Christmas is just around the corner and Apple TV+ is all geared up to help families and kids give thanks and spread holiday cheer. There’s a joyous lineup of new episodes of Apple Original series, as well as the streaming debut of holiday Peanuts specials, and fresh spins on old classics.
Read on and check out the excerpts of the exciting lineup of Apple TV+
“Spirited” (Now Streaming)
Each Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell) selects one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he picked the wrong Scrooge. Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds) turns the tables on his ghostly host until Present finds himself reexamining his own past, present and future. For the first time, “A Christmas Carol” is told from the perspective of the ghosts in this hilarious musical twist on the classic Dickens tale. From Director Sean Anders, written by Sean Anders and John Morris, with original songs by Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”) and production numbers choreographed by Chloe Arnold (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”), this modern retelling is a sweet and spicy holiday treat.
“Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” Night of the Lights Holiday Special (Now Streaming)
It’s the Night of the Lights, the most Fraggily holiday of the year, and the Rock is filled with songs and cheer. When Jamdolin (voiced by Emmy Award-nominee Daveed Diggs, “Hamilton”) encourages Wembley to make a special wish, the Fraggles head out on an adventure to find the brightest light and, maybe, the true meaning of the holiday. Jim Henson’s fun-loving and musical Fraggles – Gobo, Red, Wembley, Mokey, Boober, and new Fraggle friends – have returned for all new adventures about the magic that happens when we celebrate and care for our interconnected world.
“Interrupting Chicken” A Chicken Carol Holiday Special (December 2)
In the holiday special, “A Chicken Carol,” Ebenezer Wolf decides to cancel the holidays so, Piper teams up with the Three Little Pigs and some ghostly friends to change his mind. This animated preschool series is based upon “Interrupting Chicken,” the 2011 Caldecott Honor-winning book series written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein, introduces children to the joy of storytelling – starting with a young little chicken named Piper who has a habit of interrupting storytime! Every time Piper hears a story, she can’t help but jump in, ask questions and let her imagination run wild as she tries to fill in details, guess what happens next or insert herself in the middle of the action to help save the day.
“Pretzel and the Puppies” Merry Muttgomery! Holiday Special (December 2)
In “Merry Muttgomery!,” when a heavy snowfall jeopardizes the annual holiday festival, the pups find unique ways to celebrate with all the snowed-in dogs in the city. Based on the beloved canine from the classic book “Pretzel” by award-winning authors Margret and H.A. Rey, creators of “Curious George,” the original series follows a modern dog family led by stay-at-home dad Pretzel, his five adorable Dachshund puppies, and mom Greta, the mayor of Muttgomery. Together, the Doxiesare always sniffing out ways to “make their bark” on their doggie hometown and make it a better place for their four-legged friends and neighbors. Pretzel and Greta encourage their pups to try to solve their own problems, often reminding them to “Get those PAWS UP!” whenever they face a challenge. Voice talent includes Mark Duplass, Nasim Pedrad, and many more.
“The Snoopy Show” Happiness Is the Gift of Giving Holiday Collection (December 2)
In “Happiness Is the Gift of Giving,” Snoopy adapts a Christmas poem to help Sally sleep, Charlie Brown makes gifts for his pals, and Snoopy finds waiting to open his presents a challenge. An Apple TV+ original series from Peanuts and WildBrain, “The Snoopy Show” gives the world’s most iconic dog his close-up and dives into new adventures with the happy-dancing, high-flying, big-dreaming beagle, who’s joined by best friend Woodstock and the rest of the Peanuts gang.
“I Want a Dog for Christmas” All Rerun wants from Santa is a dog, but his mother won’t let him have one. Spending time with Snoopy provides the perfect pick-me-up. But when Snoopy gets too busy to play with Rerun, they call in a substitute—Snoopy’s brother Spike.
“Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales” Celebrate the merriest time of the year with the Peanuts gang. Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and Sally each star in a collection of Christmastime tales from the original Peanuts comic strips.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”(Stream for free December 22-25)
In this beloved Peanuts special, feeling down about the commercialism of Christmas, Charlie Brown becomes the director of the gang’s holiday play. Can he overcome his friends’ preference for dancing over acting, find the “perfect” tree, and discover the true meaning of Christmas? Apple TV+ will provide non-subscribers a special free window to stream “A Charlie Brown Christmas” from December 22 through December 25.“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” (December 25)A story of kindness, friendship, courage and hope for viewers of all ages in a heart-warming, classically animated film based on Charlie Mackesy’s book, “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse.” The poignant and heartfelt journey follows the unlikely friendship of a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse traveling together in the boy’s search for home. The film, featuring Mackesy’s distinctive illustrations brought to life in full color with beautiful hand-drawn animation, stars BAFTA Award winner Tom Hollander (“The Night Manager”) as The Mole, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Idris Elba (“Luther”) as The Fox, Golden Globe Award winner Gabriel Byrne (“All Things Bright and Beautiful”) as The Horse, and newcomer Jude Coward Nicoll as The Boy.
Apple TV+ is available for S$9.98 per month with a seven-day free trial. Current offers: — For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.
Explorer Apple Arcade’s Quality Games for Quality Time Together
Do you know Apple Arcade has a host of multiplayer and story-driven games for that fun game night? Play across a variety of screens: pass-and-play on your iPhone or iPad, compete via Game Center or gather around the Apple TV 4K with your controllers – nothing stops you know from gathering your friends and family this festive season.
Do check out these games on Apple Arcade.
As entertaining to watch as they are to play, these games will be the centre of attention with great action to cheer on and engaging stories worth experiencing together:
- Amazing Bomberman
- SongPop Party
- Hanx101 Trivia
- Nickleodeon Extreme Tennis
- Gear.Club Stradale
- Hidden Folks+
- Gibbon: Beyond the Trees
- Jetpack Joyride 2
- Cooking Mama: Cuisine!
Apple Arcade is available for S$6.98 per month with a one-month free trial. Current offer: — For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple Arcade for free.
Apple Music to Experience Carols in a Whole New Light
Carols are at the heart of Christmas and other holidays—whether sung at festive services or simply bellowed out at home with friends and family. Carols may be a part of our well-established traditions, but they’re also constantly evolving, with new arrangements composed every year that bring freshness and vitality to old favorites.
This year’s batch includes new selections from Amelia Moore, Brett Eldredge, charlieonafriday, Elio, Ellie Goulding, glaive, Jvck James, Katie Gregson-MacLeod, Muni Long, RAYE, Shygirl, SiR, and Yahritza Y Su Esencia.
Carols Covered 2022 is back again with a new line-up of exclusive to Apple Music holiday songs reimagined by some of contemporary music’s most impactful artists, plus a new Classical Carols Covered playlist, highlighting beautiful new versions of carols and festive songs performed by top classical artists. All available in immersive Spatial Audio.
New to Apple Music this year is Classical Carols Covered, featuring beautiful, brand-new versions of carols and festive songs performed by a handful of the best and brightest in the classical world. Violinist Daniel Hope, the cellists Peter Gregson and Sheku Kanneh-Mason, trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary, and the wonderful choir of Clare College, Cambridge, are just a few of the artists bringing their incredible musicianship to some of our best-loved carols.
Apple Music is available for S$10.98 Individual Plan and S$16.98 Family Plan. Current offers: — New subscribers can enjoy 6 months of Apple Music free with eligible AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max or Beats headphones. — New subscribers can also enjoy the Shazam Holiday offer to get up to 4 months Apple Music free.
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