Episode PlotEdit

Pee-Wee and his Playhouse friends celebrate the Christmas holiday with many guests. Pee-Wee wishes from Jambi that the Playhouse is decorated for Christmas. At the time Cher visits, Pee-Wee displays the secret word, which is year. Pee-wee plays in the snow and ice skates with Little Richard. He builds a snowman, which talks. Pee-wee connects-the-dots to a sled, and rides with Magic Screen's cousin Magic Johnson. Pee-Wee learns different holiday traditions such as breaking the pinata and Hanukkah from Mrs. Rene. After receiving one too many fruitcakes from his friends, Pee-wee shows his friends a new room made of fruitcakes. Randy unplugs the Christmas lights and is suddenly taught the True Meaning of Christmas. Everyone sings various Christmas carols until Santa arrives. Pee-Wee gets an extra wish from Jambi since it's Christmas day. He wishes that everyone including the viewers would have the merriest Christmas of all, and a Happy New Year!

Guest StarsEdit

  • Aaron Fletcher as Santa Claus
  • UCLA Men's Glee Club as Marine Choir
  • Frankie Avalon
  • Cher
  • Charo
  • Del Rubio Triplets
  • Annette Funicello
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Whoppi Goldberg
  • Magic Johnson
  • Grace Jones
  • K.D. Lang
  • Little Richard
  • Joan Rivers
  • Dinah Shore
  • Oprah Winfrey


  • This was a one hour special.
  • This special was divided into two shows, and several parts were cut, during Fox Family airings.
  • Magic Screen and Magic Johnson are cousins.
  • Grace Jones sings "Little Drummer Boy."
  • Pee-wee has Frankie and Annette make Christmas cards.
  • Annette starts the cartoon.
  • The secret word is displayed in the middle of the episode.
  • Cher responds to the secret word instructions by screaming.
  • Del Rubio Triplets sing "Winter Wonderland."
  • k.d. lang sings "Jingle Bell Rock."
  • Dinah Shore sings "12 Days (or so) of Christmas."
  • Charo sings "Feliz Navidad."
  • Pee Wee and Mrs. Renee sing "The Dreidel Song" with lyrics on the screen.
  • Pee Wee & his friends sing "Pee-Wee's Christmas Medley":
    • Jingle Bells
    • It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
    • Deck The Halls
    • O Come All Ye Faithful
    • Winter Wonderland
  • Pee-Wee gets lots of Fruit Cakes.
  • Mrs. Rene and the Dinosaur Family are Jewish.
  • This is the only episode where Pee-Wee doesn't ride the scooter eject at the end. Instead he helps Santa deliver presents. The credits show Pee-wee and Santa riding the sleigh.
  • Dinah Shore is still on the phone at the end.
  • Fourth Wall (and Camera Lens) Broken: Pee-wee breaks the camera with his yo-yo. He asks Conky too put a new camera on the list.
  • Out of all characters, Globey is the only character in the special without a speaking role.


  • Secret word: "year".
  • Connect-the-dots: sleigh (w/ Magic Johnson).
  • Snack: hot chocolate.
  • First Wish: Playhouse was decorated.
  • Second wish: Everyone would have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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