Tune in to Foxtel this December to see a range of festive and entertaining family-friendly viewing for kids and the young at heart. Foxtel has the best in kids programming from CBeebies, Disney, Disney Jr, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Discovery Kids for the whole family to get into the Christmas Spirit.
Foxtel’s Kids Christmas programming, available to stream or watch live, includes:
NICK JR. UNWRAPPED INCLUDING BUTTERBEAN’S CAFÉ on Nick Jr.
Daily from Sunday December 1 to Tuesday December 24 at 8.30am
The countdown is on this December, with Nick Jr. unwrapping a surprise Christmas-themed episode from the channels popular preschool shows each morning at 8.30am. Tune in for fan favourites PAW Patrol, Shimmer & Shine, Rusty Rivets, Butterbean’s Cafe, Blaze and the Monster Machines and more, with an added festive flair! On Wednesday, December 4 unwrap a surprise NEW Christmas-themed episode of Butterbean’s Café. In the episode, The Gingerbread Man!, Ms. Marmalady’s mishap causes a giant gingerbread man to run wild! Will the Bean Team catch him before he wrecks their café?
TOTAL DRAMARAMA Special Christmas Stunt Sneak Peek on Cartoon Network
Daily from Sunday December 1 at 4.00pm
Total Dramarama features an eclectic cast of pint-sized, dramatic children with fully formed teen personalities! Each episode is packed with cutaways, visual jokes and confessionals that prove these kids are not as naïve as their age suggests. Whether it’s using Uber to have a Ferris Bueller-style day off or scaring away a new teacher, our cast is ready to do whatever it takes because these kids are here to PLAY!
WE BARE BEARS Special Christmas Stunt on Cartoon Network
Mondays from December 2 at 4.00pm and stream On Demand
Christmas is coming and Cartoon Network are celebrating with a special Christmas marathon of super cute baby bear episodes of the adorable We Bare Bears. On Christmas Eve, the Baby Bears defend a video store from getting robbed to protect the store and the Christmas spirit.
UNIKITTY Special Christmas Stunt on Cartoon Network
Tuesdays from December 3 at 4.00pm
As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism – she is one kitty not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her little brother and best friend, Puppycorn, sad.
KIDS SWEETS SHOWDOWN: EXTREME CAKE ADVENTURES, new series on Discovery Kids
Fridays from December 6 at 5.55pm
Join hosts Sharone Hakman and Ali Sweeney as they task kids baking teams with creating a cupcake cake to illustrate an adventure theme: wild jungle, undersea adventures or space odyssey. First, the kids must turn cupcakes into mini layer cakes, then they must use their sculpting skills to make a fondant friend to add to their cupcake cake. One team will claim the $USD 10,000 prize.
CHRISTMAS SPECIALS on Nickelodeon
Weekdays from Monday December 9 to Friday December 20 at 8.15am
Nickelodeon is getting into the festive spirit this December with two weeks of Christmas-themed episodes from hit live-action shows, in order: The Thundermans; Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn; iCarly; Henry Danger; Game Shakers; 100 Things To Do Before High School; Sam & Cat; Knight Squad; and Victorious.
DOUBLE DARE on Nickelodeon
Weekdays from Monday December 9 to Thursday December 12 at 6.00pm
Hang your stockings and turn on your Christmas lights – it’s time for a week of Christmas quizzing with brand new, festive episodes of Double Dare! Hosted by laugh-out-loud digital creator Liza Koshy, and original series host Marc Summers, these special Double Dare episodes will see teams of two competing to win prizes by answering frazzling festive questions, completing messy, physical stunts and ultimately facing the infamous obstacle course (including the iconic Double Dare nose). We double dare you to watch these holiday specials!
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Special Stunt on Boomerang
Daily from Saturday December 14 at 7.00am
It’s almost Christmas and Boomerang is getting in early with all the Christmas presents. For the 12 days leading up to the big day, 12 of the best shows of 2019 will be shown in a daily marathon from 7am to 12pm. The marathon includes some of the best ever episodes of Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo!, Mr. Bean, Grizzy and the Lemmings, Taffy, Mighty Mike, New Looney Tunes, Pat the Dog, Bunnicula, Horrid Henry, My Little Pony and Talking Tom. Sit back and jingle all the way to the silly season with Boomerang this December.
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS Special Christmas Stunt on Cartoon Network
Saturdays from December 14 at 6.30pm
It’s time to reignite your passion for your favourite DC universe characters with the brand-new series, DC Super Hero Girls. This action-packed comedy sees Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Green Lantern and more fight crime whilst battling the struggles of being a teenager in the modern world. Set in the iconic city of Metropolis, DC Super Hero Girls showcases the life of extraordinary superheroes in an ordinary teenage world. When they’re away from their high school drama, these teens unleash their superhero powers and battle against sinister villains, be it Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy or Catwoman. Each hero has unique powers, but together they are stronger than ever – successfully saving the day and their dear home of Metropolis.
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Christmas Marathon on Nickelodeon
Saturday December 21 from 12.00pm
Prepare for the Best Holiday Ever with everyone’s favourite yellow sea sponge. On Saturday, December 21, tune in for a three-hour merry marathon of festive-themed SpongeBob SquarePants. Episodes include: Patchy the Pirate Presents the SpongeBob SquarePants Christmas Special; The Snowball Effect; Krabs a la Mode; Survival of the Idiots; Pre-Hibernation Week; Goons on the Moon; Frozen Face Off; and It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!
CHRISTMAS ON CBEEBIES
Christmas Eve Tuesday December 24 and Christmas Day Wednesday December 25 from 6.00am
Join all your CBeebies friends as they celebrate a magical Christmas all day Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with Christmas specials featuring Hey Duggee, Sarah & Duck, Go Jetters, Teletubbies, The Furchester Hotel and Charlie & Lola.
THOMAS & FRIENDS TINSEL TIME MARATHON on CBeebies
Christmas Eve Tuesday December 24 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Toot Toot – catch the Thomas & Friends Tinsel Time Express! This Christmas Eve, CBeebies brings a very special Thomas & Friends Tinsel Time Marathon, settle for back-to-back Christmas adventures with Thomas and his friends.
‘TWAS THE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SPECIALS on Disney Channel
Christmas Eve Tuesday December 24 and Christmas Day Wednesday December 25 from 4.00pm
Holiday episodes of your favourite Disney shows including Sydney to the Max, Ravens Home, Coop & Cami, BUNK’D, Gabby Duran & The Unsittables, Big City Greens, Just Roll With It, as well as Disney Channel Original Movies like Descendants 2 & 3 and Kim Possible.
CHRISTMAS SPECIALS on Disney Jnr
All day, Christmas Day December 25
Back-to-back Christmas episodes of Mickey Mouse Club House, Fancy Nancy Clancy, Muppet Babies, Puppy Dog Pals, 101 Dalmatian Street, Doc McStuffins, Elena Of Avalor, Mickey and The Roadster Racers and more. Plus brand new Christmas episodes of Vampirina, Go Away Unicorn, PJ Masks and Gigantosaurus.
KIDS SWEETS SHOWDOWN: SANTA EXPRESS One Hour Special on Discovery Kids Tuesday December 24 at 5.55pm
Christmas is all around in Kids Sweets Showdown: Santa Express. Join hosts Ali Sweeney and Harley Morenstein as they guide some of the best kid bakers in America to bake and decorate holiday train cakes. For the all-important challenges, the kids make decorative holiday trees from cookie stacks and sugar cones. With so much creativity in one room, there’s no telling which team will be crowned the winners and take home a prize of $USD 10,000!
HEY DUGGEE’S NYE SLEEPOVER on CBeebies
New Year’s Eve Tuesday December 31 from 3.00pm
Join Duggee and his Squirrel Club pals for a special New Year’s Eve Sleepover! Pop on your PJs and get ready for a fun party with Duggee, Tag, Roly, Betty, Norrie and Happy with all your favourite Hey Duggee episodes, and a big Duggee Hug.
In addition to these programs, Foxtel will feature a range of Christmas themed kids movies in its special 12 Days of Christmas Pop-Up event. Starting December 14 at 6am on Foxtel Movies Hits (channel 409) and running through Christmas Day, families can enjoy some holiday cheer with Home Alone (1990); Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992); K-9 Adventures: A Christmas Tale (2013); Shelby: The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2014); Christmas with Tucker (2013) and Dr Seuss’ The Grinch (2018).