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A Christmas To Remember is the first Bob the Builder special.

Plot

Bob and his friends are excited for Christmas, especially since Bob's twin brother, Tom, Bob is very excited because his twin brother Tom, a zoologist who works in the Arctic circle, is coming home for Christmas. Bob wants a quiet break with his brother, but the new town mayor has other plans. She's organised a special free concert, featuring local rock star Lennie Lazenby, and asks Bob to sort out the stage and lighting. Spud scares Lofty so much that the latter ends up making a mess with the Christmas tree, forcing Bob and the team to clean it up. On top of all this, Tom's travel plans are hindered by a mission to reunite a baby deer with her father, causing him to miss the last boat. Bob still has to fix the stage for the concert, but Lenny comes up with a way to make sure Tom does come home for Christmas. Can Bob please the Mayor, meet up with his brother and have a good Christmas?

Characters

Characters Introduced

Trivia

  • First appearance of the other Lazers, Banger (voiced by Noddy Holder from Slade) and John (voiced by Elton John).
  • First appearance of the Mayor, Bunty Ferguson. She was previously often mentioned by Mr. Bernard Bentley in many regular episodes.
  • Only appearances of Bob's fraternal twin brother Tom, Pogo the husky and Scoot the snowmobile.
  • This is the first and only time we see an airport and airplanes in Bobsville.
  • Just like Bob's White Christmas, in the North American version, all lines mentioning "Father Christmas" is removed and replaced with "Santa Claus".
  • This is the third time characters have been shown crying, the first being "Pilchard in a Pickle" and the second "Lofty to the Rescue".
  • This is the first and only time Bob cries on screen.
  • This is the only time when Mr. Bentley's last name was mispronounced.
  • This special features the hit Elton John song, "Crocodile Rock" and "Score" by Hans Zimmer.
  • In the UK version, Mr. Bentley says, "Oh, have you, now? And boiled eggs are running. Well, we'll see about that, young man", and the US version, Mr. Bentley says, "Oh, have you? And the moon's made of cheese. Well, let's see about that, young man".
  • This special features Bob, Tom, Spud, Elton John and Roley as the main characters.
  • This special was released between the seventh and eighth seasons in the US.
  • It's revealed that the first thing Bob has ever fixed was Tom's toy elephant.
  • Bob says Lofty's catchphrase when the mayor asks him "Can you fix it?".
  • In the UK, a special edition dvd was released featuring this special, Bob's White Christmas and Snowman Scoop.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Una Navidad Inolvidable Unforgettable Christmas
Finnish Kaikkien Aikojen Joulu The Best Christmas in History