Kids’ Amazon Xmas Specials

Amazon Prime will premiere three original kids’ animated holiday specials on Friday, November 25.

Two shows are based on classic childrens’ books:

  • If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie – Based on the book series written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond, “it’s holiday time and in Mouse’s house that means Christmas cookies (including a special one for Santa, of course), caroling with friends…and one nearly-destroyed holiday pageant. Can Mouse and his animal friends save the show, without getting utterly distracted along the way?”  The special also features an original song “Christmas Cookie Song” by Lisa Loeb, which will be available exclusively from Amazon Music.
  • Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day – Narrated by Laurence Fishburne and with the voices of Angela Bassett, Jamie-Lynn Siegler and Regina King, this special is based on one of the first picture books to feature an African-American protagonist. Peter is a young boy in a red snowsuit who has an adventurous day on the way to discovering the true meaning of Christmas. Once again, there’s an original song which will be offered exclusively on Amazon Music, “Snowy Day” by Boyz II Men, who also appear in the show as acapella singers.

The third original special is another entry in Amazon’s American Girl Story franchise, An American Girl Story—Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas.  The story takes place in 1955 in Daytona Beach, FL, where middle child Maryellen “longs to stand out amidst the hustle and bustle of her big, busy family. When Benji, a family friend afflicted with polio comes to stay with them and visit Daytona Beach’s hospital for care, Maryellen is inspired to help the polio patients have the best Christmas ever.” The original song is “Christmas and Everyday” by Best Coast. It too will be available exclusively on Amazon Music.

Here’s the trailer:

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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