AIRDATE: Bluey embarks on Outback Adventure Christmas Special


  Bluey - An Outback Christmas
Bluey – An Outback Christmas

A Queensland produced television Christmas animation special will have its world television debut on a national free-to-air channel this Friday. 

An Outback Christmas features the story of Bluey, an Australian Blue Heeler who needs to get home to his parents house to celebrate Christmas Day. He meets a digeridoo obsessed emu, a wisecracking echidna and a kangaroo who just wants air conditioning and lettuce leaves. He also discovers an international secret about the jolly man in the red suit. 

The 30 minute primetime special also features a narration from Australian game show royalty John Deeks, Ilai Swindells (Foxtel’s Open Slather), Brisbane radio announcers Louise Poole and Daniel Thomas and singer/performer Mitch Tambo. 

Producer/Writer/Director Shannon Morris said it’s time Australia produced it’s own traditional Christmas specials. 

“In the USA, Christmas specials like Little Drummer Boy and A Charlie Brown Christmas were produced in the 60’s and have aired every Christmas since to huge television numbers. Why can’t we do the same here?”

“An Outback Christmas features a unique Australian story which I hope is embraced by audiences.” 

“The special itself was heaps of fun to write and produce so I hope all Australians will enjoy Bluey’s adventure” 

It’s hoped a spin-off series can be produced in 2019.

An Outback Christmas will air on NITV (Freeview Channel 34/Foxtel Channel 144) on Friday 8 December at 7.30pm.



  1. Okay, so this looks great. But why call it "Bluey"? I know there’s room in this world for more than one blue heeler based TV show, but both within a few months of one another? I’m pretty sure it’s going to cause a lot of confusion.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here




Featured Stories

Acclaimed Cinematic neo-noir series LOSING ALICE premieres this weekend on Apple TV+

Shrouded with mystery at every turn, "Losing Alice" is a cinematic neo-noir psychological thriller that follows an aging director, Alice, and her growing obsession with a young screenwriter, Sophie, whose dark and trouble script appears more truth than fiction.





New documentary special to ask the question WHAT KILLED MARADONA?

A new Discovery Channel special explores the untold story of Argentine football icon, Diego Maradona and the accumulating circumstances which may have contributed to his untimely death on 25 November last year.

JIMMY CARR and an All-Star cast to face The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything

Question master Jimmy Carr is joined by a panel of celebrity guests including Rob Beckett, Roisin Conaty, Nish Kumar, Katherine Ryan, Oti Mabuse, and Rob Brydon, as they go head to head to see who knows the most, about everything.

LOUIS THEROUX revisits families dominated by Religion on LIFE ON THE EDGE

In his trilogy of documentaries centred around the Westboro Baptist Church, Louis explores the price the family was paying for its devotion to the distorted vision of its patriarch, Pastor Fred Phelps.
%d bloggers like this: