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Holiday TV specials for kids

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer When to Watch: Tuesday,

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. Photo Credit: CBS

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,
Photo Credit: CBS

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
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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,
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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,
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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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
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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
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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:
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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.

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