She-Ra: Princess of Power

Season 3 Episode 2

She-Ra and He-man - A Christmas Special

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Aired Unknown Dec 25, 1985 on
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She-Ra and He-man - A Christmas Special
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As winter falls on Eternia, all of Prince Adam and Princess Adora's friends from Eternia and Etheria have come together in the Royal Palace of Eternia, to celebrate the twins' first birthday together. Meanwhile, as Man-At-Arms tests out a new Sky Spy, Orko sneaks into the cockpit and accidentally blasts off into space, eventually crashlanding on Earth. Man-At-Arms manages to locate him and teleport him back, and Orko brings two lost Earth children, Miguel and Alicia, home with him. The children are worried about missing Christmas, which they had been ready to celebrate back on Earth, so Queen Marlena decides to introduce Christmas to Eternia and celebrate the twins' birthday with a Christmas party.

But the presence of the spirit of Christmas on Eternia worries Horde Prime, who summons Hordak and Skeletor to his aid and sends them both to capture the children and put an end to the Christmas celebrations before goodwill spreads across Eternia...moreless

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  • Even when I was a kid, I thought this was dumb.

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    Yes friends, this movie has it all. Transformers rip offs, Christmas without the theology, and Skeletor totally breaking character, all in the name of giving us some holiday fun the He-Man and She-ra way. The ultimate evil in the He-man universe is afraid that two kids will bring Christmas cheer to Eternia and set the plans of evil back a hundred years. Not that the bad guys aren't back to square one after every single regular episode. And even though the She-ra bad guys took over the world, nobody likes them anyway. How could this really hurt them? Or maybe it can, because the Christmas spirit is so powerful it actually turns Skeletor into a simpering whiner who does everything in his power to make sure the kids get home safe. Blargh. The only reason I owned a movie of this was because I thought I was getting Secret of the Sword.moreless
Melendy Britt

Melendy Britt

She-Ra/Princess Adora, Catra, Castaspella, Mermista, Jewelstar, Octavia

George DiCenzo

George DiCenzo

Hordak, Bow, General Sundar, Sea Hawk, Red Knight, Duke Dreer, Dylamug (shared), Vultak, Tung Lashor

Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

Skeletor, Battle Cat, Man-At-Arms

Diane Pershing

Diane Pershing

Netossa, Spinerella, Sweet Bee

Lou Scheimer

Lou Scheimer

Kowl, Mantenna, Leech, Grizzlor, Modulok, The Horde Troopers, Spirit/Swift Wind, Multi-Bot, Orko, Snout Spout, Sorrowful the Dra

Linda Gary

Linda Gary

Glimmer, Shadow Weaver, Scorpia, Madame Razz, Entrapta

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • In this episode She-Ra turns her sword into a flame and a lasso.

    • How does the SkySpy and the Christmas tree get transported to Eternia when only Orko and the kids walk into the transport beam.

    • Even when Mermista has been under water, when she surfaces her hair is perfectly styled.

    • To follow on from the above, there is also seasonal contradiction within this very episode- whereas it is established as being Winter at the start, later on when the kids are hanging around with Bow and Perfuma, they complain about the weather being too warm, stating "Christmas is in the Winter!" It's possible that in this scene they are actually meant to be on Etheria, but it doesn't really make sense to think they'd go there.

    • Since it is Adam and Adora's birthday, presumably this episode takes place a year after the He-Man episode "The Great Books Mystery", in which Adam celebrated his 19th birthday. But in this episode it is clearly Winter, whereas in "The Great Books Mystery", the weather was hot.

    • Also, it seems a little unusual how the kids willingly follow Orko first to his space craft, and then through the portal to Eternia- OK, so we know Orko's harmless, but nevertheless doesn't this contradict the show's usual morals about not going anywhere with strangers?

    • The Earth kids seem to show very little surprise when they see Orko; it's as if floating aliens with no legs were commonplace on Earth!

    • Hordak's henchman Rattlor is seen working for Skeletor in this episode, without any explanation of why he is with Skeletor rather than the Horde. This is much like how Rattlor's Snake Man sidekick Tung Lashor was also seen inexplicably working for Skeletor in "Gateway to Trouble".

    • Why is Skeletor serving Horde Prime in this episode? It is firmly established in the series that Skeletor left the Horde around twenty years ago and has been a rival to Prime ever since, not a servant.

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    • This special is well-known for Skeletor's singular 'act of goodwill' at the end, when he is overcome by the Christmas Spirit. This has always evoked a mixed reaction from fans.

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