Holiday TV specials for kids
From Christmas classics to brand-new holiday specials, here are this year's best holiday programs for kids.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
When to Watch: Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. on CBS
It's up to Rudolph (and his shiny nose) to save Christmas in this holiday classic.
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas
When to Watch: Nov. 27 through 30 and Dec. 1, 13 and 24 on PBS (Check local listings for times)
Cat, Nick and Sally take a trip around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home.
Elmo's Christmas Countdown
When to Watch: Nov. 27, Dec. 11 and 25 on PBS (Check local listings for times)
On Sesame Street, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and their new friend Stiller the Elf, voiced by Ben Stiller, must save Christmas when the counting boxes for their "Christmas Counter-Downer" go missing.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
When to Watch: Thursday, Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. on NBC
From Charlie Brown and Buzz Lightyear to the Elf on the Shelf, favorite character balloons float down the streets of New York City.
Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular
When to Watch: Thursday, Nov. 28 at 9:30 p.m. on ABC
Lady Gaga teams up with Kermit, Miss Piggy and more Muppet pals in this musical holiday special.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
When to Watch: Friday, Nov 29 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. on ABC
See the Christmas-hating Grinch learn the true meaning and joy of the holiday in this Dr. Seuss favorite.
Shrek the Halls
When to Watch: Friday, Nov. 29 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC
Everyone's favorite ogre celebrates Christmas in this half-hour holiday special.
The Polar Express
When to Watch: Sunday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. on ABC Family
Follow a young boy on a magical Christmas Eve adventure aboard a train headed to the North Pole.
The Santa Clause
When to Watch: Monday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. on ABC Family
Tim Allen stars in this Christmas classic about a man who must magically take Santa's place on Christmas Eve.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
When to Watch: Monday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. on ABC
Charlie Brown and his pals learn the true meaning of Christmas in this holiday cartoon classic.
Frosty the Snowman
When to Watch: Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. on CBS
Karen and her classmates are thrilled when the snowman they build magically comes to life.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
When to Watch: Dec. 9, 14 and 25 on PBS (Check local listings for times)
Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat can't figure out what to get each other for Christmas in this holiday special.
Arthur's Perfect Christmas
When to Watch: Dec. 10 and 25 on PBS (Check local listings for times)
It's winter in Elwood City and Arthur and his friends set out to have the best holiday season yet, but will their plans to have perfect Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa celebrations be too much to handle?
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade
When to Watch: Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. on ABC
See Demi Lovato, the cast of "Teen Beach Movie," Mickey, Minnie and more in this Christmas Day spectacular.