"The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve" is the Christmas episode of the Nick Jr. animated series The Backyardigans.


SPOILER: Plot details or story follow.
The Elves at the Workshop

Three elves named Flappy, Snappy, and Mr. Jingles (played by Tasha, Uniqua, and Pablo, respectively) introduce themselves on a picnic table. They tell the viewer that they use tiny hammers to build anything. Then they tell the viewer that they are no ordinary elves - they are the Action Elves, who save Christmas. Then they report to the North Pole and enter Santa's Workshop.

Santa speaks to them by phone and tells them terrible news: his magic sack has been stolen by the Abominable Brothers (played by Austin and Tyrone). They go to the Rocket Reindeer and fly to the brothers' igloo.

The elves can not see where the igloo is, but they do see two snowmen carrying a red sack. They try to land, but accidentally land about a mile behind them.

Fat Tyrone

Tyrone and Austin as the Abominable Brothers.

Meanwhile, the brothers are hauling the sack to the igloo. They do not know that the sack is magic yet. Tyrone is pulling it while Austin is pushing. They have a conversation about how a tiny sack is so heavy. Then they wish it was lighter, and the sack turns smaller. Then they wish for more things. The sack grows legs and starts to walk. Then they head to the igloo.

The elves have landed, but the Rocket Reindeer snapped in half. They start to walk and realize it is a lot harder. Then they spot the snowmen and start running. But the brothers already opened the igloo door and wish the sack was a couch.


The Rocket Reindeer.

The elves have a plan to lure the brothers outside. Snappy makes a wind-up robot toy with her tiny hammer and drops it purposefully on the igloo floor. The robot walks outside and the brothers follow. Then Flappy and Mr. Jingles wish the sack was a sack again, not a couch. Then they start running toward the workshop.

But just as they were about to escape, Snappy's cell phone rings. The brothers hear the ringing, and see the elves stealing the sack and chase them. They start a snowball fight. But during the fight. they all fall into a pit. Then Snappy's cell phone rings. The brothers are extremely mad and take it. The snowmen talk to Santa and realize that the "thieves" are elves and the sack is Santa's.

The five return to the workshop and fill the sack with toys. The elves are grateful and give the brothers two action figures. Then they all see Santa flying with his sack in his sleigh. Then they all return home.

Spoilers end here.




The episode was made available on the Christmas with the Backyardigans DVD, released by Paramount Home Entertainment on October 5, 2010. In addition the special itself, the DVD also contained three other episodes - "Pablor and the Acorns", "The Big Dipper Diner", and "The Amazing Splashinis".


Voice actor Character
LaShawn Tináh Jefferies Uniqua
Avion Baker Singing Uniqua
Jake Goldberg Pablo
Sean Curley Singing Pablo
Chris Grant, Jr. Tyrone
Tyrel Jackson Williams Singing Tyrone
Jonah Bobo Austin
Nicholas Barasch Singing Austin
Gianna Bruzesse Tasha
Gabriella Malek Singing Tasha
Conan O'Brien Santa Claus

External links

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" (Rugrats) • "A Very CatDog Christmas" • "Have Yourself a Thornberry Little Christmas" • "Christmas Who?" • "Christmas Every Day!" (The Fairly OddParents) • "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!" (Danny Phantom) • "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" • A Very Loud 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" (School of Rock) • Tiny Christmas • "Holiday Punch"
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" (Sunny Day) • "The Knight Before Christmas" (Nella the Princess Knight) • "Rusty Saves Christmas" • "The Sugar Plum Fairy!" • "Merry Woodsmas" • "Ryan's Merry Playdate"
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