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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)
Gabriela Glatzer ...
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Jonathan Lewis ...
Brother Bear (voice)
Pat Lysinger ...
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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Narrator: But when they got back to the Christmas tree lot, the lot was there - but the trees - were not. Only a sign saying: "Sorry, sold out", and some tired old needles lying about.
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Followed by The Berenstain Bears (1985) See more »

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Christmas Day is Here
("It's Almost Here")
Music by Elliot 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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