15 New Year’s Movies & Holiday Specials for 2-6 Year Olds

Inside: Our pick of the top 15 toddler & pre-k New Year’s movies and holidays specials…that kids in kindergarten and lower elementary grades will enjoy too!

If movies rate highly on your family’s holiday activity list, read on to discover our pick of the fifteen best New Year’s movies and holidays specials for toddlers and kids in Pre-K (ages 2- 6 year olds).

15 Toddler New Year Movies and holiday specials

15 Toddler & Pre-K New Year’s Movies & Holiday Specials

This list includes fabulous New Year’s movies and holiday specials featuring already familiar (and well loved) characters.

Each item listed below is linked to an Amazon store page where you can find more information and reviews about each movie (these are affiliate links and I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases).

1. Max and Ruby Happy New Year It’s New Year’s Eve and Grandma has invited Max & Ruby to stay with her to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Ruby plans all kinds of games for them to play in an effort to stay awake until midnight, but both she and Grandma fall asleep leaving Max alone to wake them up with “Happy New Year!”

RELATED: See more fabulous stories bought to life as short films in our collection of Short Films From Children’s Books.

2. Miffy’s Happy New Year: Miffy and Melanie make invitations for a New Years party and fix them to balloons but on their way home Melanie falls off her scooter and the invitations fly away. Now no one will come to their party! Luckily one by one their friends find the invitations and they have a great New Year’s party after all.

3. Handy Manny – Have a Handy New Year: Manny, the tools and Mr Lopart are helping get everything ready for the New Year celebrations at Sheet Rock Hills Park when Mr Lopart is disappointed to hear that his mother has been delayed because of the weather.

4. Thomas & Friends – Confused Coaches: After a silly argument about who is faster, Spencer and Gordon accidentally take each other’s coaches! What follows is mass confusion and lots of delays – will the two get everyone safely to the New Year’s fireworks in time?

5. Fancy Nancy – Nancy’s New Year: Fancy Nancy is desperate to stay awake until midnight on New Year’s Eve but it might be a bit trickier to stay awake then she planned!

6. Llama Llama Happy New Year!: Llama and his friends are making New Year’s resolutions and get started on working on their own personal goals but go a little too far in the process. Luckily Mama teaches them all about moderation in time for them to enjoy the party.

Also available via Prime TV Llama Llama Season 2 Episode 6.

7. Shopkins Silly Season Part 2: What do the Shopkins have planned for this extra special happy holiday?

8. Tonka Chuck and Friends – Up All Night: Chuck and his friends try to make their own inventions that will help them to stay awake until midnight so they can see in the New Year together.

9. Peppa Pig Tales: The New Year’s Party: Peppa’s family are hosting a New Year’s Eve party for all of their friends – but how will Peppa and her friends manage to stay awake? A game of hide and seek? No. A snack? No. Will they be able to enjoy the fireworks together?

10. Curious George – A New Year’s Nap: Curious George decides a daytime nap on the last day of the year will help him to stay awake to see in the New Year. But when it is too bright and he just can’t fall asleep, a counting adventure begins.

11. Strawberry Shortcake – New Year’s Wish: Strawberry Shortcake and her Berry friends make a plan to stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve to make their very own new year wishes but Strawberry is having a hard time choosing her very own wish, and her friends are having a hard time staying awake!

12. Kid-E Cats New Year’s Eve: The Kittens try to stay awake past their regular 9pm bedtime to be awake to see in the New Year.

13. Pete the Cat: A Groovy New Year: It’s New Year’s Eve and Pete the Cat needs a New Year’s Resolution, but he doesn’t even know what a resolution is! With the help of his family and friends, Pete sets out to find one. But as the clock ticks down to midnight, Pete wonders if he’ll ever find a resolution of his own in time!

Pete the Cat New Years episode

14. Sesame Street Celebrates Around the World: It’s New Year’s Eve on Sesame Street! News anchorman Elmo from the Monster News Network provides special reports sharing the New Year’s customs and celebrations from around the world.

Sesame Street Celebrates Around the World

15. Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year: In the Happy Pooh Year movie contained in this two episode set, Rabbit becomes frustrated that his New Year’s resolutions aren’t going to plan, and although his friends do all they can to help, Rabbit doesn’t find their attempts particularly helpful!

A merry pooh year movie for preschool

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