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This is the episode transcript for The Toy That Saved Christmas.

The Toy that Saved Christmas Act I[]

(Unlike the last five episodes, this one begins without the theme song. We open on a night sky with snowflakes falling gently down. Camera pans across trees before panning to a small house. In a similar plot device as The Princess Bride, Grandpa George is finishing a made-up story to his granddaughter named Annie, who is in her bed in her room, with no book whatsoever.)

George: And so the pig and the giant lizard brought the boy back to his family at the bowling alley, and they all lived happily ever after. The end.

Annie: That was a neat story, Grandpa George. Can you tell me another one?

George: Oh, I'd love to, Annie, but if you don't get some sleep, you're gonna be pooped tomorrow. And you know what tomorrow is.

Annie: Christmas?

George: That's right! So let's just close our little eyes...

Annie: Oh, please, Grandpa! Just one more story!

George: Oh... your mom's going to be...

Annie: Oh, she won't mind! Just one more story! A Christmas story! (starts bouncing excitedly)

George: Ehhh... oh, all right. I suppose one more story won't hurt... Besides, what are grandpas for, anyway?

Annie: Oh, thank you, Grandpa George! (lies back down)

George: Now, let's see... A Christmas story... Oh! Did I ever tell you about the town that didn't get Christmas?

Annie: You mean they didn't have Christmas?

George: No, I mean they didn't get Christmas. They had Christmas. They loved the packages and the toys and everything, but they didn't understand what Christmas was really about. Now, let's see... what was the name of that...? Dinkletown! That's it! I used to deliver the mail there!

(The scene pans out into the window before switching to daytime (start of the flashback plot), as George is seen driving through the snow in his mail truck. George's truck approaches Dinkletown as the superimposed main title fades in and out)

George: (Narrating) Now the children of Dinkletown loved to see me around Christmastime, because they all thought they was getting something!

(Can't Believe It's Christmas begins)

Laura Carrot: (singing) I can't believe it's Christmas I think I'm finally getting something

Can't believe it's Christmas My favorite time of year.

Percy Pea: (singing) I can't believe it's Christmas Been dreaming of a sugarplum thing

Can't believe it's Christmas Oh boy, it's finally here.

(All the children in town, Laura, Lenny and Baby Lou, Junior Asparagus, and the Peas' Percy and Li'l Pea, gather around George, who has just gotten a long package from the back of his truck as George takes notice.)

George: Oh! Now wait a minute! I only got one package today, and it's for house number four. Now let's see, which one is house number four?

All: Ho Ho Away we go, with rosy cheeks and hearts a glowing

Hey! Hey! Our favorite day! It makes us wanna cheer.

Percy: Yo! Ho! We love the snow!

Li'l Pea: At least we know we won't be mowing!

All: Ya! Hey! We're glad to say that Christmas time is heeeeere.

(George falls over while carrying the package. The snowman that stands in the center of town leans over before the its head falls off and lands on the package, which sends it flying until it lands on the roof of one of the houses.)

George: Uh-oh!

All: We, can't believe it's Christmas Been waiting for a million hours

Can't believe it's Christmas Oh what a nifty day.

We can't believe it's Christmas.

Lenny: Took 14 baths and 18 showers.

All: Can't believe it's Christmas And now it's time to play.

We can't believe it's Christmas We think we're finally getting something.

Can't believe it's Christmas Our favorite time of year

We can't believe it's Christmas

(In the above two and a half verses, George rams his head repeatedly, to the beat of the music, into the support post of the house, which causes the package to come loose and slide down the house towards George.)

George: Whoa! Whooooaaaaaa!

(The sliding package picks up the children as they continue singing)

All: Been dreaming of a sugarplum thing

Can't believe it's Christmas Oh boy, it's finally...

George: Oy, My spinely.

All: Boy, it's finally here

(The package with the children on it slides right into House #4 as George picks himself up.)

George: Where did the...?

(Notices the "4" sign at the door)

George: Oh, number four. Well, that was easy.

(George then falls back over as the song ends. Cut to black on the last note.)

(In House #4, Junior, Laura, and Lenny open the package.)

Laura: What is it?

Junior: It's got a button!

Lenny: Push it! Push it!

(The button is pushed, which causes the item in the package to unfold into a collapsible Christmas tree.)

All: Ooooooooh!

(The TV then turns on after that, which catches the children's attention.)

Mr. Nezzer: Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! Say, kids, have you got the "don't know what I want for Christmas" blues? Well, if I know anything about toys, and you know I do, I know just what you're looking for! You want a toy that's fun! You want a toy that's cute! But most of all, you want a toy with a fully functional buzz-saw built into its right arm! That's right, you want Buzz-Saw Louie!

(The camera then pans onto said toy, whose buzz-saw then pops out from its arm, as the children still watch on.)

Mr. Nezzer: Cool, huh? But wait, there's more! Buzz-Saw Louie also knows the true meaning of Christmas! All you have to do is press his nose...

(A white glove on a stick pushes the toy's nose.)

Buzz-Saw Louie: (click) Christmas is when you get stuff! (click) You need more toys!

Mr. Nezzer: Just as soon as your parents phone in and order Buzz-Saw Louie, one of our trained penguins will deliver him right to your door!

(During this part, we see a penguin riding through a tunnel on a sled with a present.)

Announcer: (V.O.) Delivery not available to Puggslyville due to the collapse of the Puggslyville bridge!

Mr. Nezzer: So take it from me, Mr. Nezzer... er, I mean Santa Claus... and my little elf helper.

(The camera then pans to Mr. Lunt, who is wearing an elf hat.)

Mr. Lunt: Look at me! I'm an elf!

Mr. Nezzer: You just won't be happy until your parents get you a Buzz-Saw Louie, the only toy with a working buzz-saw, and the true meaning of Christmas!

Buzz-Saw Louie: Billy has more toys than you!

(The TV then turns to static after the commercial has ended. Soon, all of the children then run out as they start whining and yelling all the way back to their houses.)

Junior: Mom! Mom! I need more toys! (Mom Asparagus appears, looking worried. Cut to Percy's house.)

Percy: Billy has more toys than me!

Dad Pea: Who's Billy?

Percy: I don't know, but he has more toys than me!

(Cut to Laura and Lenny's house.)

Laura: I want a Buzz-saw Louie!

Lenny: I want ten Buzz-Saw Louies!

Both: Because that's the true meaning of Christmas! Waaaaaah! Waaaaaaah! Waaaaaah! Waaaaaaaah!

(As we zoom out of Laura's house, we see they're being watched by Mr. Nezzer through a telescope in a gold-domed candy-cane colored observatory.)

Mr. Nezzer: (O.S) Oh, it's working! It's working wonderfully!

Mr. Lunt: What's working, boss? You mean you wanted those kids to be all whiny?

Mr. Nezzer: Mm-hmm.

Mr. Lunt: I don't get it, boss.

Mr. Nezzer; You see, Mr. Lunt, the only way their parents will get them is to stop whining is to buy them lots of toys, and as the owner of the Nezzer Toy Factory, I'll make out like a bandit!

Mr. Lunt: Whoa-ho, boss, you are very wily!

Mr. Nezzer: More wily than my brother, Nebby K?

Mr. Lunt: You mean the one with the chocolate factory that I used to work for? Oh, you're much more wily than him!

Mr. Nezzer: Good. Soon, everyone will know that Wally P. Nezzer is the wiliest Nezzer of them all!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, there's no doubt about that, boss!

Mr. Nezzer: Well, fire up the assembly line, Mr. Lunt! We've got money to make, and that's what Christmas is all about!

(Elevator closes before it cuts back to Annie and George.)

Annie: (O.S) That's not what Christmas is about!

George: I know that, and you know that, but Wally P. Nezzer was a little confused. And thanks to his TV commercial, so was everybody else! The kids were whining and the toys were flying off the assembly line just like he planned.

Annie: That must have been the worst Christmas ever!

George: Oh, yes, it would've been, if it wasn't for what happened next.

Annie: What? What happened?

(Cut to the factory as a penguin tests newly assembled dolls.)

George: (Narrating) Well, as the toys were coming down the assembly line having their noses tested, one of them winced.

Annie: (O.S) Winced?

George: (O.S) He grimaced. Made a face. Didn't like the sound of the words that was coming out of his own head.

(One of the dolls suddenly comes to life and frowns at what his voice box says.)

Annie: But he was just a toy.

George: Maybe he was wired different, who knows? (fade to the factory warehouse) Anyways, that night, as all the other toys were waiting to be sent out, he was doing some thinking.

(Grumpy Kids starts)

Louie: Grumpy kids, greedy dreams,

this is not what Christmas means.

I'm just a toy, I don't claim to be a genius,

but there must be more to Christmas. (brief pause as he looks at a star.)

There must be more to Christmas,

I think we're really missing something.

Must be more to Christmas, But, what?

George: (Narrating) Yes, there had to be more. Louie didn't know what it was, but he figured it was about time somebody found out!

(Louie pushes the box down to the floor. When a Security Penguin with a flashlight enters the room to investigate, Louie resumes his position with a grin as the light flashes over to him. The Security Penguin leaves and Louie pops out of his box and heads to the door.)

George: (Narrating) Now he'd never been out of the factory before. Why he'd never been out of his box before! But he was a smart toy. How hard could it be?

(As Louie takes his first step outside, he supposedly slips on ice and falls down the stairs, lands in the snow and forms a giant snowball while rolling down a hill toward a cliff. He lands at the bottom with his legs sticking out of the snow.)

George: (Narrating) Maybe a little harder than he thought.

(Camera fades to black background.)

George: (V.O.) "The Toy That Saved Christmas" will continue after this short break.

Oh Santa[]

(The title card appears. It is the same as the original, but is surrounded by a Christmas frame, and Larry is in his pajamas.)

The Announcer: And now it's time for Silly Songs with Larry, the part of the show where Larry comes out and sings a Silly Song. It's Christmas Eve, and Larry is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus with a plate of cookies.

Larry: Oh, Santa!

I can't wait for you to come, I just can't wait for you to come, and I've got cookies!

Three yummy cookies!

Just for you for when you come, only for you for when you come... because it's Christmas!

(The star lights up three times and the door knocks three times as well)

Larry: Could that be Santa? Could that be him?

Could it be the one who brings presents for a cucumber like me, a good cucumber like me?

(Larry opens the door.)

The Announcer: Larry is surprised to be greeted not by Santa, but a crafty bank robber.

Larry: Who are you?

Bank robber (Scallion #1): I'm a bank robber!

And I've come to rob your bank, oh yes!

I've come to rob your bank, and I've come to take your dimes and swipe your nickels.

So stand back, step aside you silly pickle! And let me in. (Barges in and looks around.)

The Announcer: Although frightened by the intruder, in the spirit of Christmas Larry makes an offering.

(Larry closes the door.)

Larry: I'm not a banker...

I have no bank my robbing friend, but I have cookies--three yummy cookies.

And I don't have nickels, but please take this my robbing friend.

Eat one of these my robbing friend.

They are for Santa, but you may have one!

(He takes out his plate of cookies and gives one to the bank robber.)

The Announcer: The bank robber is truly touched by Larry's good will. But Larry, although momentarily distracted, is still excited about seeing Santa.

Larry: Oh, Santa!

I can't wait for you to come, I just can't wait for you to come, and I've got cookies!

Two yummy cookies!

Just for you for when you come, only for you for when you come... because it's Christmas!

Bank robber: (simultaneously) I'm a robber!

I came to rob your bank, oh yes!

I came to rob your bank...

you shared a cookie--a yummy cookie.

Though I'd love to take your dimes, perhaps another time... because it's Christmas!

(The star lights up three times and the door knocks three times as well)

Larry: Could that be Santa?

Could that be him?

Could it be the one who brings presents for a cucumber like me, a good cucumber like me?

(Larry opens the door, which slams harshly against the bank robber.)

Narrator: Once again, it is not Santa who has come to Larry's door, but this time a savage Norseman.

Larry: (surprised) Who are you?

Viking (Pa Grape): I'm a Viking!

And I've come to take your land, oh yes!

I've come to take your land, and I've come to burn your crops and steal your horses.

And I've come to... step on your chickens!

And soil your quilts! Oy, oy... (He barges in.)

The Announcer: Although frightened by the intruder, in the spirit of Christmas Larry makes an offering.

(Larry closes the door, which causes the bank robber to tumble to the floor.)

Larry: I don't have land...

I don't have crops, my Viking friend, but I have cookies--two yummy cookies.

And I don't have horses, but please take this my Viking friend.

Eat one of these my Viking friend.

They are for Santa, but you may have one!

(He takes out his plate of cookies and gives one to the Viking.)

Narrator: The Viking is also touched by Larry's good will. But Larry's thoughts are still with Santa.

Larry: Oh, Santa!

I can't wait for you to come, I just can't wait for you to come, I've got a cookie!

A yummy cookie!

Just for you for when you come, oh me, for you for when you come... because it's Christmas!

Viking: (simultaneously) I'm a Viking!

I came to take your land, oh yes!

I came to take your land... you shared a cookie--a yummy cookie.

Though I'd love to soil your quilts, I don't think that I wilt... because it's Christmas!

(The star lights up three times and the door knocks three times as well)

Larry: Could that be Santa?

Could that be him?

Could it be the one who brings presents for a cucumber like me, a good cucumber like meeee-ee?

(Larry opens the door, which once again slams harshly against the bank robber who has just gotten up.)

The Announcer: Larry is greeted now by an agent of the Internal Revenue Service.

Larry: Who are you?

Peach: I'm from the IRS! And I've come to tax your-

(Larry slams the door in the agent's face, and gives a grin to the audience.)

Larry: Oh, Santa! I can't wait for you to come,

I just can't wait for you to come...

(Santa finally comes through the chimney.)

Viking: (O.S.) Uh oh!

(Santa turns around and grins and then he winks with the grin.)

Larry: It's finally Santa! It's finally him!

At last, the one who brings presents for a cucumber like me,

a good cucumber like me!

Santa (Bob): I'm Santa!

And I've come to bring you gifts, oh yes!

I've come to bring you gifts,

and I've come to stuff your stockings!

Oh ho-ho-ho!

And I've come to jiggle my belly, and wiggle my...nose... (He turns around and looks at the bank robber, who is wearing a very familiar hat, and the Viking, whose shield has a very familiar belt. The bank robber is slowly opening the door to leave.) Hey, wait a minute! Isn't that my belt?! And what are you doing with my hat?! (gasps) So you're the ones!

Bank Robber: Wait a minute, I can explain!

Viking: We've changed!

Santa: Nobody messes with Santa! You know that don't you?! You've been very naughty, and I've got a list!! (He chases the bank robber and the Viking out the door.)

(The Peach comes back in and sees the last cookie on Larry's plate.)

Peach: Did you claim that?

(Larry shakes his head no, as the Peach grabs the cookie and carries it away in his mouth.)

Larry: Merry...Christmas!

(Larry looks at the camera and starts grinning as the song ends.)

(Fades to black)

The Toy that Saved Christmas Act II[]

George: (V.O.) And now, back to "The Toy That Saved Christmas".

(Camera fades back to snow with trees.)

Junior: (O.S.) Yahoo!!! This is great!!

Larry: (O.S.) Yeah! Whee!!!

Bob: (O.S.) Um, aren't we going a little fast?

Larry: (O.S.) Look out for that tree!

Bob: (O.S.)Tree?! What tree?!

Junior: (O.S.) No problem! Hang on, guys!!!

Bob: (O.S.) What? Why? Why do I need to hang (screaming) ooooooooooooooooooon?!

Junior: That was fun!

Larry: I want to do it again!

Bob: You know, I can't really see anything back here. Um, do you guys know where we're going?

Larry: No idea! Never been here before.

Junior: No one knows what lies around the next... (The sled comes to a gate with a danger sign) Bail out!!!

(Junior and Larry jump off the sled, leaving Bob.)

Bob: What? Hey, where's everybody...? (gasps)

(The sled crashes into the gate, knocking Bob off.)

Larry: Bob! Bob! Are you okay?!

(Bob is upside-down in the snow.)

Bob: Mouse trap.

Larry: Huh?

Bob: I wanted to play Mouse Trap. You roll your dice, you move your mice. Nobody gets hurt.

Larry: Hey! This must be the trail to the Puggslyville Bridge!

Bob: The what?

Larry: That bridge that collapsed. You know, we heard about it on TV. (Looks down at the trail.) Boy, we're sure lucky we didn't go down there.

Junior: (O.S.) Guys, look what I found!

(Bob and Larry join Junior, where they find Louie laying in the snow.)

Bob: (O.S.) That's a Buzz-Saw Louie.

Larry: Cool! Push his nose! Push his nose!

Junior: Okay.

(Junior pushes Louie's nose.)

Louie: You need more toys.

Larry: Now that's the true meaning of Christmas!

Louie: (O.S.) No, it isn't.

Junior: Who said that?

Louie: I did. That's not what Christmas is about.

Bob: It's not?

Louie: No, Christmas isn't about whining and begging for more toys.

Larry: Well, then what is it about?

Louie: I don't know, but I'm gonna find out! I'm on an adventure!

Bob, Larry, and Junior: Ooooooh!

Louie: Or at least I was, until I got stuck in that snow drift.

Junior: Well, maybe we can help you.

Bob: Hey, I know someone who's really, really smart. Maybe they can tell us what Christmas means!

George: (Narrating) Well, they all thought it was a great idea, so they headed off together to see this smart person.

Annie: Who was it?

George: Well, um, it was uh... me.

Annie: You, Grandpa George?

George: Don't act so surprised. (Camera cuts back with the boys, narrating.) Yep, three boys and a funny little toy show up at my front door, wondering if I knew the true meaning of Christmas.

Annie: (O.S.) Well, did you?

George: (Narrating) Course! But I didn't wanna just give it to them, so I read them a story from a very old book.

(As Bob, Larry, Junior, and Louie sit down and have hot chocolate, George scrolls through the Bible.)

George; Ah, here it is. "That night, in the fields near Bethlehem, some shepherds were guarding their sheep. All at once, an angel came down to them from the Lord, and the brightness of the Lord's glory flashed all around them. The shepherds were frightened. But the angel said, 'Don't be afraid. I have good news for you which will make everyone happy. This very day in King David's hometown, a savior was born for you. He is Christ the Lord. You will know who he is because you'll find him dressed in baby clothes and lying on a bed of hay.' Suddenly, many other angels came down from heaven and joined in praising God. They said, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth, peace; Good will toward men'."

(Bob, Larry, Junior, and Louie look at each other.)

George: Don't you see? That baby was Jesus! That night was the first Christmas! You see, God loved people so much that He gave His only son, so that everyone can be with him someday.

(The boys start to fully understand.)

George: Christmas isn't about getting. It's about giving! And it's especially about a little baby named Jesus, who was the greatest gift of all.

(Scene transitions back into Annie's bedroom.)

Annie: You are smart, Grandpa George! Is that the end of the story?

George: Oh no. Now they knew what Christmas was about, but everybody else were still in the dark.

(Camera fades back to the center of Dinkletown where the kids are still running around and whining.)

Percy: WAH! Buzz-Saw LOUIE!!!

Lil Pea: WAH! Buzz-Saw LOUIE!!!

Laura and Lenny: Aaaaahhh!!! Buzz-Saw Louie!! (They bump into each other.) Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!

(Their parents opens the door as Laura and Lenny are lying down. Camera cuts back to the boys.)

Junior: Oh boy, it's gotten worse. We got to tell Dinkletown what we know about Christmas!

Bob: Yeah.

Louie: But that TV commercial didn't just go to Dinkletown. It went everywhere! We got to tell everybody!

Bob: But Christmas is tomorrow. How can we possibly go everywhere?

Larry: You can just forget about Puggslyville. The bridge is out.

Louie: This is hopeless. Christmas is ruined!

Junior: No, there must be a way. Keep thinking!

(Bob, Louie, and Larry pause to think very deeply, Junior gets an idea.)

Junior: I got it!

Bob, Louie and Larry: Huh?

Junior: We got to get into that toy factory! Follow me, everyone! We can save Christmas!

(Camera fades back to the Veggies and Louie to the toy factory.)

Bob: I still don't understand why we're here.

Louie: Yeah. I just got out of this place. I don't want to go back in.

Junior: (Quietly) Shh! You'll just have to trust me. It's the only way...

(Junior opens the door. He, Louie, Bob and Larry sneak in and run through the factory, through to the toy room, past a penguin scrubbing dishes who turns just as they all pass him, not spotting them in sight.)

Junior: It's got to be around there somewhere!

(The Veggies and Louie see the Security Penguin approaching with a flashlight, marching around. When the Security Penguin is gone, the Veggies and Louie are shown hiding in the drinking fountain. They pop out and hit the wall, Louie just jumps. As they head further down the hall, Junior spots the TV studio.)

Junior: That's it!

(They open the door.)

Bob: (O.S) Why, this is a...

Louie: (O.S) It's a...

(Later with George and Annie.)

Annie: TV Studio?

George: That's right! It was Mr. Nezzer's Television Studio.

(Cuts back to the TV Studio, Larry using the camera as Junior stands in front of it.)

George: (Narrating) Now Junior figured that since it was a TV commercial that got them into this mess, maybe another TV commercial could get them out of it! Well, here's hoping.

(Louie flips the switch up, turning on the broadcast. Cut back to Laura and her family just as Junior begins his announcement.)

Junior: Attention everyone! This is Junior Asparagus from Dinkletown with an important message - We were wrong about Christmas! Christmas isn't about being selfish and begging for more toys. Well, not that toys are bad, I have a few myself that I enjoy very much. But you see, there's much more to Christmas! Louie?

Louie: Thank you, Junior.

Lil Pea: Hey, it's Buzz-Saw Louie!

Louie: Listen, everybody. When it comes to Christmas...

George: (Narrating) Now Louie told them about the true meaning of Christmas. About God's love, and the baby Jesus. About how giving very often makes us feel better than getting. Knowing the truth about Christmas made everybody very happy. Well, almost everybody.

(Cuts back to Mr. Nezzer, using the telescope, seeing the happy faces in Dinkletown.)

Mr. Nezzer: They're not whining. Why aren't they whining?

Mr. Lunt: I don't know, boss.

(Mr. Nezzer resumes watching from his telescope, seeing Laura and her family watching Louie on the TV screen, and for some reason, he doesn't freak out or even question the inexplicable sentience of a toy he created.)

Louie: ...so this Christmas, instead of whining for more toys, let's try to be thankful for our families...

Mr. Nezzer: Hmm... That's my toy. THAT'S MY TV STUDIO! Mr. Lunt, somebody's trying to ruin my Christmas!!

(Cuts back to the TV Studio as Junior and Louie end their broadcast.)

Louie: So you see, that's what Christmas is really about.

Junior: And if we remember that, this will be the best Christmas ever!

(Junior's parents well up happily.)

(Mr. Nezzer and Mr. Lunt march together with the penguins to the TV Studio. Louie, Junior and Larry are quite proud of how the broadcast turned out. The penguins march to the TV Studio. Louie and Junior look to see a very displeased Mr. Nezzer. Laura and her family watch in shock.)

Mr. Nezzer: Decided to borrow my TV Studio, huh? (Sarcastically) Uh-oh! It looks like we're about to experience some technical difficulties!

Louie: No! Don't!

(The TV screen shows Junior and Louie are surrounded by the penguins just as the screen turns to static. Dad Carrot looks over to see Nezzer's observatory in Dinkletown. Cut to black)

(Later, cut to the Veggies and Louie, tied up on a sled.)

Mr. Nezzer: So you're the guys who want to ruin my Christmas!

Bob: N-n-no, that's not it at all! We just want everyone to know what Christmas is really about!

Mr. Nezzer: Do you think they care?

Bob: Well.

Mr. Nezzer: Do you really think they care all about that giving and love stuff?

Bob: Well.

Mr. Nezzer: Listen, the only thing kids want to know about Christmas is that they're going to get more toys, and I intend to keep it that way. That's why I'm going to have to send you boys on a little trip. Let's see, where would you like to go? Wibblestown? Bumblyburg?

Larry: Just don't send us to Puggslyville. The bridge is out.

Mr. Nezzer: Puggslyville! Oh, I hear it's nice this time of year! Mr. Lunt, four tickets to Puggslyville, please!

Mr. Lunt: Right away, boss!

Louie: Way to go.

(The troubled four are sent right to the exit leading to Puggslyville.)

Mr. Nezzer: The plunger, Mr. Lunt!

(The plunger pulls back.)

Mr. Nezzer: Now on my signal... Three... Two... One last thing. If those people really cared about what you had to say, where are they now?

Dad Asparagus: (O.S) We're right here!

Mr. Nezzer: Huh?

(The Dinkletown folk appear, quite angry.)

Dad Asparagus: We care very much about the true meaning of Christmas, Mr. Nezzer!

Dad Carrot: That's why we came here to give you what you deserve!

Mr. Nezzer: Wha-wha-oh! You didn't really think I was going to... heh... oh, that was just... just a joke! I wouldn't... What are you going to do?

(Laura approaches Mr. Nezzer, angry at first, but then puts on a smile as she hands him a present.)

Laura: Mr. Nezzer... Merry Christmas!

Mr. Nezzer: Huh? Is that for me? (He unwraps the present and inside it is a teddy bear.) Oh, it's a little bear! Oh, I always wanted a Christmas present, but we were too poor! You don't know how happy this makes me! Look! Isn't it cute?

The Veggies and Louie: Uh-huh! Uh-huh!

Mr. Nezzer: I'm really sorry for all the trouble I caused and I'm going to make it up! (Nezzer accidentally bumps a button, which makes the plunger push the sled down the chute, shocking the parents.) What? Oh, no! Mr. Lunt! Another sled!

(Mr. Lunt pulls a few levers, giving Mr. Nezzer a purple sled.)

Mr. Nezzer: I'll save them!

(After Mr. Nezzer goes down the chute, the penguins run out to help as they grab their own sleds. The parents watch the penguins go down the tunnel.)

The Veggies and Louie: Whoa!!

Mr. Nezzer: Hang on, boys!

(Seven penguins come sliding down all around. Cut back to boys on the sled.)

Bob: Larry, see if you can reach the knot!

Louie: Watch it! You bumped me to my... Buzz-Saw! That gives me an idea.

(As Louie starts cutting the ropes, both sleds exit the tunnel.)

Mr. Nezzer: Hmm. What are they doing?

(Louie has successfully cut the ropes.)

Louie: OK, everybody whose got hands, start tying.

(Junior, Bob and Larry look confused, stern and frightened, knowing their lack of hands.)

Louie: That'd be me.

(The boys' sled, Mr. Nezzer's sled and all the penguins continue down the hill. Cut back to the veggies and Louie who has finished a knot.)

Louie: It's ready.

Bob: Louie, even this doesn't work. I just wanted to know that you're really nice toy.

Louie: Thanks.

(Junior sees the approaching fence with the danger sign.)

Junior: Hurry up, guys!

(Louie throws the rope into the air and the rope catches a tree.)

Bob: (O.S) You got it!

Louie: Hang on!

(Before the sled hits the fence, it swerves left and swings around the tree before stopping. As Mr. Nezzer passes, he sees they're safe from harm.)

Mr. Nezzer: They did it! They're saved! Oh... (Sees he's heading for disaster.) ...boy!

Louie: (gasps) Mr. Nezzer!

Mr. Nezzer: Whoa!!

(Mr. Nezzer's sled crashes through the fence and keeps going.)

Louie: We've got to save him!

(Louie sees the penguins approaching)

Louie: Hey, penguins! Hey!

(Six of the penguins zip past Louie, but the seventh one picks him up.)

Louie: Whew, thanks for the lift.

(Junior and Larry watch their friend ride down the hill with the penguin. Cut back to Louie.)

Louie: Let's see what this baby can really do.

(Louie turns on the buzz-saw, which freaks out the penguin. Then when Louie puts his saw in the snow, the sled picks up speed.)

Louie: WHOA!!!!

(The penguin with Louie on his sled catches up with the others. As he passes each and every one of them, they all grab each other's wings. Finally, the whole penguin team is holding wings as Louie keeps giving the sled an extra boost. Meanwhile, Mr. Nezzer approaches the broken bridge, while the penguins follow closely behind. Soon, Mr. Nezzer and his sled fly off the bridge, along with the penguins and Louie, except for the one he rode with. That penguin watches as Louie and the other penguins grab each other's feet and form a penguin chain. The penguin who stayed on the bridge then grabs the penguin chain and stops them from falling by getting his feet stuck in a crack. Just before Mr. Nezzer falls to his death, Louie grabs him and stops him from falling. Mr. Nezzer watches as his sled falls to the bottom of the ravine. We then see the entire penguin chain as the penguin at the end struggles to keep everyone from falling.)

Mr. Nezzer: A little help?

George: (Narrating) And that's where we found them. Why if I hadn't had a winch on my truck, they'd probably still be there today. (As he says this, Grandpa George shows up in his truck along with Junior, Bob and Larry.)

Annie: Wow, so it was a good Christmas after all?

George: Annie, it was a great Christmas.

(Camera fades to Dinkletown as the inhabitants celebrate Christmas.)

George: (Narrating) The next day, everyone got together to exchange gifts. Why, even Mr. Nezzer was there!

(We see the veggies' silhouettes as they celebrate.)

Bob: Oh, Mr. Nezzer! How did you know?

Mr. Nezzer: Oh, I have one just like that back home.

Bob: It's just what I've always wanted!

Mr. Nezzer: You can take it back if it doesn't fit.

Annie: (O.S) What about Louie? What happened to him?

George: (Narrating) Well, he ended up living in Dinkletown. At first, he wanted to have his Buzz-Saw surgically removed so nobody would get hurt. But then he finally figured out what it was good for.

Annie: (O.S) What?

George: (Narrating) Making furniture!

(We see a smaller house, with Louie's silhouette in the window as he carves wood.)

George: (Narrating) Why, he filled Dinkletown with new tables and chairs and hunges and spice racks and those little things you hang your mugs on and... Well, you get the picture.

Louie: I need more wood!

George: (Narrating) But the best part of all is that they finally knew what Christmas really meant! And they just couldn't stop thinking about it and talking about it and even singing about it.

(In the 1996 old animation variant, we hear the French Peas singing "He Is Born, The Holy Child", later in the new 1997 animation variant, we hear Junior singing "Away In a Manger".)

George: (Narrating) Yep, it was the best Christmas ever.

(As the credits roll, Can't Believe Its Christmas reprise starts)

Laura Carrot: I can't believe its Christmas I'm glad I get to give you something

Can't believe its Christmas my favorite time of year!

Percy Pea: I can't believe its Christmas I'm wrapping up a sugarplum thing

Can't believe its Christmas oh boy its finally here!

All: Ho Ho Away we go, with rosy cheeks and hearts a glowing

Hey! Hey! Our favorite day! It makes us wanna cheer.

Percy: Yo! Ho! We love the snow!

Li'l Pea: At least we know we won't be mowing!

All: Ya! Hey! We're glad to say that Christmas time is here.

We, can't believe it's Christmas

Lenny: Getting something for my dad and mother.

All: Can't believe it's Christmas.

Lenny: Because I Love 'em so.

All: We can't believe it's Christmas.

Percy Pea: A package for my little brother.

All: Can't believe it's Christmas.

Percy Pea: And even Uncle Joe.

All: We can't believe it's Christmas. We're glad we get to give you something

Can't believe it's Christmas. Our Favorite time of year.

We can't believe its Christmas we're wrapping up a sugarplum thing

Can't believe its Christmas. Oh boy its finally...

George: So Divinely!

All: Boy its finally here!

(end of transcript)

Theme Song[]

Bob: Oh, hi there. I'm Bob the Tomato. Come on over to my house!

Welcome to my house,

It's the one up on the hill.

It's the place I cook my dinners,

Take my baths, and pay my bills.

It's the place that I get letters from kids

Like you...

Larry: Hi Bob!

Bob: Hi Larry!

Larry: Every day we get a letter,

Gotta make the problem better!

Archibald: Do you like my yellow sweater?

Archibald, Pa Grape, Junior, Mr. Lunt, and Jimmy: VeggieTales!

Junior: You've seen us on DVD

Mr. Lunt: But now at last we're on TV

Pa Grape: From Portland to Schenectady!

All: It's VeggieTales! VeggieTales! (On TV!)

VeggieTales! (Could it be?)

Time for VeggieTales!

Pa Grape: Hey Archie, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Archibald: Depending on age and size, about a cord and a half.

Pa Grape: That sounds about right.

Opening At Bob's House[]

Bob: Hi kids, welcome to VeggieTales.

Larry: On TV.

Bob: And we're waiting for a letter.

(the doorbell rings)

Larry: There it is.

(Bob and Larry head to the door as Jimmy waits for them)

Jimmy: Mail, mail, here is your mail.

It's here in my bag, not in bucket or pail.

I bring it through hailstorm or blizzard or gale

For I am the man who delivers your mail.

Larry: Where's the letter?

Jimmy: Oh uh yeah. It's right here. I'll just put it through the mail slot.

Bob: You could just hand it to us.

Jimmy: No, I got it.

(Jimmy struggles to put the letter through the mail slot, but to get it through)

Larry: What's it say Bob?

Bob: It says "Dear Bob and Larry, Christmas is coming and I'm so excited! I gave my mom and dad a mega list of all the presents I wanna get this year, but I went to the mall today and saw a bunch more things that I really, really want! Only I can't find where my mom hid my list. So I need your help. How am I gonna put all those new things I want on my missing list to make sure I get everything? Signed Jody from Fort Wayne." Oh boy Jody. You know, Christmas isn't all about

Larry: Oh! That reminds me.

Bob: Uh Larry, where are you going?

Larry: To the basement! Where I keep my super secret treasure chest!

Bob: How big is your treasure chest?

Larry: Pretty big!

(cat purring)

Larry: There you are Mr Muffin. How'd you get in here?

Bob: Uh Larry, we're still air and we have to help Jody learn that giving is better than receiving on Christmas.

Larry: Got it!

Bob: What's this?

Larry: Your Christmas present from last year. I forgot to give it to you. Didn't have time to wrap it. Merry Christmas Bob.

Bob: Well thank you Larry. Merry Christmas to you too. Jody, why don't you watch this with us. I think you'll see that Christmas isn't just about piling up presents for yourself. The special meaning of Christmas is in giving.

Larry: If you want to give me my gift now, I'll pretend to be surprised.

The Toy that Saved Christmas[]

George: Now, let's see... A Christmas story... Oh! Did I ever tell you about the town that didn't get Christmas?

Annie: You mean they didn't have Christmas?

George: No, I mean they didn't get Christmas. They had Christmas. They loved the packages and the toys and everything, but they didn't understand what Christmas was really about. Now, let's see... what was the name of that...? Dinkletown! That's it! I used to deliver the mail there!

George: (Narrating) Now the children of Dinkletown loved to see me around Christmastime, because they all thought they was getting something!

(Can't Believe It's Christmas begins)

Laura Carrot: (singing) I can't believe it's Christmas I think I'm finally getting something

Can't believe it's Christmas My favorite time of year.

Percy Pea: (singing) I can't believe it's Christmas Been dreaming of a sugarplum thing

Can't believe it's Christmas Oh boy, it's finally here.

(All the children in town, Laura, Lenny and Baby Lou, Junior Asparagus, and the Peas' Percy and Li'l Pea, gather around George, who has just gotten a long package from the back of his truck as George takes notice.)

George: Oh! Now wait a minute! I only got one package today, and it's for house number four. Now let's see, which one is house number four?

All: Ho Ho Away we go, with rosy cheeks and hearts a glowing

Hey! Hey! Our favorite day! It makes us wanna cheer.

Percy: Yo! Ho! We love the snow!

Li'l Pea: At least we know we won't be mowing!

All: Ya! Hey! We're glad to say that Christmas time is heeeeere.

(George falls over while carrying the package. The snowman that stands in the center of town leans over before the snowman's head falls off and lands on the package, which sends it flying until it lands on the roof of one of the houses.)

George: Uh-oh!

All: We, can't believe it's Christmas Been waiting for a million hours

Can't believe it's Christmas Oh what a nifty day.

We can't believe it's Christmas.

Lenny: Took 14 baths and 18 showers.

All: Can't believe it's Christmas And now it's time to play.

We can't believe it's Christmas We think we're finally getting something.

Can't believe it's Christmas Our favorite time of year

We can't believe it's Christmas

(In the above two and a half verses, George rams his head repeatedly, to the beat of the music, into the support post of the house, which causes the package to come loose and slide down the house towards George.)

George: Whoa! Whooooaaaaaa!

(The sliding package picks up the children as they continue singing)

All: Been dreaming of a sugarplum thing

Can't believe it's Christmas Oh boy, it's finally...

George: Oy, My spinely.

All: Boy, it's finally here

(The package with the children on it slides right into House #4 as George picks himself up.)

George: Where did the...?

(Notices the "4" sign at the door)

George: Oh, number four. Well, that was easy.

(George then falls back over as the song ends. Cut to black on the last note.)

(In House #4, Junior, Laura, and Lenny open the package.)

Laura: What is it?

Junior: It's got a button!

Lenny: Push it! Push it!

(The button is pushed, which causes the item in the package to unfold into a collapsible Christmas tree.)

All: Ooooooooh!

(The TV then turns on after that, which catches the children's attention.)

Mr. Nezzer: Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! Say, kids, have you got the "don't know what I want for Christmas" blues? Well, if I know anything about toys, and you know I do, I know just what you're looking for! You want a toy that's fun! You want a toy that's cute! But most of all, you want a toy with a fully functional buzz-saw built into its right arm! That's right, you want Buzz-Saw Louie!

(The camera then pans onto said toy, whose buzz-saw then pops out from its arm, as the children still watch on.)

Mr. Nezzer: Cool, huh? But wait, there's more! Buzz-Saw Louie also knows the true meaning of Christmas! All you have to do is press his nose...

(A white glove on a stick pushes the toy's nose.)

Buzz-Saw Louie: (click) Christmas is when you get stuff! (click) You need more toys!

Mr. Nezzer: Just as soon as your parents phone in and order Buzz-Saw Louie, one of our trained penguins will deliver him right to your door!

(During this part, we see a penguin riding through a tunnel on a sled with a present.)

Mr. Nezzer: So take it from me, Mr. Nezzer... er, I mean Santa Claus... and my little elf helper.

(The camera then pans to Mr. Lunt, who is wearing an elf hat.)

Mr. Lunt: Look at me! I'm an elf!

Mr. Nezzer: You just won't be happy until your parents get you a Buzz-Saw Louie, the only toy with a working buzz-saw, and the true meaning of Christmas!

Buzz-Saw Louie: Billy has more toys than you!

(The TV then turns to static after the commercial has ended. Soon, all of the children then run out as they start whining and yelling all the way back to their houses.)

Laura: I want a Buzz-saw Louie!

Lenny: I want ten Buzz-Saw Louies!

Both: Because that's the true meaning of Christmas! Waaaaaah! Waaaaaaah! Waaaaaah! Waaaaaaaah!

(As we zoom out of Laura's house, we see they're being watched by Mr. Nezzer through a telescope in a gold-domed candy-cane colored observatory.)

Mr. Nezzer: (O.S) Oh, it's working! It's working wonderfully!

Mr. Lunt: What's working, boss? You mean you wanted those kids to be all whiny?

Mr. Nezzer: Mm-hmm.

Mr. Lunt: I don't get it, boss.

Mr. Nezzer; You see, Mr. Lunt, the only way their parents will get them is to stop whining is to buy them lots of toys, and as the owner of the Nezzer Toy Factory, I'll make out like a bandit!

Mr. Lunt: Whoa-ho, boss, you are very wily!

Mr. Nezzer: More wily than my brother, Nebby K?

Mr. Lunt: You mean the one with the chocolate factory that I used to work for? Oh, you're much more wily than him!

Mr. Nezzer: Good. Soon, everyone will know that Wally P. Nezzer is the wiliest Nezzer of them all!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, there's no doubt about that, boss!

Mr. Nezzer: Well, fire up the assembly line, Mr. Lunt! We got money to make, and that's what Christmas is all about!

(Elevator closes before it cuts back to Annie and George.)

Annie: (O.S) That's not what Christmas is about!

George: I know that, and you know that, but Wally P. Nezzer was a little confused. And thanks to his TV commercial, so was everybody else! The kids were whining and the toys were flying off the assembly line just like he planned.

Annie: That must have been the worst Christmas ever!

George: Oh, yes, it would've been, if it wasn't for what happened next.

Annie: What? What happened?

(Cut to the factory as a penguin tests newly assembled dolls.)

George: (Narrating) Well, as the toys were coming down the assembly line having their noses tested, one of them winced.

Annie: (O.S) Winced?

George: (O.S) He grimaced. Made a face. Didn't like the sound of the words that was coming out of his own head.

(One of the dolls suddenly comes to life and frowns at what his voice box says.)

Annie: But he was just a toy.

George: Maybe he was wired different, who knows? (fade to the factory warehouse) Anyways, that night, as all the other toys were waiting to be sent out, he was doing some thinking.

(Grumpy Kids starts)

Louie: Grumpy kids, greedy dreams,

this is not what Christmas means.

I'm just a toy, I don't claim to be a genius,

but there must be more to Christmas. (brief pause as he looks at a star.)

There must be more to Christmas,

I think we're really missing something.

Must be more to Christmas, but what?

George: (Narrating) Yes, there had to be more. Louie didn't know what it was, but he figured it was about time somebody found out!

(Louie pushes the box down to the floor. When a Security Penguin with a flashlight enters the room to investigate, Louie resumes his position as the light flashes over to him. The Security Penguin leaves and Louie pops out of his box and heads to the door.)

George: (Narrating) Now he'd never been out of the factory before. Why he'd never been out of his box before! But he was a smart toy. How hard could it be?

(As Louie takes his first step outside, he supposedly slips on ice and falls down the stairs, lands in the snow and forms a giant snowball while rolling down a hill toward a cliff. He lands at the bottom with his legs sticking out of the snow.)

George: (Narrating) Maybe a little harder than he thought.

(Camera fades to black background, then fades back to snow with trees.)

Junior: (O.S.) Yahoo!!! This is great!!

Larry: (O.S.) Yeah! Whee!!!

Bob: (O.S.) Um, aren't we going a little fast?

Larry: (O.S.) Look out for that tree!

Bob: (O.S.)Tree?! What tree?!

Junior: (O.S.) No problem! Hang on, guys!!!

Bob: (O.S.) What? Why? Why do I need to hang (screaming) ooooooooooooooooooon?!

Junior: That was fun!

Larry: I want to do it again!

Bob: You know, I can't really see anything back here. Um, do you guys know where we're going?

Larry: No idea! Never been here before.

Junior: No one knows what lies around the next... (The sled comes to a gate with a danger sign) Bail out!!!

(Junior and Larry jump off the sled, leaving Bob.)

Bob: What? Hey, where's everybody...? (gasps)

(The sled crashes into the gate, knocking Bob off.)

Junior: (O.S.) Guys, look what I found!

(Bob and Larry join Junior, where they find Louie laying in the snow.)

Bob: (O.S.) That's a Buzz-Saw Louie.

Larry: Cool! Push his nose! Push his nose!

Junior: Okay.

(Junior pushes Louie's nose.)

Louie: You need more toys.

Larry: Now that's the true meaning of Christmas!

Louie: (O.S.) No, it isn't.

Junior: Who said that?

Louie: I did. That's not what Christmas is about.

Bob: It's not?

Louie: No, Christmas isn't about whining and begging for more toys.

Larry: Well, then what is it about?

Louie: I don't know, but I'm gonna find out. I'm on an adventure.

Bob, Larry, and Junior: Ooooooh!

Louie: Or at least I was, until I got stuck in that snow drift.

Junior: Well, maybe we can help you.

Bob: Hey, I know someone who's really, really smart. Maybe they can tell us what Christmas means!

George: (Narrating) Well, they all thought it was a great idea, so they headed off together to see this smart person.

Annie: Who was it?

George: Well, um, it was uh... me.

Annie: You, Grandpa George?

George: Don't act so surprised. (Camera cuts back with the boys, narrating.) Yep, three boys and a funny little toy show up at my front door, wondering if I knew the true meaning of Christmas.

Annie: (O.S.) Well, did you?

George: (Narrating) Course! But I didn't wanna just give it to them, so I read them a story from a very old book.

(As Bob, Larry, Junior, and Louie sit down and have hot chocolate, George scrolls through the Bible.)

George; Ah, here it is. "That night, in the fields near Bethlehem, some shepherds were guarding their sheep. All at once, an angel came down to them from the Lord, and the brightness of the Lord's glory flashed all around them. The shepherds were frightened. But the angel said, 'Don't be afraid. I have good news for you which will make everyone happy. This very day in King David's hometown, a savior was born for you. He is Christ the Lord. You will know who he is because you'll find him dressed in baby clothes and lying on a bed of hay.' Suddenly, many other angels came down from heaven and joined in praising God. They said, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth, peace; Good will toward men'."

(Bob, Larry, Junior, and Louie look at each other.)

George: Don't you see? That baby was Jesus! That night was the first Christmas! You see, God loved people so much that He gave His only son, so that everyone can be with him someday.

(The boys start to fully understand.)

George: Christmas isn't about getting. It's about giving! And it's especially about a little baby named Jesus, who was the greatest gift of all.

(Scene transitions back into Annie's bedroom.)

Annie: You are smart, Grandpa George! Is that the end of the story?

George: Oh no. Now they knew what Christmas was about, but everybody else were still in the dark.

(Camera fades back to the center of Dinkletown where the kids are still running around and whining.)

Laura and Lenny: Aaaaahhh!!! Buzz-Saw Louie!! (They bump into each other.) Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!

(Their parents opens the door as Laura and Lenny are lying down. Camera cuts back to the boys.)

Junior: Oh boy, it's gotten worse. We got to tell Dinkletown what we know about Christmas!

Bob: Yeah.

Louie: But that TV commercial didn't just go to Dinkletown. It went everywhere! We got to tell everybody!

Bob: But Christmas is tomorrow. How can we possibly go everywhere?

Louie: This is hopeless. Christmas is ruined!

Junior: No, there must be a way. Keep thinking!

(Bob, Louie, and Larry pause to think very deeply, Junior gets an idea.)

Junior: I got it!

Bob, Louie and Larry: Huh?

Junior: We got to get into that toy factory! Follow me, everyone! We can save Christmas!

(Camera cuts to the Veggies and Louie to the toy factory.)

Bob: I still don't understand why we're here.

Louie: Yeah. I just got out of this place. I don't want to go back in.

Junior: (Quietly) Shh! You'll just have to trust me. It's the only way...

(Junior opens the door. He, Louie, Bob and Larry sneak in and run through the factory,)

Junior: It's got to be around there somewhere!

(As they head further down the hall, Junior spots the TV studio.)

Junior: That's it!

(They open the door.)

Bob: (O.S) Why, this is a...

Louie: (O.S) It's a...

(Later with George and Annie.)

Annie: TV Studio?

George: That's right! It was Mr. Nezzer's Television Studio.

(Cuts back to the TV Studio, Larry using the camera as Junior stands in front of it.)

George: (Narrating) Now Junior figured that since it was a TV commercial that got them into this mess, maybe another TV commercial could get them out of it! Well, here's hoping.

(Louie flips the switch up, turning on the broadcast. Cut back to Laura and her family just as Junior begins his announcement.)

Junior: Attention everyone! This is Junior Asparagus from Dinkletown with an important message - We were wrong about Christmas! Christmas isn't about being selfish and begging for more toys. Well, not that toys are bad, I have a few myself that I enjoy very much. But you see, there's much more to Christmas! Louie?

Louie: Thank you, Junior.

Lil Pea: Hey, it's Buzz-Saw Louie!

Louie: Listen, everybody. When it comes to Christmas...

George: (Narrating) Now Louie told them about the true meaning of Christmas. About God's love, and the baby Jesus. About how giving very often makes us feel better than getting. Knowing the truth about Christmas made everybody very happy. Well, almost everybody.

(Cuts back to Mr. Nezzer, using the telescope, seeing the happy faces in Dinkletown.)

Mr. Nezzer: They're not whining. Why aren't they whining?

Mr. Lunt: I don't know, boss.

(Mr. Nezzer resumes watching from his telescope, seeing Laura and her family watching Louie on the TV screen, and for some reason, he doesn't freak out at the sight of a sentient toy.)

Louie: ...so this Christmas, instead of whining for more toys, let's try to be thankful for our families...

Mr. Nezzer: Hmm... That's my toy. THAT'S MY TV STUDIO! Mr. Lunt, somebody's trying to ruin my Christmas!!

(Cuts back to the TV Studio as Junior and Louie end their broadcast.)

Louie: So you see, that's what Christmas is really about.

Junior: And if we remember that, this will be the best Christmas ever!

(Junior's parents cry happily.)

(Mr. Nezzer and Mr. Lunt march together with the penguins to the TV Studio. Louie, Junior and Larry are quite proud of how the broadcast turned out. The penguins march to the TV Studio. Louie and Junior look to see a very displeased Mr. Nezzer. Laura and her family watch in shock.)

Mr. Nezzer: Decided to borrow my TV Studio, huh? (Sarcastically) Uh-oh! It looks like we're about to experience some technical difficulties!

Louie: No! Don't!

(The TV screen shows Junior and Louie are surrounded by the penguins just as the screen turns to static. Dad Carrot looks over to see Nezzer's observatory in Dinkletown. Cut to the Veggies and Louie, tied up on a sled.)

Mr. Nezzer: So you're the guys who want to ruin my Christmas!

Bob: N-n-no, that's not it at all! We just want everyone to know what Christmas is really about!

Mr. Nezzer: Do you think they care?

Bob: Well.

Mr. Nezzer: Do you really think they care all about that giving and love stuff?

Bob: Well.

Mr. Nezzer: Listen, the only thing kids want to know about Christmas is that they're going to get more toys, and I intend to keep it that way. That's why I'm going to have to send you boys on a little trip. Let's see, where would you like to go? Wibblestown? Bumblyburg? Puggslyville! Oh, I hear it's nice this time of year! Mr. Lunt, four tickets to Puggslyville, please!

Mr. Lunt: Right away, boss!

Louie: Way to go.

(The troubled four are sent right to the exit leading to Puggslyville.)

Mr. Nezzer: The plunger, Mr. Lunt!

(The plunger pulls back.)

Mr. Nezzer: Now on my signal... Three... Two... One last thing. If those people really cared about what you had to say, where are they now?

Dad Asparagus: (O.S) We're right here!

Mr. Nezzer: Huh?

(The Dinkletown folk appear, quite angry.)

Dad Asparagus: We care very much about the true meaning of Christmas, Mr. Nezzer!

Dad Carrot: That's why we came here to give you what you deserve!

Mr. Nezzer: Wha-wha-oh! You didn't really think I was going to... heh... oh, that was just... just a joke! I wouldn't... What are you going to do?

(Laura approaches Mr. Nezzer, angry at first, but then puts on a smile as she hands him a present.)

Laura: Mr. Nezzer... Merry Christmas!

Mr. Nezzer: Huh? Is that for me? (He unwraps the present and inside it is a teddy bear.) Oh, it's a little bear! Oh, I always wanted a Christmas present, but we were too poor! You don't know how happy this makes me! Look! Isn't it cute?

The Veggies and Louie: Uh-huh! Uh-huh!

Annie: Wow, so it was a good Christmas after all?

George: Annie, it was a great Christmas.

(Camera fades to Dinkletown as the inhabitants celebrate Christmas.)

George: (Narrating) The next day, everyone got together to exchange gifts. Why, even Mr. Nezzer was there!

(We see the veggies' silhouettes as they celebrate.)

Bob: Oh, Mr. Nezzer! How did you know?

Mr. Nezzer: Oh, I have one just like that back home.

Bob: It's just what I've always wanted!

Mr. Nezzer: You can take it back if it doesn't fit.

Annie: (O.S) What about Louie? What happened to him?

George: (Narrating) Well, he ended up living in Dinkletown. At first, he wanted to have his Buzz-Saw surgically removed so nobody would get hurt. But then he finally figured out what it was good for.

Annie: (O.S) What?

George: (Narrating) Making furniture!

(We see a smaller house, with Louie's silhouette in the window as he carves wood.)

George: (Narrating) Why, he filled Dinkletown with new tables and chairs and hunges and spice racks and those little things you hang your mugs on and... Well, you get the picture.

Louie: I need more wood!

George: (Narrating) But the best part of all is that they finally knew what Christmas really meant! And they just couldn't stop thinking about it and talking about it and even singing about it.

(Junior singing "Away In a Manger".)

George: (Narrating) Yep, it was the best Christmas ever.

Ending At Bob's House[]

Bob: So Jody, I hope you can see from that story how Christmas shouldn't be about getting everything you want.

Larry: It's more about giving, like when I gave you that keychain I brought all the way back from Fiji. Giving it to you made me feel terrific.

Bob: Exactly. Christmas should be about the joy there is in giving.

Larry: So Bob, don't you want to feel joyful and terrific?

Bob: What are you trying to say, Larry?

Larry:I got you a gift and it's better to give than receive on Christmas.

Bob: But it's not Christmas yet.

Larry: Did I mention that keychain's from Fiji?

Bob: Merry Christmas Jody. Say Merry Christmas Larry.

Larry: Merry Christmas!

(end of transcript)

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