Franklin

Season 6 Episode 15

Franklin's Magic Christmas

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Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Nov 06, 2001 on Noggin
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Franklin's Magic Christmas
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In Franklin's Magic Christmas, both Franklin and Harriet have grown and this year they're going to be spending Christmas at Faraway Farm where Mrs. Turtle grew up. Everyone's excited to go, but conflict is created because in Franklin's eyes, Harriet is getting special treatment that she doesn't deserve. This is aggravated more when Harriet's antics cause him to leave his favorite stuffed toy Sam behind at home in the snow. At Faraway Farm, Franklin tries to contact his friend Bear, only to find that he can't reach him. Franklin later becomes even more disenchanted with Harriet when she spills plans for a special surprise for Grandpa Turtle. It seems like things couldn't get any worse, but when an ice storm hits the farm, Franklin is left without any means to try and contact Bear and then Grandpa injures his leg when Mr. and Mrs. Turtle leave to check on the neighboring Collie family. Franklin comes up with a risky plan to try to bring him help all the way from Woodland, but it'll take a magical solution to keep him (and Harriet, who snuck along) from becoming trapped out in the snow.moreless

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    Richard Newman

    Richard Newman

    Mr. Turtle

    Noah Reid

    Noah Reid

    Franklin Turtle

    Janet-Laine Green

    Janet-Laine Green

    Narrator (Credited as Janet L-Greene)

    Julie Lemieux

    Julie Lemieux

    Various (Uncredited)

    Bryn McAuley

    Bryn McAuley

    Harriet Turtle

    Luca Perlman

    Luca Perlman

    Bear

    Richard Newman

    Richard Newman

    Great Grandfather Turtle

    Guest Star

    Mari Trainor

    Mari Trainor

    Dr. Bear

    Guest Star

    Joyce Gordon

    Joyce Gordon

    Grandmother Jenny Turtle

    Guest Star

    Kristen Bone

    Kristen Bone

    Beatrice/Young Grandmother Jenny Turtle

    Recurring Role

    Donald Burda

    Donald Burda

    Mr. Bear

    Recurring Role

    Chris Wiggins

    Chris Wiggins

    Mr. Collie

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Based on the apparent timeline, viewers are apparently expected to believe that Franklin and his friends have aged approximately four or more years since the first season of the show.

      • Franklin and Harriet are both shown sleeping in beds in their grandparents' house in "Franklin's Magic Christmas," yet in "Franklin in the Dark" and other Franklin stories, Franklin sleeps on the floor, inside his shell.

      • In "Franklin's Magic Christmas," Franklin's family has a large yellow car with a roof. In the TV series, the Turtle family car is white and has nothing but a windshield. Also, the Turtle family household has received some kind of paint job, as it's now brown instead of its normal white color.

    • QUOTES (21)

      • Franklin: Look, Harriet. It's Sam. It's okay. You can play with him.
        Harriet: 'Kay!
        Franklin: But I want him back by bedtime. There's only so much sharing a big brother can do.

      • Franklin: It's Christmas Eve. I bet the reindeer have a lot to do tonight.
        Harriet: Santee Claus?
        Franklin: Maybe.

      • Franklin: Grandma and I named it Sam's Star. Isn't it beautiful?
        Harriet: Pretty.

      • Franklin: Wow!
        Harriet: Magic.
        Franklin: Yeah, magic.

      • Harriet: Fwankin cwoss?
        Franklin: Yes, I'm cross. You scared Rosie away. Why'd you have to go and follow me anyway? You never do what you're told!
        Harriet: (sobs)
        Franklin: (covers Harriet with a blanket) Hey, don't cry. I'm sorry I yelled at you. It's just that... because of me, Grandpa got hurt. And now we're stuck in the middle of nowhere. Some Christmas.

      • Franklin: This doesn't look familiar. If only I could see Sirius, then I'd know which way to go.
        Harriet: We there yet?
        Franklin: Harriet?!
        Harriet: Supwise!

      • Franklin: I'm sorry, Grandpa. Mom and Dad asked me to take care of you and Grandma.
        Grandfather: Now, Franklin, it was an accident, simple as that.

      • Franklin: Can I go with you, Dad?
        Harriet: Unh uh. Franklin gotta finish secwet.
        Mr. Turtle: What's this about a secret?
        Harriet: Secwet sleigh!
        Franklin: (really annoyed) Awww!

      • Grandfather: Just in time for lunch. This chili should chase the cold away. It's my secret recipe.
        Harriet: Secwet? Me gotta...
        Franklin: (quickly) Have another fly.

      • Harriet: Yummy!
        Franklin: Harriet, those flies are for the salad!
        Harriet: 'Kay.

      • Mr. Turtle: It's so cozy in here with the roaring fire and the Christmas lights all...
        Mrs. Turtle: ...Off.
        Franklin: Wow! A blackout!

      • Franklin: It sure must be cold. Even the trees are shivering.
        Harriet: Trees shivwing.

      • Franklin: Sometimes I wish I never had a little sister.

      • Franklin: That one's brighter than all the others.
        Grandmother: That one's Sirius. If you're ever looking for Woodland, all you have to do is follow Sirius. Some call it the "Dog Star."

      • Harriet: Hawwiet love Sam!
        Franklin: You mean Harriet lost Sam!

      • Grandmother: I've never told this to anyone before, but that reindeer didn't run away ... He flew away.

      • Grandmother: Something happened that Christmas. Or I think something happened, that was very unusual.

      • Franklin: Harriet!
        Harriet: My bed! My bed! My bed!
        Franklin: Ah, I don't have to share, do I?

      • Harriet: Fwankin mad?
        Franklin: Of course I'm mad. Why can't you leave my stuff alone?!
        Mrs. Turtle: Now, Franklin, there's no need to be so cross. Your sister's sorry.
        Harriet: Sowwy.

      • Mrs. Turtle: I thought you were going to take care of the presents.
        Franklin: Harriet started it, she...
        Mr. Turtle: You're older than her, Franklin.

      • Franklin: Bring him over here.
        Harriet: Unh uh. Mine.
        Franklin: Harriet... Hey, Sam's mine.

    • NOTES (10)

      • After singing the first verse of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" while riding to Dr. Bear's, Franklin continues, singing the rarely heard fifth verse of the song. You can read all five verses here.

      • Sirius, the "Dog Star," is the closest star to Earth other than the sun and therefore the brightest star in the sky at night. Learn more about Sirius here.

      • This movie makes references to skills that Franklin had learned in previous episodes. One example is when he does wood-working, as seen in "Franklin the Trooper" Another is knot-tying, but unfortunately Franklin doesn't seem to have learned his lesson from "Franklin Camps Out," as Rosie easily slips free of the knot he makes to hold her.

      • Franklin's line in which he says that there's only "so much sharing a big brother can do" is lifted from the ending of Franklin and Harriet, in which Franklin gets upset with Harriet after Sam ends up in her crib one night and then she tries to take him for her own.

      • John Van Bruggen is credited as John van Bruggen and Elizabeth Brown is credited as Liz Brown.

      • "Franklin's Magic Christmas" is available on videotape, which is in SLP mode and has an opaque black lid, such that it is impossible to tell if the video is rewound without putting in the VCR and checking. A company in Canada called "Magic Lantern" is offering it on DVD, here. They're rather pricey, but they do appear to accept international orders.

      • "Franklin's Magic Christmas" has no narrator's introduction.

      • Franklin's Magic Christmas made its television premiere on Canada's Family Channel in December, 2003. Check here for details.

      • For a complete list of movie crew, visit the Movie Tome guide for Franklin's Magic Christmas here.

      • Premiered on Comcast Video on Demand from November 29 - December 13, 2004. Premiered on the cable/satellite network Noggin on Monday, December 13, 2004 with repeats throughout the week. Premiering on Nick Jr. at noon on Friday, December 17.

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