Waiting for Santa

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This article is about the Barney Christmas Eve special. For the Munchkin card game, see Munchkin Waiting For Santa.
Waiting for Santa
Directed by Dwin Towell
Produced by Dennis DeShazer
Written by Sheryl Leach
Frank H. Olsen
Kathy Parker
Distributed by The Lyons Group
Release dates
  • January 6, 1990 (1990-01-06)
Language English

"Waiting for Santa" (known as: "Barney's Happy Christmas" in Australia) was the first Barney and the Backyard Gang Christmas Eve special. Released on video in 1990,[1] it features an array of traditional Christmas songs as well as new arrangements.

Plot[edit]

Everyone is asleep in Michael's house on Christmas Eve, well, except for him and his sister, Amy. They try to stay up to wait for Santa. They fall asleep, but are soon awakened because Barney has gotten stuck trying to go down the chimney. After he is released, he magically brings the other kids there and then explains that Derek, a new boy in the neighborhood, is worried that Santa won't be able to see him. In addition, it's stated that he really wishes for some new friends more than anything else. Barney takes the gang to his house to get him and then they go on a magical sleigh ride to the North Pole to prove that Santa knows his new address. At the North Pole, they meet a snowman as well as go ice skating on a frozen pond. Afterwards, they meet Mrs. Claus and she proves to Derek that his new address is in Santa's computer and therefore he'll be able to visit him. After some fun in Santa's workshop, they return home and Barney reads "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (also known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas") to Michael and Amy. Little do they know that Santa is visiting while Barney is reading and soon they fall asleep. At the very end, a silhouette of Santa flies over the moon, shouting "Ho ho ho. Merry Christmas!"

Cast[edit]

  • Barney (costume) - David Voss
  • Barney (voice) - Bob West
  • Michael - Brian Eppes
  • Luci - Leah Gloria
  • Amy - Becky Swonke
  • Adam - Alexander Jhin
  • Derek - Rickey Carter
  • Tina - Jessica Zucha
  • Snowman (voice) - Bob West
  • Mrs. Claus - Jeanne Cairns
  • Santa Claus - Henry Hammack

Songs & Rhymes[edit]

  1. Barney Theme
  2. When Santa Comes To Our House
  3. Waiting for Santa
  4. I Love You
  5. S-A-N-T-A
  6. Star Light, Star Bright
  7. Up On The Housetop
  8. Jingle Bells
  9. Winter's Wonderful
  10. Skating, Skating
  11. The Elves Rap
  12. Let's Do a Little Tapping
  13. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
  14. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  15. Deck the Halls
  16. Twas the Night Before Christmas

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waiting for Santa" at Classic Barney