November 19, 2012

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Holiday Classic Arthur's Perfect Christmas Returns to PBS KIDS

Due to popular demand, Arthur's Perfect Christmas is returning to PBS this holiday season! The holiday classic will be airing during the Thanksgiving day holiday, and having a special prime-time airing on Sunday, December 16. Also, to help spread holiday cheer (and help a great cause!), Arthur's one million Facebook fans can send each other a special Arthur holiday eCard. For every 50 eCards shared, now through December 31, 2012, WGBH will donate an Arthur plush doll to a Boston-area hospital (up to a maximum of 50 dolls).

During Thanksgiving week, Arthur's Perfect Christmas will air Wednesday and Friday, November 21 and 23, and Sunday, November 25 (check local listings). Additionally, families can enjoy a special primetime presentation of Arthur's Perfect Christmas Sunday, December 16 on PBS (check local listings).

Both the hour-long special and musical soundtrack are available to stream and download on and iTunes. In addition, Arthur's one million Facebook fans can spread holiday cheer (and help a great cause!) with an Arthur holiday eCard. For every 50 eCards shared, now through December 31, 2012, WGBH will donate an Arthur plush doll to a Boston-area hospital (up to a maximum of 50 dolls).

Join Arthur online at
Come visit the redesigned Arthur website at On the site, you can watch your favorite Arthur videos and sing along to classic Arthur songs with the karaoke feature. Connect with Arthur and friends and explore interactive surprises on every page!

The Arthur website is also home to a variety of educational materials, including resources, lesson plans, and activities, to help kids gain a better appreciation for the world around them. Visit the Arthur website at and watch video clips and full episodes at Additionally, there are fun holiday activities at

About Arthur
Arthur, based on the best-selling books by Marc Brown, is television's longest-running children's animated series. Over the past 15 seasons, Arthur has remained one of the highest-rated weekday children's series on PBS among children 4-8. Arthur has won numerous awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA, and six Daytime Emmys®-four for Outstanding Children's Animated Program. Arthur is produced by WGBH Boston and 9 Story Entertainment. Executive producers are Carol Greenwald (WGBH), Vince Commisso (9 Story), and Marc Brown (Marc Brown Studios). Directed by Greg Bailey. Funding for Arthur is provided by public television viewers. Corporate funding is provided by Chuck E. Cheese's®.

About WGBH Boston
WGBH Boston is America's preeminent public broadcaster and the leading producer of primetime and children's programs for PBS, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and Martha Speaks. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio, a leader in educational multimedia, and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to the 36 million Americans who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards...even two Oscars. For more information, visit

PBS KIDS, the #1 educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, and community-based programs. For more information on specific PBS KIDS programs supporting literacy, science, math, and more, visit, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.


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