The winners are Tracy and Laura - thanks everyone!
Ladies and gentlemen, set that DVR: A new feature length film from PBS Kids is premiering on PBS Kids this Wednesday, November 25 (the day before Thanksgiving.) ) Check here for your local listings channel numbers and air times.
(If you tape it, you'll have something for the kids to watch on Thursday when your buttered arms are lost in a naked, dead turkey's most private of body cavities.)
The movie is A Very Monkey Christmas starring good old Curious George and The Man With the Yellow Hat.
My kids and I were happily asked to preview the film with a screener copy that made us feel like members of the Academy. My children loved this sweet, calm tale about how neither guy can figure out what to give the other for Christmas. 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. In the meantime though, they have fun trimming the tree. There are elements of The Gift of the Magi and A Christmas Carol for the parental units, and lots of George's sweet and silly antics to entertain even very young kids in PBS Kids' educational media style.
The PBS peeps also kindly tucked in a pack of microwave popcorn, some fun holiday recipes, a couple coloring pages and other fun stuff. You can get many of these freebies in the Curious George area of PBS Kids, and if you leave a comment below you'll also be entered to win one of two fun prizes:
- a brand new DVD (fancy consumer edition that will make a super holiday gift, not our screener copy) of A Very Monkey Christmas
- a brand new CD featuring all the holiday music and original tunes from A Very Monkey Christmas (sadly, there's no Jack Johnson this time but all the songs are still pretty cute)
I'll draw the winner of the DVD and CD in one week, but the in meantime, don't forget to watch s A Very Monkey Christmas on Wednesday, November 25 (the day before Thanksgiving.) Check here for your local listings channel numbers and air times.