Nov 172017
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If your kiddos are a fan of PBS KIDS shows, then be sure to bookmark or pin this post. I have the 2017 PBS KIDS Christmas Programming schedule for you!

2017 PBS Kids Christmas Programming

Bubbles is excited about many of these shows, but especially the Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas. While she’s always loved anything to do with animals, this year she’s really ramped up her interest in the Wild Kratts show, so we’re glad to see it’s back again this year.

You’ll be able to catch these shows both on PBS Kids as well as through live-streaming. We have the PBS KIDS app on our Amazon Fire Stick; if you haven’t yet downloaded it, I highly recommend it – both for watching the 2017 PBS KIDS Christmas programming and everyday viewing.

2017 PBS KIDS Holiday Programming Schedule

Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas

Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas

Airs and streams November 22, 23, 24 (on PBS KIDS Family Night); December 4, 11-15, 18

A bedtime story for Elmo recalls a gloomy time when Sesame Street had no holiday spirit until a distant relative brought a bit of joy to share.

The Gruffalo

Airs December 1-3 (on PBS KIDS Family Night)

A mouse goes for a walk through the forest and has to outwit a series of challengers along the way.

The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas

The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!

Airs December 8-10 (on PBS KIDS Family Night), 12, 14, 16, 26

Join The Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas.

Splash and Bubbles: Whitebeard/Coral Day

Airs December 11, 15-17 (on PBS KIDS Family Night)

In “Whitebeard” Ripple is excited because, according to legend, tonight is the night that Whitebeard, a mysterious creature who lives at the North Pole, sails over Reeftown, singing his beautiful music. And in “Coral Day” it’s the holiday season in Reeftown as everyone gets ready for Coral Day, a celebration of the wonderful coral that makes up their home.



Airs December 11, 15-17 (on PBS KIDS Family Night), 26

In “The Hanukkah Problem” when Albert Einstein invites Peg and Cat over for Hanukkah, he shows them how to make a 2D piece of paper into a 3D dreidel. And in “The Christmas Problem” Peg and Cat have to solve their biggest problem ever: how to make and wrap presents for all the children of the world and deliver them using 100 sleighs. Finally, in “The Penguin Problem” Peg and Cat coach a team of skiing penguins, who would have a shot at the Olympic gold medal – if only they knew “over,” “under” and “in between.”

Ready Jet Go!: Holidays in Boxwood Terrace

Premieres and streams December 11, December 22-24 (on PBS KIDS Family Night)

Jet pitches an idea for the annual Boxwood Terrace Christmas Pageant, and not only is it accepted, he gets to direct it! He then hires Mitchell Petersen to help him find this elusive thing called “Christmas Spirit,” something intangible that Sean and Sydney can’t quite define.

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas

Airs December 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 22-24 (on PBS KIDS Family Night), 25

It’s Christmastime and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate! But when they receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party becomes a rescue mission.

Cyberchase: A Reboot Eve To Remember

Premieres and streams December 29; 30-31 (on PBS KIDS Family Night)

It’s almost Reboot Day, when all of Cyberspace celebrates a fresh start for the new year! It’s Delete’s favorite holiday, but Hacker is in a bad mood because he’s low on energy. Fortunately for Hacker, the blustery town of Bottawa has a powerful energy source he can steal. Unfortunately for Bottawa, this energy source raises the big ball at midnight on Reboot Eve, and the celebration is being broadcast live across Cyberspace! Can they find a way to use Bottawa’s wind to raise the big ball by midnight?

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

Airs December 11, 15, 17, 25

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.

Which of the PBS KIDS Christmas programming shows are you most excited to watch?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

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