Monday, December 06, 2010

A Curious George Christmas Special, Plus a DVD Giveaway!

Curious George is celebrating Christmas with The Man with the Yellow Hat on Christmas Day! Yes, PBS Kids will be airing a very special holiday program on December 25th. Here’s a synopsis of the show:

A Very Monkey Christmas finds George and The Man with the Yellow Hat preparing for Christmas, when they encounter a dilemma -- neither can figure out what to give the other for a present! The Man finds George’s wish list filled with geometric shapes, and George doesn’t have a clue what to get The Man who has everything. The Man suggests that George surprise him with a homemade gift, but George isn’t quite sure what a monkey can make for a man. The suspense builds as Christmas approaches. George and The Man with the Yellow Hat follow each other around town, hoping to discover a clue as to what the other would like to find under the Christmas tree. They enlist the help of Hundley, the Pisghettis, Gnocchi, Bill, Betsy, Steven, and even Professor Wiseman and her computers! Then The Man has a dream in which he sees what life would be like for George without him; contained in the dream is the answer to George’s Christmas wish list riddle. While The Man is dreaming, George begins his homemade gift -- a colossal art project that poignantly explains why getting ready for Christmas is so much fun. In the end, both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved revealing the true spirit of the holidays, and everybody has a very monkey Christmas!

My kids were given a sneak peek at A Very Monkey Christmas, and they loved it -- as they do all of the Curious George programs. They always laugh at all of the mischief that Curious George gets into! I love that the Christmas show has a similar theme to one of my favorite Christmas movies, It’s a Wonderful Life. (And Jimmy Stewart’s character in that movie is also named George!) I hope you’ll check your local listings to see when A Very Monkey Christmas airs in your city on Christmas Day. It’s a great program for the whole family!

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the airing of A Very Monkey Christmas on Christmas Day, I’m pleased to be able to offer one lucky reader a very special DVD movie, Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! [Note: This isn’t the Christmas special mentioned above, but rather another great feature starring Curious George.] To enter, leave a comment on this post sharing the name of another PBS Kids show that your family loves. You must do this to enter the giveaway.

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- Following PBS Kids (@PBSKids) and Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweeting about this giveaway. You may tweet three times a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet)

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One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Sunday, December 19, 2010, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, Jennifer T.!




DISCLOSURE: I received a screener for A Very Monkey Christmas to facilitate this review. No financial compensation was provided. Christmas pictures credit: Curious George TM & © 2010 Universal Studios and/or HMH. All Rights Reserved.

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