The Cat in the Hat Christmas Special on PBS Kids
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The Cat in the Hat Christmas Special on PBS Kids

Families can kick off the holiday season with the return of The Cat in the Hat Christmas special, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS on November 27!

Cat in the Hat knows a lot about christmas

The Cat in the Hat holiday special follows the Cat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.  This fun learning adventure is sure to be a new holiday favorite!  We got to see a sneak peak, and Baybah loves it!

The Cat in the Hat Know a Lot About Christmas airs on November 27, 28, 29, 30 and December 1, 13 and 24 (check local listings).

The Cat in the Hat Know a Lot About Christmas DVD is also available from NCircle.

To extend the PBS KIDS Christmas special into a reading experience, Random House Children’s Books published a selection of accompanying titles in trade paperback, Golden Book, Step Into Reading and activity book formats. Featuring the same fun take on science that parents have come to appreciate in all THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! episodes, children can now watch and read with the Cat in the Hat this holiday season!

A Reindeer’s First Christmas/New Friends for Christmas by Tish Rabe; illustrated by Joe Mathieu and Aristides Ruiz

In A Reindeer’s First Christmas, narrator Ralph – a yearling caribou – tells how, with the help of the Cat in the Hat, Sally, Nick, and some new friends, he makes it home in time for Christmas and pulls Santa’s sled! In New Friends for Christmas, Sally and Nick learn that with a little help from family and friends – and a spare mini-Thinga-ma-jigger –it’s possible to accomplish almost anything!

A Very Crabby Christmas by Tish Rabe; illustrated by Dave Aikins

The Cat in the Hat has just received a special invitation! He and Sally and Nick have been invited to Mervin the Crab’s Crab Christmas Ball on Christmas Island. But soon after the Thinga-ma-jigger lands on the island, chaos ensues when Crab Nine (aka Sandy) goes missing. Is Sandy lost or injured? Will the ball go on as planned?

Home For Christmas by Tish Rabe

A Step Into Reading adaptation, Home for Christmas is written for children who are ready to read independently. From the Cat in the Hat’s Christmas Eve Party through his mishaps while attempting to return a young reindeer home in time to pull Santa’s sled, readers will be introduced to a herd of elephants with an uncanny ability to smell water, a pod of dolphins who can communicate across far distances, and a single-minded army of Christmas Island crabs – all of whom demonstrate how working together is the best way to solve a problem, and how home is the best place to be for the holidays!

Happy Holi-Doodles!

Get ready to ho, ho, ho, ho with Nick, Sally, and the Cat in the Hat! Based on the PBS KIDS show THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! and the upcoming Christmas Special, this yuletide Doodle Book invites kids to color and also to create fun holiday images.

Walkin’ in a Sticker Wonderland!

With 48 pages to color and an entire sheet of hologramatic stickers, Christmas has never been so colorful and bright!

There is also a The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas online game!

Watching The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About Christmas is a yearly tradition for us.  What is one of your favorite Christmas/Holiday traditions!

Disclosure: We received the DVD a screener as a PBS Kids VIP.  All opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.
Lauren is the owner and writer for Crazy About My Baybah. She is a mom that is crazy about her family, art, photography, getting fit, Disney, and living in Las Vegas.

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  1. i love decorating the tree.

  2. Tracey Flattes says:

    Christmas morning is all about opening the stocking – everyone piles into the big bed and the fun begins!

  3. we love going in the car after getting ready for bed and taking the kids to see all the Christmas lights – so much fun!

  4. We always do a Christmas Tree decorating party!

  5. We make homemade pizza Christmas eve as a family (hubby’s family tradition) and big breakfast Christmas morning (my family).

  6. decorating the tree and baking cookies.

  7. debbie jackson says:

    hanging stockings

  8. We always make cookies and decorate our tree!

  9. nicole barr says:

    we decorate the tree together and the kiddos leave milk and cookies out for santa

  10. Decorate the Christmas tree and bake/decorate holiday sugar cookies together.

  11. carol roberts says:

    we decorate the tree and when we need soemthing we go and they pick out what will go ont the tree

  12. Audra Weathers says:

    I have a snowglobe collection that my daughter likes to help me put out every year. We also, for some odd reason, like to watch Seven Brides for Seven Brothers when we decorate the tree.

  13. Playing games on Christmas Eve.

  14. There are SO many! The one that I am most excited about this year is mailing our letters to Santa in the big Red Mail box at Macy’s. Last year my little guy asked for a trash truck, and the oldest just asked for a family member to be healthy enough to travel. I love their innocence, and that my kids do not use it as a list of “I want.”

    For me personally it is wrapping gifts, while watching “Its a Wonderful Life.”

  15. Putting out “reindeer food” and cookies/milk for Santa, riding the Polar Express.
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  16. rebecca williams says:

    We open one gift on Christmas Eve

  17. Look at Christmas lights :)

  18. We LOVE snuggling on the couch and watching holiday movies on ABC Family! All of the Dr. Seuss movies are on our favorites list.

  19. Austin Baroudi says:

    We each get to open one gift on Christmas Eve.

  20. Karen Medlin says:

    making homemade ornaments for family members

  21. We bake cookies together on Christmas Eve

  22. My kids and I decorate cookie tins and bake cookies to pass out to our neighbors and friends.

  23. making cookies with my mom


  24. Nice Christmas eve dinner.

  25. making christmas cookies

  26. nannypanpan says:

    decorating a gingerbread house

  27. april yedinak says:

    Baking and decorating together while we listen to music.

  28. allyson tice says:

    we open one gift xmas eve!

  29. Go to my mother inlaws.. We always have the best time.

  30. We enjoy the holiday season and a couple of our favorite things are to visit the beautiful holiday lights drive-through display our city puts up every year and celebrating the coming of Jesus birth with a different Advent activity and reading each night. Thanks for this giveaway!

  31. Celebrating Thanksgiving with my ten aunts and uncles and all their children.

  32. We love to bake cookies during the holidays.

  33. alvina castro says:

    Going downtown to see all the christmas lights and the big tree! I love it!

  34. On the Sunday before Christmas the women and kids of the family get together to make candies and cookies. We then divide them on to trays to pass to loved ones and friends. Thanks.

  35. We go into the woods and cut down a tree. It is fun.

  36. My kids and I like to decorate the house and Christmas tree together

  37. I love putting up the tree and decorations and talking about the meaning behind ornaments and the nativity set!

  38. We love eating cinnamon and orange rolls and opening up presents : ) The person handing out the presents wears a Santa Hat : )

  39. Christine M says:

    One of our favorite traditions is to go out the day after Thanksgiving and cut down a Christmas tree, bring it home and decorate the house for Christmas.

  40. We visit lots of family.

  41. We love The Cat in The Hat. As a family we love to decorate together.

  42. I don’t think Ive ever seen this cartoon..

  43. Just looking at that makes me happy. I can’t wait to watch this and tons of others! One of my favorite traditions is making a gingerbread house.

  44. We chop the tree down every year the day after Thanksgiving and then start decorating, so fun! Rudolph is on tonight and I am going to watch it with a glass of Merlot in my hand :-)

  45. Decorating the Christmas tree, for sure!

  46. Several things, really. Decorating the tree/house, making desserts, driving around looking at the lights, Christmas parade, and holiday parties. :)

  47. We’ll have to DVR it!! :) Our tradition is to have Christmas at Thanksgiving with my side of the family! :)

  48. Thank you for the heads up! I’m going to set this up to record right now. We love enjoying as many holiday specials and movies as we can during this time of year.

  49. I need to record this, Shane loves The Cat in the Hat!

  50. Wasn’t it great, loved it!

  51. It’s nice that they are airing it multiple times because we missed the first few times!

  52. We will be tuning in. Hope Martin Short is the voice for the special. He does great.

  53. We always open one gift on Christmas Eve.

  54. Oooh – I need to catch a re-run of this. I’ve been on the lookout for new holiday specials to add to our TV viewing!

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