The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973)

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While the rest of the world is getting ready for Christmas, all the bears in Bearbank are getting ready to sleep... except for Ted E. Bear. Ted gets curious about Christmas so he learns the meaning from Santa Claus himself.

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Santa Claus (voice) (as Robert Holt)
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Weather Bear (voice)
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Honey Bear (voice)
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Ted Edward Bear (voice)
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Patti Bear (voice)
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While the rest of the world is getting ready for Christmas, all the bears in Bearbank are getting ready to sleep... except for Ted E. Bear. Ted gets curious about Christmas so he learns the meaning from Santa Claus himself.

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Followed by The Great Bear Scare (1983) See more »

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Good King Wenceslas
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Good Holiday Story!!
12 December 2001 | by (Willoughby, OH, USA) – See all my reviews

It seems that Christmas specials about bears trying to stay awake until Christmas are a dime a dozen. I can't count how many different specials I've seen using this scenario. However, this is one of the good stories. We, the viewers, follow Ted E. Bear on his journey to find Christmas through various hardships and trials. What he finds in the end is not what one might first expect given the way the show starts but is just as good if not better.

I think the simple art work is great. It is simple and yet satisfying. Thumbs up to Tom Smothers, Barbara Feldon, Arte Johnson and the other actors who provided the voices.


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