Bear in the Big Blue House

A Berry Bear Christmas (1)

Season 3, Ep 25, Aired 12/7/99
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  • Episode Description
  • The winter holidays find Bear and his friends planning a big celebration. They're all getting ready for Christmas, but also learn about Hanukah 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. After hearing a howling noise, the group takes in an old hound named Jack with no home and invites him to stay for the holidays. This gets everyone thinking about the true meaning of the holidays. 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."moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lynne Thigpen


  • Peter Linz


  • Carmen Osbahr


  • Jim Kroupa


  • Noel McNeal


  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A very special Christmas.

    By sweet_jane, Feb 26, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Bear and Luna (singing) Every mouse is in his mousehole Luna: Otters nestle in their bed Bear: Bearcubs get all cozy. Luna: And lemurs finally rest Bear and Luna: Even an old hound can finally settle down / If you just listen

    • Bear: Wow, you look beautiful! Luna: Oh. Bear: Winter becomes you.

    • Bear: Helping other creatures always feels good, whether it's a holiday or not.

    • Jack: You know, Bear, your little folks here are cuter than pups rolling around in fresh milk.

    • Tutter: Bear? (singing) What if all of us here / Could spread just / A little love around? / Do you think we'll / Have a made a difference / When we're done?

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    Trivia (7)

    • The dog in the Shadow Projects logo in the closing credits says "Happy holidays!" in Treelo's voice, but only on the TV version.

    • When this special is aired on Playhouse Disney over two days, the first Shadow segment is cut, as well as Bear hanging the reindeer wreath on the door and then hearing the kids arguing.

    • Holiday songs featured in this episode are "A Berry Bear Christmas," "Holiday for Everyone," "That's All I Want for Christmas," "It's Kwanzaa Time," "What If?" and "Just Listen." Almost all of the songs in this and the second part are available on the "Bear's Holiday Celebration" album.

    • 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?"

    • A new character, Jack the old hound dog, is introduced in this episode. Jack will appear again from time-to-time in the show's fourth season.

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