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"A Berry Bear Christmas" is a special two-part Christmas episode of Bear in the Big Blue House. It aired on December 7, 1999.

Part 1 Summary

The winter holidays find Bear and his friends planning a big celebration. They're all getting ready for Christmas, but also learn about Chanukah and Kwanzaa. Bear also celebrates his favorite tradition, the finding of the winter berry. As things start out, Pip and Pop have put together a reindeer wreath. Everyone wants to help out with the wreath, so Bear suggests they all add something of their own. Later, the group meets Santa Hogg and presents him with a large list of holiday wishes. Then there's a bit of an argument when Treelo wants to open everyone's presents and not just his own. After hearing a howling noise, the group takes in an old hound named Jack with no home and invites him to stay for the holidays. This gets everyone thinking about the true meaning of the holidays. In the Shadow segment, Shadow thanks Bear for his gift of a scarf; Shadows don't get cold, but it's the thought that counts. She then sings the song "It's Kwanzaa Time."

Part 2 Summary

In the second part of the Berry Bear Christmas special, the entire gang (now with Jack) goes out caroling. As the kids settle down to try to figure out what to do about a Christmas present for Bear, Bear turns his attention to the finding of the winter berry. Jack overhears the kids' conservation and suggests making something. Everyone enjoys their presents, but they worry that they've left out Jack. Jack helps them to see that they've already given him a gift. Later, the search for the winter berry proves fruitful for all. In the Shadow segment, Shadow sings a song about a Chanukah dreidel. She then wants to give Bear a present, but says there isn't much a shadow can give a bear. So she has him kneel down and she gives him a kiss.

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Season One: "Home is Where the Bear Is" • "Water, Water Everywhere" • "Mouse Party" • "Shape of a Bear" • "Picture of Health" • "Share, Bear" • "Why Bears Can't Fly" • "Falling for Fall" • "What's in the Mail, Today?" • "Dancin' the Day Away" • "A Wagon of a Different Color" • "Dirt, I Love You So!" • "Music to My Ears" • "All Connected" • "Summer Cooler" • "The Big Little Visitor" • "A Winter's Nap" • "Working Like a Bear" • "Magic in the Kitchen" • "Spring Fever" • "A Plant Grows in Bear's House" • "Eat, Drink Juice and Be Merry" • "Need a Little Help Today" • "Lost Thing" • "Listen Up!" • "Friends for Life"

Season Two: "Ooh Baby, Baby" • "Raiders of the Lost Cheese" • "The Big Sleep" • "Clear as a Bell" • "Good Times" • "You Learn Something New Every Day" • "Back to Nature" • "The Ojolympics" • "The Great Pretender" • "It's All in Your Head" • "Oops, My Mistake" • "Bear's Birthday Bash" • "Picture This" • "The Big Blue Housecall" • "Change is in the Air" • "Look What I Made" • "If At First You Don't Succeed..." • "All Weather Bear" • "I Built That!" • "Tutter's Tiny Trip" • "Dance Fever!" • "Afraid Not" • "I Gotta Be Me!" • "Buggin'" • "Love is All You Need" • "It's a Mystery to Me" • "As Different as Day and Night" • "Grandparents Just Want to Have Fun" • "The Way I Feel Today" • "You Go, Ojo!" • "Scientific Bear" • "Boys Will Be Boys" • "I Was Just Thinking" • "Wish You Were Here" • "And to All a Good Night" • "Call it a Day" • "We Did it Our Way" • "What's the Story?" • "When You've Got to Go!"
Season Three: "Friends At Play" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Lost and Found" • "The Senseless Detectives" • "Halloween Bear" • "You Never Know" • "It's All About You" • "Woodland House Wonderful" • "I've Got Your Number" • "What's Mine is Yours" • "Bear's Secret Cave" • "Smellorama" • "I For-Got Rhythm?!?" • "Wait for Me" • "Morning Glory" • "That Healing Feeling" • "The Tutter Family Reunion" • "Bats are People Too" • "Words, Words, Words" • "Let's Get Interactive" • "The Yard Sale" • "The Best Thanksgiving Ever" • "Read My Book" • "Go to Sleep" • "A Berry Bear Christmas" • "Bear in the Big Blue House Live! Surprise Party"
Season Four: "Welcome to Woodland Valley" • "Step by Step" • "First Day at Mouse School" • "Rockin' Rocko" • "When Harry Met Hallie" • "Show and Tell" • "Tutter Gathers Some Moss" • "History, Herstory, Bearstory" • "At the Old Bear Game" • "The Amazing Skippy" • "Let's Hit the Road" • "Great Ball of Firefighters" • "Appreciation Day" • "Show Your Stuff" • "Grandma Flutter's 100th Birthday" • "The View From You" • "To Clean or Not to Clean" • "The Great Bandini" • "Volunteers of Woodland Valley" • "Big Blue Home of the Brave" • "A Trip to the General Store" • "Tutter's First Big Sleepover Bash" • "A Strange Bird" • "Let it Go" • "This is Your Life, Bear"

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