The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas 1973 UNRATED CC

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While the rest of the world is getting ready for Christmas, all the bears in Bearbank are getting ready to sleep... except for Ted E. Bear. Ted gets curious about Christmas so he learns the meaning from Santa Claus himself.

Starring:
Bob Holt, Kelly Lange
Runtime:
47 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Kids & Family
Director Gerry Chiniquy, Hawley Pratt
Starring Bob Holt, Kelly Lange
Supporting actors Michael Bell, Casey Kasem, Caryn Paperny, Arte Johnson, Tom Smothers, Barbara Feldon
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Smith on December 23, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
Ok. This forgotten Christmas special features the voices of Tommy Smothers and Barbara Feldon as two bears in a mythical bear world, and it's Tommy's character who longs to find out about this so-called "Christmas" that he heard about once. The problem is all bears fall into hibernation in this bear world, and can never really find out what this strange "Christmas" is.

Not a bad seasonal special from the early seventies that deserves to find additional life on DVD. Especially since it's no longer telecast regularly, and hasn't shown up on the cable channels recently.

It may not be in the same league as the Grinch or Charlie Brown, but it definitely deserves to get a second chance.

Nice. Warm. Fuzzy.

Sincerely,

JThree

carolyn@dia.net
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Father on November 27, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
I remember seeing this as a child (I'm 33 now) and thought perhaps it would be on DVD. I see that it is only avl used through Amazon. I know it's not Amazon's fault and used is better than it not being avl at all.... I remember this being a very sweet and gentle story of a bear trying to avoid sleeping through Christmas as he makes his way to the city. Great memory! The older I get the more I cherish those times.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Silas on November 28, 2007
Format: VHS Tape
I love this movie as do many of my friends. We are all just hitting our 30's and we're starting to miss the things we grew up with and cherished in our younger years - and as some of us are starting our own families, these are things we want to share with our children. I would rather have my kids watching this than most of the new junk they put out there nowadays. When is someone going to get off their butt and put this on DVD?! If Family Home Entertainment would combine this with a few other of their heartfelt Christmas classics, like The Teddy Bears' Christmas (1992) and The Velveteen Rabbit (1985), they would have a much wanted product.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter Grabsky on December 12, 2006
Format: VHS Tape
I'd like to see this 30 minute oldie but a goodie made into a DVD. My wife and I watch this video yearly to ignite our holiday season. The characters are adorable and the message is heart felt. I'd like to see "The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas" get its due respect and be brought back to life with both TV time and in a DVD format. Our VHS is wearing out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gaelon P. Morris on January 17, 2008
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I really wish this wonderful film would get a DVD release. The story maybe as old as time, but it is well told in this movie and I would love the ability to share it with my kids.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By blondie70 on October 26, 2012
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
I love this cartoon. It doesn't seem like christmas until I watch it, and now my 6 yr old can enjoy it too.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. C. Tuthill on December 13, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I do not own this particular video, but I do remember watching it several times as a child. It was a cute tale about a little cub that wanted to know what Christmas is all about, even though he was supposed to be hibernating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Goody on December 19, 2010
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This is one of my favorite cartoon Christmas story that I have not seen in many years. It's a story of a bear trying to find Christmas by not hibernating like the other bears. Very good movie for the children
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