From back-to-back cartoon classics to special festive episodes and even a brand new show, there’s lots to keep the kids entertained this Christmas
By Charlotte Briggs, Writer
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And while you’re wrapping presents or scoffing mince pies, there’s plenty of family favourites to watch with loved ones over the festive break.
Everyone’s favourite sea sponge SpongeBob SquarePants is at the centre of a massive marathon on Nicktoons for the whole of December, while over on Nickelodeon there’s a whole load of festive fun with A Very Loud Nickmas.
You can also catch new episodes of Moley as well as a classic Christmas episode of Peppa Pig, where she meets Father Christmas! And there’s even a brand new show about invading aliens that’s out of this world.
If you’re rushed off your feet with the kids this holiday, there’s plenty of quality entertainment they can watch on the go. Just use the Virgin TV Go app which is available to all Virgin TV customers. You can register on up to five devices at no extra cost.
It’s available for iPhone, iPad, Android mobile or tablets, and Windows and Mac laptops and desktops. And what’s more, Virgin TV 360 customers can also manage their recordings or stream their recordings around the home with the Virgin TV Go app. Find out more about managing your Virgin TV Go app here:
From Monday 28 November, Nicktoons (CH 717)
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Join SpongeBob SquarePants and his aquatic friends Patrick Star, Squidward and Mr Krabs in Bikini Bottom for a whole month of wacky back-to-back adventures to keep the whole family entertained throughout December.
A Very Loud Nickmas
From Monday 28 November, weekdays from 7am, Nickelodeon (CH 712) and in On Demand
You’re officially invited to the most exciting party of the season – A Very Loud Nickmas! Hosted by Nick’s largest family, the event, which runs until the new year, features mega movies, smash hit shows and brand new episodes of The Loud House.
Thursday 1 December, 9.35am, Nick Jr. (CH 715)
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Peppatown in this festive special from series 5. Peppa and her playgroup friends are putting on a show for the parents. But little do they know that this includes a special visit from Father Christmas himself!
Welcome To Earth
From Monday 5 December, daily at 6.30pm, Cartoon Network (CH 704) and in On Demand
There’s a new show launching just in time for the holidays. Meet Mish and Klaus, two aliens who are sent to Earth to find a new headquarters for a planned invasion. But nothing prepares the duo for all the weird and wonderful things they encounter on our planet.
Anna & Friends
From Monday 5 December, weekdays at 7am, Nick Jr. (CH 715) and in On Demand
Five inseparable friends – Anna, Froga, Bubu, René and Christophe – embark on all kinds of amazing adventures together in their colourful world. And now the series is available in On Demand, meaning that the kids can tag along for the fun no matter where you are.
Blue’s Big City Adventure
Monday 5 December, 4.30pm, Nick Jr. (CH 715) and in On Demand
Pack a suitcase because pals Blue and Josh are heading to the Big Apple for their biggest adventure yet. Watch the duo as they navigate New York and see if they can land an audition to star in a Broadway musical!
From Monday 5 December, weekdays at 3.30pm, Boomerang (CH 730) and in On Demand
Christmas has come early this year for Moley fans with brand new episodes landing in early December. The young mole is back for more fun and adventures that sometimes land him in trouble. But he always manages to dig his way out of it with the help of his friends.
Fireman Sam Christmas Special
Saturday 10 December, 8am, Cartoonito (CH 706)
In this double-length special it’s Christmas time in Pontypandy, but Fireman Sam and his team are always ready to save the day with their fire engine Jupiter. And don’t miss the Fireman Sam takeover throughout the entire month, including special themed movies every day!
Bugs Bunny Builders Christmas Special
Saturday 10 December, 8.30am, Cartoonito (CH 706)
The Looney Tunes gang are reunited in this special episode which sees cartoon favourites Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Tweety having lots of fun in their usual crazy and slapstick style.
Christmas On Cartoon Network
Saturday 17 December, Cartoon Network (CH 704)
There’s a whole load of festive fun in store just in time for the Christmas break. Don’t miss special episodes of Teen Titans Go!, We Bare Bears, Craig Of The Creek, The Amazing World of Gumball, and many other shows. Plus, cartoon staples Apple & Onion, Jellystone! and We Baby Bears will be running throughout the month.
Christmas On Boomerang
Saturday 17 December, Boomerang (CH 730)
Celebrate Christmas with Boomerang and catch plenty of classic cartoons including Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes shows and movies. Plus, there’s specials and stunts for all the family to look forward to.
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