Celebrate the holidays with MPTV and PBS Kids. This season we have many wonderful programs available for you. Whether it's Arthur looking for the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa gift or Milwaukee-area children reading their letters to Santa, there is a lot of magic during this joyful season. Happy Holidays!!
ARTHUR'S PERFECT CHRISTMAS
12/10 at 6am & 3:30pm on MPTV 10.1/36.2
12/25 at 6am on MPTV 10.1/36.2
Plans are underway in Elwood City for the best holidays ever as Arthur, D.W., their family and friends make preparations for perfect gifts, perfect parties and perfect family traditions for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and even "Baxter Day" (Buster and his mom's special celebration). The only problem is, just like in real life, perfection is hard to attain, and things start to fall apart.
CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS
12/13 AT 7AM AND 2:30PM ON 10.1/36.2
12/24 AT 2:30PM ON 10.1/36.2
This adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas. They depend on a variety of animals--from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs--and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home.
CURIOUS GEORGE VERY MONKEY CHRISTMAS
12/9 at 7am and 3pm on 10.1/36.2
12/25 at 7am and 3pm on 10.1/36.2
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
ELMO'S CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN
12/11 at 9am on 10.1/36.2
12/12 at Noon on 10.1/36.2
12/25 at 9am on 10.1/36.2
12/26 at Noon on 10.1/36.2
Sesame Street characters help Elmo count down the days leading up to Christmas.
DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD "SNOWFLAKE DAY"
12/11 at 10am on 10.1/36.2
"Snowflake Day," the adorable new holiday special from DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD. Daniel and all his neighbors are brimming over with the true spirit of the holidays as they learn the importance of being thankful.
LETTERS TO SANTA #201
12/17 AT 5:30pm on 10.1/36.2
Kids read their Christmas letters to Santa. A mom and kid duo shows off their "do it yourself" tree decorating; and, a behind-the-scenes look is taken at Meg and Murphy's Oldies 95.7 radio show. Student Producer: Samantha Gruetzmacher. Student Director: Jordan Curtin. (1 of 7)
LETTERS TO SANTA #202
12/17 AT 5:30pm on 10.1/36.2
Elfie the Elf reads Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". Lila uses construction paper and scissors to make holiday cards and snowflakes. Children read their letters and wish lists to Santa. Student Producer: Miranda Morn. Student Director: Willie Stone. (2 of 7)
LETTERS TO SANTA #203
12/18 AT 5:30PM
Children create festive Christmas scenes in mason jars. Anthony MacGahee and the Praise Motivated Choir perform a Christmas melody. Santa listen attentively, as children read their Christmas wish list letters. Student Producer: Emma Cartes. Student Director: Andrew Suggitt. (3 of 7)
LETTERS TO SANTA #204
12/19 AT 5:30PM
Santa reads the wish list letters of children at this North Pole workshop. Staff from the Wisconsin Humane Society explain proper care of a new puppy or kitten for Christmas. Tasty treats are prepared for Santa on Christmas Eve. Student Producer: Ty Bergeron. Student Director: Steve Moser. (4 of 7)
LETTERS TO SANTA #205
12/20 AT 5:30PM
Children read their letters to Santa Claus. A look is taken at the classes available at the Pettit Center Skate School. Miss Cupcake in Shorewood is visited, for lessons in baking and cupcake decorating. Student Producer: Seab Luttrell. Student Director: David Kaye. (5 of 7)
LETTERS TO SANTA #206
12/23 at 5:30pm
A humorous child-friendly news report is presented. A youngster creates a creative gingerbread house. Children partake in story-telling, singing, and dancing, before reading their Christmas letters to Santa. (6 of 7)
LETTERS TO SANTA #207
12/24 AT 5:30PM
Santa listens carefully, as children read their Christmas wish-list letters aloud. A behind-the-scenes look is taken at a local printing factory, to see how holiday-themed packaging is made. Student Producer: Daniel Mich. Student Director: Tim Straszewski.
12/22 AT 7PM ON 10.1/36.2
12/25 AT 7PM ON 10.1/36.2
Chloe (Nell Tiger Free) sees Mr. Stink (Hugh Bonneville) every day, but she's never spoken to him. Before she knows it, she tries to help Mr. Stink and his stinky dog Duchess. As Chloe struggles to make sure no one sniffs out Mr. Stink, she also has to cope with an overbearing mum, a dad with a secret of his own, her "perfect" younger sister Annabelle, and the nasty girls who make her life miserable at school. This special family comedy with a nose-clenching twist is based on David Walliams’ best-selling book.