Thursday, December 9, 2010

Great Holiday Entertainment on PBS

If you are looking for some great holiday entertainment for your kids, look no further than your local PBS station with these great PBS Kids shows.

DINOSAUR TRAIN – “Dinosaurs in the Snow”
Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole - where it's cooler out and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time.  This show will premiere on December 14.

Throughout December (check local listings)

Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat are having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. There's only one dilemma - neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present! In the end, both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved, revealing the true spirit of the holiday season.

SUPER WHY! – “The Nutcracker”
Princess Pea doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy!  Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic.  But will the super readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets?

BARNEY & FRIENDS – “Gift of the Dinos and A Visit to Santa”
Gift of the Dinos -- It's Christmas and BJ dreams of getting a new baseball glove to go with his baseball, while Riff hopes for new drumsticks to use his drum.  Barney reminds them that Christmas is more than just getting gifts and helps them learn the meaning of Christmas.

A Visit to Santa -- Melanie spends so much time helping her friends at Christmas that she is late writing her own letter to Santa.  Barney takes her on a trip to the North Pole to deliver the letter in person.

CAILLOU – “Caillou’s Christmas”
Caillou goes out caroling for the very first time with Mommy, Daddy, Rosie, Grandpa and Grandma. He finds out caroling is lots of fun - you get to stay up late and surprise your friends with carols, and you even get treats! They finish up the night with a big finale at the seniors' home and Caillou imagines he's really 'dashing through the snow' in a horse and sleigh. 

WORDWORLD – “The Christmas Star / A Christmas Present for Dog”
The Christmas Star -- It's the night before Christmas and Frog needs a star to hang on his Christmas tree.  Duck thinks this will be the perfect present for Frog, and tries to lasso one out of the sky for him.  Try as he might, Duck is unable to catch a star for Frog, and cries himself to sleep. But while he sleeps, someone leaves him a wonderful present: the letters S-T-A-R…

A Christmas Present for Dog -- It's Christmas morning, and all the WordFriends are excited by the presents Santa has brought for them!  Pig has a sled, Bear has a doll and Ant has a cookie.  But not all the letters for Dog's present came down his chimney.  All he has is a B-A-L.  Bear gets filled with the Christmas spirit and makes a sacrifice to ensure Dog's Christmas will be merry!