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"Winter's Gift" is a Christmas-themed episode of the Disney Junior animated series, Sofia the First. It premiered on December 12, 2014. It is the forty-third episode by series, and is the nineteenth episode by season.


It's Wassailia, and Sofia wakes up to finds a present on her bed with Clover inside it. Sofia thanks Clover and shows him the gift she made for Cedric: A wand case for his wand. But when she goes up to give it to him, she hears him ranting about how he wants a special gift. This makes Sofia feel her gift isn't special enough and goes off looking for another one. When she meets Baileywick, he tells her about Ice Lilies which gives her an idea on the perfect gift to get Cedric for Wassailia.

She and Clover head out into the forest and meet up with Whiskers the Fox, an old friend of Clover's. He agrees to take them to the ice lilies. On the way, they meet a faun named Winter. Winter tells Sofia the reason she's out in the Icicle Forest is because she's also looking for ice lilies to give them to Glacia the Ice Witch. A year ago, Winter gave all the wood crystals she could find to Glacia, who does spells for people who bring her gifts every year on Wassailia, in exchange for the ice touch because she heard about a princess with ice powers and thought it would be cool to have a magical power. Glacia granted her request and gave her the ice touch. At first, Winter thought it was a nice power until she froze one of her friends by mistake. She now wants to find a gift for Glacia and ask her to remove the ice touch. Sofia agrees to help her new friend find the perfect gift for Glacia.

Together, thanks to Whisker's information network and Winter's ice touch, they manage to find the ice lilies and Clover and Whiskers get them for the girls in a competitive way. But Clover falls out of the tree and Winter catches him and freezes him solid in the process by accident, to Winter's horror. They head for Glacia's palace but Glacia, because she already has hundreds of ice lilies, refuses to remove the ice touch. A saddened Winter runs off into the woods with Sofia going after her.

Sofia is at a loss of what to do when her amulet starts to glow. The frozen Clover recognizes this means a princess summoning is happening and Tiana appears. After Sofia ask her how can Winter find a perfect gift for Glacia, Tiana tells her that a true gift comes from the heart. This inspires Sofia to tell Winter she should use her music and make one of her songs a gift for Glacia. Winter does so which makes Glacia happy enough to remove the ice touch and undo all the freezings. Glacia reveals that the reason she was so bitter is because she was tired of receiving trinkets from selfish people who only see her when they want something and Winter's gift was the first true gift she has ever received. Winter and Sofia both go their own homes to celebrate Wassailia with their families, including Clover and Whiskers. Finally, Cedric and Sofia both give each other gifts and Cedric likes the wand case she made for him.



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Amber's right arm missing.

  • Near the end of this episode, Amber's right arm is missing.


  • This is the second Christmas-themed episode, the first was "Holiday in Enchancia".
  • Tiana is the ninth Disney Princess to appear on the show.
  • Sofia's ponytail hairstyle and earrings from "Baileywhoops" returned in this episode! This time the messy motif in her left side is fixed.
  • Sofia's blue nightgown is pink in this episode, and this is the second episode which Sofia wears a different nightgown, the first was in "The Baker King" after King Roland accidentally wished he was a village baker.
    • This is the third time Sofia is seen wearing nightgowns in Season Two.
  • This is the eighth time Sofia doesn't wear her signature outfit for the whole episode.
  • Among the episodes in this series that feature a Disney Princess right after the previous episode that also features a Disney Princess, this is the second. The first is Sofia the First: The Floating Palace and "Holiday in Enchancia".
  • Tiana is the second Disney Princess to wear a winter outfit, the first was Aurora. She is also the second Disney Princess to sing a whole song by herself, the first being Rapunzel.
    • Sofia, in this episode, does not say Tiana's name after she was summoned. Instead, Tiana introduces herself to her.
  • Winter mentions a princess with ice powers which could possibly be referring to Elsa from Frozen. However, Elsa is currently Queen.
  • Cedric's Family Wand from "Mystic Meadows" makes its second appearance in this episode.
  • Mama Odie is mentioned in this episode.
  • This is the second time Princess Amber wears a necklace; the first was in "The Amulet of Avalor" (third if you include the Amulet in The Curse of Princess Ivy).
  • This is the first time Amber wears different earrings.
  • This is the fourth time Amber doesn't wear her signature gown.
    • Amber and James are wearing the same clothes they wore for the royal wedding, which is shown in a flashback in "Mom's the Word".
  • This is the third episode to have a different closing credits sequence and the second to be christmas-themed.
  • This is the fifth time Sofia wears a different Tiara.
  • Moral: How good a gift is, is the feeling and the thought that has been put into it.
  • Sofia meeting Winter is similar to Lucy Pevensie meeting Tumnus from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in a few elements, in the scene and the episode's plot.
    • The Girl meets the Faun in a winter setting unintentionally, and befriends them.
    • The Girl is the youngest child, the most curious, the most adventurous, most inquisitive, and is either a royal (Sofia) or would become one (Lucy). The girl also asks what kind of creature they are in which they are told.
    • The Faun mentions that they have a family, wears some article of winter clothing, plays a woodwind musical instrument and is associated with a witch with some power over ice and snow that casts a spell on them (granting one ice powers (Winter) and turning the other to stone (Tumnus)), but in the end both spells are lifted.

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Shows: Sofia the First | Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess | Elena and the Secret of Avalor | Videography
Music: Songs and Story | Sofia the First (Soundtrack) | Sofia the First: Songs From Enchancia | Disney Junior DJ Shuffle | Disney Junior DJ Shuffle 2
Books: Disney Junior Storybook Collection | Disney Junior Little Golden Book Library | Sofia the First | The Floating Palace | Holiday in Enchancia | Princesses to the Rescue! | The Curse of Princess Ivy | The Secret Library | Elena and the Secret of Avalor | The Perfect Tea Party | Bunny Magic! | Sofia the Second | The Royal Slumber Party | The Halloween Ball | The Amulet and the Anthem | The Royal Games | Sofia's Magic Lesson | The Enchanted Science Fair | A Magical Match | Me and Our Mom | Mystic Isles


Princess Sofia | Queen Miranda | King Roland II | Prince James | Princess Amber | Princess Hildegard | Cedric the Sorcerer | Wormwood | Baileywick | Robin | Mia | Clover | Whatnaught | Goodwyn the Great | Winifred the Wise | Jade | Ruby Hanshaw | Princess Clio | Princess Maya | Princess Lakshmi | Prince Zandar | Princess Jun | Prince Hugo | Minimus | Princess Vivian | Crackle | Queen Cecily | Gnarlie | Trolls | Teeny | Ginger | Mrs. Higgins | King Magnus | Nigel | Lucinda | Princess Leena | Prince Jin | Magic Carpet | Jasper | Constable Myles | Prince Khalid | Meg and Peg | Boswell | Madam Ubetcha | Prince Desmond | Miss Nettle | Sir Gillium | Professor Popov | Helen Hanshaw | Oona | Queen Emmaline | Cora | Plank | Aunt Tilly | Wilbur the Wombeast | Admiral Hornpipe | Sven | Farley | Lulu | Emperor Quon | Empress Lin-Lin | Rex | Rosey | Prince Axel | King Garrick | Electra | Vaughan and Vance | Ogre | Marla | Sir Bartleby | Sir Maxwell | Sir Finnegan | Queen Anya | Gwen | Chef Andre | Sofia the Worst | Lady Joy | Lord Gilbert | Wu-Chang | Jade Jaguar | Sir Dax | Boo | Princess Lani | Mamanu | Kamea and Halia | Praline | Freedo | Princess Zooey | Queen Avery | Princess Astrid | Slickwell | Greylock the Grand | Princess Ivy | Dragons of Enchancia | Winter | Whiskers | Glacia the Ice Witch | Hexie | Director Dove | Elliot, Amy and Kurt | Tizzy | Master Erwin | Bryce Twigley | Button, Benngee and Brody | Mossy | Carol of the Arrow | Jane | Princess Kari | Miss Elodie | Fluke | Slim | Shelly | Flip | Mantacorn | Onyx and Opal | Wendell Fidget | Mrs. Fidget | Saffron | Muck, Gunk and Grime | Spruce | Ballerina | Mazzimo | Prince Roderick | Gavin | Kazeem | Sergeant Fizz | King Habib and Queen Farnaz | Chief Gnuckles | Flinch | Grotta | Queen Tessa | King Oberlyn | King Marcus | Herb the Hedgehog | Duncan and Herb | Elfonso | Elfred | Milo the Snake | Prince Derek | Sir Henley | King Henrik | Cordelia the Conjuror | Calista | Morgana | Crispy | Barley | Sassofras | Professor Zacharias Fleeber | Grand Mum | Gemina and Argus | Count Barnstorm | Raja Vijay | Sir Oliver | Sir Jaxon | Willawing | King of Brazendell | Kai | Princess Charlotte | Morris | Zinessa | King Philip and Queen Everly | Lily | Indigo | Marty and Maple | Mandy | Grimtrix | Wriggley, Pumpkin and Chester | Skye
Elena of Avalor: Princess Elena | Princess Isabel | Francisco | Luisa | Shuriki | Alacazar | Zuzo | Mateo | Migs, Luna and Skylar | Rafa | Chancellor Esteban | Naomi Turner | Armando | King Raul and Queen Lucia
Guest Characters: Flora, Fauna and Merryweather | Cinderella | Jasmine | Magic Carpet | Belle | Ariel | Aurora | Snow White | Mulan | Rapunzel | Tiana | Merida | Olaf | Merlin


Season One: "Just One of the Princes" | "The Big Sleepover" | "Let the Good Times Troll" | "Cedric's Apprentice" | "A Royal Mess" | "The Shy Princess" | "Blue Ribbon Bunny" | "The Princess Test" | "Baileywick's Day Off" | "Tri-Kingdom Picnic" | "The Little Witch" | "Two to Tangu" | "Finding Clover" | "The Amulet of Avalor" | "The Buttercups" | "Make Way for Miss Nettle" | "The Amulet and the Anthem " | "Tea for Too Many" | "Princess Butterfly" | "Great Aunt-Venture" | "The Baker King" | "The Floating Palace" | "Holiday in Enchancia" | "Four's a Crowd"
Season Two: "Two Princesses and a Baby" | "The Enchanted Feast" | "The Flying Crown" | "Mom's the Word" | "The Silent Knight" | "Enchanted Science Fair" | "King for a Day" | "When You Wish Upon a Well" | "Gizmo Gwen" | "Sofia the Second" | "Mystic Meadows" | "Princesses to the Rescue!" | "Ghostly Gala" | "The Emerald Key" | "Scrambled Pets" | "The Princess Stays in the Picture" | "Baileywhoops" | "The Curse of Princess Ivy" | "Winter's Gift" | "The Leafsong Festival" | "Substitute Cedric" | "Clover Time" | "In a Tizzy" | "A Tale of Two Teams" | "The Littlest Princess" | "Buttercup Amber" | "Carol of the Arrow" | "Sidekick Clio"
Season Three: "Cool Hand Fluke" | "Minimus is Missing" | "Cedric Be Good" | "Princess Adventure Club" | "Minding the Manor" | "The Secret Library" | "New Genie on the Block" | "The Fliegel Has Landed" | "The Princess Ballet" | "All the Sprite Moves" | "Sofia in Elvenmoor" | "Stormy Lani" | "Lord of the Rink" | "The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle" | "Gone with the Wand" | "Bad Little Dragon" | "Bunny Swap" | "Her Royal Spyness" | "Best in Air Show" | "Dads and Daughters Day" | "The Tale of the Noble Knight" | "The Bamboo Kite" | "Beauty is the Beast" | "Cauldronation Day" | "Camp Wilderwood" | "Royal Vacation" | "Hexley Hall" | "The Princess Prodigy" | "One for the Books"
Season Four: "The Mystic Isles"


Theme Song | I'm Not Ready to Be a Princess | Royal Prep | A Little Bit of Food | True Sisters | Rise and Shine | Princess Things | Anything | Perfect Slumber Party | Make Some Noise | Cedric the Great | Goldenwing Circus | All You Need | Blue Ribbon Bunny | I Belong | (You Can Always) Count On Baileywick | Picnic of the Year | Good Little Witch | The Ride of Your Lives | Bring My Best Friend Back | I'll Get My/That Amulet | The Buttercups | Make Way for Miss Nettle | Enchancia Anthem | Make It Right | Bigger Is Better | Who's That? | A Recipe for Adventure | The Simple Life | Merroway Cove | The Love We Share | Wassailia | Peace and Joy | Royal Fun | Sisters and Brothers | Two by Two | All You Desire | Huzzah! Huzzah! | Me and My Mom | Tilly, Oh Tilly | Friendship Is The Formula | Be Your Own King | Make Your Wishes Well | Believe in Your Dream | Keeping Promises No Matter What | Mystic Meadows | Stronger Than You Know | The Ghostly Gala | A Princess True | In Your Paws | Know It All | Helping Hand | A Kingdom of My Own | Smoke, Wings and Fire | Dare to Risk it All | From the Heart | I Feel So Free | Never Forget The Sorcerer's Secret | Hoppin' Out With You | Make Our Dreams Come True | Play With Us | It's a Small New World | Improvise | Any Deed For Those In Need | My First Flight | Wings of a Dream | Moment to Shine | Wendell's Way | A Better Me | When It Comes To Making Friends | It's Up To You | Do I Dare | Genie Rules | This Fliegel Has Landed | Gotta Reach a Higher Height | I Like You So Much | Elvenmoor | Happy Thoughts | Take A Leap | My Finest Flower | Magic Like Merlin | You're the Cutest Thing | Living It Up | Be an Expert Expert | I'm A New Horse Now | Dads and Daughters Song | A Knight Such As I | This Panda Just Wants to Dance | More to Adore | The Broomstick Dance | The Summer Camp Blues | What A Vacation | The Great Unknown | The Spirit of Avalor | My Time | Our Wizards Are the Best


Enchancia | Trolls' Grotto | Royal Preparatory Academy | Tangu | Merroway Cove | Wei-Ling | Mystic Meadows | Wildwing Valley | The Secret Library | Elvenmoor | Hakalo | Freezenburg | Enchanted Animal Park‎‎ | Avalor | Dragon Hold | Maru | Hexley Hall


Amulet of Avalor | Aunt Tilly's Carpet Bag | Enchanted Mirror | Floating Palace | Trident | Mermaid Comb of Merroway Cove | Enchanted Swing Set | Wishing Well | Emerald Key | Pin of Klutzenheimer | Flying Crown | Family Wand | Ice Lilies | Dazzleball | Snowdrops | Dragonclaw Wand | Kazeem's Lamp | Behind the Walls | Shuriki's Wand

See Also

Elena of Avalor | Buttercups | Spells and Magic | Jaquins

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