TLC plans a week of Holiday-themed specials and Christmas episodes of its most popular series, dubbed “Tis the TLC Season,” starting Sunday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 14.
“Nothing brings families together and warms the heart like the holidays,” said TLC’s general manager Nancy Daniels. “Our programming celebrates the season and captures the excitement, humor, and love that we know our audience is also experiencing this time of the year.”
During this week, TLC will premiere the docu-film “Secret Santa” from the producers of Animal Planet hit “Mermaids” on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. ET. It explores the myth of jolly ol’ Saint Nick, the miracles attributed to him and even investigates claims and home video that purportedly prove his existence. Produced by The Original Content Group, “Secret Santa” was created by Charlie Foley and written by Foley and Vaibhav Bhatt.
The network will also take last season’s “Knock and Shock” contest, in which “Long Island Medium” surprised winning viewers with a reading, to a new level. On a special episode of “Long Island Medium” on Sunday, Dec. 7, series star Theresa Caputo will treat one lucky viewer to a reading, but this time it will be aired live.
And on Friday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET, TLC will air the star-studded special, “Deck the Halls With Dr. Christmas,” which takes viewers inside Bob Pranga — aka Dr. Christmas — and his partner Debi Staron’s over-the-top holiday decorating business. They are behind some of the most imaginative homes-turned-winter wonderlands in Hollywood. The special will include celebrity clients Brooke Burke-Charvet, Mario Lopez, and Alison Sweeney and their pimped-out Holiday home transformations.