How many sleeps 'til Christmas

How many sleeps 'til Christmas

Nov 30, 2022

First festive single release for top CBeebies children's show, Numberblocks

Count on the Numberblocks for a magical countdown this Christmas!

  • First festive single release for top CBeebies show, titled ‘How Many Sleeps 'til Christmas?', helps children learn about counting down as we follow the advent calendar countdown to Christmas day
  • A proportion of the profit goes to the charity, Children in Need
  • The Greatest Showman actress and singer, Keala Settle, will sing and star in a special festive video for the song. Elle Cato, who recently toured with Van Morrison, will sing the single release
  • Numberblocks is watched and loved on the CBeebies channel and BBC iPlayer in the UK and Netflix, Noggin, YouTube Kids and Kidoodle in the rest of the world

This year, Numberblocks will release their very first Christmas song and single, ‘How Many Sleeps 'til Christmas?' with a large proportion of profit going to Children in Need. 

The Greatest Showman actress and singer, Keala Settle, will sing in a special wonderfully festive video on YouTube for the song. Elle Cato, who recently toured with Van Morrison, will lend her beautiful Whitney Houston-style voice for the single release.

100% of proceeds from the UK will go to a cherished UK-based charity, Children in Need, to help support children and families who face hardship this Christmas.

In keeping with the Numberblocks’ mission to help children discover the wonder and excitement of maths, ‘How Many Sleeps 'til Christmas?' is a lively tune that encourages children to follow the advent calendar countdown to Christmas day. Families and young children will love singing and counting along with the Numberblocks as they get excited for the holiday season.

BAFTA-winning Numberblocks is the educational hit TV series that follows the adventures of ten unique counting block characters and all their numbery friends who like to play games, sing songs, make patterns and go on adventures in Numberland. The interactive series makes maths visible and easy to understand while engaging children with songs and lots of magical fun.

Keala is a Tony award-nominated actress and singer famed for her role in The Greatest Showman and for singing the smash-hit, Golden Globe-winning anthem, ‘This is Me’. 

Numberblocks has a rapidly growing fan base globally, especially in the US with over one-fifth of the Numberblocks YouTube traffic coming from America. The show originally aired on CBeebies and is now available on Netflix, Noggin, YouTube Kids and Kidoodle outside the UK. With the brand gaining huge popularity in the US, the Numberblocks team are thrilled to welcome much-loved American performer, Keala, to the Blocks family!

Creator of Numberblocks, Joe Elliot, says, “Our ambition to reach and teach children continues to grow and I am absolutely thrilled to have this earworm out in the world for Christmas 2022! The team has produced something special that we can truly be proud of. We hope you enjoy counting down to Christmas with the Numberblocks this holiday season.”

‘How Many Sleeps 'til Christmas?' will be available to watch on the Numberblocks YouTube channel from 30th November 2022 and stream on Spotify from the 2nd December 2022 

About Alphablocks Ltd:

Alphablocks Ltd is the award-winning home of the universe of Blocks shows: Alphablocks, Numberblocks and Colourblocks. It is dedicated to creating transformational learning experiences for young children, through broadcast, interactive, print and hands-on play, and engages millions of children worldwide in the joy of reading, maths and more. Alphablocks Ltd is owned and run by Blocks creator Joe Elliot and Blue Zoo.

About Blue Zoo:

Blue Zoo is a multi-award-winning animation studio with 2 Emmy Awards, 5 BAFTA wins and many more nominations. It has grown to become one of the UK’s leading & largest animation studios, making TV shows such as Pip and Posy, Numberblocks, It’s Pony, and The Adventures of Paddington as well as commercials for some of the world's most loved brands. As a B Corp-certified business, the studio's vision is to build an animation studio with heart; a place where talented, happy & diverse teams are nurtured, making characterful content to be proud of, with a focus on joyful, comedic stories and education content, contributing to a more enjoyable future for everyone.

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