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Thomas & Friends

Holiday Episodes

Join all the Really Useful Engines on Sodor for a week of holiday fun! 5 new seasonal episodes premiere.

12/12   1204 Christmas Time

Cranky Christmas

Sir Topham Hatt sends Thomas to the docks to collect a very important Christmas parcel. When unloading the ship, Cranky drops the parcel and fears that he broke the contents within. He hides the parcel, but it’s eventually found and Thomas sets off to deliver it. When Thomas slips on the icy tracks and the crate falls off his flatbed, he thinks that he broke the contents of the parcel as well. Sir Topham Hatt reveals the contents of the parcel; materials for the community’s ice skating rink—unbroken!

Learning Goals: being helpful, expressing thanks, taking responsibility for actions, being kind and polite, apologizing


Snow Place Like Home

The snow is causing all sorts of trouble for the engines. At the Steamworks, Emily is out of commission while waiting for her new pistons, which are stuck at the Depot. Kevin is trapped outside and Victor ventures out to rescue Kevin, who he thinks is headed towards the Depot. Luckily, Thomas finds Kevin and Victor before any other engines get stuck in the snow.

Learning Goals: being a good friend, helping others, expressing sympathy and concern for others, applying one’s best efforts, resourceful thinking


12/13   1208 Spooky Snow

Helping Hiro

When Thomas accidentally spills his cargo on the tracks, Hiro derails. Hiro requires repair at Steamworks and Thomas ventures into the woods in attempt to find spare parts to expedite Hiro’s recovery. He soon finds himself alone in the woods, immobile due to the old, broken tracks. With Rocky, Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt to the rescue, Thomas is brought back to Steamworks, where he is surprised to see Hiro already fixed!

Learning Goals: being a good friend, helping others, expressing sympathy and concern for others, resourceful thinking


The Beast of Sodor

Spencer is stranded on Sodor because of the snowy weather and delights in telling the other engines about meeting the abominable snowman. Henry is frightened by the story and Spencer continues to play on his fear. However, when they encounter a man covered in snow, it’s Spencer who is most afraid! Thankfully, the seemingly abominable snowman turns out to be Sir Topham Hatt.

Learning Goals: conquering fears, being a good friend, helping others, expressing sympathy and concern for others, demonstrating bravery


12/14   1209 Tis the Season to be Jolly

Diesel’s Ghostly Christmas (double episode, Christmas)

Diesel is not a very helpful engine and Thomas is determined to show him the errors of his ways. Diesel is visited by ‘ghostly engines’ who remind him of his past mistakes and show him the importance of helping others. When Diesel derails and fears the worst, he finally acknowledges the ghosts’ Christmas message.

Learning Goals: expressing sympathy and concern for others, being a good friend, helping others, expressing kindness, understanding there are consequences to one’s actions, making meaningful contributions, being aware of others’ feelings



The Railcar and the Coaches (winter)

Daisy the railcar can carry passengers without pulling any coaches. So, when Thomas is sent to work in the quarry, Daisy takes on his usual responsibilities, leaving Annie and Clarabel behind. Daisy constantly reminds them she doesn’t need them as long as she is working Thomas’s branch line. But Daisy becomes so popular with the passengers that she needs Annie and Clarabel’s help to carry them all! Upset that Daisy was so rude to them earlier, Annie and Clarabel trick her into thinking she needs to be repaired. But Annie and Clarabel end up getting left behind again, and learn that two wrongs don’t make a right!

LEARNING GOALS: honesty, self-control, responsibility


Saving Time

Samson boasts to the other trains that he has been given a very special job taking stones from the quarry to the docks. But when he learns that Thomas has been assigned the same task, Samson tries to find another way to show everyone that he’s very important. He decides to take more trucks than he should, insisting that it will save time. But with so many heavy trucks, Samson can’t get over Gordon’s Hill! It takes him even longer to deliver the stones, and when he asks Thomas to help him, he ends up making Thomas late too. Sir Topham Hatt is unhappy with the delay, but Samson takes responsibility, assuring him that he has learned his lesson and won’t make the same mistake again.

LEARNING GOALS: honesty, responsibility, apologizing, self-awareness


12/16   1307 A TIME FOR SHARING

Letters to Santa (Christmas)

It’s almost Christmas, making it the last chance for children to send their letters to Santa. Percy collects the mail, but is slowed down by the snow on the rails. Harold offers to help, but Percy thinks he is just trying to prove he is better at delivering the mail. When Percy runs into a snowdrift, Harold volunteers to take the letters for him. Percy is unhappy that he had to be helped. But when Harold doesn’t come back from the delivery, it’s Percy who searches for Harold and helps in return. Together they experience the spirit of Christmas!

LEARNING GOALS: Kindness, forgiveness, helping others, compassion, self-awareness, friendship


Love Me Tender (winter)

Snow comes early to the Island of Sodor – and it’s heavier than usual! Donald and Douglas are attached together with a van between their tenders and snow plows on their fronts. As they plow the snow, Donald and Douglas argue over which lines they should clear first. Frustrated, Donald suddenly pulls away, snapping a damaged coupling and moving away with Douglas’s tender! Douglas is left behind in the snow – without coal or water! Once Donald realizes that Douglas is lost, he becomes determined to find his brother. Donald finds Douglas in the snow and they make up, knowing that no matter how often they argue, they will always look out for one another.

LEARNING GOALS: responsibility, perseverance, gratitude


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