Get ready for a holiday overload on your DVR! With Winter break quickly approaching, many mamas are already trying to figure out what they'll do to entertain the tots over the holiday stretch. Have no fear, brand-spanking-new holiday episodes of lil ones' favorite shows are here! Some of your kiddo's must-watch shows — like Yo Gabba Gabba! and Imagination Movers — have new holiday-themed episodes coming up that you won't want to miss. Set your DVR and join in on the fun with these five special episodes.
How does Shiloh Jolie-Pitt travel? With a party on her back! The 4 year old and her big sis Zahara were spotted hand in hand with mama Angelina as they made their way through LAX airport yesterday. The junior jet-setter appears to know a thing or two about packing light for a flight. She was wearing a plush Yo Gabba Gabba Brobee backpack ($60). The girls aren't the only Jolie-Pitts who love the popular Nick Jr. show. Last year, papa Brad dressed up as DJ Lance for Halloween.
Get up and get dancing! Yo Gabba Gabba may leave parents scratching their heads, but it gets lil ones up and dancing with its retro-inspired graphics and catchy tunes. While the live version of the show is coming to a theater near you this Summer (and donating a dollar from each ticket sale to Habitat for Humanity), it's easy to create your own live version of the show for your lil one's birthday. Crank up the tunes and prepare to get silly because the colorful, animated show is bound to have party goers bouncing off the walls.
Are you watching Yo Gabba Gabba yet? If not, it's probably safe to say that your kids are. The hit Nickelodeon show has won over preschoolers, teens, and parents alike since its premiere two years ago, with its catchy tunes, retro-style graphics, and lesson-teaching characters. DJ Lance Rock has a celebrity following that already includes Brad Pitt (who dressed up like him for Halloween last year), the Klum/Samuel family and Christina Aguilera.
The celebs are not just tuning in with their lil ones, they are guest starring on the program too. As Yo Gabba Gabba enters its third season, the celebrities stopping by for a party in their tummies will include Sarah Silverman, Weird Al Yankovic, Jack McBrayer, Paul Scheer, Weezer, Anthony Bourdain, Mos Def, Devo, Fred Armisen, Erykah Badu, Flaming Lips, The Killers, Solange Knowles, Mix Master Mike, Angela Kinsey, and Marissa Jaret Winokur.
Which celeb guest star are you most excited to see?
I can see the future for little dancing Nathaniel here on the children's show Yo Gabba Gabba. And it's looking very, very punk rock.
What do you get when you cross two Yo Gabba Gabba hotshots, a presidential candidate, and the cheesiest talk show host in the biz? Watch and see. The four of them exchanging foot massages would have been less awkward than this outcome. (So is this how those hopefuls are hitting the campaign trail these days?)
Some parents have trouble getting their kids to eat and this is probably why. If I were an impressionable young child and overheard my food sing about having a kegger and trashing the inside of me, I wouldn't touch my carrots either. Children's TV is so wacked out these days. Case in point: The long-limbed green dude looks like he's gonna "smack 'dat ass" in the beginning. No joke. Watch his entrance.
Elijah Wood made an appearance on "Yo Gabba Gabba" to teach kids how to do a little jig he calls "The Puppet Master." It resembles something one might do in a group aerobics class, which isn't all too strange. However, there's something about that one-eyed critter in the back row that gives me the heebie-jeebies and makes me feel a little sorry for Elijah. At least we know his success hasn't gone to his head yet.