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Hoops and Yoyo Ruin Christmas Screenshot
One, two, three-eee!

— Hoops, Yoyo and Bev starting to slide down the hill at very beginning

hoops&yoyo RUIN Christmas is a Hallmark animated Christmas direct-to-video short that premiered exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores for the 2011 holiday season, before its televised debut on CBS on November 25, 2011.


Hoops, Yoyo and Piddles are having fun during the holidays. When they are decorating at late night, Santa Claus and his reindeer fly down to their house's roof, and, as Hoops, Yoyo and Piddles are hiding, delivers presents. Hoops, Yoyo and Piddles decide to climb into the bag when Santa isn't looking. However, Hoops gets stuck and somehow Yoyo and Piddles grasp onto Hoops's hand. Suddenly, they wind up inside the time-space continuum where Santa is able to deliver presents to everyone. However, the gang loses grip and they wind up in the "Past" portal, breaking the continuum, proven by a chicken turning back into an egg. They get transported to an identical universe, and wind up breaking a boy's creation for a toy contest to become a master toymaker. The part Yoyo accidentally took off is signed with the name "Kris Kringle". Hoops suddenly realizes that they are in the past, because he finds out that Kris Kringle is another name for Santa. They crawl into Kris's house and try to convince him that they can help him fix it. Kris believes them and they help him fix his creation. They then all go to the Toy Festival. Kris then meets a little girl who never ever had a toy. When they are in line for the judges, Kris is missing. Hoops, Yoyo and Piddles suddenly notice he is talking to the little girl. With only 1 minute left, he must decide whether he should give it to her or win the contest. He gives the toy to the girl and they go back home, where the gang is surprised when the little girl redecorated Kris's house. The little girl tells him that's not all, and she transforms into a beautiful spirit who turns Kris's house into Santa's workshop. She tells him that she was supposed to look for the next Santa. Kris is considered the next Santa and his old sleigh turns into Santa's sleigh, and, since Kris's sleigh only had one reindeer, gets more reindeer that now have the ability to fly. Yoyo and Piddles are excited because they can go home now, but Hoops tells them that they might ruin everything again since it's Kris' first night as Santa. Yoyo and Piddles agree with Hoops on that and say goodbye to Kris and the spirit and they go inside. Before they can, the real Santa Claus flies down and greets them. When they get inside they find presents under their tree. They have also received an identical version of Kris's toy, but with the gang on it instead.


  • Mike Adair - Hoops
  • Bob Holt - Yoyo
  • Bev Carlson - Piddles
  • Michael Monken - Kris Kringle
  • Dave Parke - Santa Claus
  • Brooke Lloyd - The Little Girl
  • Pamela Morency - The Spirit



  1. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme Christmastime
  2. Working Together