JoJo's Circus

Season 1 Episode 19

A Circus Town Christmas

Aired Daily 8:30 AM Dec 07, 2003 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

A Circus Town Christmas
When an important Tickle family ornament is broken, JoJo must make a tough choice between giving a gift to her parents or helping a creature in need. Although she's torn, she knows that she has to follow her heart. As all of Circus Town celebrates Christmas, JoJo wants nothing more than for her friends and family to be happy. A circus celebration includes singing, banner acts and a lot of holiday cheer.moreless

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    Julie Lemieux

    Julie Lemieux

    Dinky, Bal Boa

    Recurring Role

    Neil Crone

    Neil Crone

    Fellini Frogini

    Recurring Role

    Patrick McKenna

    Patrick McKenna

    Fire Chief Seltzer

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The story "Nighty Night" establishes that JoJo has a firm routine she follows before she goes to bed. In "A Circus Town Christmas," it seems as if she doesn't do any of it. Additionally, Goliath is nowhere to be seen, but is in the bed with in the morning.

    • QUOTES (7)

    • NOTES (12)

      • Characters: Tater, Skeebo, Mrs. Kersplatski, Trina, Dinky, Peaches, Croaky, and Mr. Tickle.

      • Unlike some kids might, JoJo doesn't ever give any name to the bird she rescues, although it does seem to be known as "Birdie."

      • Second holiday episode.

      • Premiered in a primetime block.

      • Christmas themed.

      • Bal Boa is notably absent throughout "A Circus Town Christmas." Although no mention is made of him, it's possible that his family doesn't celebrate the holidays, or celebrates something else, such as Hannukah.

      • This episode airs on Playhouse Disney only around Christmas.

      • Although several traditional Christmas pieces are used, Tchaikovsky is the only musician mentioned on close-captioning, when "The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies" plays.

      • Mr. Tickle tells JoJo that the Santa Clown was passed down from his great-grandfather all the way to him and someday JoJo will give it to her kids. This indicates that JoJo will likely always be an only child.

      • A Christmas themed title display as used and Christmas images are shown for the closing credits in the background. Snowflakes are used as scene-changers throughout. The "Spotlight Moment" song includes fa la las in the background.

      • Birdie ends up wearing a Santa hat and when her babies hatch, she produces two smaller Santa hats seemingly out of nowhere and places them on their heads. Additionally, apparently by magic, she and her birdies are all able to fly up to the top of the Tickle family Christmas tree.

      • Although JoJo seems torn between the dilemma of helping out the little bird or giving a gift to her parents, it's worth noting that it doesn't seem yet as if JoJo has paid for any of her gifts. Somewhat surprisingly, none of her friends volunteer to sacrifice their gift and JoJo never even considers this idea.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)