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Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas

Airs Wed., Nov. 22. Thurs., Nov. 23, Mon., Dec. 11, 2017 at 11:30 a.m., Dec. 12 & 14 at Noon, Dec. 13 & 15 at 11:30 a.m., Dec. 17 & 31 at 7 a.m. & Dec. 27 & 29 at 11:30 a.m. on KPBS TV

A scene from

Credit: Courtesy of Zach Hyman

Above: A scene from "Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas."

It's Christmas Eve on Sesame Street!

After putting out cookies for Santa, Elmo's dad tells him a bedtime story about his great-great-grandmonster Elmo and how Sesame Street was once an unfriendly street.

Everyone was grouchy and there was no holiday spirit.

With the help of Grandmonster Elmo's new friends, they try to find a way to bring back the holiday spirit in hopes that Santa would come to visit.

They learn that all you need is kindness!

Visit the SESAME STREET website for games, videos and art.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Zach Hyman

A scene with Jim Gaffigan as Santa Claus from "Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas."

Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas: Preview

It's the night before Christmas — time to put out some cookies for Santa! But how did this tradition start? Elmo's dad spins him a bedtime story about his great-great-grandmoster, back when Sesame Street was a very different place.

You can also catch this episode on the KPBS Kids channel:

Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. on KPBS KIDS

Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. KPBS KIDS

Nov. 24 at 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. KPBS KIDS

Nov. 25 at 3 a.m. & 5 a.m. & 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. KPBS KIDS

Nov. 26 at 3 a.m. & 5 a.m. & 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. KPBS KIDS

Nov. 27 at 3 a.m. & 5 a.m. on KPBS KIDS

Dec. 11 at 2:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. on KPBS KIDS

Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. on KPBS KIDS

Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. on KPBS KIDS

Dec. 25 at 2:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. on KPBS KIDS

Dec. 27 at 2:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. on KPBSKIDS

Dec. 29 at 2:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. on KPBS KIDS

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