After delaying the special's Blu-ray release in late 2012, Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon have announced they are bringing It's a SpongeBob Christmas! to Blu-ray this holiday season. The stop-motion special features John Goodman as the voice of Santa Clause, and arrives on Blu-ray on October 15th.
Synopsis: It's Christmastime in Bikini Bottom, and everyone's excited... everyone except Plankton, who always gets a lump of coal from Santa. But he vows this year he'll finally get his wish - the Krabby Patty formula. And to do it, he's going to make everyone in Bikini Bottom bad.
I remember wondering why this never came out on Blu-ray last year. I haven't seen it, but I am a sucker for Christmas specials and I've got the first five seasons of SpongeBob on DVD, so I'd probably pick this up for the right price.
Will the bonus episodes be HD colorspace and lossless audio? That would get me to pre-order right now. I don't mind 480p resolution for pre-HD production episodes, but DVD colorspace and audio quality will make me wait a year and buy it used.