I've watched this episode on my dvds. I think that this was the only christmas special episode that they produced for Punky Brewster in its four year run, anyone is free to correct me if I'm wrong. Now that I think about it there was another episode about shoplifting that had a christmas theme. I think that it was a very special episode, because it delt with Punky and Henry celebrating their first Christmas together. It was interesting to see how Soleil Moon Frye and George Gaynes played out there roles. It interesting to see how a child in Punky's situation adapts to and reacts to the idea of having a christmas with their foster of new adoptive parent or parents.
I thought that it was very stupid yet very noble of Henry to tell Punky that he would bring her mother back to her for christmas when he came to her school dressed up like Santa. It was awesome how he struggled to accomplish this. He was determined to to make her happy for the holidays, even if it means he could loose Punky. This was something that I don't think fans were expecting to see. Henry is talking to Cheri's grandma Betty Johnson about how he wants to accomplish this goal of bringing Susan Brewster to her daughter. It is at this point, that he tells Betty that he has just realized something. "If at all odds I do find her mother, I could loose Punky". Bettty shows a degree of worry and simpathy for his situation.
I thought that it was kind of funny but also kind of weird and spookywhen the next morning, after Henry and Punky exchange gifts, there is still one gift left addressed to Punky. She opens it to find a Jewerly box. This box is like one that an old man had offered to Henry the night before when he stopped at an antique shop to get a little refuge from the cold. Henry asks to see it and Punky says astonishedly "It my mom's Jewerly box, look there theres her initials SB! Henry say puzzled SB, she replys "Susan Brewster!" Henry tells her that there are alot of people whos initials are SB. She say well, there only one way to prove this and she opens the lid, and the jewerly box starts to play a song that she claimed she and her mother would sing on occacion. This stuck as wonderful, weird, and spooky. Any thoughts or memories of this episode?