Holiday Special Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas Starring Katherine McNamara


DreamWorks Announces Holiday Special Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas Starring Katherine McNamara

Newly Released Trailer Features McNamara as Singing Sensation Sally Jessup, Performing New Holiday Music

DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas Gallops onto Netflix December 6


DreamWorks Animation unveiled the heartwarming trailer for the holiday special of its Emmy® Award-winning series Spirit Riding Free titled, DreamWorks Spirit of Christmas. The trailer shows Katherine McNamara (Arrow, Shadowhunters) joining the cast of the holiday special as singing sensation, Sally Jessup in a heartfelt performance featuring original holiday songs. DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas premieres on Netflix December 6.

Sally Jessup (L) with Lucky (R) in DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas (Credit: DreamWorks Animation)

In DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas, Lucky and her friends embark on a Christmas Eve adventure into the city to find the perfect gift, but their return to Miradero for holiday festivities is ruined when an avalanche derails their plans. In the midst of chaos, the PALs meet their favorite singer Sally Jessup whose honest, heartening music gives hope and strength to the stranded train passengers as they try to make their way home.


Inspired by the Oscar® nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free follows the journey of a wild mustang who could not be tamed. The Emmy-winning series launched in May 2017, with 52 episodes currently available on Netflix and more to come in 2020. DreamWorks recently announced an untitled theatrical feature film based on the hit series is slated for release in 2021.


Thank you Dreamworks for our great package we are ready to watch Spirit Riding Free #spiritofchristmas December 6th on Netflix.

DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas also features the voice talents of Amber Frank (The Haunted Hathaways) as “Lucky,” Sydney Park (The Walking Dead) as “Pru,” Bailey Gambertoglio (Bubble Guppies) as “Abigail,” Darcy Rose Byrnes (The Young and the Restless) as “Maricela,” Nolan North (Deadpool) as “Jim Prescott,” Tiya Sircar (The Good Place) as “Miss Flores,” and Kari Wahlgren (DreamWorks Archibald’s Next Big Thing) as “Aunt Cora.”

Holiday Wrapping Carts and Spirit Wrapping Paper

From November 22nd - December 22nd, there will be a Spirit of Christmas-branded gift wrapping station adjacent to the Santa HQ in the following 6 major shopping centers:
1.       New York: Queens Center (90-15 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst, NY 11373)
2.       Los Angeles: Lakewood Center (500 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood, CA 90714)
3.       Chicago: Fashion Outlets of Chicago (5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018)
4.       Philadelphia: Deptford Mall (1750 Deptford Center Road, Deptford, NJ 08096)
5.       Washington DC: Tysons Corner Center (1961 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 105, McLean, VA 22102)
6.       Denver: Flatiron Crossing (One W. Flatiron Circle. Ste. 1083, Broomfield, CO 80021)

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the activation window, guests can enjoy complimentary wrapping station services and giveaways of the Spirit-branded wrapping paper (while supplies last) from 11am - 6pm.

Christmas Tree Lot Takeovers and Spirit Tree Ornaments

From  November 29th  - December 25th, Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas will be taking over nearly 100 Christmas Tree lots in select markets with key signage.  On key dates and in select locations, visitors can be treated to on-site giveaways of Spirit-branded ornaments and hot chocolate (while supplies last).  Activations will take place on select Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-5pm.

Specific activation dates and locations to be announced.  Updates will be provided as they become available.

The activation markets are as follows:
1.       New York (14 locations)
2.       Boston (11 locations)
3.       Philadelphia (11 locations)
4.       Los Angeles (12 locations)
5.       Chicago (13 locations)
6.       Dallas - Fort Worth (10 locations)
7.       Washington DC (17 locations)

McNamara is represented by Atlas Artists, CAA, and Jackoway Tyerman.
About DreamWorks Animation:
DreamWorks Animation is one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality, animated family programming, reaching consumers in more than 190 countries. Creating a diverse array of original content in a variety of formats and delivering deep, fully immersive worlds served up with compelling characters, the prolific studio has garnered 25 EmmyⓇAwards since inception in 2013 and is home to such beloved series as Trollhunters, Spirit Riding Free, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, The Boss Baby: Back in Business, Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, Voltron Legendary Defender, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, Dragons: Race to the Edge, All Hail King Julien, The Adventures of Puss in Boots and the recently released 3Below. DreamWorks is a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group within NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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