Barney & Friends — Monday, Dec. 13, 11:30am (repeats: Friday, Dec. 24, 11:30am)
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. Educational theme: Giving. Music curriculum: Listening to holiday songs, listening to carolers sing.
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. Educational theme: Giving.
Biscuit Brothers Holiday Specials
Musical Celebrations — Saturday, Dec. 18, 9:30am
Hanukkah (Chanukah,) Kwanzaa, Hispanic tradition, birthdays and other holidays and celebrations are explored after Tiny Scarecrow accidentally releases all the holiday melodies from Melody Garden. This song filled special shows how a “holiday” can be a good time to learn about other cultures and traditions and a great time to share your culture and traditions with others.
Merry Musical Christmas — Saturday, Dec. 25, 9:30am
The whole family will sing and laugh along with this heart-felt musical nod to traditional Christmas specials of the past. Join the Biscuit Brothers and company on Christmas Eve as they use music to celebrate on the magical, musical farm and try to cheer up Tiny Scarecrow who sits high atop Symphony Barn waiting for snow.
Dinosaur Train — Monday, Dec. 20, 9:30am (repeats: Friday, Dec. 24, 9:30am & Wednesday, Jan. 19, 9:30am)
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. Cretaceous Conifers – The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom’s favorite holiday, Winter Solstice. They learn about large conifer (evergreen) trees and help decorate them at a holiday party.
Sid the Science Kid — Monday, Dec. 20, 10am (repeats: Friday, Dec. 24, 10am)
Sid’s Holiday Adventure — Sid loves celebrating the winter holidays where he lives, because it’s always sunny and warm. But this year, Sid and his family are visiting relatives where it’s chilly and cold. Sid wonders why it can’t be warm everywhere? At school, Sid discovers that temperatures are different all over the world!
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas — Monday, Dec. 20, 9am (repeats: Friday, Dec. 24, 9am)
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and all through Storybrook Village, not a creature was stirring…except for Whyatt, who has an important question for Santa! So the Super Readers catch up with Santa and his reindeer as they gallop from rooftop to rooftop and unravel the mystery of Santa’s childhood, discovering along the way how to help spread the magic of the holiday. Educational Objectives: To learn about making others feel good, play with the alphabet, experiment with spelling, and use the power to read to change the story!
The Nutcracker — Tuesday, Dec. 21, 9am
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? Educational Objectives: To learn a cheer-up strategy, sing the alphabet, identify the letters F, L, and Y, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story.
WordGirl — Monday, Dec. 20, 3:30pm (repeats: Friday, Dec. 24, 3:30pm)
Oh, Holiday Cheese – The Botsfords kick off the holiday festivities with a cheese party. With lots of cheese and sing-a-longs, the party is a huge success until Dr. Two Brains shows up with his cheese-swiping ray. Can WordGirl save the party and get Dr. Two Brains into the holiday spirit? Vocabulary Words: Curmudgeon, Festivity.
Change Day – Everyone is bringing their loose change to the bank to convert it into savings. What will happen when the Butcher locks Becky and Bob in the vault? Will the city’s police officers be able to stop him when WordGirl can’t come to the rescue? Vocabulary Words: Quandary, Fidget.
Word World — Monday, Dec. 20, 10:30am (repeats: Tuesday, Dec. 21, 6:30am; Friday, Dec. 24, 10:30am; Monday, Dec. 27, 6:30am)
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!