Vs.”
“The Ninja” (Premiere: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; encore presentations: 11:30 p.m. – midnight; Sunday, January 2, 2011, 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.) Dan's outrage over stolen cookies uncovers an unlikely Ninja vendetta.