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"Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure" (retitled "Thomas and Percy's Mountain Adventure" in the U.S.) is the third Christmas episode (and the only Thanksgiving one) of Thomas & Friends, based on the Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry.

Synopsis[]

Thomas is heading toward the small town of Ulfstead to greet the visitors. One December morning, he announces that Christmas (or Thanksgiving in North America for November) is near and promises to bring them plenty of letters and parcels. That night, however, a snowstorm arrives within a week, and he is given an extra post van. Percy is unhappy that he can't help, but his chance comes when Thomas is forced to give Percy his job in favour of another. Thomas is not pleased with the change, but Percy is delighted and sets off.

As Percy makes his way to the village, a fog man flags him down. He explains that the village is snowed under. Thomas and Percy work together to save the villagers, and Harold and Terence join in; Terence clears the snow, and Harold drops food supplies for them. They call the team the best Santa Claus the village has had, which confuses Percy. Thomas explains that he is a man who brings gifts through chimneys. Percy looks at his funnel, and though clearing up the confusion, Thomas remembers that he has left his parcels in a siding.

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Thomas and Percy looking happy on Christmas.

That night at the village, Henrietta is loaded up with paint pots and parcels, and Toby sneaks her along with the villagers on board into the yard. When the engines wake up by morning, they are surprised to find the sheds decorated and with parcels. They all agree that it is the best Christmas they have ever had on Sodor.

Availability[]

Michael Angelis' version of the episode was used on the VHS release of Escape and Other Stories; before being released (either restored or unrestored, depending upon the edition purchased) on the VHS, DVD and digital download releases of The Complete Series Three.

George Carlin's version of the episode was released in "Percy's Ghostly Trick," "Thomas and His Friends Help Out," "Thomas' Christmas Wonderland," "Ultimate Christmas," (with "Thomas' Christmas Party" and "Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree") and "Holiday Express" on VHS and DVD.

Notes[]

  • This was the final Christmas episode until "It's Only Snow" in the sixth season, and also the show's last Christmas season finale until "Henry's Magic Box" in the fourteenth season.
  • The celebrated holiday was changed to Thanksgiving in America mostly for the Shining Time Station episode "Billy's Party", omitting a 15-second reference to Santa Claus, which is unrealistic as Sodor is a British island. When the original version is presented with the US narration, it becomes out of sync with the picture and music toward the end.

Cast[]

Voice actor/actress Character(s)
Michael Angelis (UK) Narrator
George Carlin (US)

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