‘A Magic Garden Christmas’ airs Christmas Day at 2 p.m. on WPIX-TV

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Channel 11 comes alive this holiday season with the 2016 presentation of "A Magic Garden Christmas," a special episode of the beloved children's show that was discovered in a forgotten subbasement room at WPIX in 2013 and has been aired every year since.

The discovery of the special, which aired just once in 1981, prompted WPIX to restore the episode and air it again on Christmas Day 2013, to much praise and excitement among fans of the original series, which aired on WPIX-TV from 1972 to 1984. The episode aired for a second consecutive time in 2014, and will air again this year on Sunday, Dec. 25, at 2 p.m.

The discovery led to articles in the New York Daily News and the Huffington Post. The special was discovered by the station's executive producer for digital, Rolando Pujol, and licensing producer Joan DeJesus, who are working to preserve and promote the station's historic heritage.

The special, starring Carole Demas and Paula Janis, also will be streamed on PIX11.com.

Set your DVRs and enjoy this beloved family classic!

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