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Free PBS Holiday Specials and Shows

Here is the lineup of PBS holiday specials for this year. Great kids and adult holiday shows to watch for free on PBS channel. Check out the schedule.

holiday shows 2014PBS Holiday specials are coming, and they are starting this November! There are lots of fun FREE shows and movies coming up on this family friendly station, and great Holiday favorites your kids will enjoy. (originally published 11/14)

We love PBS for all their family friendly shows all year long, though when the holidays arrive they gear up to do a great group of Christmas shows for kids and adults to enjoy too. They even have a Hanukkah show!

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ODD SQUAD – Dec. 1st

“Reindeer Games”
In this Christmas-themed episode, Olive and Otto help Santa track down his missing reindeer. Also, Oscar helps Ms. O get off Santa’s naughty list is shown above.


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THOMAS & FRIENDS – Dec. 17th

“Christmas Cheer”
“Duncan The Humbug” – Everyone is happy at Christmastime except Duncan, the Scottish narrow gauge engine, who seems to be grumbling even more than usual. Victor offers Duncan a new coat of paint if he can refrain from grumbling for one whole day. Duncan rises to the challenge, but it is not so easy for an engine who likes to grumble to give up a lifetime habit.


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“Daniel’s Winter Adventure/Neighborhood Nutcracker”
“Daniel’s Winter Adventure” – Daniel, Dad, Prince Wednesday and Prince Tuesday are all going sledding! But once they get to the hill and see how tall it is, Daniel and Prince Wednesday get scared. Dad assures them that if they try it a little bit at a time, they might surprise themselves and have a great time. Later, Daniel ice-skates for the first time. When he tries it a little bit at a time, he realizes it is not so hard.



“CURIOUS GEORGEA Very Monkey Christmas” – airs November 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30; December 17 and 25

Join George and The Man with the Yellow Hat as they count down the days until Christmas. There’s only one puzzle: neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present. The Man is having trouble reading George’s wish list and George doesn’t have a clue about what to get for the Man who has everything. Maybe you can help!


PEG + CAT – Dec. 17th

“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. Later, they need to use this process to bring peace to Al’s home and save his Hanukkah.


There are more holiday shows on PBS for kids listed here, and there are shows for Moms and Dads too for the holiday season on PBS right here.

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