The Not-Too-Late-Late-Show with Elmo | Source: Cartoonito

It’s the season of giving, and children’s programmer Cartoonito is living up to the task with an awesome December lineup of new shows, episodes, and special events! 

Targeted toward kids ages 2-6 years old, Cartoonito produces shows that aim to encourage compassion and confidence. In its newest series Odo, an adorable, British owl explores these concepts at the Forest Camp for Young Birds. With the help of his best friend Doodle and the rest of his forest flock, Odo confronts a host of challenges with his mantra: “There’s nothing we can’t do.” The first 13 episodes are available for streaming now on HBO Max, and they’re a real hoot! View the trailer below. 

Sesame Street will debut new episodes this month on HBO Max. Kids can tune in and help the crew search for the letter “M,” or watch as Oscar gets ready for a noisy Grouch concert! Check out the complete list of episodes and air dates below. 

  • “Bug Scouts” on Dec. 9 
  • “Doggie Job Search” on Dec. 16
  • “The Grouch Band” on Dec. 23
  • “The Letter M Mystery” on Dec. 30

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Kids’ favorite late-night — not too late, of course — talk show is back with new episodes of The Not-Too-Late-Show with Elmo! The furry, red host is returning to screens with co-host Cookie Monster and the rest of the crew as they explore different aspects of their bedtime routines. Kids can unwind to the show’s songs and games with celebrity guest stars by tuning in to the following episodes on HBO Max: 

  • “Shahadi Wright Joseph/Madison Reyes” on Dec.9
  • “Tamron Hall/Brandon “Taz” Niederauer” on Dec. 16 
  • “Big Bird/Kelvin Dukes” on Dec. 23
  • “Isaiah Russell-Bailey/James Monroe Iglehart” on Dec. 30 

The characters of Sesame Street love to share, and this month, they’re sharing the spotlight with a train near and dear to our hearts. Thomas the Tank Engine will star in an hour-long mini-movie, Thomas & Friends: Race for the Sodar Cup,set to premiere on Monday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m. ET on Cartoon Network. The special follows Thomas’s new, super-speedy friend Kana, who, when paired with Thomas, learns that it takes more than speed to be a champion. Take a look at the trailer below!