Columbia Records And Nickelodeon Announce The Release Of Merry Nickmas, Available Nov. 20

   Columbia Records And Nickelodeon Announce The Release Of Merry Nickmas,
                              Available Nov. 20

Holiday CD Features Songs From Big Time Rush, Rachel Crow, SpongeBob
SquarePants And More!

Rachel Crow to Perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Columbia Records and Nickelodeon
celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the release ofMerry
Nickmas, available Tuesday, Nov. 20. Join Nickelodeon favorites Big Time
Rush, Rachel Crow, the casts of Victorious and How to Rock, Drake Bell and
SpongeBob SquarePants, as they get into the holiday spirit with their own
recordings of"All I Want For Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" and
"Jingle Bells" (see full track-listing below).

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121108/NY09127 )

Kicking off the holiday season, Rachel Crow will perform "Santa Claus Is
Comin' To Town" in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Rachel will be
showcased on the Dora the Explorer float, joining Dora and her friends on an
adventure to help Swiper learn the true meaning of Christmas. 

Rachel's rendition of "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" will also be featured in
Nickelodeon's "A Fairly Odd Christmas," the sequel to 2011's hit live-action
TV movie, "A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!" premiering Friday, Nov.
30, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The original TV movie follows the exploits of Timmy
Turner (Drake Bell), and his well-meaning fairy godparents, as he tries to
save Christmas, but first he's got to get himself off the naughty list.

The popular Bikini Bottom holiday classic, "Don't Be A Jerk (It's Christmas),"
co-written by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) and Andy Paley, will appear in
Nickelodeon's first full-length stop-motion animated special, "It's A
SpongeBob Christmas!" Premiering Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), the
special also features John Goodman as Santa Claus. In "It's A SpongeBob
Christmas!", Plankton turns everybody in Bikini Bottom from nice to naughtyby
feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake all in an effort to get
his Christmas wish--the Krabby Patty formula.

The full track-listing of Merry Nickmas is as follows:

1.Sleigh Ride – Nickelodeon cast
2.It's Not Christmas Without You – Victorious cast feat. Victoria Justice
3.All I Want For Christmas – Big Time Rush
4.Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree – Victoria Justice
5.Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town – Rachel Crow
6.Deck The Halls – How to Rock cast feat. Cymphonique Miller
7.Jingle Bells – Drake Bell
8.Beautiful Christmas – Big Time Rush
9.Don't Be A Jerk (It's Christmas) – Tom Kenny, voice of SpongeBob
    SquarePants

ABOUT COLUMBIA RECORDS
One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia
Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia
Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.

ABOUT SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current
roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international
superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most
important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels
representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista
Nashville, Beach Street Records, BNA Records, Columbia Nashville, Columbia
Records,Day 1,Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records,Kemosabe
Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings,MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA
Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, Reunion Records,Roc Nation,Sony
Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Verity
Gospel Music Group, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

ABOUT NICKELODEON
Nickelodeon, now in its 33^rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for
kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in
everything it does. The company includes television programming and production
in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online,
recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is
seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated
basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork,
visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters
and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

SOURCE Columbia Records

Contact: Winnie Lam, Columbia Records, +1-212-833-8092,
Winnie.Lam@sonymusic.com; Jennifer Mozenter, Columbia Records,
+1-212-833-4024, Jennifer.Mozenter@sonymusic.com; Maggie Wang, Nickelodeon,
+1-212-846-6381, maggie.wang@nick.com
 
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