PBS Kids is set to premiere the first Cat in the Hat Christmas special, titled The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas, on Wednesday, November 21. The hour long special will feature the Cat, Nick, and Sally as they go on an adventure around the world in order to help a lost reindeer find its way back to Santa Claus in time for Christmas. Along the way, they meet and befriend all sorts of animals.
“We’re excited to premiere the first Christmas special featuring everyone’s favorite cat,” said Lesli Rotenberg, senior VP of Children’s Media at PBS. “A festive event for the whole family, the show will take kids and their parents on a learning adventure, showcasing different types of animals and the incredible abilities they have. In this new holiday special, the Cat will be a trusted guide, helping families discover natural science concepts, while laughing and singing with them along the way.”
Like the TV series, the plan for the multiplatform special includes an online game, DVD release and books all of which will underlines the key early STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills.