HBO Max is inviting kids and families to cozy up with a special collection of holiday specials from favorite shows in December, including a brand-new slapstick celebration from Looney Tunes Cartoons. Viewers will also be treated to seasonal stories from Esme & Roy and Sesame Street, as well as a magical new season of Summer Camp Island.
On Thursday, December 3, the Looney Tunes are here to get you in the holiday spirit with Bugs Bunny’s 24-Carrot Holiday Special. Duck the halls with Porky and Daffy as they travel to the North Pole on a mission to save Christmas. Don’t miss out on all the holiday sales when Granny and Tweety go hunting for deals…and Sylvester goes hunting for a delicious yellow bird. Finally, it’s the ultimate cold war when a snowball fight quickly escalates between feuding neighbors Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. Along with other favorites like Taz, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, let the Looney Tunes jumpstart your holiday season celebration.
The following week on Thursday, December 10, come along on two festive adventures with Esme & Roy. In “Holiday Spirit,” Simon and Snugs can’t wait for Furry Claws to come to their party. But when he’s unable to make it, they learn the true meaning of the holidays. Then in “Snow Worries,” Fig and the Monstersitters can’t wait to play outside in the snow. But when the snow melts away, they have to come up with a different way to play.
Sesame Street gets into the spirit of the season on Thursday, December 17 with a special new episode: It’s holiday time on Sesame Street! When their parents run late from the holiday concert, Elmo and Baby Bear stay with Alan and Nina at Hooper’s store. But they are disappointed not to celebrate Christmas Eve and Hanukkah as they had planned. Alan wonders how to make Hooper’s feel more festive. What if they make their own holiday decorations? Elmo, Baby Bear, Nina and Alan sing carols, eat latkes, and make lots of decorations. They create a wonderful holiday celebration all by themselves — and Elmo and Baby Bear realize that the best part of holidays is being together with friends and family.
Outside the holiday lineup, subscribers can also look forward to a new episode of Sesame Street, “Cardboard Castle,” on Dec. 10 guest starring Issa Rae as a queen who doesn’t have enough bricks to build a play castle for her daughter. Luckily, Elmo, Cookie Monster and Rosita find a creative way to use cardboard instead! The same day will see the launch of the third season of Summer Camp Island, as previously announced.