Different holiday-themed movies to air on Sprout every Friday
at 1 p.m. ET during the month of December starring Elmo, Caillou,
Barney and Bob the Builder™
Philadelphia, PA - November 19, 2010 - 24-hour preschool
television channel Sprout is celebrating the holiday season by
welcoming everybody's favorite furry red monster, Sesame Street®'s
Elmo, to The Sunny Side Up Show on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from
9 a.m. - noon ET.
Elmo will appear live on The Sunny Side Up Show, along with hosts
Kelly and Chica the Chicken, to take calls from Sprout viewers,
read birthday cards, and send out holiday wishes to families all
over the country. Emmy Award®-winning performer and producer
Kevin Clash is Sesame Street's Muppet Captain and force behind
The holiday fun continues throughout the entire month of December
with the airing of a different movie every Friday at 1 p.m.
• Friday, December 3 - "Elmo's World Happy Holidays"
• Friday, December 10 - "Barney™'s Christmas Star"
• Friday, December 17 - "Caillou's Holiday Movie"
• Friday, December 24 - "Bob the Builder™: A Christmas to
From 1 - 6 p.m. ET on Christmas Eve, Sprout will air "Elmo's Movie
Merry-thon," a special movie marathon hosted by Elmo, featuring the
Caillou, Bob the Builder and Elmo movies listed above, as well as
"Barney™'s Night Before Christmas." Following the marathon,
Sprout's fourth annual Snooze-a-Thon, featuring 12 uninterrupted
hours of "keep 'em asleep" programming, will air from 6:00 p.m. ET
straight through to 6:00 a.m. ET Christmas morning.
The popular Snooze-a-Thon will once again feature hosts Nina and
Star from The Good Night Show® snoozing comfortably on the set,
along with clips of beloved characters from preschool favorites
like Sesame Street®, The Wiggles®, and Berenstain Bears™ catching
some zzz's. So, no matter what time of night the kids are up
checking for the sound of reindeer hooves on the roof, parents can
tune into Sprout to show them that even their favorite television
friends are fast asleep waiting for Santa to arrive.
SproutOnline.com is a great family destination for winter-themed
games, the popular Snowman-o-gram, and more. For additional
information on Sprout programs or schedules, or to play games,
download free coloring pages or find great activities for kids,
visit SproutOnline.com. To find out where Sprout is available
in your area, call 1.8.SPROUT.411 or go to
PBS KIDS Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool destination available
on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5 and their parents and
caregivers, was created as a partnership among Comcast Corporation,
HIT Entertainment, PBS and Sesame Workshop. Since debuting
its video on demand (VOD) service in April 2005, Sprout has become
the #1 On Demand service for younger children, and is on track to
reach one billion orders in 2010.
The 24-hour digital channel, which launched in September 2005
along with the website (SproutOnline.com), is the only channel that
follows the day of child from breakfast to bedtime with its
distinctive programming. Currently, Sprout is available in
over 50 million unique households. The network's program lineup of
gold-standard, curriculum-based children's shows includes:
Sesame Street®, Bob the Builder™, Barney & Friends™, The
Wiggles®, Thomas & Friends™, Angelina Ballerina™, Caillou®, The
Berenstain Bears™, Fireman Sam™, Fifi and the Flowertots™,
dirtgirlworld and more.