Christmas at The Nite Show

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Do you want to build a snowman? most of Maine we can't right now, so let's celebrate the Christmas season by watching TV!

It's that time of year where we celebrate in a variety of ways. Let us count them:

Stookey2017.jpgThe Nite Show Christmas Special
Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. on WABI TV5/Bangor
Saturday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. on FOX 23/Portland
Christmas Eve at 12:35 a.m. on WABI TV5/Bangor and WGME CBS13/Portland

It's a solid hour of skits and performances from Christmas' past and present. Look for appearances by Count von Count from Sesame Street, Noel Paul Stookey, Buddy The Elf, Sock Puppet Santa, U-Maine Renaissance, Downtown Brewer Businesses, and more. 1-hour of Christmas fun that is as appropriate for the whole family as we get. 

The Nite Show Christmas Tree and a Beloved Maine Christmas Parody
Saturday, Dec. 15 in our normal timeslots, statewide

We celebrate the Christmas season with another ornament from a Nite Show guest donning our Tree. The Nite Show Christmas Tree is full of 8-years of ornaments from guests around the holiday season. This year is no exception! Kevin Raye visited on the 8th and gave us a Raye's Mustard Ornament. Alyssa Thurlow from WABI TV5 is on tap tonight - let's see what she has in store!

Plus, there's a Maine Christmas commercial that has become iconic over the years. In tonight's show, we decide to remake it because you haven't seen it on TV in over a decade...and that's sad. We're here to make you happy, so enjoy this Christmas gift to you! 

X-Mas-2017.jpgThe Nite Show Christmas Tree, Sock Puppet Santa, and our annual performance of "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)"
Saturday, Dec. 22 in our normal timeslots, statewide

The Nite Show Christmas Tree is featured once again as writer Aislinn Sarnacki visits the show with an ornament in hand!

Sock Puppet Santa makes his annual appearance, this time outlining his 2018 Naughty List. This list is NOT for kids, FYI.

Anna Roman returns to perform with Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band and others on "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)". It's a classic by Darlene Love that was featured on "The Late Show with David Letterman" for more than 2 decades every Christmas. We have Tom "Bones" Malone joining us in the band this year after arranging the song and spending 22 years performing it with Letterman's band. Also joining us, David Wells on sax, Scott Burdett on French Horn, Opus Trio on strings, and the Hampden Academy Chamber Choir providing amazing backing vocals. It's an annual production unline anything else you will see on local TV, and it honors a tradition that was established by a guy who inspired Dan to start The Nite Show in the first place.