PBS KIDS is kicking-off the holiday season on Wednesday, November 23rd with the broadcast premiere of the original Curious George movie, that will air as part of the CURIOUS GEORGE Holiday Spectacular! The Holiday Spectacular is a three-movie on-air event that starts with Curious George, featuring the voices of Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore and Dick Van Dyke, as well as the music of Jack Johnson. It’s followed by Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey and Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas. Encore presentations of the Holiday Spectacular will air on PBS KIDS throughout Thanksgiving weekend (check local listings). The PBS KIDS Holiday Spectacular is sure to become a new holiday tradition!
Are you ready for the PBS KIDS broadcast premiere of the original Curious George movie!? Did you ever wonder how exactly curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat met? That’s IT Mommy, along with our closest friends, had a special screening of the original Curious George movie and learned about the beginnings of the inseparable duo! We popped some popcorn, got comfy and laughed (and some of our younger viewers had some tears) as we watched the 1 hour and 28 minute film. We followed up our special Curious George screening with a craft party and pizza! We encourage you to have your own screening party. Any of the Curious George movies are perfect for the holidays. The movies are full of fun, adventure and love!
You can buy the Curious George movie at PBS Kids here. And take 10% off on Curious George items on PBS Kids with code GEORGE ofer valid tru 11/25/11.
We’d also like to share these Tips for Creating Family Traditions from PBS:
PBS encourages families to take part in traditions new and old. PBS Parents provides additional ideas to create meaningful traditions for the family such as:
1) Write an annual letter to your child. The holidays are an appropriate time to mark your child’s growth with a special message that will be cherished for a lifetime. Seal letters and store them in a keepsake box until they are old enough to read and enjoy them.
2) Do a Secret Santa gift exchange for charity. Turn the tables this year. Instead of buying a present, make a donation or spend time volunteering for a charity of the giftee’s choice.
3) Make a family walk an annual event. Walking is a great way to spend time with each other, and work off those extra gingerbread cookies! Set aside time — even if it’s 30 minutes — to get outside and stretch your legs with the family.
4) Leave a legacy that lasts (and helps the environment). Each New Year’s Day, plant a tree in honor of your child(ren). Hold a special ceremony in which everyone in the family plays a part in planting that year’s tree, and take lots of pictures, both when the tree is planted and over the years as it grows.
5) Take part in a community service project as a family. Designate a day that will be devoted to serving others in your community.
6) Select a recipe and make it a tradition to make it together as a family, giving each family member a task in preparing it. In honor of the CURIOUS GEORGE Holiday Spectacular, make monkey bread or a banana dessert.
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. That’s IT Mommy received Curious George movie, crafts and a bag of popcorn from PBS Kids free of charge to facilitate this post.