Mommy Must-Haves: Can’t-Miss Kid-Friendly Holiday Specials


Dec. 2 2013, Published 9:35 p.m. ET

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‘Tis the season for holiday TV specials and what better way to bridge the generational gap than share some of your old favorites with your child and celebrate their treasured shows (like Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Paw Patrol) with seasonal specials. Here’s a roundup of can’t miss tot TV for the holidays.

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Friday, December 6

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Airs: 6:30 PM/5:30 central on ABC Family

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The Muppets never go out of style and their take on the Charles Dickens’ tale is a classic. If your little ones haven’t already fallen in love with Kermit and Miss Piggy, this movie will surely do the trick.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: F-f-frozen Never Land/Little Stinkers

Premieres: 10:30 AM on Disney Channel

Jake and his pirate crew search for a cure to relieve Skully’s flu after a blizzard hits Never Land, then the terrific trio must team up with Hook to rid their home of a stinky Skunk Bug.


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Thursday, December 12

Paw Patrol: Pups Save Christmas

Premieres: 8 PM on Nickelodeon

Chase is on the case when Nick Jr.’s favorite four-legged friends set out to save the holiday after Santa’s sleigh crashes and his reindeer run loose. The gang will have to help Santa finish delivering presents to all of the girls and boys.

Saturday, December 14

Dance of the Sugar Cluck Chica

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Premieres: 6 PM on Sprout

Chica hopes to give her parents a special snow globe, but when the magic snow melts, the loveable chicken must rely on her friends to teach her there are many different ways to give.

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Friday, December 13

Octonauts: A Very Vegimals Xmas

Premieres: 9 AM on Disney Channel

Uh-oh, the Vegimals Christmas feast plans are thwarted when the Octonauts find themselves trapped in a gigantic blob of sea slime. Will Captain Barnacles be able to save the day?

Thursday, December 19

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys

Airs: 7 PM/6 PM central on ABC Family

They just don’t make holiday specials quite the way they used to, and while the Claymation wonders of yesteryear may seem outdated to some, Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys will always hold a special place in our hearts, and we think there’s space in your child’s heart, too.

What's your favorite holiday TV special? Tell us in the comments or tweet @OKMagazine.


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