Celebrate the holidays with your family with these specials

The first of Arizona PBS kids’ holiday programming begins on Dec. 1 at 7 a.m., kicking off with “Nature Cat: A Creature Carol.” The holiday programming airs all throughout the month of December.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!

The holiday special follows the Cat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees, Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down, and they depend on a variety of animals — from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs — and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home.

Monday, Dec. 2, at 12 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6, at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 9 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

In this fun-filled one-hour special, families can join their favorite monkey and the Man with the Yellow Hat as they count down the days until Christmas. There is only one puzzle: neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present. 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. Maybe you can help!

Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 11 a.m.

Let’s Go Luna! Luna’s Christmas Around the World

When the Circo gets stuck at the South Pole on Christmas eve, Leo, Andy, and Carmen are convinced that Santa will never find them. With the help of their friend Luna, the kids endeavor to save Christmas, learning about holiday traditions from around the world along the way.

Monday, Dec. 2, at 9:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 9 a.m. & 2 p.m
Thursday, Dec. 26, 9 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Nature Cat: A Creature Carol

In the tradition of the Dickens holiday classic, Nature Cat is visited by the spirits of Nature Past (Daisy), Present (Squeeks) and Future (Hal) on Christmas Eve.

Sunday, Dec. 1, at 7 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 2, at 8 a.m. & 3 p.m
Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 16, at 7 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 9:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 7 a.m & 3 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 27, at 7 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Peg + Cat + Holidays

This is a special holiday episode of “Peg + Cat” featuring “The Christmas Problem,” “The Hanukkah Problem” and “The Penguin Problem.”

Monday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 12 p.m.

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas

In this one-hour special, it’s Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. But when the Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party quickly turns into a rescue mission. The Wild Kratts must race against time to thwart their greedy archrivals’ most miserly scheme yet! Will they be able to travel to the ends of the earth and return their baby animal friends to their homes in time for the holidays?

Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 23, at 7 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday. Dec. 24, at 8 a.m. & 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 8 a.m.& 4 p.m.

Sponsor message:

Sponsor message:

Sign up to receive the Arizona PBS Insider

Get up-to-the-minute information about your favorite programs and learn more about Arizona PBS news and events.

'Independent Lens' tells unforgettable stories about people and history

The Emmy Award-winning anthology series featuring unforgettable people, communities and moments in history returns to Arizona PBS on Mondays at 9 p.m. starting Oct. 28.

Investigate one of the greatest moral dilemmas of the 21st century

In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler miraculously escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp and fled through Nazi-occupied Poland to find refuge in Žilina, Slovakia, where they connected with the Jewish Underground. Once safe, they recounted what they left behind. Their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world, describing in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the Nazi extermination program.

Mystery drama set in 1900s Vienna comes to Arizona PBS

A student of Sigmund Freud and an Austrian detective team up to solve some of the most mysterious and deadly cases in early 1900s Vienna. The series "Vienna Blood" airs on Arizona PBS Sundays at 9 p.m. starting Jan 19.