NBC schedules holiday specials

'Little Spirit' will star Danny DeVito, Lucy Liu

NBC has scheduled several holiday specials this season. Along with "Letters to Santa -- A Muppets Christmas," new specials include the animated "Macy's Presents Little Spirit: Christmas in New York," starring the voices of Danny DeVito, Lucy Liu, Freddy Rodriguez, Brenda Song and Brian Williams and featuring original songs and music by Duncan Sheik.

NBC also will air three countdown specials from Juma Entertainment: "Greatest Holiday TV Specials and Movies," "Greatest Holiday Songs" and "Greatest Holiday Home Videos." "Spirit" airs Dec. 10, and "Muppets" airs Dec 17; airdates for the countdown specials will be announced later.