The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! returns to KQED this holiday season

Families can kick off the holiday season on November 27 with the return of the PBS KIDS blockbuster hit The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! on KQED. Quickly becoming a holiday tradition, this adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, 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. With gorgeous animation and pull-out-all-the-stops musical numbers, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! will have families singing and celebrating all season long.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! returns to PBS KIDS on November 27.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! returns to PBS KIDS on November 27.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!

Airs on November 27 – 30, December 13 and December 22 – 25 on KQED 9 and KQED Plus
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Celebrate the holiday season with the Cat in the Hat!
KQED will be bringing the Cat in the Hat to local events to help spread holiday cheer around the Bay Area.

Tuesday, November 19: Join KQED and the Cat in the Hat as we help to spread cheer at the annual Santana Row Tree Lighting. The day of festivities includes live music, special guests, performances by local theater groups and the lighting of a 40-foot Christmas tree. KQED will be there to hand out prizes and activities, and we’ll be bringing our favorite feline friend, the Cat in the Hat, for photos and hugs.

Sunday, December 15: Get a head-start on winter fun at the California Academy of Sciences, where you can meet live reindeer, frolic in snow and explore holiday activities for all ages. Keep your eyes peeled for Cat in the Hat appearances throughout the day, and be sure to visit the KQED booth to take home your very own free Cat in the Hat striped hat (while supplies last)! It’s all part of the Academy’s ‘Tis the Season for Science exhibit from November 27 – January 5.


KQED Public Television, the PBS affiliate that serves Northern California, is one of the country’s most popular public television stations. It brings the values of public media to homes around the Bay Area with Emmy Award–winning programming that inspires, informs and entertains, including Downton Abbey, Sherlock Holmes, American Masters, Great Performances, NOVA and Nature. KQED Public Television produces local series like Check, Please! Bay Area, This Week in Northern California, Truly CA, San Francisco Opera and ImageMakers as well as popular programs for national broadcast such as Essential Pépin, QUEST and Film School Shorts. KQED Public Television also distributes programming to public media stations across the country including The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Roadtrip Nation and  Joanne Weir’s Cooking School.

KQED Public Television channels are KQED 9 (San Francisco/Bay Area, also available in HD), KQED Plus (Bay Area, also available in HD) and KQET (Monterey/Salinas).

KQED also offers digital channels available via XFINITY and over-the-air, each with distinct quality programming: KQED World, KQED Life, KQED Kids and KQED V-me (Spanish language)

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! was created in response to recent findings that children graduating from kindergarten are less prepared to learn about science than about other subjects. The series supports young children’s science learning by introducing scientific inquiry skills, teaching core science concepts and vocabulary, and preparing preschoolers for kindergarten and first grade science curriculum — all in whimsical style.

A team of science and early childhood experts developed the curriculum for the series, each episode of which begins with a question posed by Sally or Nick. Although the Cat in the Hat knows a lot of things, his insatiable curiosity to learn more about the world leads to adventures with Sally and Nick in his one-of-a-kind Thinga-ma-jigger, a marvelously Seuss-ian contraption that sprouts wings, pontoons, booster rockets, skis and just about anything else needed to find the answer. The inquisitive gang travels to the bottom of the sea to observe giant sea worms, zips to the rain forest to visit animals living in kapok trees and shrinks to bee-size to visit a hive and learn how honey is made. Guided by the Cat in the Hat, the kids figure things out by observing, collecting and managing clues, making connections, constructing and evaluating theories and having discussions – all in a preschool-appropriate manner.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is a Portfolio Entertainment/Collingwood O’Hare Production, A Canada UK Co-Production produced with PBS (USA), Treehouse (Canada), in association with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Entertainment and with the financial participation of the Canadian Media Fund, the Shaw Rocket Fund, and the Government of Canada. The series is distributed by Portfolio International.

The primary focus of the Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. is to protect the integrity of the Dr. Seuss books while expanding beyond books into ancillary areas. This effort is a strategic part of the overall mission to nurture and safeguard the relationship consumers have with Dr. Seuss characters. Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would “round out the edges.” That is one of the guiding philosophies of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Audrey S. Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss, heads Dr. Seuss Enterprises as CEO.



The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! returns to KQED this holiday season 13 November,2013Amy Fowler

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