The winter holidays find Bear and his friends planning a big celebration. They're all getting ready for Christmas, but also learn about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Bear also celebrates his favorite tradition, the finding of the winter berry.
As things start out, Pip and Pop have put together a reindeer wreath. Everyone wants to help out with the wreath, so Bear suggests they all add something of their own. Later, the group meets Santa Hogg and presents him with a large list of holiday wishes. Then there's a bit of an argument when Treelo wants to open everyone's presents and not just his own.
In the Shadow segment, Shadow thanks Bear for his gift of a scarf --- Shadows don't get cold, but it's the thought that counts. She then sings the song "It's Kwanzaa Time."
After hearing a howling noise, the group takes in an old hound named Jack with no home and invites him to stay at the Big Blue House for the holidays. This gets everyone thinking about the true meaning.
In the second part, the entire gang (now with Jack) goes out caroling.
As the kids settle down to try to figure out what to do about a Christmas present for Bear, Bear turns his attention to the finding of the winter berry. Jack overhears the kids' conversation and suggests making something.
In the Shadow segment, Shadow sings a song about a dreidel. She then wants to give Bear a present, but says there isn't much a shadow can give a bear. So she has him kneel down and she gives him a kiss.
Everyone enjoys their presents, but they worry that they've left out Jack. Jack helps them to see that they've already given him a gift -- a peaceful, happy holiday in a warm house with good friends. Later, the search for the winter berry proves fruitful for all.
- "Berry Bear Christmas"
- "A Holiday for Everyone"
- "That's All I Want for Christmas"
- "It's Kwanzaa Time"
- "What If (There Was No Big Blue House)"
- "Just Listen"
- "Woodland Valley Carols" (medley)
- "Best Present Ever"
- "Legend of the Winter Berry"
- "Winter Berry/Holiday Reprise"
Home video releases
- Muppet Wiki: A Berry Bear Christmas - Part 1 and Part 2
- "A Berry Bear Christmas - Part 1" at TV.com
- "A Berry Bear Christmas - Part 2" at TV.com