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"Thomas and Toby are all friends, and now, Percy, you are my friend too!"
— Mrs. Kyndley
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Thomas' Christmas Party
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

David Mitton
Robert D. Cardona

Writer(s)

Reverend W. Awdry
(original)
Britt Allcroft
David Mitton
(adapted)

Narrator

Ringo Starr (UK/US)
George Carlin (US)

Air date

January 8th,
1985 (UK)
December 28th,
1987 (AUS)
September 11th,
1990 (JPN)
December 21st,
1990 (US)
2001 (George
Carlin US
)
March 26th,
1998 (GER)
January 13th,
2008 (HUN)

Previous episode

Down the Mine

Next episode

Thomas, Percy
and the Coal
/
Double Trouble

Thomas' Christmas Party (originally Thomas's Christmas Party) is the twenty-sixth episode of the first season. In the US, this episode first aired on Shining Time Station's Christmas special 'Tis A Gift in 1990, and aired on the last airing of Storytime with Thomas on FOX Family.

Plot

It is Christmas time and Thomas and Toby are very busy carrying people and parcels along the branch line. Despite Annie and Clarabel complaining that they are overloaded, Thomas retains his festive spirit.

Near his branch line is a little cottage. This is the home of an older woman named Mrs. Kyndley. Thomas always whistles "Happy Christmas!" to her and agrees that Christmas wouldn't be the same without her.

At the sheds, all the engines have been polished but Thomas doesn't mind and tells them he wants to throw Mrs. Kyndley a party to thank her for saving him from a landslide the year before. When she was ill in bed, she waved her red dressing gown out the window to warn Thomas and The Fat Controller sent her to Bournemouth to get better as a reward.

All the engines agree that a party is a great idea and hope that The Fat Controller agrees as well. He does, but on the day of the party, there is a heavy snowfall, trapping Mrs. Kyndley in her house. Thomas bravely puts on his snow plough and sets off with Toby to rescue her, and soon, they arrive at the cottage which is covered in snow. Thomas whistles to Mrs. Kyndley to tell her they have arrived when suddenly, Terence arrives with his snowplow to help clear a path from the cottage to the railway. Once everything is cleared away, Percy takes the workmen home and Terence stays behind to look after Mrs. Kyndley's cottage.

Thomas and Toby take her to the shed, where the party is supposed to be, but as they arrive home, they find the sheds in darkness. Suddenly, a switch is thrown and the sheds are covered in lights. The Fat Controller congratulates the two engines, everybody sings carols, and Mrs. Kyndley says it's the best Christmas party ever.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

Goofs

  • Clarabel is facing the wrong way in the opening shot.
  • When the workmen fit Thomas' snowplough, blu-tak is on one of the men's legs.
  • Throughout the episode, Toby keeps losing his brakevan.
  • When the engines whistle, only Thomas, Edward, and Henry's whistles can be heard.
  • At the Christmas party, Henry is in his old shape.
  • When George Carlin provides the narration, Ringo Starr can be heard in the background when the engines sing at the end.
  • In the PBS Kids Sprout version, around the time the engines save Mrs. Kyndley and the time Thomas gets back to the sheds, the narration is dramatically out of sync.
  • Gordon's tender is missing in a close-up.
  • The Christmas tree at Tidmouth is far too tall compared to the engine shed.
  • In a deleted scene, Thomas' eyes are wonky.

Merchandise

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish La Fiesta Navideña De Thomas Thomas' Christmas Party
Norwegian Juleselskapet til Thomas Thomas' Christmas Party
Welsh Parti Nadolig Tomos Thomas's Christmas Party
German Die Weihnachtsfeier The Christmas Party
French La Noël de Thomas Thomas' Christmas
Brazilian Portuguese A Festa de Natal de Thomas Thomas' Christmas Party
Japanese トーマスのクリスマス・パーティー Thomas' Christmas Party
Hungarian Thomas Karácsonyi Partija Thomas' Christmas Party
Dutch Thomas' kerstfeest Thomas' Christmas
Croatian Tomičina božićna zabava Thomas' Christmas Party
Danish Thomas holder julefest Thomas Holds a Christmas Party
Russian Рождественская вечеринка Томаса Thomas' Christmas Party
Ukrainian Томас святкує Різдво Thomas Celebrates Christmas
Czech Tomášův vánoční večírek Thomas' Christmas Party
Italian La Festa di Natale di Thomas Thomas' Christmas Party
Slovenian Tomaževa božična zabava Thomas' Christmas Party
Finnish Tuomas-Veturin Joulujuhlat Thomas the Tank Engine's Christmas Party
Chinese 托马斯的圣诞聚会 Thomas' Christmas Party
Korean 토마스와 크리스마스 파티 Thomas' Christmas Party
Romanian Petrecerea de Crăcuin a lui Thomas Thomas' Christmas Party
Polish Świąteczne Przyjęcie Tomka Thomas' Christmas Party
Slovak Thomasova vianočná oslava Thomas' Christmas Party
Swedish Thomas och Julfesten Thomas and the Christmas Party
Serbian Tomasova božićna zabava Thomas' Christmas Party
Thai โธมัสฉลองคริสมาส Thomas Celebrates Christmas

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