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Kids Holiday TV Specials 2013

TV Specials to Get the Whole Family in the Holiday Spirit

There are plenty of Christmas movies for families to watch, but our busy schedules rarely leave time for a two-hour film. Luckily, there are plenty of toddler, kid, and even tween shows that will get your family into the spirit of the season. Here, a roundup of quick and festive TV specials the entire family will enjoy.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas

Source: PBS

Can Cat, Sally, and Nick save Christmas? Find out in this PBS special starring Dr. Seuss's most popular character. (Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m. EST)

Disney Park Christmas Day Parade

Source: ABC

Demi Lovato, the cast of Teen Beach Movie, and more tween stars perform in Disney's 30th annual Christmas parade. (Dec. 25, 10 a.m. EST)

Good Luck Jessie: NY Christmas

Source: Disney

When a blizzard keeps Teddy and PJ in New York City, they get a little help from a friendly tour guide named Jessie. This Good Luck Charlie and Jessie crossover is perfect for tot and tween viewing. (Multiple airings)

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Yo Gabba Gabba!

Source: Nickelodeon

When DJ Lance loses the magic star on his hat, the Gabba gang comes together to help him find it. (Dec. 7, 10 a.m. EST).

Merry Madagascar

Source: Dreamworks

Watch The CW to find out what happens when the Madagascar crew has to take over for Santa. (Dec. 9, 8:30 p.m. EST).

Liv & Maddie

Source: Disney

The Rooney kids get into the holiday spirit — and a little bit of trouble — in this Christmas-themed episode. (Multiple airings)

Paw Patrol

Source: Nickelodeon

When the reindeer run away, Ryder and the Paw Patrol have to help Santa save Christmas. (Dec. 12, 8 p.m. EST)

The Great Christmas Light Fight

Source: ABC

Tune into ABC's three-night competition, where families across the US create extreme Christmas displays in hopes of winning a $50,000 prize. (Dec. 9, Dec. 16, and Dec. 23, 9 p.m. EST)

Peppa Pig

This British pig and her group of pals are off to the theatre to watch a special Christmas performance. (Dec. 20, 1:30 p.m. EST)

Prep and Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

Source: Disney

Airing on ABC, Wayne and Lanny must rush to save the North Pole from a hacker who goes by the name JingleSmell1337. (Dec. 16, 8:30 p.m. EST)

The Fresh Beat Band

Source: Nickelodeon

When The Fresh Beats make snow for their Winter show, they accidentally cover the entire town! Watch them dig their way out of this disaster. (Dec. 7, 4:30 p.m. EST)


Source: Nickelodeon

It's a green Christmas in Lalaloopsy Land, forcing Holly Sleighbells and her friends to find a different way to deliver all their gifts. (Dec. 6, 1:30 p.m. EST)

Austin & Ally

Source: Disney

These teen sensations fill the air with Christmas cheer when they decide to host a holiday concert. (Multiple airings)

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas

Source: Dreamworks

Airing on Fox, the Ice Age gang takes a trip to the North Pole when they learn Sid may be on Santa's naughty list. (Dec. 16, 9 p.m. EST)

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