"He was made of snow

But the children know

How he came to life one day." . . .

* Christmas cartoons: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" reruns Friday at 8 p.m. on ABC. "Frosty the Snowman" marches again Saturday at 8 p.m. on CBS, followed by three less-loved specials.

* St. Nick: Saturday's holiday marathon runs noon to 7 p.m. on Nickelodeon; highlights include the classic "Rugrats Chanukah Special" at 2, "ChalkZone" at 3 and "SpongeBob SquarePants" at 4.

* Cartoon Network's gifts include "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; "The Legend of Frosty the Snowman," Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; the one-hour "The Night Before Christmas: A Mouse Tale" (right), Saturday at 2 p.m.; and the one-hour "Christmas Dinosaur," Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

* "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" gets the Imax treatment at the National Air and Space Museum starting Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

* Video games out this week: Chaos Field on GameCube; Pocket Dogs and Final Fantasy IV Advance on GBA. (For a rundown of the best current titles, see tomorrow's KidsPost.)

-- Scott Moore

Kids learn about tradition in "Rugrats Chanukah Special."