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The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (1979)

Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the perfect Christmas tree, but run afoul of the woodland animals who live in the trees they aim to cut down.

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Papa Bear / Narrator (voice) (as Ron McLarity)
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Brother Bear (voice)
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Mama Bear (voice)
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Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the perfect Christmas tree, but run afoul of the woodland animals who live in the trees they aim to cut down.

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Papa Bear: A magnificent tree. A tree full and fat, with oodles of needles and crannies and nooks. Get out the tree things. Where are the hooks?
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Followed by The Berenstain Bears' Easter Surprise (1981) See more »

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We Need a Tree For Christmas
Music by Elliott Lawrence
Lyrics by Stan Berenstain
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Okay for the kids, I guess
13 December 2012 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

This seems like quite an obscure Xmas special, yet it appears to have a bit of a cult following. I'm not into Dr. Seuss-style rhyming myself, but it was bear-able. Man, I am so witty.

It features a family of country bears who head out into the forest on Xmas Eve to find the perfect Xmas tree. The problem is the very tree trunk is home to a skunk, and other forest animals. So they keep looking, and singing. Tree no. 2 is so regal it's home to an eagle. Yeah, I'm beginning to see where this is going.

The animation is nothing special, but the backgrounds are occasionally nice, and it succeeds in creating a nice, snowy atmosphere. I can't imagine I'll be watching this twice though.


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