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|Thomas' Christmas Party|
December 25th, 1984
It is Christmas time and Thomas wants to throw Mrs. Kyndley a party to thank her for saving him from a landslide the year before.
The Fat Controller agrees with him, but first Thomas, Toby and Terence have to rescue her from her snowed-in house.
Thomas and Toby arrive home to find the sheds in darkness, but then a switch is thrown and the sheds are covered in lights.
- Annie and Clarabel
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Mrs. Kyndley
- Terence (does not speak)
- Bertie (cameo)
- Henrietta (cameo)
- Tidmouth Sheds
- Mrs. Kyndley's Cottage
- Hackenbeck Tunnel
- The Viaduct (deleted scene)
- Knapford (deleted scene)
- This episode is based on the story of the same name, released alongside the series in 1984. It also features a flashback from the story Mrs Kyndley's Christmas from The Railway Series book, Toby the Tram Engine.
- Stock footage from Thomas' Train and Thomas, Terence and the Snow is used.
- The platform Sir Topham Hatt stands on is made out of LEGOs.
- The Christmas lights are real Christmas tree lights.
- Percy says that Sir Topham Hatt sent Mrs Kyndley to Bournemouth to get better in both Ringo Starr narrations. In the George Carlin narration, he says that Mrs Kyndley was sent to the seaside to get better.
- In the George Carlin narration, Terrence was said to have cleared a path to the railroad line, rather than railway line as in both Ringo Starr narrations.
- The end credits are red in the original version.
- The German title of this episode is "The Christmas Party". In Italy the title is "The Christmas Party of Thomas".
- Clarabel is facing the wrong way in the opening shot.
- When the workmen fit Thomas' snowplough, blu-tak is on one of the men's legs.
- Throughout the episode, Toby keeps losing his brakevan.
- When the engines whistle, only Thomas, Edward, and Henry's whistles can be heard.
- At the Christmas party, Henry is in his old shape.
- When George Carlin provides the narration, Ringo Starr can be heard in the background when the engines sing at the end.
- In the PBS Kids Sprout version, around the time the engines save Mrs. Kyndley and the time Thomas gets back to the sheds, the narration is dramatically out of sync.
- Gordon's tender is missing in a close-up.
- The Christmas tree at Tidmouth is far too tall compared to the engine shed.
- In a deleted scene, Thomas' eyes are wonky.
- The lights used at the sheds are way out of scale.