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"What's a Santa Claus?"
"Santa Claus is someone who drops presents down chimneys during Christmas time."
"I wonder if..."
"No! Chimneys, Percy! Not funnels!
"
— Percy and Thomas talking about Santa Claus in the UK version

Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure, retitled Thomas and Percy's Mountain Adventure in American releases, is the twenty-sixth episode of the third season. In the US, it first aired on the Shining Time Station episode Billy's Party in 1993.

Plot

UK Version

If someday you see Thomas, he's heading heading towards the small town called Ulfstead to greet the visitors. One day, Thomas announces that Christmas is near and promises to bring them plenty of parcels. That night, however, an early snowstorm arrives and Thomas is given an extra mail car. Percy is unhappy that he can't help, but his chance comes when Thomas is forced to give Percy his job in favour of another. Thomas isn't pleased with the change, but Percy is delighted and sets off.

As he puffs, a man flags him down. He explains that the village is snowed under. Thomas and Percy work together to save the villagers, and Harold and Terence join in; Terence clears the snow, and Harold drops hot drinks for them. They call the team the best Santa Claus the village has had, which confuses Percy. Thomas explains that Santa is a man who brings gifts through chimneys. Percy looks at his funnel, and Thomas clears up the confusion. Thomas then remembers that Percy has left his parcels in a siding.

That night, Toby and Henrietta secretly puff into the night towards the sheds. When everyone wakes up, they are surprised to find the sheds decorated with parcels. All the engines agreed that it's the best Christmas they've ever had.

US Version

If someday you see Thomas, he's heading heading towards the small town called Ulfstead to greet the visitors. One day, Thomas announces that Thanksgiving is near and promises to bring them plenty of parcels. That night, however, an early snowstorm arrives and Thomas is given an extra mail car. Percy is unhappy that he can't help, but his chance comes when Thomas is forced to give Percy his job in favor of another. Thomas isn't pleased with the change, but Percy is delighted and sets off.

As he puffs, a man flags him down. He explains that he village is snowed under. Thomas and Percy work together to save the villagers, and Harold and Terence join in; Terence clears the snow, and Harold drops hot drinks for them. Thomas then remembers that Percy has left his parcels in a siding.

That night, Toby and Henrietta secretly puff into the night towards the sheds. When everyone wakes up, they are surprised to find the sheds decorated with parcels. All the engines agreed that it's the best Thanksgiving they've ever had.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • Stock footage from All at Sea is used.
  • In US releases, because the celebrated holiday is Thanksgiving in the Shining Time Station episode, Billy's Party, the mention of Santa is cut out.
  • A deleted scene that shows Thomas passes the windmill in this episode was later used as the sixth season intro.
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Arlesburgh Harbour until Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure.
  • In most US releases, the final music cue is cut to coincide with the Thanksgiving theme. However, on some copies of Percy's Ghostly Trick VHS, Thomas' Christmas Wonderland and other Thomas Adventures and Ultimate Christmas DVDs, the cue is left in place.
  • The last broadcast of the episode's UK version was Christmas Eve 2004 on ABC.
  • This is the final episode narrated by Radovan Vaculík in the Czech Republic.

Goofs

  • Some of the parcels Harold drops hit the people after bouncing on the ground.
  • For the American audience, the celebrated holiday in the episode was Thanksgiving, an American holiday; which is unrealistic because Sodor is part of the British Isles.
  • Since some US releases use the UK footage but still have the US narration, the narration is out of sync with the picture, music, and sound effects towards the end. This mistake is cleared up in the restored version.
  • A deleted scene included in the song Toby shows that the tracks in the sheds end in front of the engines.
  • The exterior shots of Tidmouth Sheds show it with the usual six berths, however, there are nine tracks seen in the interior shots.
  • Through most of the episode, one of Percy's lamp irons is missing.
  • In the close-up of the fogman, the studio is reflected in his lamp.
  • When released in the US, a piece of dialogue between Thomas and Percy is cut. Due to the footage being cut, the sound effects and music are out of sync.
  • In the Japanese narration, Douglas is mentioned when it is Donald who is shown.

Merchandise

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish La Aventura Navideña de Thomas y Percy Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure
Brazilian Portuguese Uma História de Natal / A Aventura de Thomas e Percy na Montanha A Christmas Story / The Adventure of Thomas and Percy on the Mountain
Welsh Thomas a Pyrsi Nadolig Thomas and Percy's Christmas
Norwegian Thomas og Percys juleeventyr Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure
Dutch Het kerstverhaal van Thomas en Percy The Christmas Story of Thomas and Percy
Italian Un regalo inatteso An Unexpected Gift
German Ein tolles Weihnachtsabenteuer A Great Christmas Adventure
Japanese ぼうけんいっぱいのクリスマス The Christmas Adventure
Ukrainian Томас, Персі і Різдвяна пригода Thomas, Percy and the Christmas Adventure
Hungarian Thomas és Percy karácsonyi kalandja Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure
Finnish Tuomaksen ja Pekkan Jouluseikkailu Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure
Slovenian Tomaževa in Poldijeva Božična pustolovščina Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure
Polish Tomek, Piotrek i Świąteczna Przygoda Thomas, Percy and the Christmas Adventure
Danish Thomas og Percys Juleeventyr Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure
Chinese 托马斯和培西的圣诞冒险 Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure
Greek Χριστουγεννιάτικη περιπέτεια Christmas Adventure
Czech Tomáš, Percy a vánoční dobrodružství Thomas, Percy and the Christmas Adventure
Romanian Thomas, Percy și Petrecerea de Crăcuin Thomas, Percy and the Party of Christmas
Slovak Thomas, Percy a vianočné dobrodružstvo Thomas, Percy and the Christmas Adventure
Swedish Thomas och Percys Juläventyr Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure
Thai หัวรถจักรได้รางวัล Engine Awards

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