Spring is finally here, a time of rebirth, with flowers (and pesky pollen but we’ll save that discussion for another time), baby animals, and family gatherings. It’s hard to imagine spring without the reminders of Passover and Easter everywhere you turn – from pastel clothing in store windows, to brightly colored baskets lining the shelves of your local grocery store, to an oversized and sometimes terrifying giant bunny wandering around the shopping mall. Even if the stores are short on eggs, or they’re priced as if they were laid by a golden goose, Philo has plenty of Easter and Passover shows and movies to get you into the seasonal spirit. So make sure to take some time to recline, and enjoy the following shows, movies, and specials (don’t forget to hit the save (+) button on your favorite shows and movies so you never miss an airing!):
Rugrats (Nickelodeon): For many, the Rugrats Passover special was iconic and synonymous with the Passover holiday. Set your DVR to capture a rerun of the season 3 finale to air, and watch as Tommy and Angelica Pickles explain the story of Passover with more levity than Charlton Heston in the Ten Commandments. The Passover special airs Wednesday, April 5th, at 4pm PT, so set your DVR.
Easter Basket Challenge (Food Network): Talented and Easter-obsessed bakers take on culinary challenges to create tasty and imaginative holiday masterpieces. VOD episodes are available now.
Girl Meets Farm (Food Network): Looking for Passover recipes? Set your DVR for Girl Meets Farm with cookbook author Molly Yeh. The series features Yeh cooking Midwestern farm meals sometimes influenced by her Jewish and Chinese heritage, primarily at her farm. Molly has three Passover episodes available for viewing, so just type in “Passover” to your Philo search bar and click your favorite to watch.
Our OWN Easter (OWN): Celebrated gospel and R&B music artists commemorate Easter in their own unique way, blending sunrise service traditions with modern performances; hosts BeBe Winans and Deborah Joy Winans. The special is available on VOD now.
Gospel Superfest 2023 Easter Special (BET): An assembly of some of the biggest names in inspirational entertainment to celebrate the Easter Holiday. Airs 4/8 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT.
Easter Under Wraps (Hallmark Channel): A woman goes undercover at her family’s chocolate factory to find out why sales are down and meets the head chocolatier, who has new ideas for Easter products. Easter Under Wraps is available on VOD now.
A Walton Easter (Hallmark Drama): John-Boy (Richard Thomas) and his pregnant wife return to Walton’s Mountain to celebrate his parents’ (Ralph Waite, Michael Learned) 40th anniversary. A Walton Easter is available on VOD now.
Hop (TeenNick): Beneath Easter Island, in a giant factory that manufactures the world’s Easter candy, the popular rabbit is preparing to pass the mantle to his son, E.B. (Russell Brand). But E.B. has no interest in the job and would rather be a drummer. He runs away to Los Angeles, where an unemployed slacker named Fred O’Hare (James Marsden) accidentally runs into him. Feigning injury, E.B. tricks Fred into giving him shelter, but an oversized chick is planning a coup back on Easter Island. Airs 4/7 at 6am ET/3am PT, make sure to set your DVR for this family-friendly feature!