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The 2017 Kitten Bowl Is A Must-See

As if we all didn't love animals more than humans already, the 2017 Kitten Bowl will add enough proof that kittens are to be treasured by literally everyone. I might be biased because with three cats roaming around my house, I'm something of a cat lady at 28, but you would have to be dead inside to not find them adorable. So, where can you stream the 2017 Kitten Bowl? Some might even prefer it over the actual Super Bowl, since football can drag on and on and on (in my opinion). So whether you catch it live or not, there are several showtimes throughout the day.

The annual Kitten Bowl is hosted by Hallmark and will air on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 12 p.m. ET. on the Hallmark channel, then again at 3 p.m. ET and once more at 6 p.m. ET. If you don't have cable, Hallmark does have an app, but you're going to need to borrow your friend's/sister's/neighbor's/mailman's cable login to be able to access it. Hallmark will also feature the 2017 Kitten Bowl on their actual website, but it's not clear if it will be a live-stream or something you can watch after the fact. If you want to get really creative, DIRECTV NOW is a live stream service from the cable company that does offer free 7-day trials, so you can get in your fill that way, but just remember to cancel after that week-long trial is over.

Because the 2017 Kitten Bowl is on a cable channel and not network TV, you're going to be hard pressed to find a stream that doesn't involve a login (YouTube is always a possible option), but it isn't impossible to stream it. And it's totally worth it.

Kittens are like less needy babies for people who aren't ready to look after actual human children yet, and by now, everyone gets that. The 2017 Kitten Bowl will be the fourth annual Kitten Bowl hosted by Hallmark and taking place in the Hallmark Channel Stadium. What's that? You haven't heard of this state of the art stadium created by the channel that gives you holiday specials all year long?

The Hallmark Stadium is like an actual football stadium but scaled down a ton and designed to entice and engage kittens to keep them interacting with each other and the many scratching posts, toys, and swings placed throughout the "field." There are also several mini footballs thrown in there and sometimes a laser pointer to keep the kittens moving.

Hosted by Howard Stern's wife and radio personality, Beth Stern, the 2017 Kitten Bowl is designed to show cute cats off, of course, but also to showcase adoption stories and hopefully prompt viewers to think about adopting cats and kittens themselves. And with kitten players with names like Tony Slo-Mo and Julius Peepers, how could you not?