|A Berry Bear Christmas (1)|
|Season 3, Episode 25|
|Air date||December 7th, 1999|
|Written by||Mitchell Kriegman|
|Directed by||Mitchell Kriegman|
|Go to Sleep||A Berry Bear Christmas (2)|
A Berry Bear Christmas (1) is the twenty-fifth episode of the third season.
The winter holidays find Bear and his friends planning a big celebration. They're all getting ready for Christmas, but also learn about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Bear also celebrates his favorite tradition, the finding of the winter berry.
As things start out, Pip and Pop have put together a reindeer wreath. Everyone wants to help out with the wreath, so Bear suggests they all add something of their own. Later, the group meets Santa Hogg and presents him with a large list of holiday wishes. Then there's a bit of an argument when Treelo wants to open everyone's presents and not just his own.
In the Shadow segment, Shadow thanks Bear for his gift of a scarf --- Shadows don't get cold, but it's the thought that counts. She then sings the song "It's Kwanzaa Time."
After hearing a howling noise, the group takes in an old hound named Jack with no home and invites him to stay at the Big Blue House for the holidays. This gets everyone thinking about the true meaning of the holidays.
Later, Bear goes to the Otter Pond to see the snow at night. Then, Luna appears when Bear arrives at the Otter Pond. Luna says when she began to rise, she thinks she heard an old hound owl. Bear tells Luna that it was Jack the dog. He doesn't have a home. Luna says,"Oh my". Bear also tells Luna that the gang invited Jack to stay, and to give him the best holiday he has ever had. Luna says that of all the evenings during the year that she rises is her favorite. She also says that there is just something about the air on Christmas Eve. Bear and Luna then sings Just Listen. When the song was over, Luna didn't say bye. She just rose up farther up in the sky. Bear says bye to Luna.
The story continues in part two.
- Berry Bear Christmas (song by Bill Obrecht & Peter Lurye)
- A Holiday for Everyone (song by Peter Lurye)
- That's All I Want for Christmas (song by David Yazbek)
- It's Kwanzaa Time (Preformed by Shadow)
- What If (There Was No Big Blue House) (song by Steve Charney
- Just Listen (song by Peter Lurye)
- Shadow twists the format of the Shadow segment in this episode. Instead of Bear searching for her, she searches for him and sings "Where Oh Where is Bear?" heard last year from Ooh Baby Baby.
- The dog in the Shadow Projects logo in the closing credits says "Happy holidays!" in Treelo's voice, but only on the TV version.
- The special was adapted as Bear's Berry Christmas, a storybook published in 2000.
- Both parts of this special were adapted as the book Bear's Berry Christmas.
- Dave Goelz performed Jack in this double length episode.
- In "That's All I Want for Christmas," Pip and Pop ask Santa for "tons and tons of clams." It is revealed in the fourth season of the program that clams are a form of currency in Woodland Valley.
- This is the only episode where Bear does not say, "It's you!" after he sniffs the viewers.
- This is the only episode that does not use the Goodbye Song. Instead, Bear and Luna sing Just Listen.
- Some edits have been made for this episode.
- When the special aired on Playhouse Disney over two days, the first Shadow segment was cut, as well as Bear hanging the reindeer wreath on the door and then hearing the kids arguing.
- On the VHS version of the special, there are no closing credits shown. Instead, Luna is shown setting and Ray rising; the show continues immediately to the next part.
- Some people say that some winter holidays happen in different countries: such as Chanukah, Kwanzaa and Christmas.
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- A Berry Bear Christmas