"A Visit to Santa" is the Christmas episode of Barney and Friends, orginally aired as the second half of the ninteenth show of its eleventh season, which paired up with "Gift of the Dinos" and aired on October 11, 2007.
The kids are writing letters to Santa on Christmas Eve. Nathan needs some help on deciding what to write in his, so Melanie offers to help him. Later, the kids hand their letters to the mailman, who reminds them that this is the last day to mail them. As he starts to drive away, Nathan suddenly remembers that Melanie has yet to mail hers. Megan sprints to the gate and shouts for the mailman to come back, but it is too late, much to their dismay. At that moment, Melanie comes out with her finished letter and asks where the mailman is. The others glumly explain that he is gone. She realizes that she did not complete it in time, is crushed by this, and sadly walks back inside the caboose. The others ask Barney if she'll be all right. He states that he had better go check. Back inside, she is heartbroken and states to him that there's no way she can get her letter in now. However, he explains to her that she actually might be able to get it in before Santa takes off. With the help of the Magic Travel Cupboard, they are at the North Pole in an instant. They run into three of Santa's elves, who then proceed to perform a rap song about Christmas. Then Santa himself appears. Barney explains to Melanie that he and Santa have been friends for a long time. She then asks him if it's too late to mail her letter, still worried about being forgotten. He states to her that the reason it was late was because she was helping the others, and assures her that she'll never be forgotten at Christmas, and even puts her name in the book with all the other good children of the world. With that, she and Barney head back to the park, however, she has unknowingly left her bag on a coat hanger. When she explains that she delivered her letter in person, the others don't believe her at first, until one of the elves suddenly appears to give her her bag back. Before he heads out, he explains to the others that they have been good all year as well. They then ask Melanie what she wrote in her letter. And she states that she asked for this Christmas to be a good one for everyone. As they all sing "I Love You", it snows again.
- It's Snowing!
- We're Writing a Letter to Santa
- Santa's Wrapping Crew
- Look into Santa's Book
- I Love You