Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants Don't Be a Jerk It's Christmas! E-Book Available for Digital Download Today!

  Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants Don't Be a Jerk It's Christmas! E-Book
                    Available for Digital Download Today!

Tis' the Season to Be Jolly…Not a Jerk!

Limited-Edition Hard Cover Copies Available on

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Nickelodeon brings in the holiday
cheer with the release of SpongeBob SquarePants Don't Be a Jerk It's
Christmas!, a digital e-book, available now, and limited-edition hard cover
print edition available exclusively on This brand-new holiday
book takes readers on a festive romp through Bikini Bottom, set to the lyrics
of the hit song, "Don't Be A Jerk – It's Christmas," co-written by Tom Kenny
(voice of SpongeBob) and Andy Paley (Blondie, Brian Wilson, The Ramones).
Inspired by the half-hour stop-motion It's A SpongeBob Christmas! special
airing on Nickelodeon, Dec. 6 at 8p.m., with illustrations by Heather
Martinez, the e-book is now available on iTunes, Nook and Kindle.

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"We are thrilled to release this classic e-book for SpongeBob SquarePants,"
said Paula K. Allen, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Global Publishing.
"SpongeBob is such a positive and cheery character and the Don't Be a Jerk
It's Christmas! e-book will bring joy and the holiday spirit to fans year
after year."

In the stop-motion special, inspired by the Rankin/Bass specials (Rudolph the
Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town), Plankton turns everyone in
Bikini Bottom from nice to naughty by feeding them his special
jerktonium-laced fruitcake – all in an effort to get his Christmas wish, the
Krabby Patty formula.

SpongeBob SquarePants is executive produced by creator Stephen Hillenburg, who
previously worked as a writer, director and creative director on Nickelodeon's
animated series Rocko's Modern Life. Hillenburg graduated from the California
Institute of the Arts with a master's degree in experimental animation and
studied marine biology and art as an undergraduate.

Paul Tibbitt served as a director and writer on SpongeBob SquarePants for its
first three seasons and is currently executive producer. He wrote some of the
show's most memorable episodes such as "Ripped Pants" and "Mermaid Man &
Barnacle Boy." Tibbitt was one of the co-writers and storyboard artists on
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. SpongeBob SquarePants is a Nicktoons
Production and is produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank,

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