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It is two days before Christmas and everybody is getting ready for the carol concert. Sir Topham Hatt chooses Thomas for the job to collect the Christmas tree which makes the other engines jealous. When Thomas collects the Christmas tree, he forgets to wear his snowplough which causes him to get stuck in a snowdrift. Meanwhile, back at the yard, the other engines are impatient and are wondering where Thomas is. Sir Topham Hatt tells them that Thomas is stranded somewhere near Edward's station. He chooses Donald and Douglas to find Thomas. The twins find Thomas buried beneath a snowdrift and are able to free him and bring him and the missing Christmas tree home. Later that night, the party begins and Harold brings Father Christmas to the party.
- Donald and Douglas
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Percy (does not speak)
- Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
- Harold (does not speak)
- Edward (cameo)
- Henrietta (cameo)
- Bertie (cameo)
- Trevor (cameo)
- Photographs from Thomas' Christmas Party and The Deputation are used.
- Some photographs were specially taken for this book in 1987.
- A cassette tape narrated by Ringo Starr was included with some of the books.