Tomorrow, Sunday, December 6th, Nickelodeon will premiere a new hour-long Dora the Explorer special, Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The episode will encore on Nickelodeon on Monday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m. (ET/PT) and on Nick Jr. on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. (ET). I had the opportunity to watch it with my girls and it really is delightful!
In Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure, Swiper tries to swipe the Christmas star from Dora’s Nochebuena party and winds up on Santa’s naughty list. Dora appeals to Santa, who says that if Swiper can learn the true sprit of Christmas, he will put him back on the nice list. Believing Swiper can change, Dora accompanies him on a journey to the past, the present and the future to help him find four missing ornaments and discover the true meaning of Christmas.
I love the way the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, was incorporated into this cartoon! Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure is currently available on DVD in stores nationwide, and a companion CD, Dora’s Christmas, is also available in stores nationwide and on iTunes. The DVD includes six minutes of bonus footage not airing in the TV special and two exclusive music videos. The CD includes 16 new holiday songs performed by Dora, featuring classic carols with a Latin twist, including “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Santa Claus Is Coming Aquí!” The CD also features bonus songs from Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure. This would make a great stocking stuffer!
Nickelodeon’s award-winning website (www.nickjr.com) features an interactive game and activities to complement the premiere of “Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure.” In the game, kids can help Dora and Swiper deliver Christmas presents by relying on their shape, color and pattern recognition skills. The site also features recipes, crafts, printables and more. This gives you so much to do on a cold, snowy day!
I have a special holiday gift set for one reader! It includes a DVD two-pack: the new Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure DVD and Dora’s Christmas DVD AND Dora’s Christmas CD, full of cute Christmas carols sure to make any kid smile! If your children love Dora, then you must enter to win this fun giveaway! To enter, please leave a comment telling me who you’d give this prize to if you win.
¡Feliz Navidad y buena suerte!
(Merry Christmas and good luck!)
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