Channel 4 are renowned for showing gorgeous animations on Christmas Eve. In the past we’ve had The Snowman, The Bear, and The Snowman and the Snowdog. Some of my fondest childhood Christmas Eve memories involve watching The Snowman before attending our local church’s carol service.
We’re in for a real treat this year as one of our favourite family books has been animated! We’re going on a Bear Hunt will be shown on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve at 7.30pm, and then repeated again on Christmas Day at 5.25pm.
I am ridiculously excited about this – as are the children!
The lovely folk at Walker Books sent us some goodies to get us prepared for a bear hunt – including our very own bear (available to buy now from Waterstones, Harrods, Amazon, Foyles and Blue Diamond Garden centres), and of course, a copy of the classic book (RRP £6.99).
I’m not sure I’ve ever come across anyone who hasn’t read We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen (and illustrated by the amazing Helen Oxenbury), but for those of you who may be new to the story, it’s very simple. A family of five set off on an expedition in search of bears, and are met with a few issues along the way! Will they find a bear? Well, I don’t want to spoil it for you!
You can grab a sneaky peek of the trailer below:
Doesn’t it look amazing?
Not only can you read the book in the run up to Christmas Eve, but you can also play the gaming app! Busby has loved the game (as have the adults in our household), which invites you to swish through the grass, splosh through the river etc! As well as activities such as bug hunting and crabbing. It’s suitable for Preschoolers and above. It’s available to download now for iOS and Android, and costs £2.99.
Will you be watching on Christmas Eve?