Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure is a special hour-length episode of the Nick Jr. animated series Dora the Explorer, and the second Christmas episode. It was first released on DVD on November 3, 2009, and subsequently premiered on Nickelodeon on December 6, 2009, at 8pm ET/PT. It is written by co-creator Chris Gifford


Dora the Explorer Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure DVD

The cover to the DVD release.

The plot is loosely based on Charles Dickens' classic holiday story A Christmas Carol.

SPOILER: Plot details or story follow.

Santa narrates the classic holiday story A Christmas Carol with a Dora twist. Swiper the Fox tries to swipe the Christmas tree star from Dora's Nochebuena party, which promptly lands him on Santa's naughty list. When Dora tries to ask the big guy in red for another chance for Swiper to get off the naughty list, he does agree - but only if Swiper learns the true meaning of Christmas.

Spoilers end here.


A soundtrack to the special was also released; it was printed versions of the special in both English and Spanish.


  • Nochebuena
  • No Swiping on Christmas
  • Shake Shake Shake
  • Wiggle Wiggle
  • Funny Bunny
  • We're the Maps
  • Recoge
  • Nochebuena (Reprise)


Voice actress/actorCharacter(s)
Caitlin SanchezDora Márquez (Present & Older)
Littlest Girl Elf
Regan MizrahiBoots
Littlest Boy Elf
Maya BarreraSweetest Elf
Jean Carlos CeliTico
Harry ChaseSanta Claus
Chris GiffordBig Red Chicken (Present)
Grumpy Old Troll (Present & Young)
Really Old Elf
Matthew GumleyBenny
Henry the Elf
Young Boy Elf
Animal SFX
Lenique VincentIsa
Young Girl Elf
Animal SFX
Marc WeinerMap (Present & Future)
Fiesta Trio


  • Notably, this special marks the first appearence of the 16-year-old version of Dora, in which her design is used for the basis of the Dora Explorer Girls special, the second spin-off Dora and Friends: Into the City, and the 2019 theatrical film Dora and the Lost City of Gold.
  • On off-TV prints, the 2008 Nickelodeon "Lightbulb" logo, with the 2001 audio, is shown, but the Nickelodeon airings have the 2009 Nickelodeon Productions logo in place.

See also

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Nicktoons "The Santa Experience" • "Son of Stimpy" • "Doug's Christmas Story" • "Rocko's Modern Christmas!" • "Gone Shopp'n" • "A Scooter For Yaksmas" • "Arnold's Christmas" • "Gift Hoarse" • "Let It Snow" • "A Very CatDog Christmas" • "Have Yourself a Thornberry Little Christmas" • "Christmas Who?" • "Christmas Every Day!" • "An 'Even Steven' Holiday Special" • "Babies in Toyland" • Merry Nickmas shorts • "The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever" • "A Rocket X-Mas" • "Holly Jolly Jimmy" • "The Finster Who Stole Christmas" • "A Robot for All Seasons" • "When Santas Collide" • "The Fright Before Christmas!" • "A Christmas Mikey" • "Merry Wishmas" • "It's an Udderful Life" • "The All Nighter Before Christmas" • "A Doomed Christmas" • "A Very Brrr-y Icemas" • It's a SpongeBob Christmas!A Fairly Odd Christmas • "Baconmas" • "A Magix Christmas" • "Huggle Day" • "Happy Chalawunga!" • "A Crustmas Story" • "11 Louds a Leapin'" • Albert • "It's Christmas, You Dorks!" • "Bunsen Saves Christmas"
Live-action shows and movies "Christmas" (YCDTOTV) • "X-Mas Eve" • "Ride, She Said" • "Christmas" (Roundhouse) • "The Gift" (The Secret World of Alex Mack) • All That Episode 225 • "O' Christmas Pete" • "Merry Christmas, Kenan" • "Starwalk" • "The Mystery of the Mice That Roared" • "A Very Canine Christmas" • "A Little So'em So'em for Christmas" • Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh • "iChristmas" • "The Naked Brothers Band Christmas Special" • "Telling Amanda" • "The Good, the Bad and the Ickie Doll" • "Big Time Christmas" • "A Christmas Tori" • "Epic Christmas" • "How to Rock Christmas" • "See Dad Run Christmas Into the Ground" • "The Gift of the Maggies" • Santa Hunters • "Santa's Little Harpers" • "Winter Thunderland" • "The Thank You Mask" • "Christmas Danger" • "A Reggae Potato Christmas" • Nickelodeon's Ho-Ho Holiday Special • "The Gift" (Make It Pop) • "Jingle Bell Rock" • Tiny Christmas • "Seasons Beatings"
Nick Jr. Christmas at Eureeka's Castle • "Mr. Cook's Christmas" • "A Gullah Gullah Christmas" • "Blue's Big Holiday" • "Merry Christmas, Little Bill" • "A Present for Santa" • "Blue's First Holiday" • "Blue's Holiday Wishes" • "Christmas Wishes" (Holly Hobbie & Friends) • "Diego Saves Christmas!" • "Christmas" (Yo Gabba Gabba!) • "Save the Reindeer!" • Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure • "Great and Grumpy Holiday" • "The Super-Special Gift" • "The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve" • "Santa's Little Fixers" • "Christmas" (Hi-5) • "Happy Holidays, Mr. Grumpfish!" • "A Very Awesome Christmas" • Peter Rabbit's Christmas Tale • "Pups Save Christmas" • "Wally Saves the Trollidays" • "A Very Guppy Christmas" • "Monster Machine Christmas" • "Have a Very Mutty Christmas" • "Santa's Little Genies" • "Christmas 2.0" • "Best Christmas Ever" • "The Knight Before Christmas" • "Rusty Saves Christmas" • "The Sugar Plum Fairy!" • "Merry Woodsmas" • "Ryan's Merry Playdate" • "A Top Wing Christmas"
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