Caillou's First Full-Length Animated Movie! When winter comes to Caillou's house, this curious 4-year-old tackles all kinds of big boy activities like helping Daddy shovel snow, making holiday presents for his family and even discovering the traditions of other little boys and girls around the world! And when Caillou learns about the spirit of the holidays, your little one will follow right along! Kids love Caillou for his real-world perspective on the life of a preschooler. Moms love Caillou for being a friend with whom their children can identify. Filled with the excitement and anticipation of holiday happenings, kids of all ages will love celebrating the season with Caillou! More than 90 minutes of frosty fun and eight all-new songs, too!
Challenges:Six Caillou challenges
Interviews:Animated interview with Caillou
Other:Two holiday songs; 'Twas the Night Before Christmas story
Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with Caillou and his family. Caillou receives a special advent calendar from his parents to count down the days until Christmas, and each night Caillou and his parents open a flap to discover a new picture of a holiday celebration somewhere in the world. As the family talks about different Christmas traditions, Caillou learns that a young boy in Germany started the tradition of the Christmas tree, that English school children made the first Christmas cards, and that Christmas stockings (and shoes) figure prominently in holiday celebrations in France and Hungary. He also learns about Hanukkah and the lighting of the Menorah from his friend Leo. As Caillou and his family enjoy their own holiday traditions, they discover the universal importance of giving and sharing. Music, including eight original songs, abounds in this 73-minute program. Unlike more typical Caillou
episodes, there are no animated segments focusing on the interactions between Teddy, Rexi, and Gilbert in this presentation nor does Caillou find much to whine about in this festive season. DVD extras include an interview with Caillou, a holiday sing-along, and six challenges. (Ages 2 to 6) --Tami Horiuchi