(November 15, 2000 – Burbank, CA) — The WB ushers in the holiday spirit this December with special-themed episodes of “GILMORE GIRLS,” “FELICITY,” “ROSWELL,” “POPULAR,” “SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH” and “NIKKI,” beginning on December 13. On Wednesday, December 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), the “FELICITY” episode titled “And To All A Good Night” finds Ben (Scott Speedman) desperately trying to impress Felicity’s (Keri Russell) mom (guest star Eve Gordon) during a holiday visit to New York, but one disturbing mishap after another leaves mom wishing that her daughter was dating someone stable and goal-oriented, like Noel (Scott Foley). Meanwhile, Felicity and the girls plan a holiday bash while Sean (Greg Grunberg) schemes to make a bundle selling Christmas trees. Friday, December 15 is packed with holiday punch, with “SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH” (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) kicking off the night with an episode titled “Sabrina’s Perfect Christmas.” Sabrina’s (Melissa Joan Hart) dreaming of a normal Christmas and opts to spend a picture-perfect holiday with Morgan (Elisa Donovan) and her seemingly sane family rather than endure the annual insanity with her aunts Hilda (Caroline Rhea) and Zelda (Beth Broderick), but soon discovers the ugly secrets under the flawless facade. That same night at 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET, “POPULAR” presents a riveting take on “It’s a Wonderful Life” with an episode titled “The Consequences of Falling.” Faced with spending Christmas in the hospital and his hopes dashed of finding a bone marrow match to combat his leukemia, Harrison’s (Christopher Gorham) vicious case of ennui leads to his wishing he were never born and contemplating suicide. He is taken on a journey through time and space by his recently deceased hospital roommate Clarence (guest star Mike Damus, “Brutally Normal”) to see how each of his friends would have turned out never having known him, and he discovers the powerful ripple effect of his life. On Sunday, December 17, freshman comedy “NIKKI” (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET) finds the lighter side of the Yuletide. In the episode titled “The Crybaby Who Stole Christmas,” Dwight wrestles Santa Claus and faces a public relations nightmare after St. Nick suffers an injury. On Monday, December 18, the “ROSWELL” episode titled “A Roswell Christmas Carol” finds Max (Jason Behr) struggling with using his healing powers to perform a Christmas miracle after witnessing a senseless tragedy. While Roswell is aglow with the holiday spirit, Max is haunted by the ghost of a man who sacrifices his own life to save his young daughter’s. The WB’s holiday programming concludes on Thursday, December 21 with a memorable episode of “GILMORE GIRLS” titled “Forgiveness and Stuff” in which the family is rocked when the family patriarch, Richard (Edward Herrmann), collapses at their Christmas party. Lorelai (Lauren Graham), initially hurt and upset when she finds herself “dis-invited” to her parents’ annual holiday bash, rushes to the hospital where Richard’s close call forces everyone to confront their long-standing resentments and misunderstandings.
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