"Waiting for Santa" (or in Australia: "Barney's Happy Christmas") is the Christmas episode of the direct-to-video show Barney & the Backyard Gang, produced by The Lyons Group and released on May 1, 1990 as its fourth episode. It is the first of the Christmas-related Barney material to be produced exclusively to home video. It gives a special thanks to all the Barney Fan Club members (who joined since the previous episode "A Day at the Beach") and schools nationwide who contributed the episode's Christmas decorations.


Barney and the Backyard Gang travel to the North Pole to assure new-friend Derek that his name is on Santa's good list. They play in the snow, frolic on ice, and learn that giving things to others is what Christmas is all about.


# Title
1 "When Santa Comes to Our House"
2 "Waiting for Santa"*
3 "S-A-N-T-A"
4 "Star Light, Star Bright"
5 "Up on the Housetop"
6 "Jingle Bells"
7 "Winter's Wonderful"*
8 "Skating, Skating"*
9 "The Elves' Rap"*
10 "Let's All Do A Little Tapping"
11 "Jolly Old St. Nicholas"
12 "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
13 "Deck the Halls"

* - written by Philip Parker


Character Actor/actress Note
Barney David Voss (body)
Bob West (voice)
Michael Brian Eppes
Amy Becky Swonke
Tina Jessica Zucha
Luci Leah Gloria
Derek Rickey Carter
Adam Alexander Jhin
Buster "Grouchie" (Dog) Diane Arrington (trainer)
Santa Claus Henry Hammack
Mrs. Claus Jeanne Cairns
The Snowman Bob West
Unknown Nome

Home Video Releases


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