Mr. Bean (1990–1995)
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Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean 

While Christmas shopping, Mr Bean purchases a bulky string of tree lights before making a shambles of a department store toy section. He later manages to acquire a free turkey and Christmas... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Rowan Atkinson ... Mr. Bean
Matilda Ziegler ... Irma Gobb
C.J. Allen C.J. Allen
Owen Brenman ... Store Clerk
John Warner John Warner
Lee Barrett Lee Barrett
Chris Sanders Chris Sanders
Jonathan Stratt Jonathan Stratt


While Christmas shopping, Mr Bean purchases a bulky string of tree lights before making a shambles of a department store toy section. He later manages to acquire a free turkey and Christmas tree, and attempts to conduct a Salvation Army band. Finally, during Christmas dinner, Bean has quite a surprise in store for his long-suffering girlfriend. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family


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Release Date:

29 December 1992 (UK) See more »

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Tiger Television See more »
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Did You Know?


The tune Mr Bean hums as he puts a soldier onto the Nativity scene is the theme tune to the TV series "Blackadder Goes Forth", in which he plays the titular Blackadder. See more »


After Mr. Bean chooses the ornament for his Christmas tree, he heads over to the counter and the shadow of the camera can be seen on the desk. See more »


[last lines]
Mr. Bean: [to himself] Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean.
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References Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) See more »


God rest ye Merry, Gentlemen
The song that the trumpet band performs when Mr. Bean takes the baton
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Child-like innocence
16 December 2013 | by WakenPayneSee all my reviews

The fifth Christmas special I have decided to review in celebration of this holiday season is none other than Mr Bean's Christmas special. A show that has never really aged on me since I got into it as a child and now that I'm 17 I still watch this special.

The plot is that Mr Bean is doing Christmas shopping as well as his girlfriend wanting him to give her an engagement ring. He basically prepares for Christmas and celebrates it with his child-like persona.

The reason why I think people are coming back to this special for Christmas is because Mr Bean is basically a child in a man's body, and to see him celebrate Christmas I think kind of reminds people of that time when all they could think of on Christmas Eve is opening the presents under the tree.

I know that's not the only reason I mean there are some funny things as well such as what he does to a nativity play as well as him testing out his Christmas decorations. They're all scenes that have aged surprisingly well on me, and who can really forget that turkey scene that almost instantly comes to mind when someone mentions "Mr Bean".

So this is a lot of fun to watch as well as kind of sad in some scenes (such as him giving Christmas cards to himself) and it also could remind you of what you were like as a child on Christmas day (If you celebrate another holiday then replace every mention of "Christmas" with that - I don't want to offend other people). This is definitely worth a watch and I haven't stopped watching it every year since I first saw it. Just don't expect a moral or anything like that at the end of the day.

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