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Titles

  • United States Christmas Night
  • Japan クリスマスであそぼ!
  • Japan Christmas de asobo!
  • Japan Let's Play on Christmas!

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Summary
It's a sunny day near the beach. Ash, Misty, and Brock enter their house and they plan to spend their Christmas time in it. Ash tells Pikachu that he is in charge when they go to pick up a Christmas cake. When they leave Togepi begins to walk down the hallway. It comes across a door and goes inside it. The other Pokémon follow Togepi and they see the big Christmas tree. Squirtle sees another room and all of the other Pokémon go inside it. The room is filled with party hats and food. They pick up the party hats and they put them on their heads. Psyduck tries to put the party hat on his head but it ends up falling on its tail.

Pikachu and Togepi go back to the Christmas tree again. They look in the ornaments and to see their reflection. Pikachu makes some funny faces when looking at the ornament. Bulbasaur picks up a Christmas cookie from the table. Squirtle begins to pull on the string that's attached to his party hat. Before Bulbasaur can eat the cookie, the party hat pops. Bulbasaur jumps which makes the cookie fly in the air and land in Squirtle's mouth. Bulbasaur gets mad at Squirtle and it starts to chase Squirtle. Vulpix has his head in the stocking. It's taking out all sorts of things from the stocking such as candy and other goodies. Then Vulpix gets its head stuck in the stocking and it can't get it out. Vulpix starts to walk but runs right into a wall.

Meanwhile, Psyduck stares at a Pokémon Cider bottle. Psyduck picks up the bottle and tries to open it with its mouth. Since Psyduck can't open it, it happily shakes the bottle. Bulbasaur is still chasing Squirtle. Now they are in the room with Pikachu and Togepi. Bulbasaur uses vine Whip to get a hold of Squirtle. However, Squirtle runs behind the tree and the vines start to pull the tree down. Pikachu manages to push the tree back up to its normal position. Vulpix flies out of nowhere and lands on the top of the tree. The stocking falls off of Vulpix's head and Pikachu pushes the tree back up again. Still getting chased from Bulbasaur, Squirtle runs in the back of the tree again. It trips over the string of Christmas lights and all of the ornaments start to fall off the tree. The tree starts to fall again and Pikachu is pushing really hard to get it back up. Suddenly, the bottle cork to the Pokémon Cider that Psyduck was holding pops off. It bounces off the walls and it hits Pikachu right in the head. Pikachu falls down with the Christmas tree right on top of it.

Pikachu crawls out of the mess and Squirtle and Bulbasaur laugh at Pikachu. Pikachu gets up and is really mad now. It hurls a Thundershock at them but the attack manages to destroy the lights. Now it's pitch black in the house. Pikachu finds a box and it opens the box. In the box is a Christmas tree with flashing lights and playing some soft music. It lights up the room and everyone stares at it for a while. Suddenly, it stops working and everyone is now sad. Pikachu tells the other Pokémon to help pull the Christmas tree back up.

Ash, Misty, and Brock get back from shopping. They find it to be really dark in the house. When they open the door, the Christmas tree lights go on. Pikachu is supplying the electricity to keep the lights on. Everyone is very happy and they have some good Christmas fun together.

Characters

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Ash's Pikachu
  • Japan サトシのピカチュウ
  • Japan Satoshi no Pikachu
  • Japan Satoshi's Pikachu
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  • United States Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Misty's Togepi
  • Japan カスミのトゲピー
  • Japan Kasumi no Togepi
  • Japan Kasumi's Togepi
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  • United States Brock's Vulpix
  • Japan タケシのロコン
  • Japan Takeshi no Rokon
  • Japan Takeshi's Rokon
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  • United States Ash's Bulbasaur
  • Japan サトシのフシギダネ
  • Japan Satoshi no Fushigidane
  • Japan Satoshi's Fushigidane
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  • United States Ash's Squirtle
  • Japan サトシのゼニガメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Zenigame
  • Japan Satoshi's Zenigame
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  • United States Misty's Psyduck
  • Japan カスミのコダック
  • Japan Kasumi no Koduck
  • Japan Kasumi's Koduck
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  • United States Santa Claus
  • Japan サンタクロース
  • Japan Santa Claus
  • Japan Santa Claus

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Rapidash
  • Japan ギャロップ
  • Japan Gallop
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Episode Music Regions
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Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:02 ふゆやすみファンクラブ
Japanese (Romanized): Fuyuyasumi Fan Club
Japanese (TL): Winter Vacation Fan Club
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 02:23 Blimp Merchants Fanfare Title Card
Japan 02:29 1997-1998-M77B ポケモンセンター
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Center
Japanese (TL): Pokémon Center
A shot of a house beside the sea is shown, where Satoshi, Kasumi and Takeshi leave their Pokémon.
Japan 03:19 1997-1998-M31B 伝説 B
Japanese (Romanized): Densetsu
Japanese (TL): Legend
The Pokémon gang enters the living room.
Japan 05:07 1997-1998-M59B 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (TL): Guide
The Pokémon play in the living room.
Japan 06:04 1997-1998-M59 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (TL): Guide
Fushigidane uses Vine Whip, wrapping its vines around Zenigame, who, in its panic, runs around the tree, causing the vines to knock the tree of balance (the music blends with the previous).
Japan 07:14 Movie 1 Short - Water Pokémon Eyecatch Pikachu gets fired up at Fushigidane and Zenigame's laughs... literally!
Japan 07:37 トキワへの道‐マサラより(オルゴール)
Japanese (Romanized): Tokiwa e no michi - Masara yori (Music Box)
Japanese (TL): The Road to Tokiwa - From Masara (Music Box)
The Pokémon listen to a lullaby tune in the Music Box.
Japan 08:28 1997-1998-M42 Pathos of Nyarth The Pokémon look at the fallen Christmas tree and decide to work together and put it back in its original state.
Japan 09:07 トキワへの道‐マサラより(クリスマス アレンジ)
Japanese (Romanized): Tokiwa e no michi - Masara yori (Christmas Arenji)
Japanese (TL): The Road to Tokiwa - From Masara (Christmas Arrangement)
Light comes out and it's revealed that the Pokémon are sitting in front of the lighted tree and greet Satoshi, Kasumi and Takeshi.

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:02 Pikachu\'s Winter Vacation Opening Theme for the English Dub
United States 01:25 1997-1998-M77B ポケモンセンター
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Center
Japanese (TL): Pokémon Center
A shot of a house beside the sea is shown, where Ash, Misty and Brock leave their Pokémon.
United States 02:15 1997-1998-M31B 伝説 B
Japanese (Romanized): Densetsu
Japanese (TL): Legend
The Pokémon gang enters the living room.
United States 04:03 1997-1998-M59B 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (TL): Guide
The Pokémon play in the living room.
United States 05:00 1997-1998-M59 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (TL): Guide
Bulbasaur uses Vine Whip, wrapping its vines around Squirtle, who, in its panic, runs around the tree, causing the vines to knock the tree of balance (the music blends with the previous).
United States 06:11 Movie 1 Short - Water Pokémon Eyecatch Pikachu gets fired up at Bulbasaur and Squirtle's laughs... literally!
United States 06:34 トキワへの道‐マサラより(オルゴール)
Japanese (Romanized): Tokiwa e no michi - Masara yori (Music Box)
Japanese (TL): The Road to Tokiwa - From Masara (Music Box)
The Pokémon listen to a lullaby tune in the Music Box.
United States 07:25 1997-1998-M42 Pathos of Nyarth The Pokémon look at the fallen Christmas tree and decide to work together and put it back in its original state.
United States 08:04 トキワへの道‐マサラより(クリスマス アレンジ)
Japanese (Romanized): Tokiwa e no michi - Masara yori (Christmas Arenji)
Japanese (TL): The Road to Tokiwa - From Masara (Christmas Arrangement)
Light comes out and it's revealed that the Pokémon are sitting in front of the lighted tree and greet Ash, Misty and Brock.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 10
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 9
22 Dec 1998 03:00 AM
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For some reason, I really enjoyed this Christmas OVA.
There's nothing too fancy about it, as it's just your run-of-the-mill christmas special episode. It was really cute though, and some parts were pretty funny... like Koduck trying to open a bottle of cidre (alcohol, in Pokémon?! :p), and hitting Pikachu in the process.

This episode is a nice way to relax, and remember how Christmas wasn't this overly advertised commercial thing before, when we were kids :p

It's funny, because I don't think this episode was ever broadcast or even released in any form where I live... strange, because we did have some Christmas specials, just not this one (or I completely missed it, which is quite likely, though).

Oh, and Merry 4-day-late (or 361-day-early) Christmas, PM Staff! ;)
Last edited 29 Dec 2011 06:08 AM by Chance
29 Dec 2011 03:32 PM
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Quote From: Chance

It's funny, because I don't think this episode was ever broadcast or even released in any form where I live... strange, because we did have some Christmas specials, just not this one (or I completely missed it, which is quite likely, though).


These OVAs are rarely broadcast anywhere, since they were largely intended as Christmas gift video releases. They weren't released in a lot of countries either (I know Sweden got at least one of them), and their releases outside Japan were very limited and barely advertised, making these shorts rather obscure.
30 Dec 2011 11:15 AM
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I do remember a couple of them being broadcast though (the one with Santa Claus and the Rocket Gang for example), just not this particular one.
I was quite puzzled back then, because I simply didn't understand where those episodes were supposed to take place in the series timeline, as I didn't know they were OVAs at the time.
Last edited 30 Dec 2011 11:17 AM by Chance