The secret word was said and screamed at six times.
K.D. lang sings "Jingle Bell Rock", originally sung by Bobby Helms, and Charo sings "Feliz Navidad", originally sung by Jose Feliciano.
Joan Rivers is seen on the set of the '80s version of The Hollywood Squares.
The movie Road to Morocco (1942) is mentioned in the Penny cartoon.
Blooper: Pee-wee took two calls, where each time he pulled down a background poster. The second time he took a call, and he pulled down the background poster, the picture is different than the first call.
Pee-wee: Christmas is the time we should be thinking about what we can do for others.
Reba: (looks at Pee-wee's Christmas list) Pee-wee, how's Santa supposed to get everything down that little chimney?
Pee-wee: I've already thought of it. I'm having the chimney expanded.
Cowboy Curtis: Y'know, Pee-wee, they say if ya stare at a snowman long enough, he'll come to life.
(Cowboy Curtis and Pee-wee stare at the snowman, and the snowman stares at them)
Snowman: Why don'tcha take a picture?! It'll last longer!
Pee-wee: It's snowing! It's snowing! (runs outside, leaving Frankie and Annette behind)
Frankie: Yeah, but...!
Pee-wee: (ignores them; outside) Snow! Snow! Snow! (laughs) AAGH! Yellow snow!
Pee-wee: Sleigh bells! I hear reindeer on the roof! Do you know what that means?
Reba: You've had too much egg nog.
Pee-wee: No, no! It means get out the milk and cookies! Hurry!
This special originally aired in prime time on a Wednesday night.
The special was divided into two shows, and several parts were cut, during Fox Family airings.
This is the only episode in which the secret word is not revealed in the beginning.
Feature Cartoon: Christmas Comes but Once a Year (1936)
Pee-wee: All the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and I hope everything on my list will be there.
This line Pee-wee says while hanging up the stockings is a reference to the story The Night Before Christmas, by Clement C. Moore.