One day in Teletubbyland, it began to snow. It snows and snows until everything is covered, even the Teletubbies' favorite things! Join in the fun as Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po build a snow tubby and take a peek into how children around the world celebrate Christmas in this special limited-edition holiday presentation.
Caregivers looking to keep the littlest kids occupied while they wrap a present or two this Christmas season have lucked out: Teletubbies: Christmas in the Snow
is a two-volume, 90-minute jumble of the usual near-mindless meanderings of Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po mixed with a handful of visits to Christmas celebrations in faraway lands. More fascinating to the target audience than the traditional Finnish Christmas carol sung by a roomful of elves in stocking feet, of course, will be the Tubbies' brisk-weather escapades. Something's changed in the Astroturfed kingdom where bunnies, flowers, and the funny-looking foursome frolic in every episode--the place has been doused with snow. First it's just a sugary dusting, but a downright deluge follows, and the Tubbies get busy making sense of it all. In the first episode, Po wipes out on her scooter; Tinky Winky's not careful and, to his delight, slides helplessly down a hill; and the gang plays a guessing game to figure out what's under the snow (either Laa-Laa's ball or Dipsy's hat). More of the same follows in the second episode--along with Christmas cutaways to the U.K. and Spain, we tag along as Po makes Po prints in the snow and the Tubbies team up to make a snow-Tubby, complete with snazzy hat and red patent-leather purse. This is harmless, semi-educational fun for kids under 4; Tubby tolerators everywhere can tuck it under their trees with confidence. --Tammy La Gorce